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2023 18th Annual Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium Program

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME, and via Zoom Webinar

Theme: Sexual Health & Aging

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Introduction and Welcoming Remarks – 8:30-8:40 a.m.

Lenard W. Kaye, DSW., PhD, Director, Center on Aging; Professor, School of Social Work; and Interim Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Erectile Dysfunction: Modern Diagnosis and Treatment

Graham T. VerLee, MD, Urologist, Maine Medical Partners Urology and Stephens Center for Specialty Care, South Portland and Norway, ME

Sexual Health After Menopause

Christina Theriault, MSN, BSN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Maine Family Planning, Fort Kent and Presque Isle, ME

Age is Not a Condom: Medications and Sexual Health in Older Adults

Gabrielle E. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, PACT Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner, VA Maine Healthcare System, Portland, ME; Leslie A. Ochs, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta, ME

Sexuality at any Age: Debunking Common Myths About Sexuality and Aging

Christine M. Curley, PhD, JD, Visiting Assisting Professor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Panel: Diverse Perspectives on Sexuality and Intimacy in Later Life 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m

Facilitator: Cliff Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF, Chief, Center for Geriatric Cognitive and Mental Health, Director, Mood and Memory Clinic and the Robert C. Strauss Neurocognitive Research Program, Northern Light Acadia Hospital and Research Professor, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Panelists: Panelists: Sandra L. Caron, Ph.D., Professor of Family Relations/Human Sexuality and Program Coordinator, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Maine, Orono, ME; James Moorhead, Healthy Aging Services Manager, Office of Aging and Disability Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME; Regina Koepp, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director, Center for Mental Health, Lead Medical Psychologist, UVMC, Burlington, VT

Special Luncheon Presentation (Sponsored by Desert Harvest) Lifelong Desire: Insights into Sexual Well-Being After 50

Amanda Gesselman, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research, Head of Research Analytics and Methodology Core, Anita Aldrich Endowed Research Scientist, and Research Fellow, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Concurrent Workshops – 1-2 p.m

Workshop A: Experiencing the Benefits of Yoga to Enhance Sexuality as We Age

Melora Gregory, Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500,, Portland, ME

Workshop B: Frisky Business: The Importance of Comprehensive Sex Positive Education for Aging and Sexual Health in Adults 65+

Gwendolyne Tuttle, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Coordinator, Cornerstones of Maine, and Psychotherapist, Portland, ME; Lacee DeLorey, Program Coordinator, Cornerstones of Maine, Biddeford, ME

Workshop C: Sex and Seniors: Supporting the Rights of Sexual Expression While Protecting the Vulnerable

Kelly McCarthy, NIDE, BC-Ded, Vice President, Resident Engagement and Memory Care Services, Northbridge Communities, Burlington, MA

Panel: First-Person Narratives on Intimacy, Relationships, and Sexuality by Adults Living with Dementia

Facilitator: Susan Wehry, MD, PI/Director, AgingME, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), Department of Primary Care, College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Panelists: Members, Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) Charlottesville, VA

Closing and Evaluation

Lenard W. Kaye, DSW, PhD, Director, Center on Aging, Professor, School of Social Work, and Interim Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME