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Re-Scheduled Event: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Learn about new clinical trials and caring options for those with dementia. Peter McAllister, MD of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache and MaryAnn Ciambriello, BSN, RN of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC will answer your questions about advances in dementia care. Note: This is a program that was re-scheduled due to the weather.

Dr. Peter McAllister is a board-certified neurologist and Director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, where he employs a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treatment. Formerly Director of the Headache Center, Concussion Center and Clinical Research at Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut, he holds clinical appointments at both Yale University School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Recognized as a “Top Doc” in Connecticut, Metro NY, and Fairfield County, he is also listed as a “Top Neurologist” by US News and World Report. He lectures nationally, has been a principle investigator on numerous clinical trials, and has authored articles in the lay and scientific press. His areas of expertise include Alzheimer’s disease, headache of all types, concussion, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Lyme disease and complex neurological mysteries.

MaryAnn Ciambriello is the owner of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC and has been an RN for 32 years with an extensive background nursing management and business development. MaryAnn is a Certified Dementia practitioner, a Certified Dementia trainer, a Virtual Dementia trainer and hold various certificates from Yale and Columbia Universities in Alzheimer’s and Dementia related topics. She also provides Alzheimer’s and Dementia training for staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, police and fire departments and various state and local municipalities. MaryAnn also serves on many professional boards and panels related to Dementia Care. She is known as the “go to resource” in the industry for families struggling with their loved ones who have Dementia.

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Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research

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Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Frank leads a pancreatic cancer research study investigating the link between new onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer. During the presentation, in addition to other advances in the field, he will describe  his research into the early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. “We hope this study makes a significant contribution to the field and, in the end, saves lives.” He added. “New onset diabetes (diagnosed within the past year) is estimated to carry a seven-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer in the first three years after a diagnosis of diabetes. This gives us an opportunity to attempt to detect pancreatic cancer at a very early stage.”

Partner & location: Westport-Weston YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport

Richard C. Frank, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at Western Connecticut Health Network.  He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers.

Before joining Norwalk Hospital in 2000, Dr. Frank was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, from which he received an MD with Distinction in Research. 

He has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in surveys published in Connecticut Magazine and in 2011 was named as a Top Doctor in the NY Metro area by Castle Connolly. Richard C. Frank, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at Western Connecticut Health Network.  He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers.

Before joining Norwalk Hospital in 2000, Dr. Frank was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, from which he received an MD with Distinction in Research. 

 

He has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in surveys published in Connecticut Magazine and in 2011 was named as a Top Doctor in the NY Metro area by Castle Connolly. 

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CANCELLED: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Cancelled due to power outage. Check back for a new date.

Learn about new clinical trials and caring options for those with dementia. Peter McAllister, MD of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache and MaryAnn Ciambriello, BSN, RN of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC will answer your questions about advances in dementia care.

Dr. Peter McAllister is a board-certified neurologist and Director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, where he employs a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treatment. Formerly Director of the Headache Center, Concussion Center and Clinical Research at Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut, he holds clinical appointments at both Yale University School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Recognized as a “Top Doc” in Connecticut, Metro NY, and Fairfield County, he is also listed as a “Top Neurologist” by US News and World Report. He lectures nationally, has been a principle investigator on numerous clinical trials, and has authored articles in the lay and scientific press. His areas of expertise include Alzheimer’s disease, headache of all types, concussion, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Lyme disease and complex neurological mysteries.

MaryAnn Ciambriello is the owner of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, LLC and has been an RN for 32 years with an extensive background nursing management and business development. MaryAnn is a Certified Dementia practitioner, a Certified Dementia trainer, a Virtual Dementia trainer and hold various certificates from Yale and Columbia Universities in Alzheimer’s and Dementia related topics. She also provides Alzheimer’s and Dementia training for staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, police and fire departments and various state and local municipalities. MaryAnn also serves on many professional boards and panels related to Dementia Care. She is known as the “go to resource” in the industry for families struggling with their loved ones who have Dementia.

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Talks & Readings

Concussions: Use of Neuroimaging of the Brain for Assessment and Treatment

March 30, 2017
Anthony Silver

Anthony Silver, MS, MA, LMFT, BCIA-EEG, director of Gray Matters, spoke about concussions, the use of functional brain imaging in evaluation and neurofeedback for treatment on March 30, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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A Psychotherapy Method for Healing Trauma

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(This is a new date for a program postponed from January 31.) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. Rona Wall, LCSW, will describe EMDR, the symptoms treated, the method, and how it works. She will give examples and provide video or demonstrations of the technique. More info on EMDR.

Rona Wall, LCSW received a BA in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta and an MSW from the University of Kansas School of Social Work. Rona started out practicing social work with emotionally disturbed children in residential treatment, but caught the "outpatient bug" and started providing psychotherapy to adults at the Monmouth Medical Center Behavioral Health Clinic in Long Branch, NJ. After receiving an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work from New York University, Rona specialized in treating adults with anxiety, depression and relationship issues, working with individuals, couples, and groups extensively. Rona moved to Westport in 2013, and now has a private practice comprised of individual, couples, and group work for a range of challenges, many of which are significantly improved using EMDR.

McManus Room
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Pancreatic Cancer: Ask the Experts

November 1, 2016
Cancer

Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Frank, interventional gastroenterologist Dr. Naveen Anand, surgeon Dr. Francis Cannizzo, Jr., dietician and oncology nutrition specialist Vicki Barber and genetics expert Susan Ingram from the Western Connecticut Health Network addressed pancreatic cancer, from prevention to treatment at the Westport Library on November 1, 2016.

Co-sponsors: Western Connecticut Health Network, Ron Foley Foundation and Verastem.

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Program POSTPONED to February 27: A Psychotherapy Method for Healing Trauma

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Program POSTPONED due to inclement weather. New date Monday, February 27 ay 7 pm.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. Rona Wall, LCSW, will describe EMDR, the symptoms treated, the method, and how it works. She will give examples and provide video or demonstrations of the technique. More info on EMDR.

Rona Wall, LCSW received a BA in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta and an MSW from the University of Kansas School of Social Work. Rona started out practicing social work with emotionally disturbed children in residential treatment, but caught the "outpatient bug" and started providing psychotherapy to adults at the Monmouth Medical Center Behavioral Health Clinic in Long Branch, NJ. After receiving an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work from New York University, Rona specialized in treating adults with anxiety, depression and relationship issues, working with individuals, couples, and groups extensively. Rona moved to Westport in 2013, and now has a private practice comprised of individual, couples, and group work for a range of challenges, many of which are significantly improved using EMDR.

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Pancreatic Cancer: Ask the Experts

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Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Frank, interventional gastroenterologist Dr. Naveen Anand, surgeon Dr. Francis Cannizzo, Jr., dietician and oncology nutrition specialist Vicki Barber and genetics expert Susan Ingram from the Western Connecticut Health Network will address pancreatic cancer, from prevention to treatment.  November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Topics will include:

  • an innovative pancreatic research-stage screening study
  • the role of screening
  • diagnostic, surgical and medical treatments and advances
  • genetics and nutrition.

Co-sponsors are the Western Connecticut Health Network, Ron Foley Foundation and Verastem.

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Hip or Knee Pain Treatment Options

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kneeA team of health care professionals from the Joint Reconstruction Center at Bridgeport Hospital and Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers discuss surgical and non-surgical options available in the treatment of hip and knee pain. Speakers include orthopedic surgeons David Bindelglass and Joel Malin, orthopedic nurse Karen Essig and physical therapist Dan D'Andrea.

Find out: What causes joint pain? How are women’s and men’s knees different? What are the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatments? Are you a candidate for surgery? What are your options for rehabilitation? What changes can be made at home to assist your recovery? 

Co-sponsored with Bridgeport Hospital

David F. Bindelglass, MD, F.A.C.S.
Dr. Binderglast is a graduate of Columbia University whose specialty is Joint Replacement Surgery. He served his General Surgery Internship at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. He also had a fellowship in Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Inglewood, CA

Joel W. Malin, MD
A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, his specialties include Joint Replacement Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Hand Surgery. He served his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
 

Registration requested at bridgeporthospital.org/events.

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College Students and Mental Health: From MTV to GPAs and STDs

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Psychiatrist Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH, chief medial officer at Skyland Trial treatment facility, addresses challenges faced by students during college. This can include making new friends, developing new interests, becoming solely responsible for your educational pursuits and learning how to manage life on one’s own. Added to all these challenges, the years from 18 – 23 are the prime time for the emergence of mental illnesses. This presentation will describe factors that contribute to the development of mental illness and the factors that contribute to increased resiliency in college students and transitional-age adults. Prevention and intervention strategies that support transitional-age adults who are experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse issues will be outlined. Areas covered include:

  • Describe the factors that contribute to development of mental illness and resiliency in college students and transitional-age adults
  • Detail unique mental health challenges that high-achieving students face
  • Outline strategies to support transitional-age adults who are experiencing mental health and substance misuse issues
  • Define the term stigma, and offer methods to foster a culture of behavioral health within colleges and universities

Sponsored by: The Bertram Group and Skyland Trail

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college. Link to resource guide on these topics.

Dr. Ray Kotwicki is Chief Medical Officer at Skyland Trail, a nationally acclaimed private, non-profit residential and day treatment facility for adults with mental illnesses in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, Kotwicki oversees all the clinical, educational, and research activities within the organization.

Kotwicki trained as a Department of Energy Fellow, and was a Medical Scholar at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He had post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School, the Boston University School of Medicine, and Emory University, where he earned a Master in Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management. He remains on the adjunctive faculty at both the Emory University School of Medicine as well as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Kotwicki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is President-elect of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians’ Association. Kotwicki was a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011 and served as President of the Board of Directors of Positive Impact, the Southeast’s premiere HIV mental health program for three years.

Throughout his career, Kotwicki has received numerous distinctions, including Emory University’s most prestigious Dean’s “Golden Apple” Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Mental Health America and Eli Lilly’s “Heroes in Fight” Clinical Team Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.

The Bertram Group, based in Westport, CT, provides educational consulting services.
 

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