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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Primary Care Update 2013

Topic-Specific Objectives


Friday, June 14, 2013

Hip Fractures: Prevention and Treatment

Matthew Craig, M.D.

  1. Describe best practices for treatment of hip fractures in the elderly.
  2. Discuss epidemiology of hip fractures in the U.S.
  3. Review non-operative options for hip fracture.
  4. Discuss the risk of femoral fractures associated with long term bisphosphonate use.

Geriatric Dermatoses

Laurel Schwartz, M.D.

  1. Review changes in skin that occurs naturally with aging. 
  2. Identify common benign skin lesions that are found more commonly in older people.
  3. Describe physical findings of skin lesions that increase suspicion of malignancy.
  4. Discuss new operative and non-operative approaches to the treatment of basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and acitnic keratoses.

Dementia:  Diagnosis and Management

Mary Hoffman, M.D.

  1. Describe office based tools to help identify those with cognitive decline.
  2. Discuss the various causes of dementia.
  3. Review the efficiency of available medications for dementia.
  4. Discuss caregiver support issues surrounding care of patients with dementia.

Blood Disorders in the Elderly

Feliz LePar, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Compare and contrast causes of anemia in the elderly.
  2. Describe the work up of anemia in the elderly.
  3. Review the presentation and treatment approach to chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  4. Discuss the evaluation of myelodysplastic syndromes.

Sex, Driving and Substance Abuse - Not Just for Teens

Gerald Hansen III, M.D.

  1. Discuss the role of sexuality in the lives of geriatric patients
  2. List the options for treatment of sexual dysfunction in geriatric patients
  3. Discuss the approach to identifying & treating substance abuse in geriatric patients
  4. Describe how to assess the driving abilities and apply appropriate safety interventions for our geriatric patients

Movement Disorders

James Cook, M.D.

  1. Review the epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease in the U.S.
  2. Describe physical exam findings in patients with Parkinson disease.
  3. Differentiate Parkinsonian tremor from other movement disorders.
  4. Discuss the role of medications and surgical interventions for Parkinson’s.

The Aging Eye

Eric George, M.D.

  1. Review physical findings of eye disorders including ectropion and ptosis.
  2. Describe the presentation of macular degeneration and treatments that may be available.
  3. Discuss best practices for pre-operative evaluation of cataract patients.
  4. Discuss the safety of medications in patients with macular degeneration.

Cancer Screening in the Elderly

Meera Shah, D.O.

  1. Review the guidelines for screening for concerns of colon, breast and prostate cancer in the elderly
  2. Relate the ideas of prognosis and life expectancy to screening recommendations
  3. Discuss how patient preferences affect screening decisions

Top Articles in Geriatrics

John Russell, M.D. and Neil Skolnik, M.D.

  1. Discuss trial comparing hydrochlorothiazide to chlorthalidone for hypertension in the elderly.
  2. Describe mortality from cardiac arrest in geriatrics.
  3. Review new articles on cardiovascular disease in geriatrics

Topic-Specific Objectives