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11 March 2021: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of professional care workers and strategies to address these needs

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Description


It is my pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and Global Ageing Network to be our guest in a webinar on The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of professional care workers and strategies to address these needs.
As with all programs in the IPA Webinar Series, this presentation is intended as an educational event on topics that are timely and relevant to the field of mental health for older adults.
This newest program will address the following -

  • A balance of both successes and challenges for professional care workers
  • Successes/Achievements
  • Lessons learned
  • Strategies for addressing issues they have faced with COVID – what are the costs?
See the program line-up below. We look forward to seeing you on 11 March 2021 at 7:00AM Central (CST) see local time.
While this is a free program, we do ask that you CLICK HERE & REGISTER to receive the program link.

Prof. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD
Chair, IPA Webinar Series


Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Professor Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Chair, IPA Webinar Task Force
The Netherlands
Katie Smith Sloan
President & CEO, LeadingAge
Executive Director, Global Ageing Network
United States
Presentation: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of Professional Care Workers (download slide deck here)
Professor Clive Ballard, MBChB MMedSci MRCPsych MD FMedSci
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for Medicine, University of Exeter
Member of INTERDEM
United Kingdom
Presentation: Healing for Healthcare Heroes (download slide deck here)
Marcy Salzberg, MSW, LSW
Director of Social Work & Dementia Care Services, Parker
United States
Moderated by:
John Brennan, BSS, CQSW, BA, MSocSc

IPA Board of Directors
Vice-President IFSW Europe
Ireland

Program Organizers
Prof Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Chair, IPA Webinar Task Force
The Netherlands
Katie Smith Sloan
President & CEO, LeadingAge
Executive Director, Global Ageing Network
Robert Madan, MD FRCPC
Deputy Chief of Staff, Baycrest,
Toronto, Canada
Prof Maria I. Lapid, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States
Program Advisor
Dr. Frans Verhey, MD, PhD
University Hospital of Maastricht
The Netherlands

Contributors

  • Professor Clive Ballard, MBChB MMedSci MRCPsych MD FMedSci

    Professor Clive Ballard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter
    Clive has led or co-authored well over 600 research papers. He received the prestigious Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2019.His main research specialisms are drug discovery, dementia prevention, improving care for people with dementia in residential homes. He is also an expert in Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, and is an advocate of better prescribing and treatment pathways to improve outcomes for individuals. Before joining Exeter, Clive held directorship roles at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry and at the Alzheimer’s Society. He was pivotal in the successful campaign to overturn a NICE decision and make anti-dementia drugs available for people with dementia.

    Clive is part of a growing team of outstanding researchers at the College of Medicine and Health, which is recruiting high-calibre academics and significantly expanding educational programmes and student numbers. In the last year, the College has reached the Leiden ranking’s world top 20 for the quality of its Health and Biomedical Science research, attracted a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation, launched a new Academy of Nursing and received permission to expand Medicine student numbers.

  • Marcy Salzberg, MSW LSW

    Marcy Salzberg, MSW LSW
    Marcy Salzberg is the Director of Social Work and Dementia Care services at Parker Health Group Inc., a not-for-profit organization based in Central New Jersey that specializes in aging services. Marcy received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from McGill University in Montreal and her Masters in Social Work from New York University. Marcy has 20 years of experience working in the field of aging, specifically in healthcare settings. She currently serves as a clinical supervisor for the Rutgers School of Social Work’s Fellowship in Aging program, which trains, develops and prepares future social work leadership for the field of aging services. Marcy just recently became an Alumnus of LeadingAge National’s Leadership Academy. At Parker, Marcy leads both the Social Work and Admissions teams who work within Parker’s residential homes and adult day programs. She facilitated the development of Parker’s Memory Care program, which includes specialized education and training, tools, and resources to support those living with dementia, their caregivers and the community-at-large.

    Marcy teaches a class on Memory Care to professionals through the Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education program. She has also been invited to present her knowledge on Memory Care at various national, state and community events. Most recently, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Marcy developed and implemented a program to support the psychosocial and emotional needs of the essential care-partners at Parker.