Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course 2013
The course is designed for clinicians (physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, and social workers) who wish to provide better care for their geriatric patients. It also seeks to prepare providers who are planning to become board-certified in geriatric medicine or a related geriatric qualification to take the certification exam.
Given that theratio of primary care physicians to board certified geriatricians is approximately 30:1, the odds that an older adult will be seen by someone without specialized training in geriatrics is very high. Furthermore, many studies support that geriatric syndromes are frequently underrecognized or are not managed at the level of published quality standards. This course seeks to provide participants with knowledge and skills needed to improve their care for geriatric patients.
The goal of the course is to increase provider exposure to the principles of geriatric medicine. It may also increase the number of board-certified geriatricians or other geriatrics clinicians (e.g. geriatrics pharmacists) if participants sit for and pass the certification exam.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 31.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- Physician Assistants
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- Social Workers
At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:
· Understand the effects of aging from a physical and psychosocial perspective.
· Identify, diagnose and create a initial plan of care for common geriatric syndromes
· Recognize systems of care specific to the older adult.
The conference will be held September 8-11, 2013 at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, WI. Lake Geneva is approximately 55 miles from Milwaukee, 75 miles from Madison, and 85 miles from Chicago. A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants. Please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-558-3417 and let them know that you will be attending the "UW-Madison Geriatrics Conference." The room rate will be $196 per night single or double occupancy, along with a resort fee of $15 per night. Please call early to reserve your room as the number of rooms reserved in the block is limited.
- 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 31.25 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 31.25 Illinois Social WorkerIllinois Social Worker credit.