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Primary Care and Geriatrics-Addressing Issues of Aging Patients 2017 Update Western Mediterranean Cruise

Port of Civitavecchia | Civitavecchia, ITALY
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Title: Primary Care and Geriatrics-Addressing Issues of Aging Patients 2017 Update Western Mediterranean Cruise
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Jul, 10, 2017 to Jul, 17, 2017
Location: Civitavecchia, ITALY
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 550 to 795 USD
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Robert Louis Dickman, MD FAAFP, AGSF

Dr. Dickman was the founding Chair of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the inaugural Jaharis Family Chair of Family Medicine from 2001-2009. Dr Dickman has also been very active in Geriatric Medicine since its inception in the US in the mid 1980's. He has been a fellow in the American Geriatrics Society since 1985 and been certified in geriatrics since 1988. Dr Dickman has lectured and published widely in the areas of geriatric medicine and medical ethics with a particular interest in overmedication in the elderly. He is currently an attending physician at Hebrew Senior Life, a large Harvard affiliated geriatric care program with multiple sites in the Boston area.


Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD 

Dr. Eric Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo. 


He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee. He is a delegate to the AMA and is the immediate past chair of the AMDA Public Policy Committee. 


He continues as Co-Director of Education for the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and has been continuously funded by the NIA since 1987. He is active with NCQA, AMA/PQRI and most recently was appointed to the National Quality Forum "Common Formats" steering committee. Dr. Tangalos also serves as Chair of the Omnicare P&T Committee. 

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
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Atrial Fibrillation 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Be able to use evidence based data to decide between rate and rhythm control in your patient

Be able to utilize the CHAD score to decide about anticoagulation in your patient

Be able to advise your patient about the pros and cons of ablation as a treatment

Falls Prevention and Management 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Define falls

Understand gait and balance disturbances in the elderly

Implement a falls management program for long-term care residents

Apply quality measures to benefit patient care and practice reimbursement

Describe four age related changes which may contribute to falls in your elderly patient

Be able to assess environmental changes that may contribute to falls in your patients

Be aware of strategies to reduce the incidence of frequent falling in your patients

Osteoporosis 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Understand the Institute of Medicine report on vitamin D

Review definitions of osteoporosis by DEXA and FRAX

Know which of your patients need to be screened, when and how often

Know how to interpret the T score on a DEXA scan and its limitations

Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system

Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy

Council patients on calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk

Summarize the various dental guidelines on osteonecrosis

Mild Cognitive Impairment 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states

Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes

Describe progress in biomarker research for Alzheimer's disease

Dementia 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss

Know the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease and how to work up this problem in your patients

Be able to diagnose Frontotemporal dementia and distinguish it from Parkinson's disease in your patients

Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia

Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease

Anemia and CKD in the Elderly 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Discuss prevention methods for anemia in CKD with a healthcare team and older patients

Identify patients who are at-risk of developing anemia of CKD

Develop therapy courses for older people with CKD that combine healthy lifestyle choices and medication

Describe best practices in the management of anemia and CKD

Management of Constipation 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings

Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing chronic constipation

Describe the implementation of appropriate bowel protocols in health care settings

Outline the elements of treatment plans that can be tailored for individual residents for chronic constipation to prevent severe complications

Depression in the Elderly 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Recommend primary and adjuvant therapy for the depressed elderly patient

Utilize the PHQ-9 in all practice settings

Identify opportunities for non-drug interventions for depression including cognitive behavioral therapy

Know three ways to distinguish Late Life Depression from Major Depressive Disorder in your older patients

Recognize three "trigger diseases" which are associated with Late Life Depression

Be familiar with four classes of anti-depressant medications and when to utilize them in your patients

Delirium 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Be able to apply the confusion assessment method in diagnosing delirium in your older patients

Know at least four major causes of delirium in your patients

Be able to develop a plan to prevent and when not possible to effectively treat delirium

Management of Chronic Non-malignant Pain in the Elderly 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Understand the pathogenesis of pain

Evaluate pain in elderly patients

Apply recent guidelines in pain management

Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain

Improving Safety and Reducing Medication Errors 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Identify medications that place long term care residents at high risk of medication misadventure

List mechanisms available to decrease the risk of medication errors in select environments

Identify the major areas of medication risk in the elderly residents

Outline strategies to improve medication safety

COPD and the Management of Respiratory Disease in the Elderly 

Objectives:After this session, the learner will be able to:

Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of COPD in health care settings

Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing respiratory illness

Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen for long-term care residents

Medical Ethics and the End of Life 

Objectives:After this session the learner will be able to:

Understand 3 ethical principles which may be utilized in decision making at the end of life

Know when and how to utilize hospice care for your patients

Know how to discusss the issue of parenteral feeding with patients and families who are no longer taking food by mouth

Transitions in Care 

Objectives:At the end of this session the learner will be able to:

Apply the principles of INTERACT in long term care environments "Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers"

Consider Project BOOST for hospital transitions "Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions"

Understand the principles underlying Project RED "Re-Engineered Discharge"

Case Discussions 

Objectives:At the end of this session the learner will be able to:

Address any additional discussion items not previously reviewed

Present cases for all to consider

Review information not clearly stated



Key Applications

Apply geriatric care quality indicators into every day practice

Effectively manage common geriatric syndromes and conditions in different settings of care

Re-engineer clinical practice to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in geriatric patients

Participate in innovative models of geriatric care that will evolve as Medicare changes its reimbursement policies

Apply the updated Beers Criteria in deciding about medication use in your patients

Utilize the CHAD score when deciding about anticoagulation in your patients with atrial fibrillation

Utilize the Geriatric Depression Scale to screen for depression in your older patients


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