Clinical Care of the Older Adult in Appalachia

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GMEC/AHEC of SWVA in Conjunction with East Tennessee State University presents
Clinical Care of the Older Adult in Appalachia
Friday, March 8, 2013
Cedar Bluff, VA

About This Conference Southwest Virginia AHEC, in collaboration with GMEC and ETSU, proposed to offer a live one-day interprofessional conference, modeled after Head for the Hills, focusing on the application of geriatric principles in the traditional primary care practice. The goal is to provide up-to-date information about care for older adults to at least 50 primary care practitioners in the Cumberland Plateau Health/Planning District. This educational offering is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, pharmacists and other professionals providing direct services to older Virginians.
  The Virginia Center on Aging, under the auspices of the Commonwealth of Virginia, has allocated the sum of: $9,100 to: Southwest Virginia AHEC (Area Health Education Center).
 Agenda To view the agenda click here.
Handouts To download presentations from the conference, click here.
Activity Director Tom Townsend, MD, Professor, Family Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Target Audience Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PAs and Pharmacists practicing in SW VA and Central Appalachia.
Overall Conference Objectives As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Differentiate between dementia and depression in the geriatric patient, describing appropriate management for each
  • Address the scope and focus of poly pharmacy in the elderly, describing strategies to address in the primary care setting
  • Describe the appropriate assessment for and of falls in the elderly, and the appropriate management strategies to be employed with the patient and family
  • Describe the latest pharmacotherapy management of geriatric diabetic patients, including the difference in the management of the geriatric population from younger adults
  • Differentiate the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms of dementia
  • Diagnose patients at risk for osteoporosis and ostopenia
  • Describe the patient presentation, differential diagnosis, and management of Post Herpetic Neuralgia and Spinal Compression Fractures in the elderly
Location Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
216 College Ridge Road, Wardell Industrial Park, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609. Phone 276-964-7122
Fees There is no registration fee for this conference. Attendee space is limited, so early registration is essential.
Registration To register click here or call ETSU Office of Continuing Medical Education at 423 439 8027.
Technology Available the Day of the Conference Cell phone service will be available at the conference location, but WiFi service will not be. Please plan accordingly. Electrical outlets for long term use of a computer at the conference will be limited.
Handouts Attendees will not automatically receive a paper copy of the syllabus for this conference. Prior to the activity, ETSU will forward each registrant a link where the handouts will be posted so that the attendee can download them to their computer or print them. Attendees who want to purchase a paper copy of the presentations can do so for $15.00 (payable at the door). Advance arrangements must be made by calling 423 439 8027.
Accreditation  
Quillen logo ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ETSU logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Sponsorship: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and SWVA Graduate Medical Education Consortium (GMEC) Southwest Virginia. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACPE logo The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this knowledge-based program will provide a statement for six & ½ (6.5) live contact hours credit (0.65 CEUs) and will be mailed within 3 weeks following the program. Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form. CE credit will also be submitted to the NABP CE Monitor.
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0064-9999-13-015-L01-P
  Grievance Policy: A participant, sponsor, faculty member or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.
AAFP logo This Live activity, Clinical Care of the Older Adult in Appalachia, with a beginning date of 03/08/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.50 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.