This one-day program is designed to help increase awareness of Lewy Body Dementias and the unique set of symptoms associated with the disease among primary care physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals and caregivers. The program will highlight the new diagnostic criteria set in mid-2017 that is designed to promote early patient diagnosis and improve care throughout the disease life cycle.

A CME/CE Certified Conference


  • Describe the key core and major supportive clinical features of LBD
  • Review common medication classes used to treat cognitive, behavior and motor symptoms in LBD
  • Describe nonpharmacological approaches to managing behavioral changes in LBD
  • Explain the basic underlying neuropathology causing DLB
  • List 3 symptoms that indicate caregiver stress

Accreditation and Credit Designation:

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 6.0 Category 1 Credits for completing this activity.

Nurses: This activity is approved for 6.0 contact hours.

Social Workers: An application for certification has been submitted to the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselor.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Penn Medicine and the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Program Directors

David Irwin, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Carol Lippa, MD
Director, Cognitive Disorders and Comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Director, Division of Cognitive Neurology
Department of Neurology

Professor of Neurology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Who Should Attend Individuals with LBD
Physician Assistants
Social Workers
Program Details

Friday, May 4, 2018

Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium at the Smilow Center for Translational Research

Penn Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Registration fees:
$49 for Physicians or Industry Representatives

$29 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists/PhDs and other Healthcare Professionals, Residents and Fellows

No registration fee for individuals with LBD and caregivers (pre-registration is still required)