Lisa Byrd, Ph.D., FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Gerontologist, has many years of experience working with the geriatric population by diagnosing, treating, and intervening when problem behaviors occur. Dr. Byrd currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in private practice in a rural family practice clinic, as well as at nursing homes and an in-patient hospital unit-Acute Care of Elders (ACE) - a NICHE accredited unit for Senior care. She performs intake interviews, routine rounds, sick visits, annual history and physicals, medication reviews, and manages the behavioral problems of this geriatric population.

Lisa is a published author of in peer-reviewed nursing/scientific journals. She is also the author of the books TOP 10 Geriatric Syndromes: Clinical Management Strategies (PESI, 2011) and Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention Strategies & Ways to Slow Progression (PESI, 2014).  She is active in a number of professional organizations and is the President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). She teaches geriatric nursing in an advanced practice nursing program, speaks locally as well as nationally, and is considered an expert in the field of geriatrics. Dr. Byrd has the experience and the knowledge to share with you how to successfully manage geriatric behavioral problems in elderly patients.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Byrd maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Lisa Byrd is President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.