80042923 - Edmund G. Beacham 45th Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics

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Date & Location
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 AM - Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 PM, Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

The aging of the American population is well known and significantly impacts many aspects of health care needs and delivery. Most physicians have received very little or no formal geriatrics training, despite this growing trend in the number of elderly patients they care for. Surveys demonstrate that physicians commonly report discomfort and dissatisfaction with providing care to the elderly. Further, studies evaluating standard quality indicators for the care of the vulnerable elderly show quite poor quality of care. Elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities report high rates of dissatisfaction with their health care.

This activity is designed to provide practical information to clinicians and healthcare professionals who care for elderly patients. It will improve knowledge about diseases and syndromes common in the elderly and offer practical and effective guides to their management.

Methods of Payment:
We require full payment prior to the start of the activity. On-site payments by credit card only. For registrations that must pay by one company check, please call (410) 955-2959 for special instructions. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and one lunch.

Residents*/Fellows*/Nurses/Allied Health Professionals................$450
*with verification of status

You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. If you have not received it by February 2, 2018, call (410) 502-9634 to confirm that you are registered. A transcript of attendance will be available upon attestation of your credit hours and submission of the post activity online evaluation.

The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue. Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible.

Late Fee and Refund Policy
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. ET on February 2, 2018. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. An additional fee may apply for cancellation of other events, including workshops and social activities. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by February 2, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Recognize common geriatric syndromes and initiate treatment for these syndromes.
  2. Identify approaches to and limits of management of specific disease of organ systems that are common in the elderly, e.g. diabetes, congestive heart failure and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  3. Describe important research developments that influence the clinical care of geriatric patients.
  4. Describe the dynamic nature of current support of primary care practice for seniors and the opportunities to improve quality of care.


Accreditation Statement The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians This live activity, 45th Annual Edmund G. Beacham Current Topics in Geriatrics, with a beginning date of 02/08/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.00 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category I Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category I Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Other Credit
American Academy of Family Physicians Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 18.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program. Maryland Board of Pharmacy credit is pending.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.