Department of Medicine

Geriatrics for Primary Care & Hospitalists - Comprehensive Live Virtual Review


Course Details


When? Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021; 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CST

Where? Online Live Interactive, Join from Anywhere

To register and pay online visit the activity website and follow the instructions

Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed. If you have not received confirmation at least 10 business days before the activity start date, contact us immediately.

Course Registration Fee: $69

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Course Description
This 4-hour course is designed to educate primary care providers and hospitalists with a diverse patient population to manage common geriatric presentations effectively. The course will focus on geriatric clinical issues commonly encountered in both inpatient and outpatient care settings. This will be presented didactically by geriatric faculty nationally recognized for their expertise in chronic disease management, and will involve best practice strategies and education through case studies and lectures. A 1 hour CME for ethics is included. Each session will include time for questions and answers and an audience response system will allow immediate feedback regarding CME test questions. A full syllabus of educational materials will be provided. 

Why Should I Attend?
The need for care for older adults has never been bigger, and it is only growing. The combination of the aging of the Baby Boom population and an increase in life expectancy will mean that older adults make up a much larger percentage of the U.S. population than ever before. It is estimated that we will need 20,000 board certified geriatricians to take care of 14 million older Americans. However there are currently less than 8,000 board certified Geriatricians to serve this need.  The Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, states “unless action is taken immediately, the health care workforce will lack the capacity to meet the needs of older patients in the future.” Primary Care continues to be the backbone of medical care for older Americans, and it is important to understand geriatric principles in order to provide the best care for our older adults. The purpose of this interactive course is for non-Geriatricians to learn to effectively identify, evaluate, and treat conditions unique to the elderly.

Target Audience
Primary Care Providers, Internists, Family Medicine Practitioners, Hospitalists, General Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants.

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Apply current evidence-based concepts in geriatric medicine to daily practice caring for elders
  • Identify psychosocial problems and ethical issues in decision-making
  • Diagnose and manage the major geriatric syndromes
  • Identify basic principles of geriatric medicine, transition of care and Optimizing Prescribing in Older Adults.

Educational Methods
Virtual Live Lecture ▪ Audience Response ▪ Question and Answer Session

Evaluation by online questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Accreditation/Credit Designation Physician 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ethics presentation, Ethics/Decision Making, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 4 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Audio or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the Activity Director and the Office of

Continuing Medical Education, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Faculty, topics, program schedule and credits are subject to change.

Disclosure Policy
In order to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) that all individuals who are in a position to control the content of the CME activity (activity director, planning committee members, and faculty) disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All identified conflicts of interest are managed to help ensure that the educational material is scientifically based, accurate, current and objectively presented. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.

Fee, Registration, and Confirmation Information
Refer to the registration form for the fee schedule. Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed. If you have not received confirmation at least 10 business days before the activity start date, contact us immediately.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and received by the us at least 10 business days before the activity begins. The date the request is received by the Baylor Geriatrics for Primary Care & Hospitalists, will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee deducted from the registration fee paid to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be emailed to

The Baylor Geriatrics for Primary Care & Hospitalists reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than 10 business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact number indicated on the registration form followed by written notification. If an activity is cancelled, Baylor Geriatrics for Primary Care & Hospitalists Course’s liability is limited to the registration fee paid.


Review Course Directors


S. N. Imam, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

Angela Catic, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics
Baylor College of Medicine