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 and address the unique vulnerabilities of older adults who are acutely ill or injured.
2. Describe practice improvements to better address the needs of older individuals in the emergency department, in our hospitals, in programs to avoid hospitalization, and in transition between health care settings.
3. Describe key lessons learned as our health systems prepare to care for populations of older Americans.

Topics / Speakers

  • "Patient Priority Care” - Caroline Blaum, MD 
  • “An Update on Medicare – What a Health Provider Needs to Know” - Paul McGann, MD 
  • “New Approaches to Safely Avoid Hospitalization for Acutely Ill Older Adults” - Amy R Stuck PhD, RN 
  • “Using Quality Improvement Strategies to Improve our Systems of Care for Older Adults” - Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAAEM, AGSF
  • “My Two Elaines- A Family Caregiver’s Perspective of Alzheimer’s Disease” - Marty Schreiber, Former Wisconsin Governor 
  • “Practical Tips to Assess and Address the Needs of an Older Adult who has Fallen” - Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD 
  • “Acute Care for Elders – Lessons Learned from the Canadian Perspective” - Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF  
  • “Bedside Assessment of the Behavioral Health Needs of Older Adults – Practical Tips You Can Use” - Rebecca Radue, MD
  • “The Hospital at Home Model of Care – Practical Implications for Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Elders” - David Levine, MD MPH MA 
  • “Pursuing Excellence with Humility- the Implementation and Dissemination of Acute Care for Elders in America” - Michael Malone, MD 


This event will be live streamed to NTC's Wausau, Antigo, and Phillips campuses. 


$29 - lunch included


5.75 credit hours will be available


Click here to view the full conference agenda.

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.