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Dementia and Cognitive Disorders

Geriatric Psychiatry

Psychopharmacology

Solving Clinical Challenges in Geriatric Psychiatry

Thursday, October 25
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Tangerine WF1

“Solving Clinical Challenges” addresses complex conundrums that are faced by Psych Congress attendees in managing their geriatric patients. Dr. Agronin will discuss and respond to real cases and real issues from attendees who were surveyed prior to the conference. Challenges that may be covered include: 1) diagnostic nosology, accurate diagnosis, and screening; 2) pharmacologic treatments; 3) side effect management; 4) non-pharmacologic treatments.

Marc E. Agronin, MD

Vice President, Behavioral Health and Clinical Research
Miami Jewish Health
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Cooper City, FL

Marc E. Agronin, MD, is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and currently works as the Vice President for Behavioral Health and Clinical Research at Miami Jewish Health. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Agronin is a graduate of Harvard University, summa cum laude, and the Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in adult psychiatry at Harvard University's McLean Hospital and then a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Dr. Agronin is the 2008 recipient of the "Clinician of the Year" award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Agronin is a national expert in Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric mental health issues and runs both a memory center and one of Florida's largest Alzheimer's clinical research programs. He is the author of the acclaimed books "How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old" (2011) and "The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life" (2018). Dr. Agronin has written eight other books and hundreds of articles, including "The Dementia Caregiver: A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders" (2015). He has been published in The New York Times and Scientific American Mind and writes regular blogs and articles on aging, health and retirement issues for The Wall Street Journal as part of the Experts panel.

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