Date & Location
Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:00 AM - Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Turner Auditorium, Baltimore, MD
Family Practice, General Practice, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant
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.
Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for geriatricians, internists, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in caring for seniors.
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Recognize common geriatric syndromes and initiate treatment for these syndromes.
- Identify approaches to and limits of management of specific disease of organ systems that are common in the elderly, e.g. diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Describe important research developments that influence the clinical care of geriatric patients.
- Describe the dynamic nature of current support of primary care practice for seniors and the opportunities to improve quality of care.
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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
This Live activity, 44th Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics , with a beginning date of 03/02/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 18 credit hours of Category 1 or 1.8 CEUs of continuing education for social workers and associates licensed in Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.