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Geriatric medicine course is
September 8-11; earn CME

Physicians and other health care professionals are invited to participate in the Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course from September 8 to 11 in Lake Geneva. Continuing education credit is available for the course, which is jointly sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The course is an in-depth, knowledge-based review of the field of geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry. It is designed for all physicians and health care professionals who care for older adults, including physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dieticians and social workers. Participants will learn about:

  • Principles of aging.
  • The clinical approach to geriatric patients.
  • Major syndromes such as dementia, incontinence, falls and metabolic bone disease.
  • Organ-specific diseases that have special import for geriatric patients.
  • Clinical pearls regarding care for geriatric patients.

Special emphasis will be placed on neuropsychiatry, pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to treatment, and systems of geriatric care, including long-term care and geriatric assessment. Participants also will be able to attend a post-course Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Learning Session for credit toward the Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s MOC program.

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

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The cost is $600 for physicians who register on or before August 15 ($775 after that date). Click here for additional information.

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