Continuing Medical Education Information
This activity will address the importance of geriatric medicine and the role physicians of various specialties play in diagnosis, treatment, and healthcare support for the aging population.
Education will also focus on current treatment protocols including medications and emerging research.
Statement of Need:
According to the Global Health and Aging report presented by the World Health Organization (WHO), “The number of people aged 65 or older is projected to grow from an estimated 524 million in 2010 to nearly 1.5 billion in 2050, with most of the increase in developing countries.” In addition, by 2050, the number of people 65 years or older is expected to significantly outnumber children younger than 5 years of age.
There are certain health conditions that are expected to be a challenge to our health care system with the increasing aging population. These conditions include cancer, dementia, increase in the number of falls, obesity, and diabetes.
As there are workforce shortages in geriatric medicine, the primary care and internal medicine physician population will need to increase their knowledge surrounding the unique health considerations of the aging population.
- Describe specific conditions relating to patient demographic:
- Medication interaction
- Cognitive decline
- Diet considerations
- Describe approaches for primary care and internal medicine physicians in the treatment of older patient populations
- Describe when to refer to a Geriatric provider
- Explore and share resources for practitioners relating to screening guidelines, community partners, and assessments relating to fall risk and mobility
Disclosure: All planners and speakers disclose that they have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Commercial Support: There is no commercial support associated with this activity.
Accreditation and Designation:
The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kentucky Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for 1.oo AMA PRA Category 1 credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Geriatric Medicine Resources
Estimated Time to Complete: This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Method of Participation Used: Participants will view and listen to a recorded lecture while simultaneously viewing slides.
Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed internet connection
Meeting Planner: Miranda Mosley, Rachel Crouch
Faculty: Belinda Setters, M.D.
Moderator: Monalisa Tailor, M.D.
Provider Contact Information: Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association
Copyright: There is no copyright associated with this activity
Release Date: June 8, 2023
Termination Date: June 2024