• Geriatric Medicine Livestream 

    Wednesday, November 3 - Saturday, November 6

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream on any device.
    • Register by October 24 to save up to $100.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Keep up to date with the latest evidence-based, ready-for-practice information on geriatric family medicine.

    Earn CME, connect with geriatric experts, and improve care for your senior patients—all in just a few days.

    Create a flexible CME experience that best suits your needs and schedule. The livestream format lets you attend the full course over a few days or choose from themed half-day sessions focused on a broad range of topics, including:

    • Immunization and COVID-19
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Stroke and TIA
    • COPD

    Log in via your favorite device to learn from expert faculty who actively practice family medicine. 

    CME Credits
    Earn up to 26 live credits and enhance patient care—all from the comfort of your home or office.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines for geriatric conditions in practice.
    • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose, treat and manage common clinical conditions seen among the geriatric population.
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
    • Recognize when to refer to, or consult with, other specialists to provide optimal patient care.


    Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, course chair

    Each session has scheduled Q&A and for a break.

    The times listed below are in central time.


    Session #1: Wednesday morning, November 3

    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Atrial Fibrillation Update: The Beat Goes On (and Off) – Nathan Falk, MD, MBA, CAQSM, CPE, FAAFP, and Scott Garland, PharmD
    • Heart Failure – Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
    • Collaborative Care: Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia Management in the Elderly – Nathan Falk, MD, MBA, CAQSM, CPE, FAAFP, and Scott Garland, PharmD
    • Stroke and TIA – Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP

    Session #2: Wednesday afternoon, November 3

    Medical Updates
    1:25 - 5:45 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • COPD – Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
    • Osteoporosis Treatment Update: Can We Take a Holiday? – Robin Creamer, DO, FAAFP
    • BPH to Cancer: An Ode to the Prostate – Justin Bailey, MD, FAAFP
    • Diabetes Mellitus Update: Management Standards in Treating Type 2 Diabetes – Nathan Falk, MD, MBA, CAQSM, CPE, FAAFP, and Scott Garland, PharmD

    Session #3: Thursday morning, November 4

    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Exercise is Medicine – Naomi Clancy, MD, FAAFP
    • STEADI: Promoting Older Adult Health & Independence Through Fall Prevention – Robin Creamer, DO, FAAFP and Justin Hess, DPT, PT, OCS
    • Geriatric Polypharmacy, High Risk Medication Use, and Deprescribing – Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD
    • Telehealth Pre and Post COVID-19 – Naomi Clancy, MD, FAAFP and Alejandrina Gray (patient engagement faculty)

    Session #6: Thursday afternoon, November 4

    ECG Basic – Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP
    Optional Session

    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT 
    3 credits

    • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, and normal electrical conduction through the heart.
    • Recognize various dysrhythmias on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms, and treatment.
    • Relate normal cardiac electrophysiology to corresponding findings on the ECG.

    Session #7: Thursday afternoon, November 4

    Marvelous Medical Apps – Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
    Optional Session
    1:30 – 4:30 p.m. CT
    3 credits

    • Download and use the correct medical app to calculate relevant clinical cardiology data, to include: ASCVD 10-year risk of MI, ABCD2 post-stroke risk or recurrent episode, CHADS2-VASC risk in atrial fibrillation, and multiple other data points.
    • Review new mHealth (mobile health) technologies like the Kardia rhythm app and consider risks/benefits for patients.
    • Review and recommend apps for patients to help improve care.

    Session #4: Friday morning, November 5

    Common Elderly Conditions
    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Parkinson’s Disease – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP
    • Alzheimer’s Disease – Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD, and Lisa Warren (patient engagement faculty)
    • Billing and Coding – Naomi Clancy, MD, FAAFP
    • Insomnia – Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD

    Session #8: Friday afternoon, November 5

    ECG Advanced – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP
    Optional Session
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    3 credits

    • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to abnormal rhythms and findings including AV block, hypertrophy, tachyarrhythmias, preexcitation, ischemia/infarction, and others.
    • Relate abnormal cardiac electrophysiology to corresponding findings on the ECG.
    • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.

    Session #5: Saturday morning, November 6

    Special Topics
    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Functional GI Disorders: Everything You Need to Know for the Geriatric Patient – Justin Bailey, MD, FAAFP
    • Immunization and COVID-19 Update – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP
    • Chronic Pain in Elderly Patients: Sensible and Safe Treatment – Todd Palmer, MD
    • 2021 Updates in Geriatrics – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP

    The times listed above are in central time.

    Note: Session information is subject to change.

    Fee Per Session*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends October 24)
    $149 $139 $109 $189 $189
    Standard $169 $159 $129 $209 $209

    *Registration fee for the ECG Basic or Marvelous Medical Apps and ECG Advanced workshop is $240 each for all registrants.

    To register by fax or mail, download the registration form.

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after I register for livestream? 

    You will receive an email from ON Services, our streaming provider, the Friday before the course begins, with the link to access the livestream and course resources which include access to PDFs of presentations. ON Services will also send reminder emails one hour before the start of each day's sessions that you have registered for.

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?

    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac OS X 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM
    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+, Edge, Chrome, and Opera (please note they are not compatible with Opera Mini). They recommend upgrading your browser whenever possible.
    • High speed internet connection with a minimum and consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps or faster. Speed tests can be tested through the website www.speedtest.net.
    • Also compatible with iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.

    Note: Some corporate networks and internet service providers block video transmissions by use of a firewall. If you cannot see video clips (even though your system meets the system requirements), contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission. 

    Will the live presentations be recorded?

    Yes. You will have access to the archived recordings of the sessions you have registered for within approximately two weeks. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. These archived sessions are approved for enduring CME credit rather than live credit.

    What if I want to cancel my livestream registration?

    Standard AAFP live course cancellation policies still apply.

    What if I'm not satisfied with the livestream experience?

    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org no later than 5 p.m. CT, Monday, November 8, 2021.

    CME Credit Statement

    Participants should report CME credit only for the sessions they have registered for and completed.

    The AAFP has reviewed Geriatric Medicine - Livestream and deemed it acceptable for up to 26 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/3/2021 to 11/6/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Online Only, Live for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
    View more credit agreements.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Can't attend live?

    The self-study option offers you to learn on your schedule.