Training & Events

UW ECHO in Geriatrics, University of Wyoming: Case Consultation, Networking, and CE/CMEs!


Free Participation

May 17, 2020 - September 10, 2020 - Thursdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST

Providing support to providers who care for older adults by creating a network of colleagues in the Rocky Mountain region with ease of access to a geriatric specialist care team.


Community Discussion Topics: May – July 2020 A Focus on Palliative Care

May 7th

Introduction to the ECHO Model & Age-Friendly Healthcare

Presenter: Catherine Carrico, PhD & Emma Bjore, MD

May 21st

Palliative Care: Who, What, Why?

Presenter: Hillary Lum, MD, PhD. University of Colorado School of Medicine. Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

June 4th

Comprehensive Goal Setting to Support Palliative Care Presenter: Soo Borson, MD

June 18th

Harnessing Local Strengths to Incorporating Palliative Care Principles

Presenter: Emma Bjore, MD

July 2nd

Care Coordination to Support Palliative Care

Presenter: Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

July 16th

The Palliative Care Plan: Illustrative Case Examples

Presenter: TBD

July 30th

The Palliative Care Plan: Illustrative Case Examples

Presenter: TBD

Aug 13th

The Palliative Care Plan: Illustrative Case Examples

Presenter: TBD

Aug 27th

The Palliative Care Plan: Illustrative Case Examples

Presenter: TBD

Sept 10th

Is this Working? Assessing the Impact of Palliative Care

Presenter: Soo Borson, MD

Brochure and Registration Information 

Wyoming Center on Aging: Wise on the Road Webinar Series 2020

For the Healthcare/Social Service Provider and Caregivers/family in consideration of older adult drivers

Free Live Webinars offered online July - August. Register by July 3, 2020.

Registration and more info here: Wise on the Road Driver Series 2020 |

Montana Pain Conference: Hope for Diseases of Despair

Presented by Western Montana AHEC 

Virtual Conference October 1-2, 2020

The Montana Pain Conference utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on sharing innovations in chronic pain care. With an emphasis on effective pain assessment, special attention is paid to research, education, and advocacy. Effective pain management empowers providers and patients as they navigate complex treatment needs.

The Montana Pain Conference has attendees from across Montana, representing a wide range of Montana employers and industries. Presentations, panels, and breakouts meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with pain.

Featured Topics

  • Placebo Effect on Pain
  • Psychedelics and Pain
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Buprenorphine and Naltrexone
  • Behavioral Health
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Expert Panels

For addtional details and registration, visit



MSU Extension is releasing (on-line only) a Health Care Power of Attorney and Related Documents for Montanans,  The publication is especially relevant during this stressful time of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  

Contact for Questions:

Marsha A. Goetting, Ph.D., CFP®, CFCS

Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist

Voicemail: 406-994-5695  


The Center to Advance Palliative Care's (CAPC) Dementia Care FREE Online Resources:

Website Registration:

The Center to Advance Palliative Care’s (CAPC) Dementia Care online resources are designed to help all health care professionals, across all specialties and disciplines.

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