East Annual Conference

Boston, MA | December 6-9, 2018

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

Best Practices: Geriatric Update

Description

As the proportion of older adults increases, providing up to date and quality care to them is of great importance to general internists, who provide the bulk of their primary care. Update in Geriatrics will review important advances in the clinical care of older adults published recently. Topics will include advances in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes, management of multi-morbidity, and systems of care. Chronic disease treatment trials focused on older adults or with a significant proportion of older adults will also be included. The strength of the evidence will be discussed as well as potential impact the work could have on current clinical practice and education. Articles selection criteria will emphasize high quality studies that may be immediately applicable in practice.

Learning Objectives

Describe important advances in the care of older adults published recently

Describe the strengths and limitations of recent research findings

Make at least one change in their clinical care of older adults


Syllabus

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Speakers

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Lindquist is a Geriatrician and the Section Chief of Geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has also completed her Masters in P...

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