Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System; Arkansas Geriatric Education Center (AGEC), Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Physicians in primary care, internal medicine, family medicine and geriatrics, dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in rheumatic disorders in older adults.
At the completion of this workshop, attendees should be able to:
- describe at least 3 different types of rheumatic disorders in older adults that are associated with chronic disability;
- explain new treatment options for these chronic conditions for older patients; and
- discuss evidence-based strategies for rehabilitation for older patients.
This is a one day conference that will address timely issues and advances in the management of chronic rheumatic conditions and disorders in older adults. As the population ages and lives longer, providing care and services to elders with potentially disabling rheumatic conditions may become both an economic as well as medical imperative. The topics are timely and the speakers are expected to address the most up to date information that will be useful for all clinicians who care for older adults with rheumatic diseases and chronic conditions.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. The UAMS College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UAMS College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Arkansas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Participation in this activity provides 5.25 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Application for CEU’s has also been made for dietitians, pharmacists, nursing home administrators and other disciplines.
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CME) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CME. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CME activity.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 South Shackleford, Little Rock, Arkansas
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for those participants wanting overnight accommodations on April 13 and 14, 2011 (room block reserved until March 23, 2011). A special occupancy rate of $109 is available if you identify yourself as a member of the “Best Practices” seminar. You may make reservations directly with the hotel by calling (501) 223-3000 or 1-866-276-6648.
Ronni Chernoff, PhD, RD, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, AGEC
Kimberly Garner, MD, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Kay Guthrie, AO, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Melanie Adams, BSN, RN, Clinical Nursing Instructor, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Dennis H. Sullivan, MD, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, UAMS