2019 Elder Care Symposium
As our population continues to age, hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities are caring for a large volume of elderly patients. The purpose of this conference is to provide an evidence-based approach to assist healthcare professionals provide exceptional care for elders while staying compliant with state and federal regulations
Designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals that provide care to older adults.
· Early detection and intervention of with available resources for Dementia.
· Define the range of conditions which may result in behavior problems in long-term care facility residents including differentiating dementia/delirium/depression and describe best practices in the current medical literature for medication management of behavior problems in this setting.
· Describe opioid crisis issues specifically related to long-term care (LTC). Discuss use of gabapentinoids in pain management
· Develop strategies to promote appropriate pain management for LTC residents
· Promote a practical step-wise approach to antibiotic stewardship in LTC, especially for appropriate UTI
· Define syndrome of frailty and learn clinical and diagnostic features of frailty
· Describe evidence based recommendations on fall prevention in the elderly population
· Discuss the opportunities to use telemedicine to enhance post-acute and long-term care.
· Identify technical and environmental considerations for high quality telemedicine in post-acute and long-term care.
· Develop a strategy for establishing telemedicine services in their practice or medical group.
7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50-8:00 am Welcome Dilip Elangbam, MD
8:00-9:00 am Dementia David Nace , MD
9:00-10:00 pm Medication Management of Behavorial & Psychiatric Problems in Nursing Home Facilities Thomas Lawrence, MD
10:00-11:00 am Pain Management & Practical Antibiotic Stewardship Daniel Haimowitz, MD
11:00-12:00 pm Ethics Alexander Nesbitt, MD
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm Frailty & Sarcopenia Firas Saidi, MD 2:00-3:00 pm Injury Prevention in Long Term Care Michael Smith, DO
3:00-4:00 pm Telemedicine In PA/LTC: How To Do It And Do It Well Steven Handler, MD
David Nace, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Senior Communities. Assis-tant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical School of Medicine. Thomas Lawrence, MD , CMD Medical Director, Board of Directors, American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Main Line Health Care , Newton Square, PA
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP,CMD Multi– facility Medical Director. Board Certified Internist & Geriatrician Alexander Nesbitt, MD Medical Director, Hospice and Palliative Care UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport, PA
Firas Saidi, MD , CMD Medical Director, Lankenau Medical Center Wynnewood, PA
Michael Smith, DO Associate Director of Acute Care and Trauma Surgery De-partment, UPMC Susquehanna Steven Handler, MD,Phd, CMD Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine. Director of Geri-atric Telemedicine Programs. Chief Medic al Informatics Officer
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 7.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 7.00 Attendance