2020 PCA Pharmacy Educational Symposium

Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm EST


Our Educational Symposium is designed for Administrators, Director of Nursing, and nursing staff that provide care to elderly and developmentally disabled persons. Our desire is to provide networking among leaders in the Post-Acute Care, Long Term Care, and Assisted Living industry while providing education on hot button issues. We hope that participants leave with the knowledge and tools to prepare them for the future.

These presentations provide education on tools to improve the quality of care. The following topics will be presented: Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Management of Cognitive, Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia.

Non-pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral, & Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia:

  1. Be aware of the direct and indirect interventions for BPSD.
  2. Understand when specific interventions work.
  3. Understand why specific interventions work.
  4. Know when implementation of pharmacologic treatment strategies are appropriate.
  5. Understand which medication classes are recommended for which behaviors.
  6. Be aware of the risks associated with pharmacologic management of BPSD.


Speaker Bios

Laura Morton, MD
Laura Morton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine, Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, and Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Morton is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She has a lifelong interest in long term care and worked as a certified nursing assistant during college. She maintains an active practice delivering care to patients as Medical Director of Treyton Oak Towers, Episcopal Church Home, Masonic Home, and doing home calls. She is pursuing a Master of Health Professions Education through the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Research interests include medical education and geriatric sexuality.


Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD
Demetra Antimisiaris is an Associate Professor in the University of Louisville Schools of Public Health and Medicine. She directs the U of L Frazier Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program dedicated to education, research and public awareness regarding polypharmacy. She’s authored book chapters, served as guest editor of Clinics in Primary Care Office Practice -Geriatrics edition, authored journal pieces, and education sessions for a variety of postgraduate and under graduate learners. Her research interests center on stake holder decision-making regarding medication use. She has much gratitude to the countless aging care providers who taught her so much over the past 30 years.

* Registration is free.

* This program has been approved for Continuing Education for a total of 2 participant hours by NAB/NCERS. *

* This educational offering has been reviewed by PCA Pharmacy and is approved for 2 contact hours. PCA Pharmacy is an approved Kentucky Board of Nursing provider until December 31, 2021. KBN# 7-0019-1221-002*

Participants MUST stay for the entire course and complete an evaluation in order to receive CE. Additionally, you MUST provide your professional license number to receive credit. CE certificates will be emailed to the address the participants used to register.



Thank you for your continued support with PCA Pharmacy. If you have any questions, please reach out to Education@pcapharmacy.com.