This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered geriatrics-related medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Geriatrics for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Geriatric issues.
Our presenting national faculty speakers made it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care healthcare professionals. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.
Topics and Objectives Rehabilitation
Objectives: 1) Describe the role of rehabilitation in geriatric care 2) Describe the risks and benefits of different types of walkers 3) List steps for effective physician-therapist collaboration 4) Describe the sites for providing rehabilitation
Rational Medication Management
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate ability to rationally discontinue medications in older persons 2) Describe four important elements of medical decision-making in medication discontinuation including life expectancy, time to benefit, goals of care, and treatment targets 3) Demonstrate knowledge of use of medical apps in medication decision-making
Objectives: 1) Distinguish optimal aging from successful aging 2) Describe the determinants of optimal aging 3) Discuss the components of optimal aging in these domains: nutrition, cognition, psychosocial, functional, and societal
Objectives: 1) Describe the major types of dementia 2) Describe the basic work-up of dementia in the office 3) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of common dementia screening tools 4) Describe the treatment approaches to patients and their families including primary treatment, management of comorbid conditions, family education, and advance care planning
Health Screening and Disease Prevention in Frail Elders
Objectives: 1) Describe the patient-centered approach to screening 2) Describe recommended preventive services for those over 65 3) Describe special considerations in dealing with frail elders including screening and counseling 4) Describe screens and tests not indicated in certain elders
Ensuring Appropriate End-of-Life Care: Can We Talk?
Objectives: 1) Define palliative care 2) Use a 7-step approach to ensuring quality care at the end-of-life 3) Understand types of statements that improve or prevent quality care 4) Know the outcomes of CPR and artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH)
Objectives: 1) Develop a long-term management strategy tailored to the individual circumstances of the patient 2) Recognize the possible long-term complications of medications commonly used for osteoporosis
Acute Confusional States
Objectives: 1) Understand the patho-physiology of acute confusional states 2) Develop a diagnostic approach to acute confusional states 3) Appreciate that in older people confusional states are common, have a multifactorial etiology, and should be promptly addressed
Objectives: 1) Understand the pathophysiology of repeated falls in older patients 2) Appreciate that in older people, repeated falls are multifactorial 3) Recognize the impact of the post-fall syndrome
Objectives: 1) Recognize the different types of urinary incontinence 2) Understand the patho-physiology of different types of urinary incontinence 3) Develop a clinical approach to manage various types of urinary incontinence
Managing Aberrant Behavior in Patients with Dementia
Objectives: 1) Understand some of the reasons for the apparently irrational behaviors of patients with dementia 2) Appreciate the use of various coping mechanisms to avert/defuse potentially catastrophic situations while caring for patients with dementia 3) Case studies will be presented to illustrate the above
Objectives: 1) How to avoid getting on the slippery slope of polypharmacy 2) How to avoid prescribing medications to control adverse effects of other medications