Geriatrics Grand Rounds

The UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics hosts a monthly Geriatrics Grand Rounds, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:45am in the Stein Clinical Research Building, Rm. 148 on the School of Medicine campus.* 

GOAL: To provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.


  • Employ geriatric medicine principles for maximizing patient health and enhancing patient care
  • Discuss current management techniques and treatments available for different geriatric conditions
  • Identify patient-centered and system-wide strategies designed to reduce iatrogenic events
  • Distinguish differences in care guidelines for older vs younger patients
  • Recognize psychosocial issues that can impact care and decision-making





August 1, 2018
Chris Kaufmann, PhD​Sleep and Population Health​: Implications for an Aging Society

September 5, 2018

Sonja Rosen, MD, UCLA and Cedars-Sinai

Transitional Care Management (TCM) Model for Medicare Advantage

October 3, 2018

Irene Litvan, MD

Movement Disorders

November 7, 2018

Gregory Polston, MD

Safe Use of Opioids

December 5, 2018

Hector Gonzalez, PhD

Cognitive aging and cognitive impairment in middle-aged and older Latinos: Preliminary Results from SOL-INCA

January 2, 2019

Jong Won Min, PhD, SDSU Social Work

Patterns of Cognitive Changes for Koreans Aged 60 and Over

February 6, 2019*

James Kirkland, MD, PhD, Mayo

Clinical Trials of Interventions Targeting Fundamental Aging Processes

March 6, 2019

Laura Hart, PharmD

Association Between Central Nervous System-Active Medications and Fall-Related Injury in Older Adults with Dementia

April 3, 2019

Mark Steven Lachs, MD, MPH, Cornell

The Geriatrics and Pallative Care in Seinfeld: An Evidence-Based Appraisal

May 1, 2019


(AGS Conference)

June 5, 2019

Sadaf Farasat, MD & Lindsey Yourman, MD
Quality Improvement - Examples of A Caregiver Burden Project and Building an Age-Friendly Health System

*Note - Different location - Biomedical Sciences Building, Liebow Auditorium

CME Accredited: The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (report up to 1 hour of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).

QUESTIONS? If you have questions or would like to be added to our email list, please e-mail Jennifer Reichstadt, MSG, at


In lieu of grand rounds, join us to find out more about: 

Quality Improvement: Examples of a Caregiver Burden Project


Building an Age-Friendly Health System here at UC San Diego Health 

Wednesday, June 5 

8:45am - 9:45am

Stein Clinical Research Building, Rm. 148