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





September 7, 2016

Deborah Kado, MD, MS

Fractures in the Context of Multiple Aging Comorbidities

October 5, 2016

Dean C. Norman, MD

Infections in Older Persons

November 2, 2016

Vaishal Tolia, MD, MPH, FACEP

A Geriatric Emergency Department and Other Disruptive Innovations

December 7, 2016

Laura Giambattista, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CMSRN

Improving Nursing Care and Transitions of Care for Older Adults

January 4, 2017

Arnold Gass, MD

The Geriatric Homeless: 

Who Are They and What Should Society Be Doing About Them? 

February 1, 2017

Mark Sellers, Asst Director, Aging & Independence Services

The San Diego County Alzheimer's Project

March 1, 2017

Colin Thomas, MD, MPH

Frailty Controversies & Trends

April 5, 2017

Carol Franz, PhD

An Update on The Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging 

May 3, 2017

Jacqueline Kerr, PhD

Measuring and Promoting Physical Activity: An Ecological Approach

June 7, 2017

Lynette Cederquist, MD

Aid in Dying

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