Wednesday, July 18 - Saturday, July 21, 2018 | Charleston, SC

Geriatric Medicine Live Course

Geriatric Medicine offers everything you need to stay current in your practice. Learn the latest information on the skills you use every day in sessions, such as geriatric polypharmacy, chronic pain in older adults, and Alzheimer’s dementia.

Course Details

Attend Geriatric Medicine

Wednesday, July 18 - Saturday, July 21, 2018

Charleston, SC
Charleston Marriott



Registration Fee

AAFP Member - $895

New Physicians - $845

Student or Resident - $645

Allied Health - $895

Nonmember - $1,195


Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 25.75 AAFP Prescribed credits - 19.75 for attending the course and another 6 for participating in optional sessions (additional fees and registration apply). View CME credit statements»

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.

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 : 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 : 1:45- 5:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018: 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, July 19, 2018: 7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 19, 2018: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, July 19, 2018: 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Friday, July 20, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, July 20, 2018 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, July 20, 2018 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, July 20, 2018 : 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, July 21, 2018 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, July 21, 2018 : 12:00 p.m.Course Adjourn

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Alzheimer’s Dementia: Diagnosis and Management
  • Anticoagulation for VTE Prevention and Treatment
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostate Update
  • Billing, Coding and Payment Reform: Part 1
  • Billing, Coding and Payment Reform: Part 2
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Pain in Older Adults
  • Depression Screening and Management
  • Diabetes Updates
  • Exercise for the Geriatric Patient: Morbidity and Injury Prevention
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Geriatric Polypharmacy, High Risk Medication Use, and Deprescribing
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension Update
  • Menopause/Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Nutrition Supplements and Herbal Therapies
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep Disorders: Insomnia
  • Statins: Recommendation Updates for Older Adults
  • STEADI Initiative: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence Through Fall Prevention
  • Stroke and TIA
  • Urinary Incontinence in Women
  • Wound Care, Skin Ulcers, and Pressure Sores

How to Add Optional Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend an optional session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a session during online registration.

Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add an optional session. Register now »

Optional Sessions

Joint Injection

(#101) Thursday, July 19, 2018, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m. or
(#103) Friday, July 20, 2018, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.

  • Discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic rationale for joint injections being performed.
  • Explain the risks and benefits of joint injections.
  • Describe appropriate equipment/supplies for performing joint injections.
  • Using models, perform joint injections.

Motivational Interviewing

Explore how this interviewing process is used in practice to build motivation in your patients and identify how this technique can be applied to your current practice. You will also have the opportunity to practice and experience a motivational interview-like conversation both as the patient and the provider.  

(#102) Thursday, July 19, 2018, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, July 20, 2018, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.

  • Identify the key components of the definition, spirit, and focus of motivational interviewing.
  • Describe the skills used to facilitate behavior change through conversation.
  • Utilize one strategy for enhancing motivation with patients.
  • Role play with other participants to practice techniques discussed.

Invited Faculty

Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair; Solo Private Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jonathan Adams, MD, PennState Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Penn State Medical Group Park Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania

Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital, Orlando; Geriatric Medicine Clerkship Director, Florida State University College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida

Alec O. DeCastro, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor, MUSC Department of Family Medicine, MUSC Health Sports medicine; Program Director, MUSC Trident Family Medicine Residency, Charleston, South Carolina

Elmer S. Ireton, MD, Christus Family Medicine Academic Center, Corpus Christi, Texas

Lisa K. Price, MD, Chief Medical Officer, InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE, Denver, Colorado

Kathleen G. Reims, MD, FAAFP, Principal and Chief Medical Officer, CSI Solutions, LLC: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

William M. Simpson, Jr., MD, FAAFP, Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. A limited number of syllabuses will be available for purchase on site. Additional information will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.

Charleston Marriott(
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (800) 228-9290

$189 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- June 18, 2018

Charleston, SC

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP.

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations include complimentary wireless internet access in guest room, access to fitness center, and self-parking.
  • Reservations made after June 18, 2018, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Charleston Marriott guarantees reservation by credit card. Card cards will not be charged prior to the scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival date.

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Geriatric Medicine, with a beginning date of July 18, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.75 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 25.75 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.
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