Each year, the Department of Psychiatry will invite one distinguished speaker who embodies Jeff’s spirit – being a consummate clinician, academic and colleague while advancing the evidence-based care of people suffering from mental illness – to give the James W. Jefferson Memorial Lecture during the Annual Update & Advances in Psychiatry Conference.
We are delighted that Dr. Helen Kales, the Joe Tupin Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, will give the 2021 lecture on November 5, 2021.
November 5, 2021 | 2:45-3:45pm
Helen Kales, MD
Offered as part of the Annual Updates in Psychiatry Conference
About Dr. Kales:
Dr. Kales is a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatric psychiatrist. She has special clinical interest in the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. As a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Kales’ research program is directly informed by her clinical work and experiences with patients, families, providers, and systems to diminish the barriers to effective and high quality care for older patients with dementia or with mental health issues.
Dr. Kales has been named to numerous expert panels on dementia care, including the Lancet Global Standing Commission on Dementia Care (2015-present) and the International Psychogeriatrics Association Expert Panel on the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s Disease (Co-Chair, 2015-2017). She is recognized as an international expert on dementia care, the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, depression in later life and in pharmacoepidemiological research related to the prevalence and risks of use of antipsychotic and other psychotropic medications in patients with dementia.
Dr. Kales is the creator of the “DICE Approach” to manage the behavioral and functional symptoms of dementia and the “WeCareAdvisor,” a web-based tool for dementia caregivers. She has over 125 peer-reviewed publications and has been continuously federally research funded since 2004.
Dr. Kales is also a tireless mentor who is currently mentoring four junior investigators with career development funding in dementia.
About James Walter Jefferson, M.D.
James Walter Jefferson, M.D. (1937-2019), Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, epitomized the values and virtues of an outstanding physician, teacher and academic. The Department of Psychiatry is honored to offer an annual lecture in memory of Dr. Jefferson.
Jeff, as he was affectionately known, taught generations of psychiatrists and other health care professionals to provide high quality, evidence-based mental health care. He became an international expert in the use of lithium, the gold-standard treatment of bipolar disorder. He co-founded and co-ran a biannual regional continuing medical education conference for nearly forty years – a tradition which the Department of Psychiatry continues as the University of Wisconsin Annual Update & Advances in Psychiatry Conference.
Jeff received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed an internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, and fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Chicago. After serving as a research cardiologist in the U.S. Army, he returned to Madison for Psychiatry residency training.
His remarkable career spanned more than five decades, and included opening the Lithium Clinic at UW in 1973 and founding the Lithium Information Center, which ultimately collected over 40,000 articles for patients and professionals. He served as President of Healthcare Technology Systems and was a Distinguished Senior Scientist at the Madison Institute of Medicine. Jeff was a prolific author, highly respected lecturer nationally and internationally, and the recipient of numerous accolades.
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.
American Psychological Association (APA)
|Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.|
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.125 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.25 hours.