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GERIATRICS FOR PRIMARY CARE

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina * | Bar harbor, USA
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Title: GERIATRICS FOR PRIMARY CARE
Specialty: Geriatrics
Dates: From Jul, 31, 2015 to Aug, 2, 2015
Location: Bar harbor, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 575 to 675 USD
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Accreditation:

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AAFP Physician AccreditationThis live activity is being reviewed for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America.

CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits.

Canadian Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

American Osteopathic AssociationCME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
American Academy of Physician AssistantsAAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.
American Association of Nurse PractitionersAAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.
American Nursing AssociationAAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the ANA.
Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

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.


Target Audience 

Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Geriatric issues.


Speakers 

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


Optimal Aging 

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


Dementia

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)


Osteoporosis 

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


Repeated Falls 

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


Urinary Incontinence 

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


Avoiding Polypharmacy 

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


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Registration Cost
Type
Early Registration

2015-06-11
Late Registration From: 2015-06-12 To: 0--
On site Registration
Physician
675
675
0
Military MD/Resident
575
575
0

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

Accommodation
Accommodation:
Acadia National Park at Bar Harbor Maine - The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina and Bar Harbor Regency
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General Info

Leslie Burk , MCE Conferences, Inc.

Phone: 888-533-9031

Fax: 858-777-5588

Email: info@mceconferences.com

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Organising Agency

Leslie Burk , MCE Conferences, Inc.

Phone: 888-533-9031

Fax: 858-777-5588

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