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Vermont Geriatrics Conference


April 8, 2014

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, VT

The 2014 Conference was a huge success. Please keep checking our website for information on next year's course!



The ninth 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 geriatric renal conditions, depression and anxiety in the elderly, and diastolic heart failure. Effective communication skills when using the electronc medical record, substance use disorders in late life, and oral health will also be discussed in the afternoon concurrent sessions. In addition, practical applications of Act 39 will be presented, and an update on the rollout and current status of the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program will be discussed. The conference will end with a discussion of the Accountable Care Organization that has been formed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Participants will have the opportunity to choose two of three concurrent 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 evaluation and appropriate interventions for common medical conditions in the elderly.
2. Describe the effectiveness of the SASH program as an adjunct to geriatric medical care.
3. Integrate clinical skills related to Act 39.
4. Integrate clinical skills related to the use of the electronic medical record, substance use disorders, and oral health.
5. Discuss the implications of Accountable Care Organizations.


The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the 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.*

*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). Add $25 after March 20. 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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