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CenterPointe Hospital
2019 Spring Conference Presents


Thursday, May 30, 2019
8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.


Old Hickory Golf Club
#1 Dye Club Drive
St. Peters, Mo 63304

Joint-provided by: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Co-provided by: Saint Louis University School of Nursing
Approved for 6.25 hours continuing education credit

Older adults face special physical and mental health challenges which need to be recognized. However, mental health and neurocognitive problems are under-identified by healthcare professionals and older adults themselves, and the stigma surrounding these conditions makes seniors reluctant to seek help. Substance abuse problems among older people are also often overlooked or misdiagnosed.

The statistics provided by The National Institute of Mental Health raise concern regarding untreated behavioral health issues among senior adults:

  • Over 20 percent of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental health or neurological disorder
  • Researchers estimate that up to 63 percent of older adults with a mental health disorder do not receive the services they need.
  • Those aged 85 and over have the highest suicide rate; those aged 75 to 84 have the second highest.
  • 75 percent of those who commit suicide have visited a primary care physician within a month of their suicide.

Sometimes mental health deteriorates in response to a stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and even some medications. Older adults without a history of substance abuse may abuse medications, alcohol, or drugs.

This conference will discuss a wide range of behavioral health and neurocognitive issues experienced among older adults, how to recognize the signs of concern and the importance of advocating for early intervention and treatment.


George T. Grossberg, MD

George T. Grossberg, MD is a Samuel W. Fordyce Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and was the Samuel W. Fordyce Professor and Chairman,
Department of Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Grossberg is a national speaker for geriatric psychiatric topics and has authored dozens of professional writings on geriatric medicine, including Psychiatric Consultation in Long-Term Care: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals – 2nd Edition, 2017.

David A. Beck, MD

David A. Beck, MD is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience in and Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and he has been a professor of psychiatry and internal medicine since 1996. He has authored numerous articles and research projects on geriatrics, including Prevalence of Symptoms of Depression in Retirement Communities and Their Relationship to Memory.

Rita Khoury, MD

Rita Khoury, MD a geriatric fellow at St. Louis University Department of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr.Khoury has supervised medical students, residents and community groups since 2014 and has authored numerous writings on geriatric topics, including Recent Progress in Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2017.

William Maurice Redden, MD

William Maurice Redden, MD is the Co-Director of the Clinical Research Unit at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Program Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship and is a professor on various geriatric topics. He has authored numerous articles and research projects on geriatrics, including, Placebo-Controlled, Double Blind, Parallel Group, 24-month Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of E2609 in Subjects with Early Alzheimer’s Disease, 2018 – present.

M. Javed Qasim, MD

M. Javed Qasim, MD is the Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at CenterPointe Hospital and of the Research Committee at CenterPointe Hospital, overseeing research protocols. Dr. Qasim has specialized in geriatric psychiatry for nearly 30 years, has authored numerous publications and presented at national conferences on geriatric topics, including Geriatric Psychiatry Consultations to Nursing Homes: a Five-Year Retrospective Study.

Dahley Mensah, MSW, LMSW, QMPH

Dahley Mensah, MSW, LMSW, QMPH is Healthcare Outreach Coordinator for The Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis, Missouri. She works closely with the Medical Science & Research staff on identifying partnerships, training healthcare organizations in utilizing the Direct Connect Rapid Referral process and providing some much needed support with social service agencies throughout St. Louis and 38+ counties in eastern Missouri.

Program Agenda

I . Topic: Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease

II. Treatment of Late-Life Mood Disorders

III. The Gymphatic System and Neurodegenerative Diseases

 IV. Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias

V. Substance Use in Senior Adults

VI. Caregiver Stress & Why Early Detection Matters


GERIATRIC NEUROCOGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UPDATE has been approved, or is in the process of being approved, for continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, nursing home administrators, employee assistance professionals, addiction counselors, activity/recreation therapists and other learners. Other disciplines will receive participation certificates to submit for continuing education credit in their respective disciplines.

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and CenterPointe Hospital. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other Learner certificates (for NPs and other types of learners).  The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Follow your board’s requirements for reciprocal CE credits.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine has reviewed this activities’ disclosures and resolved all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable.


AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. PAs may receive a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for completing this activity.


Saint Louis University School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Saint Louis University School of Medicine maintains the responsibility for this program and its content. This program is approved for 6.25 APA credits.


Saint Louis University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing
education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Midwest MSD Provider CenterPointe CE. Approval for 6.25 Nursing contact hours is in progress.


The course titled, CenterPointe Hospital Spring 2019 Conference, Sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine, to be held on May 30, 2019, in St Charles, MO For 6 PC hours, is in the process of being reviewed by the board for 6.25 PC hours for administrator continuing education hours in Missouri.


Saint Louis University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing social work education. Social Workers will receive 6.25 contact hours.


This seminar has been approved for professional development hours through the Employee Assistance Certification Commission. CEAP participants may earn 6.25 PDHs for attendance.


This seminar is in the process of being approved for continuing education credit by ATRA and NCTRC for Category B. Activity/recreation therapists may earn .625 CEs for attendance.


This activity has been approved by the Missouri Substance Abuse Professionals Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) to award continuing education credits for substance abuse professionals. Participants may earn 6.25 CEs for attendance.


Licensed Counselors, Missouri and Illinois educators, and licensed professionals in other disciplines will receive participation certificates for 6.25 contact hours at the seminar to submit for continuing education credit in their respective disciplines.

Register Online

Registration is required, as seating is limited. The seminar registration fee is payable online or by check (see fees for each discipline). To register online, scroll to the bottom of this page to “REGISTER NOW”, select your category or professional discipline, then click “Buy Now”

Register by Mail

To register by mail complete the registration form HERE with payment and mail to:

CenterPointe Hospital – Spring 2019 Conference
4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63304

Group Registration

For groups of 6 participants or more, a 20% discount will be available for a group registering together (group must register at one time). You will need to register by mail for the group rate (see Register By Mail registration form above). For more information, call 636-345-6150 or email

Participants will receive registration confirmation by email, so please provide an email address when registering. Attendees applying for continuing education credit must indicate the type of continuing education credit desired on the registration form.

Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made by May 23, 2019. Refunds for registrations paid by check will be returned in full. Refunds for online registration payment are made in full, less a $5 processing fee.



Click below to select your Discipline (e.g., General / Educator, Physician, Psychologist, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Pharmacist, CEAP, Substance Abuse Counselor, Social Worker, Counselor / Activity Recreation Therapist).

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