• Geriatric Medicine Livestream 

    Wed, Dec 2 - Sat, Dec 5

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream on any device.


    After careful consideration, the AAFP has decided to transition the Geriatric Medicine live course scheduled for December 2–5 in Vail, CO, to a virtual setting.

    Help your geriatric patients navigate the health issues that come from aging with this livestream experience. Simply log in and participate from your home, office, or on the go.

    This unique format is designed in dynamic half-day sessions focused on the topics you need most, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia, stroke and TIA, and fall prevention. New sessions this year include:

    • Medicare payments
    • Top 20 POEMS
    • E/M Updates

    Aging hearts need your complete focus and attentive care. Improve your cardiovascular skills with an optional workshop on interpreting ECG readings.

    Why choose AAFP CME?

    • Earn live CME worth up to 23 Prescribed credits.
    • Connect with experts in geriatric patient care.
    • Make a genuine impact on quality of life for aging patients.
       

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines 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.
       

    Sessions

    The times listed below are central time.
     

    Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, course chair

    Session #101: Wednesday Morning, December 2

    7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Urinary Incontinence – Irene Hamrick, MD
    • Insomnia – Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD
    • Diabetes Update – Irene Hamrick, MD
    • Alzheimer’s Disease – Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD
       


    Session #102: Wednesday Afternoon, December 2

    1:15 - 5:45 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Geriatric Polypharmacy – Irene Hamrick, MD
    • Atrial Fibrillation – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP
    • Chronic Pain in Older Adults – Irene Hamrick, MD
    • Osteoporosis & Osteopenia – Lisa Price, MD
       


    Session #103: Thursday Morning, December 3

    7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Heart Failure – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP
    • Evaluation & Management Update – Samuel Church, MD, MPH, CPC, FAAFP
    • STEADI: Promoting Older Adult Health & Independence Through Fall Prevention – Lisa Price, MD
    • Anticoagulants & VTE Prevention – Fred Brennan, DO, FAAFP
       


    Session #104: Thursday Afternoon, December 3

    ECG Interpretation Workshop - Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    $240
    3 credits

    Note: this is a duplicate session to session #106 on Friday.

    • Identify various dysrhythmias on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment.
    • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and others.
    • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.
       


    Session #105: Friday Morning, December 4

    7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Medicare Payment: Annual Wellness Visit, Chronic Care Management, Transitional Care Management, Advanced Care Planning – Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP
    • US Preventive Services Task Force Update – Kathleen Rowland, MD, FAAFP
    • COPD – Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
    • Top 20 POEMS – Kathleen Rowland, MD, FAAFP


    Session #106: Friday Afternoon, December 4

    ECG Interpretation Workshop - Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    $240
    3 credits

    Note: this is a duplicate session to session #104 on Thursday.

    • Identify various dysrhythmias on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment.
    • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and others.
    • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.
       


    Session #107: Saturday Morning, December 5

    7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Stroke and TIA – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP
    • Parkinson’s Disease – Janice Knoefel, MD
    • Exercise for the Geriatric Patient: Injury & Morbidity Prevention – Janice Knoefel, MD
    • Statins – Recommendations for Older Adults – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP
       

    The times listed above are central time.
     

    Note: Session information is subject to change.

    Fee Per Session*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
      $169 $159 $129 $209 $209

     

    *Registration fee for the ECG Workshop is $240 for all registrants.

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after I register for livestream? 

    You will receive an email from ON Services, our streaming provider, the day 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:

    • Adobe Flash Plug-in
    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+. Edge, Chrome, and Opera.
    • High speed internet connection with a consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps
    • Compatible with a computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac IS x 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM.
    • Also compatible with all modern mobile browsers; iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.
       

    You may test the speed and performance of your internet connection at www.speedtest.net.

    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 online access to the sessions you have registered for approximately two weeks after the streaming course. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. These archive sessions will have CME credit and will be reported as enduring not 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, December 7, 2020.

    CME Credit Statement

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

    This Live activity, Geriatric Medicine, with a beginning date of December 2, 2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 23 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. 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 Live activity for a maximum of 23 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 for the course? You may edit your registration online to add a session.


    Can't attend live?

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