Virginia Geriatrics Society - 2018 VGS Annual Conference -  - April 27, 2018
2018 VGS Annual Conference

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

Educational sessions presented by outstanding speakers from multiple disciplines! Topics this year include:
hepatitis C, new drugs for treating dementia, newest diabetes treatment options, compliant opiate prescribing, and much more!
Download the registration brochure for the full list of topics, speakers, and learning objectives.

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EXHIBITORS

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Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Virginia Geriatrics Society

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Virginia Geriatric Society. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 21.0 contact hour(s) (21.0 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
**For a list of individual UANS for each session click here**

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 21.0 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

• Discuss current management issues for individuals with dementia, including social supports, behavior management without relying on drugs, and diagnostic tools
• Discuss current knowledge of older and newer anti-platelet agents in the older adult.
• Discuss current knowledge of hormonal therapies in older adults
• Utilize strategies to reduce opiate use, and substitute other types of medication and alternative therapies
• List 3 changes in practice he/she will make as a result of attending this conference.
• Discuss management of selected orthopedic problems including shoulder arthritis and infected artificial joints
• List some of the new treatments now available for pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale
• Employ tools to safely facilitate “de-prescribing” of medications in older patients

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.

 

VGS Annual Conference - 250 West Main Street, Suite 100 - Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 977-3716(p) - email - (434) 979-2439(f)