Merrimack Valley Hospital Announces 3rd annual Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Conference

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Geriatric Neuropsychiatry 2013


Merrimack Valley Hospital 3rd annual geriatric psychiatry conference is Sept. 13, 2013, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the David Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill.

Speakers and topics are:

Shabbir Abbasi, MD- Parkinson’s Disease: Etiology, Pathology, Clinical Features and Neuropsychiatric Treatment. Dr. Abbasi is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist with New England Neurological Associates, PC;

Nicole Absar, MD-The Syndrome of the 3 Ms Associated with Frontal Subcortical Cognitive Impairment. Dr. Absar, a psychiatrist on staff at Merrimack Valley Hospital, is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts Medical School, a diplomate in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;

Nicole Fagone, MSW, LCSW, program director for New England Geriatrics- Personality Disorders and the Older Adult;

Tracey D’Amico OTR/L and Margaret Pfeiffer MSN, RN, CS from St. Anne’s Hospital- Approach, Environment and Alternative Treatment Modalities: Keys to Successful Management of Behaviors in the Older Adult;

Buck Woo, PhD- Neuropsychology and Retraining of Memory and Functional Cognition. Dr. Woo is director of the Center for Neuropsychology & Memory Disorders Clinic at Merrimack Valley Hospital.

Cost of $25 includes breakfast coffee/ beverages, full lunch and 5 continuing education credits for nurses, social workers and physicians. Open to the public.

Deadline for registration is Aug. 30, 2013.

Checks must be made payable to Merrimack Valley Hospital and mailed to Jean MacDougall-Tattan- Marketing Department, C/O Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.

For more information or to register please call Jean at 978.420.1168 or email


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