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Medical Challenges: Care Assessment for the Elderly

About the Conference: This exciting one and one-half day conference provides practical training for physicians and other providers, social workers, case managers, long-term care and hospice providers and interdisciplinary team members. Conference topics will cover issues arising during palliative and co-managed care of the elderly, to include co-management of patients with multiple morbidities, osteoporosis, arthritis, repeated falls and pharmacy.

New this year! Participants will have the opportunity to develop management strategies and to participate in hands-on learning sessions in gait assessment, balance assessment, Pilates for elderly populations, and Bedside Vestibular Testing. The conference also features an abstract and poster session. Abstracts may be submitted until November 4, 2013.

Target Audience: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and OB/GYN Physicians, Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Medical or Nursing Students, Public Health Professionals, Social Work and Case Management, and long-term care providers.

To Register: Click Here to register online, or call us at 423-439-8027 or 888-647-0618

Date and Time:
November 21, 2013  4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
November 22, 2013  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

CONFERENCE VENUE!! The Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 232-2001

Out-of-Town Visitors can stay at:

The Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 979-6400. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Carnegie Hotel located just across from the main campus of East Tennessee State University. Reservations may be made by contacting the Carnegie Hotel, referencing, "Medical Challenges" by November 5, 2013.
Rate: $92 + tax per night, single or double.

Agenda: Click here

Syllabus: Click here

Registration Fees:     image link
FULL-DAY RATES Early Registration    Beginning November 15th
Physicians $175 $200
All Other Providers $165 $190
Group 2+ $155 $155
Group 5+ $145 $145
     
 

Speakers:

 

Mary Jo Davenport, PT, MS, PhD, Interim Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Beatrice Owens, PT, PhD, Assistant Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Ronald Hamdy, M.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Medicine in Geriatrics and Gerontology; Director, The Osteoporosis Center, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
William A. Clark, PhD, Professor, Nutrition and Foods, College of Allied Health Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Brian Odle, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Marc Aiken, D.O., Orthopaedic Surgeon, Watauga Orthopaedics, Johnson City, TN
Gerald Falasca, M.D., Rheumatologist, State of Franklin Healthcare Associates, Inc., Johnson City, TN
David Stewart, PharmD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Norman Moore, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Jim Powers, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Geriatrician, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Courtney Hall, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Geri Ann Sokell, PT, M.Ed, DPT, Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education, Department of Physical Therapy, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Kathy Whitaker , Director, First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Johnson City, TN


 

 

Full-day registration fee includes course syllabus on thumb drive containing speaker handouts; dinner buffet (on 11/21/13), and continental breakfast, lunch, two refreshment breaks (on (11/22/13).

• No charge for full-time ETSU residents, medical or BS nursing students. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
• Group rates are available; call (423) 439-8027 or (888) 647-0618 for details
• Call (423) 439-8027 for ETSU QCOM and VAMC employee rates

Refund Policy:
Due to advance planning requirements, a full refund will be given if you cancel in writing before November 7, 2013. A full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be given for written cancellations received after November 7, 2013. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to...

  • Prepare a management strategy tailored to the individual needs of patients with osteoporosis
  • Develop a polypharmacy plan for the management of elderly patients
  • Recognize risks associated with co-morbidity and polypharmacy plans issued from multiple providers for the individual patient
  • Identify factors that increase the risk of fractures and appreciate the benefit/risk ratio of various therapeutic modalities
  • Differentiate osteo-arthritis from rheumatoid arthritis and appreciate the uses and limitations of various pharmacy and therapeutic modalities, including physical therapy
  • Evaluate patients who experience repeated falls and understand the potential uses and pitfalls of various assessment tools, and appreciate the role of interprofessional teams
  • Outline the importance of lifestyle changes in the management of osteoporosis, arthritis, and repeated falls in older adults

Ronald Hamdy, M.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Medicine in Geriatrics and Gerontology; Director, The Osteoporosis Center, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Credit:  
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.
logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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CNE Credit: 12.5 continuing nursing education contact hours for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This event is presented by the Quillen College of Medicine Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Geriatric Medicine, the Department of Family Medicine, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Office of Continuing Medical Education, the College of Nursing and the CON Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University.

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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 eleven & ¼ (11.25) live contact hours credit (1.125 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): 0064-9999-13-085-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.

Additional Credits: Application for CME credit has been filed with the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Determination of credit is pending.
  Information will be updated as credits are awarded.