Wednesday, December 4 - Saturday, December 7, 2019 | Fort Myers, FL

Geriatric Medicine Live Course

Register by November 4 to save $100

Geriatric Medicine offers everything you need to stay current in your practice. Learn and understand differences in treating elderly patients compared to middle-aged adults. Attend to learn best practices and evidence-based information on recent and relevant topics, including Parkinson’s, elder abuse and neglect, end-of-life care, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, and more.

Geriatric Medicine

December 4 - 7, 2019

Fort Myers, FL
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa 



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird   $895
Standard    $995

New Physician
Early Bird   $845
Standard    $945

Student or Resident
Early Bird   $645
Standard    $745

Allied Health
Early Bird   $895
Standard    $995

Early Bird   $1,195
Standard    $1,295


Early bird ends November 4, 2019.

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

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 26 AAFP Prescribed credits - 20 for attending the course and another 6 for participating in the 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, December 4
Wednesday, December 4 : 6:45 - 7:30 a.m. Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, December 4 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, December 4 : 12:00 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, December 4 : 1:45 - 5:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, December 5
Thursday, December 5: 6:45 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, December 5: 7:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, December 5: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, December 5: 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Friday, December 6
Friday, December 6: 6:45 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, December 6: 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, December 6: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, December 6: 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Saturday, December 7
Saturday, December 7 : 6:45 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, December 7 : 7:40 - 11:45 a.m.General Sessions
Saturday, December 7 : 11:45 a.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
  • Anticoagulants for VTE Prevention and Treatment 
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Billing, Coding and Payment Reform
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostate Update
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain in Older Adults
  • Depression Screening and Management
  • Diabetes Update
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Exercise for the Geriatric Patient: Morbidity and Injury Prevention
  • Geriatric Polypharmacy, High Risk Medication Use, and Deprescribing
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension Update
  • Immunizations for Travel
  • Nutrition Supplements and Herbal Therapies
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson Disease
  • 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

How to Add Optional Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend a 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 a session. Register now »

Optional Sessions

ECG Interpretation

(#101) Thursday, December 5, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. or
(#103) Friday, December 6, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 


  • 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.


  • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and others.
  • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.

Joint Injection

(#102) Thursday, December 5, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, December 6, 1:45 p.m. - 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.

Invited Faculty

Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFPCourse 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

Fred H. Brennan, DO, FAAFP – Assistant Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Turley Family Health Center/University of South Florida (USF) Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Clearwater, Florida

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

Irene Hamrick, MD, AGSF, FAAFP – Professor, Chief of the Office of Geriatric Medicine at University of Cincinnati, Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH – Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amy Mullins, MD – Medical Director, Quality Improvement, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP – Program Director and Academic Chairman, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency at Winter Park; Professor, UCF College of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor, FSU College of Medicine, Winter Park, Florida

Francis G. O’Connor, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine/Associate Director, Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, Maryland

Lisa K. Price, MD Senior Medical Director, Physician Health Partners, Denver, Colorado

Patrick D. Rice, MD, FAAFP – Altoona Family Physicians; UPMC Altoona, Altoona, Pennsylvania

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 full-color syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the full-color syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 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. Making reservations early is encouraged.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa(
17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: (800) 767-7777

$177 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- November 4, 2019

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa is just a short distance from both Sanibel and Captiva Islands, with their beautiful beaches and popular attractions. Nature lovers will be enchanted by the many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors near the resort - from natural trails and bike and kayak rentals to simply relaxing on a hammock and watching the sunset.

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 made after November 4, 2019, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa 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 4 days prior to arrival date.
Reservations Include:
  • Nightly resort fee ($25) waived
  • Complimentary internet in guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to fitness center
  • Complimentary overnight self-parking ($12)

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Geriatric Medicine, with a beginning date of December 4, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26 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 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 »

Can't attend live?


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