6th Annual Hot Topics in Aging
November 2, 2021
The education and training of professionals in the area of geriatrics is hampered by a scarcity of faculty, inadequate and variable academic curricula and clinical experiences, and a lack of opportunities for advanced training. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans committee recommends that more be done to ensure that all health care professionals have competence in geriatric principles. The IOM further calls for interprofessional collaborative practice education and training for health care professionals in training and in practice. The education and training of geriatric health care professionals is often limited in scope and needs to be expanded to take into account the diversity of health care needs among older populations and prepare professionals for new models of care, many of which will require changed or expanded roles.
Physicians, nurses, advance practice providers, social workers, dental professionals, other interprofessional team members
At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:
- Identify key strategies and resources to provide quality care for older adults with disabilities
- Describe unique considerations in the care of LGBT+ older adults
- Explain the impact of social isolation on the health of older adults
- Identify the negative impacts of ageism
Lecture, Case Study, Panel Discussion, Audience Response System, and Question & Answer
Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.00 Attendance