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Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care Grand Rounds

The UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care hosts a monthly Grand Rounds. As of August 2021, this series will take place on the first Tuesday of every month at 12:00pm.

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, gerontology, and palliative care principles for maximizing patient health and enhancing patient care.
  • Discuss current assessments, management techniques, and treatment recommendations available for different geriatric conditions and for those with serious illness at any stage of disease.
  • Identify patient-centered and system-wide strategies designed to improve quality of care and reduce iatrogenic events.
  • Distinguish differences in care guidelines for older vs younger patients.
  • Recognize the role of social determinants of health and how they can impact care and decision-making. 



August 3, 2021                                       


 Biren Kamdar, MD, MBA, MHS &       Paola Alicea, BS


Minding Mentation: Improving Delirium Detection in the ICU

*Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our Grand Rounds to an entirely virtual webinar format. Please contact for log-in information.  



June 2, 2021                                       


 Dr. Herbert Rosenbaum   and Dr. Deborah Lee

                                             Dr. Yuichiro Sato                   


Medical Humanities in Geriatrics: The Art (and Heart) Behind Caring for Older Adults                                                                                     Geriatrics Programs in our Country:   A Brief Look and Future Prospects


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).

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 August 3, 2021     12 - 1 PM

Minding   Mentation: Improving Delirium Detection in the ICU

Presented by:   Dr. Biren Kamdar and 
Paola Alicea Reyes, BS

Biren Kamdar, MD, MBA, MS, MHS is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UCSD Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. An intensivist and clinician scientist, his career goal is make novel scientific contributions to improve outcomes in older critically ill patients, particularly those related to sleep and delirium in the ICU. Dr. Kamdar completed his BS/MS at Stanford, MD/MBA and IM residency at Vanderbilt, and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where he received a Master of Health Science as part of the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation. During his fellowship, Dr. Kamdar received an NIH Kirshstein-NRSA award, and he is currently funded by the NIA with a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award.