Training & Events

MTGEC 2018 Annual Conference - Aging Well in Montana

SAVE THE DATE: October 16, 2018, 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

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Live presenters in Missoula and Billings with teleconferencing available throughout the state.

Missoula Presenters:

Optimizing Healthy Aging: A National Priority - Matthew L. Smith, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, Center for Population Health nd Aging, Texas A&M University

The Future of Aging: How We Will Use Exercise as Preventative Medicine - Mike Studer, PT with a focus on neurology, geriatrics and endurance athletics.

Aging Well Through Age Friendly Communities - Holly Debelko-Schoeny, PhD, Professor of Social Work, Ohio State University

Billings Speakers:

Healthy Aging and Nutrition - Ronni Chernoff, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Associate Director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center for Education and Evaluation at the Veterens Administration Medical Center.

Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a Long, Active Life - Eric Larson, MD, Executive Director of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and vice president for research and health care innovation at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington.

Healthy Aging in Montana - Michael Temporal, MD, geriatrician in Billings, MT and is affiliated with Billings Clinic. 

Target Audience (CEU's available):
Nurses and APRNs, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, and other health care professionals

For schedule, speakers and conference registration information download the following brochure: 2018 Conference Brochure


Bozeman Health Offering 2 separate ENLS - Emergency Neurological Life Support courses, September 12 & 13, 2018 

ENLS is an educational program of 14 distinct modules designed to help health care professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency.

ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management.

This upcoming ENLS course is an instructor-led training session that offers a robust introduction to each course topic through instructor-led classroom training and participants can earn up to 15 continuing nursing education contact hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

2 Class Offerings:
• Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• OR Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Conference Center
Bitterroot/Meadowlark Rooms
915 Highland Boulevard, Bozeman, MT

COST: $250 for non-physicians | $350 for physicians
Course fee includes course materials (accessible electronically for 2-year certification period), continuing education certificate and light refreshments.

REGISTRATION: Course registration is available online. Space is limited so please register early, registration closes 8/31/18 or as capacity met.

For more information or questions please contact the Bozeman Health Education Department at 406-414-5018 or


50th Annual Governor's Conference on Aging

September 25-27, 2018
Radisson Hotel
Helena, Montana

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Conference Details

The 50th annual conference promises to be full of great information, lively events and celebration. It will give our seniors, volunteers and health care professionals ideas that will help you "rock your age". Keynote Speakers and topic are forth coming. STAY TUNED for more details and visit the DPHHS website at 



HRSA Health Workforce: Training Curriculum - Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

HRSA Health Workforce: Training Curriculum: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Training for the primary care workforce about dementia, and caring for those affected, is essential. The facts are compelling: currently more than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Ultimately, one out of every three Americans will die from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

Modules 1-12 contain information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias of particular interest to the primary care workforce. Modules 13-16 specify the roles of specific health care professions in dementia care.

Collaborative Action Team training for Community Health – Older adult Network (CATCH-ON)

Online Educational Modules - RUSH GWEP

The RUSH GWEP is excited to announce that their first set of CATCH-ON online educational modules are available! Please visit their website today to participate in their basics modules for professionals and for older adults and families. They invite you to learn more about Normal Aging, Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions, Dementia, and Working in Teams.

Representative Payee Interdisciplinary Training Series

Social Security Administration

Interdisciplinary Training for those who Serve Vulnerable Adults and Seniors

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is pleased to present this Representative Payee Interdisciplinary Training series.  It includes useful modules to educate individuals and organizations about the roles and responsibilities of serving as a representative payee, elder abuse and financial exploitation, effective ways to monitor and safely conduct business with the banking community, and ways to recognize the changes in decisional capacity among vulnerable adults and seniors. This training is beneficial to all who work with or assist the most vulnerable. Training will provide further insight, broaden community awareness, educate members of the public, and provide key resources related to the growing incidence of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.


Free Online Accredited Learning  in Interprofessional Geriatrics (ENGAGE-IL-OALIG) Program                            

University of Illinois-Chicago GWEP 

Free Online Accredited Geriatric Training Program offers:

  • 32 healthcare modules developed, written and reviewed by interprofessional content experts
  • Modules offer FREE continuing education credits for medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, social work and dentistry until July 1, 2018
  • Learning modules are interactive films with Narrators (actors), inforgraphics, and expert interviews
  • Modules are 30-minutes long (except 3 modules are one hour)

Topic Examples: Caregiver Burden; Common Acquired Hospital Complications; Dying Process; Elder Abuse/Self-Neglect;Pain Management; Transitions in Care; End of Life and Advance Care Directives; Drug Therapy; Community Based Interprofessional Home Care; Dementia; Changing Global & National Populations and Complex Systems of Care; Chronic Disease Management: Helping People to Help Themselves; Depression and Delirium; Community Services: Access & Payment Systems and more!

Upon completion of each module you will receive a “Continuing Education Credit Letter” via email within 3 weeks of module completion


Launch of STEADI Pharmacist Falls Prevention Training developed by CDC and APhA

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of a new training, STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention, developed in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The training works specifically with pharmacists; as some of the most accessible members of the healthcare team and as medication experts, they can play a pivotal role in helping older Americans prevent falls. The free, interactive online training, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), is designed to provide pharmacists with the knowledge and resources to screen older adults for fall risk, assess modifiable risk factors such as medication use, and intervene to improve older adults’ health and reduce falls.

Take a look at a video trailer on the STEADI training page. 

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FREE Massive Open Online Course 

"Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies"

About this course: Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders.

Who is this class for: This course is aimed for health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends, and others interested in learning about dementia. 

Is CE/CME Available?: No, as this is for a general audience.

Course and Registration Link

Alzheimer's Association Training and Education e-Learning Portal

The Montana State Chapter Alzheimer's Association provides many online and in-person courses.  These are offered at no charge to families through the Training and Education e-Learning Portal

The Alzheimer’s Association Cognitive Impairment Care Planning Toolkit

The Alzheimer’s Association has shared the Cognitive Impairment Care Planning Toolkit: for download. They are open to suggests and feedback on the document. If you have any comments please direct them to your Project Officers. 

Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) Resources

CDC’s Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention: Best Practices Guide 2016

The Role of Pharmacists in Preventing Falls among America’s Older Adults

Pharmacists: On the Front Lines—Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse and Overdose

CDC’s New Opioid Guideline App

Dementia Training Opportunities from Geriatric Education Centers

Translating Research into Practice: Stanford GEC

Dementia Resources: Consortium of New York GECs

Dementia Detection and Management at the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Nevada GEC

Demential Care Certificate: Wyoming GEC