Professional Development Events

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Berkshire AHEC inter-professional trainings are evidence based and include best practices in the most current patient and client centered care.  We feel that the successful delivery of healthcare needs to be interdependent and inter-professional education and communication is an excellent place to start.  Berkshire AHEC facilitates continuing professional development that seeks to enhance the knowledge, skills, competence and/or performance of health and human service providers and professionals.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!Memory Matters 2017
Thursday. October 5, 2017
Berkshire Hills Country Club, Pittsfield, MA


8:00 – 8:30: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00: The “ME” in Dementia, Donna Brazee

                    The Crooked Path of a Dementia Caregiver, Bobbie Orsi, MS, RN

9:00:  9:45: New Frontiers in Alzheimer’s Research – Genetics and Risk, Jonathan Jackson, PhD

9:45 – 10:30: Perspectives on Family Dementia Care, Alexander Kloman, MD

10:40- 11:40: 7 Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not and What to Do About It, Andrew Budson, MD

11:40-12:30:  Panel Discussion with the Speakers

12:30- 12:40: Concluding Written Exercise

12:30 – 12:45: Optional “Caregiver Chat” with the Specialists

12:40: Program Evaluation, Sign Out, Certificates

To download a copy of the Flyer, click on the links below:

Full Color Copy:  Memory Matters 2017 Flyer
Black/White Printable Copy:  Memory Matters printable flyer

 Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:

  This training is funded in part by a grant from Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.
and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

What Are Participants Saying About
Berkshire AHEC Trainings?

Great content & discussion- much needed “come together” of diverse health professionals to discuss challenges of actionable solutions to improve care transitions.  All front line providers must do this!

Excellent program, very relevant to what the future of health care will become and it will take a team approach across many disciplines.

The information provided today was pertinent to today’s health care industry and will empower each individual to help provide patient centered care and provide leadership to our peers.

This was essential knowledge for nurses on the front lines in creating safe patient transitions and was not available in our area.

This was an excellent program on MS and the presenters were fantastic!

Berkshire AHEC does an excellent job of putting together speakers with a wealth of information and knowledge. Berkshire AHEC coordinates excellent programs with experts that provide the best information to audiences. Staff mange each detail from initiation to the conclusion of the program.  I am very impressed with Berkshire AHEC.

“The trainer presented the material in a variety of different ways which helps the learner to retain the information and apply it to practice.”

” An interactive training makes a huge difference…listening to other people’s stories and background reinforces the importance of the material taught.”

“Excellent presenter…A+rated!”

” Beautiful venue and excellent topic!  Thank you for the experience and the education!”

“I learned so much from every presenter.  Truly excellent symposium!  Kudos!”

“The speakers today sent a profound message that has touched me both personally and professionally!”

We Want to Meet Your Continuing Education and Professional Development Needs.  Please contact or email:  Suzette Naylor, Director of Education & Training at (413) 236-2146 or


Education is the most powerful weapon you can use

to change the world.   Nelson Mandela

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