Upcoming Education

October 3, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:00 am HST
Clinical Provider Practice Tools: Best Practices for Optimizing Dementia Care

Join us as Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, reviews cognitive screening tools available to providers and highlights the importance of increasing detection of dementia/Alzheimer’s; improving care; raising awareness and reducing stigma; and equipping and sustaining communities and caregivers through knowledge and resources.

Those attending the session will:
1. Discuss the value of timely detection and explore simple approaches to cognitive screening
2. Identify best practices in medication and non-medication treatments
3. Recognize the risks associated with caregiving and discuss how to connect caregivers with resources

CEU:  1 CE approved for social work; 1 contact hour pending for nurses
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers–Hawai`i Chapter (Approval HI62792017-157) for up to 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour.

This program is pending approval by the Oregon Nurses Association for approval to award 1.0 nursing contact hour. Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

State licensure boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

Webinar Cost:
$29 – HAH Members
$39 – Non-Members

Register now! Complete the following 2 steps (registration and payment) to secure your spot!

  1. Click here to register
  2. Click here to pay via credit card (see below for how to pay by check)

Make checks out to HHERF and mail to:
Healthcare Association of Hawaii
707 Richards Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813

*Cancellations will be charged a processing fee. Email lhenning@hah.org to cancel your registration.
**NO REFUNDS for non-attendance.

Certificate of Completion:
To receive a Certificate of Completion, each participant must individually register for the webinar, pay the registration fee, log on and attend the webinar, and complete the evaluation form after the webinar.

Please note:

  • Do not share your webinar link; it is unique to you.
  • We welcome you to have others join you to view the webinar, however, only individuals who register and complete the above requirements will be eligible for CE credit.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Ritabelle Fernandes MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor at the Geriatric Medicine Department of the John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. She is board certified in Geriatric medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Internal Medicine. She is a practicing geriatrician with Kalihi-Palama Health Center and also a medical director at Bristol Hospice. She was a former geriatrician at the Kokua Kalihi Valley Center where she developed many programs to serve low-income seniors such as a memory clinic, home-based palliative care services, chronic diseases group visits, caregiver support groups, and the establishment of clinics based at public housing and elder center. Dr. Fernandes has conducted research on home-based palliative care demonstrating a reduction in acute care hospitalizations and increase in documentation of end-of-life wishes for minority populations. She has served as a consultant to the Ministries of Health in Micronesia developing curriculums and conducting trainings on family caregiving certificate, homebound program, and patient navigation using interdisciplinary approaches. Dr. Fernandes has served on the Doctors workgroup for the State Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia. She is co-principal investigator of the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Dementia Initiative, a grant from the Administration for Community Living.


2017 Joint Commission Education Program


Tuesday, November 28 and
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. both days

Ala Moana Hotel
Garden Lanai Room
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI  96814

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided on both days, and is included with registration.

Self-parking in the hotel garage is available and the cost is covered in your registration fee. However, we advise you NOT to use the valet parking, which costs $25 and is not covered by your registration. If the hotel parking garage becomes full, you might be able to find parking at the shopping mall next to the hotel.

Please complete the following fillable registration form found here and return by email, mail or fax by October 23, 2017. This allows time for the Joint Commission Resources to ship course materials to us.  For questions please contact Gail Coleman at gcoleman@hah.org or 521-8961.

For an agenda and objectives covering both days, click here.

Continuing education units are included in the registration. The following continuing education hours are being applied for: ACCME, ANCC, ACHE, and ACPE. Two days of attendance are required to receive CEUs, except for facilities personnel. Facilities personnel who attend the first full day may receive a certificate based on those hours only. It is up to the participant to submit the certificate to ASHE for CEU credit.

You must indicate that you want CEs on the sign in sheet in order to receive the credit.

Speaker Bios:

Laurel McCourt Bio

Lisa Hardesty Bio



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