The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course is an in-depth review of the field of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry. It is designed for all providers who care for older adults: physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, and social workers who wish to provide better care for their patients. Physicians and other clinicians planning to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Examination in Geriatric Medicine (or Re-certification) or comparable examinations for other health disciplines will also benefit from the course, which is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Course participants will be exposed to
principles of aging
the clinical approach to the geriatric patient
major syndromes such as dementia, incontinence, falls and metabolic bone disease
organ-specific diseases that have special import for the geriatric patient
clinical pearls regarding care for the geriatric population.
Special emphasis is placed on neuropsychiatry, pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to treatment, and systems of geriatric care including long- term care and geriatric assessment.
New for 2013, break-out sessions for social workers, pharmacists, nurses, and nurse practitioners will offer content specifically designed for these professionals. Specialized topics include advanced geriatric case management, guardianship, Screening Tool of Older Peoples' Prescriptions (STOPP)/Screening Tool to Alert provider to the Right Treatment (START) and Beers criteria for prescribing, and the Consensus Model for Advanced Practice RN regulation.
Our next course will held
September 8-11, 2013 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.