Virginia Geriatrics Society - 2016 VGS Annual Conference - Hilton Richmond Hotel, Short Pump - April 1, 2016
2016 VGS Annual Conference

Join us this April for the 27th Annual Virginia Geriatrics Society Conference.

Educational sessions presented by outstanding speakers from multiple disciplines! Topics this year include:
Joint Resurfacing, Cholesterol Management, Parkinson's Disease and Dementia, Beer's List Update, and much more!

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VENUE

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EXHIBITORS

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor

VIRGINIA GERIATRICS SOCIETY: The Virginia Geriatrics Society (VGS) is an affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society. Membership in VGS provides priority access to all educational opportunities, free continuing education units (CEU’s and CME’s) at dinner meetings, discounted registration fee for the annual Virginia Geriatrics Conference, networking with Geriatrics and Gerontology professionals and opportunity to impact Geriatrics at the state and national levels. Cost of Membership is just $50 annually.

Accreditation Details
 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers and other clinicians who work with older adults, and/or desire information about advances in treatments for our aging population.
 
Course Objectives
By the conclusion of this conference, attendees should be able to:
1. Discuss current management issues for individuals with dementia, including capacity determination and
implement an appropriate treatment plan.
2. Discuss current knowledge of older and newer antithrombotic agents in the older adult.
3. Accurately assess patients who would benefit from interventional cardiology management for cardiac rhythm
problems and initiate the referral.
4. List 3 changes in practice he/she will make as a result of attending this conference.
5. Identify and treat the older patient with dependency on, and then withdrawal from, addictive substances.
6. Describe the new tools to facilitate use of the Beers list for appropriate medication management in the elderly.
7. Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.
8. Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.
 
Faculty
Faculty Chair- Peter Boling, MD
  • Chuck Alexander, MA
  • Ed Ansello, PhD
  • Dan Bluestein, MD
  • Linda Barker, LCSW 
  • Stacey Dean, PharmD
  • Kristen Druhot, NP
  • Kathy Fletcher, RN
  • Mike Godschalk, MD
  • Martha Purvis, NP
  • Kathryn Rackson, MD
  • Rachel Selby-Penczak, MD
  • Burt Waters, PhD
 
 
Physicians Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Virginia Geriatrics Society. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Pharmacists Continuing Education
  
Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 
Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 21.0 contact hour(s) (2.1 CEUs)of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
This activity will be approved for continuing pharmacy education. Please check the website for further information to be updated for ACPE credit at www.vgsconference.org.  Click here to Session Objectives and UANs.
 
Nurses Continuing Education
Accreditation Statements
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
 
Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.
 
Social Worker Credit Designation
CEU Approval Pending from the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
 
Family Physician Medical Education
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
 
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.
 
Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Sherry Whiting prior to the live event at (434)326-9842.
 
For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, you will receive an email from the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine within 3 weeks with a link and directions to submit your credit to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. 
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you within three weeks.
Updated: February 01, 2016
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