Program Description: 

This is a department-wide conference, with individual topics and speakers chosen by representatives on the planning committee from various subspecialty divisions as well as general internal medicine.  The specific topics are chosen by the representatives of each division, who are in this role because of their interest and expertise in education. We have surveyed the literature to identify major national practice gaps in general internists’ practices. The specific topics are identified throughout the year rather than all before the start of the year—this further allows them to be responsive to new or changing data or recommendations that come out during the year.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 

Medical Knowledge

  • Describe the epidemiology of long-term mortality and disability for older survivors of critical illness
  • Understand how frailty is defined and how it can be measured in older ICU patients

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Incorporate pre-hospitalization estimates of frailty and disability, and measures of comorbidity, frailty, and disability near the time of hospital discharge to predict outcomes for older survivors of critical illness

Systems-Based Practice

  • Use measurements of frailty and palliative care needs near the time of hospital discharge to risk-stratify and identify older ICU survivors most suitable for palliative, rehabilitative, and/or therapeutic interventions in the post-acute care period.
Faculty & credentials: 

Michael Frank, MD, FACP - Activity Director
Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Matthew R. Baldwin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

DIvision of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Columbia Unversity Medical Center

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose



Kathy A. Rafel
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-0531
Session date: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:45am
Froedtert West Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
1st Floor-Helfaer Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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