MTGEC's Annual Fall Conference

In cooperation with
St. Vincent Healthcare & UM Skaggs School of Pharmacy
presents its

20th Annual Conference



Keynote - Normal Aging: What Does it Mean? Tabitha Thrasher, DO, Geriatrician, UW Faculty
Aging and Social Needs, James Rudolph, MD
Recognizing and Responding to Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, Page Ulrey, JD
Optimizing Aging with Assistive Technology, Jeannie Krull, MS/CCC-SLP, ATP, CAPS
Minimizing the Impact of Loneliness & Social Isolation on Aging, Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D, LCSW

Panel on Montana Aging Resources

Aging Mastery Program - Teresa Sacks, MPH, CDP, Facilitator, Missoula Aging Services
Assistive/Adaptive Technology - Kendra Joyce, OTR/L, MonTech Eastern Outreach Center
Growing Older, Growing Stronger - Maja Pederson, PhD, Stanford University
Senior Service Social Circle - Michael Larson, ED Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County



 In-Person Venues

 Missoula: University of Montana, Todd Building Room 203-204  (Capacity = 100)

Billings: Big Sky Senior Services, 935 Lake Elmo, Ste B (Capacity = 8)

Billings, St. Vincent’s Healthcare – Mansfield building  (Capacity = 70)

Helena: Touchmark on Saddle Drive  (Capacity = 10)

Lewistown: Central Montana Medical Center  (Capacity = 15)

Wolf Point: NEMHS, Faith Home Campus or Trinity Campus (Capacity = 12)

NOTE: Once a location reaches capacity, the option will no longer appear in the registration.


Virtual Participation

Link and instructions will be sent to registrants one week before the conference


 Cost to Attend

$35 - with CE/CME (in-person & virtual)

$25 - without CE/CME (in-person & virtual)

$0 - Students (University email required)


Conference Brochure with Agenda and CE Information

Please contact MTGEC at with any questions



MTGEC's past conferences include:

  • Dementia Care: What Matters, October 2021
  • Age-Friendly Healthcare in the New Normal, October 2020
  • The Dementia Continuum, October 2019
  • Aging Well in Montana, October 2018
  • Moving Forward: What's Next for Dementia Care in Montana, October 2017
  • Managing Chronic Disease in Older Adults, October 2016
  • Improving Geriatric Care Transitions, October 2015
  • Mental Health Issues of Aging Veterans, October 2014
  • Effective Approaches to Safe Pain Management in Older Adults & Staying Sharp: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Update - October 2013
  • The ABC's of Alzheimer's Disease: Assessment, Behavioral Management, Caregiving and More & Comprehensive Care of Parkinson's Disease, October 2012
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Late Life Depression, October 2011
  • Case Studies for Improving Health Literacy and Diabetes Outcomes in Older Persons, January/February 2010
  • Improving Health Literacy and Diabetes Outcomes in Older Persons, October 2009
  • Improving Geriatric Care Transitions: Medication Safety and Health LIteracy, October 2008
  • Patient-Centered Geriatric Care: Patients as Partners, October 2007
  • Active Aging: The Role of Interdisciplinary Health Care, October 2006
  • Geriatric Healthcare: Managing Chronic Illness, October 2005
  • Improving Health and Quality of LIfe: Management of Pain, Insomnia, and Depression in Aging Populations, October 2004
  • Alzheimer's Disease: An Interdisciplinary Approach, October 2003