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Vermont Geriatrics Conference


April 9, 2013

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, VT



The eighth annual Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Geriatrics Conference will be a one-day symposium covering practical and provocative issues in the medical care of older adults. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants,
pharmacists, and other health professionals with an interest in the care of older adults are encouraged to attend. This year’s agenda focuses on medical issues that are commonly addressed in routine primary care practice, including fall prevention; novel approaches
to end of life care; and emerging concepts related to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Common orthopedic problems encountered in the elderly, an update on osteoporosis, and recommendations around nutritional and dietary supplements in elders are also included in this year’s course. The conference will end with a panel discussion of the controversial topic of atypical antipsychotic medication use in the elderly, particularly in long term care settings. Participants will have the opportunity to choose two of three breakout sessions. Ample time for discussion and questions has been built into the schedule.

Vermont AHEC improves access to quality healthcare through its focus on workforce development; it is a partnership between the Northeastern Vermont AHEC, Champlain Valley AHEC, Southern Vermont AHEC, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine AHEC Program. AHEC believes that success in healthcare innovation, transformation, and reform depends upon an adequate supply and distribution of well-trained healthcare professionals.


At the end of this conference, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss awareness of appropriate interventions to prevent falls in elders.
2. Describe approaches to end of life care decision-making.
3. Integrate clinical skills related to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Integrate clinical skills related to common orthopedic problems, osteoporosis and nutrition in elders.
5. Discuss appropriate use of atypical antipsychotics in elders.


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.5 Nursing Contact Hours.* (Expiration: 4/9/15)

*The University of Vermont Office of Continuing Medical Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses’ Association, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit is pending for the following: Mental Health, Nursing Home Administrators, Pharmacy, Psychology and Social Work.


The registration fee for this conference is $220 for physicians and $165 for non-physicians, residents and students (includes all course materials, breakfast, breaks and lunch). There will be limited enrollment for this program - please register early.

Refunds: Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $50, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by March 20, 2013. No refunds are possible after that date.

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