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This conference is designed to train America’s healthcare workforce in the skills required to take care of hospitalized older persons. This session will feature international experts in geriatrics and gerontologic nursing. The conference will be particularly important to nurses and hospitalists. The entire interdisciplinary team of therapists, social workers, pharmacists and case managers will also benefit from this experience.  

Our goal is to increase the number of health care professionals who use the principles of geriatric medicine as they care for vulnerable older adults.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, physician assistants and allied health care providers involved in the care of older adults

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify stages of frailty; those in greatest need of proactive, coordinated care. 
  2. Work with patients to identify goals of care in the context of their advance illness (i.e. integrate health and social services, and physical and mental health).
  3. Use best practices/models of care to address needs of vulnerable older adults (i.e. engaging patients in decisions, coordinating care, team communication).

Topics / Speakers

  • Apply Geriatrics Principles to Improve Care Transitions for Older (and younger) Adults

    Kellie Flood, MD     

  • Preparing an Age Friendly Health System

    Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Improving Emergency Department Care of Older Adults in America

    S. Nicole Hastings, MD, MHS

  • Avoiding Unplanned Hospitalizations for Acutely Ill Older Adults - The Hospital at Home Model

    Linda V. DeCherrie, MD

  • Updates on Interprofessional Care of Acutely Ill & Injured Older Adults

   Mary T. Fox, RN, PhD

  • Promoting Mobility Among Acutely Ill Hospitalized Older Adults - From the Evidence to Practical bedside Tips

   S. Nicole Hastings, MD, MHS

  • Exploring Beliefs on Rest & Activity: Helping Older People Stay Functional During Illness

   Mary T. Fox, RN, PhD

  • Basics of Population Health in the Care of Older Adults

    Sharon K. Quinlan, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

  • Care of Older Adults Who Have an Acute Illness with Concurrent Depression

   Rebecca Radue, MD

  • Improving the Coordination of Health Care for Older Americans

   Michael Malone, MD


$25 - lunch included


5.25 credit hours


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Cancellation Policy

An attendee must notify NTC of a cancellation prior to the beginning of the event in order to have fees removed or a refund issued. Attendees who do not attend without notifying Continuing Education will be responsible for payment of all course fees and will not be eligible for a refund.  Full refunds will be issued for a cancellation prior to November 3, 2019.  Any cancellation made after November 3, 2019 will forfeit their refund.

Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

Continuing Education & Events Assistant

Leslie develops and manages all aspects of the conference and event planning process.