Brain Health and Preventing Dementia

Friday, July 14, 2017, 12 pm to 1:30 pm Hawai'i Time

The CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative is motivating practitioners and service providers to help all engage in best practices for brain health and preventing dementia. Hawai‘i State Plan has the vision to support all Hawai‘i’s people who are touched by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) with early detection and quality care.

Hosted by: Hawai'i Public Health Training Huí

Guest Speaker: Kamal Masaki, MD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Speaker Bio:

Kamal Masaki, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. She earned her medical degree at the University of Bombay, India, and completed Internal Medicine Residency training at Michigan State University and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship training at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. Dr. Masaki was the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa for 8 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Masaki has received numerous teaching and research awards, and was selected by Hawai‘i physicians to "The Best Doctors in America" three times. She is a co- author on over 200 publications in scientific journals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1)  Describe risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).

  2. 2)  Explain “The Health Brain Initiative” as supported by CDC and Alzheimer’s Association including what role public health needs to do in addressing ADRDs.

  3. 3)  Recommend the best steps to locally improve and promote brain health in Hawai‘i including highlighting best practices and collaborations already in place. 

Continuing Education:

Approved for 1.5 hours CSAC and 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education (CE) contact hour
Approved for 1.5 hours CE for Certificated Health Education Specialist (CHES)
​Approved for 1.5 hours CPEU for for Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Registered Dietetic Nutritionists (RDNs)

For more information, contact: Camille Cristobal (808) 627-5246

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