Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine 2018

Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine 2018

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Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Oakstone Board Review

This clinically based CME board review provides broad coverage of fundamental topics, current trends, and treatments in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. Ideal for MOC.


Discover the Latest Trends

This Geriatric and Palliative Medicine CME program brings you the latest trends and best practices for managing geriatric syndromes and improving patient outcomes. Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine covers topics like late-life depressions, sleep disorders, surgical emergencies, capacity assessment, falls, hospice, etc. It will help you to better:

  • Recognize and effectively manage the major geriatric syndromes
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of novel therapies for older adults
  • Assess and manage pain and non-pain issues
  • Prepare for the ABIM geriatric and palliative medicine board exams
  • Evaluate and guide medical interventions to improve patient quality of life


  • Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine 2018 - Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
  • Update in Dementia - Mary Sano, PhD
  • Prognostication of Chronic Disease - Bethann M. Scarborough, MD
  • Falls - Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD, MS
  • Geriatrics and Palliative Care in the Nursing Home - Gabriel Brandeis, MD, CMD
  • Nutrition/Hydration in Serious Illness - Jane Morris, RN, MS, ACHPN & Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF
  • Foot Diseases & Disorders - Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
  • Capacity Assessment - Kimberly G. Klipstein, MD
  • Approach to Decision Making for Patients Who Lack Capacity - Terry Altilio, LCSW, ACSW & Priya Krishnasamy, MD
  • Geriatric Nephrology & Renal Palliative Care - Maya K. Rao, MD
  • Perioperative Management - Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, FACP, AGSF
  • Complementary Therapies for Patient and Self Care - JD Elder, MA, LMT & Deborah Matza, RN, MPH, RYT
  • Inpatient & Outpatient Billing & Documentation - Emily Chai, MD & Audrey K. Chun, MD
  • Surgical Emergencies - Celia M. Divino, MD, FACS
  • Chemotherapy Related Toxicity and Oncologic Complications - Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD
  • Hospice - Bethann M. Scarborough, MD
  • Palliative Care in Heart Failure - Mollie Biewald, MD
  • Palliative Care Emergencies - Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD
  • BPH & Prostate Cancer - Reza Mehrazin, MD
  • Anemia - Brenda D. Panzera, MD
  • Grief, Bereavement & Psychosocial Issues - Jane Knowles, MPH, LCSW & Christie Mulholland, MD
  • Pain Management (Advanced): PCA & Methadone Use - Bethann M. Scarborough, MD
  • Family Meetings - Gabrielle Goldberg, MD
  • Incorporating Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Principles into Value-Based Programs - Jeffrey Farber, MD, MBA, FACP
  • Medical Decision Making - Hannah I. Lipman, MD, MS
  • Stroke - Sara K. Rostanski, MD
  • Falls - Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
  • Principles in Geriatric Rehabilitation - David C. Thomas, MD, MHPE
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine - David C. Thomas, MD, MHPE
  • Culture & Palliative Care - Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
  • HIV/AIDS in Older Adults - Beverly Forsyth, MD
  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine - Ula Y. Hwang, MD, MPH & Martine Sanon, MD
  • Screening for Dementia - Veronica Rivera, MD
  • Management of Heart Failure - Anuradha Lala-Trindade, MD
  • Palliative Care in ALS - Mara Lugassy, MD
  • Sleep Disorders - Steven H. Feinsilver, MD
  • Anxiety - Priya Krishnasamy, MD
  • Diagnosis and Evaluation of Peripheral Vascular Disease - Reid A. Ravin, MD
  • Symptom Management II: Hiccups, Pruritus, Xerostomia, Fatigue and Bowel Obstruction - Betty Lim, MD
  • Hazards of Hospitalization - Martine Sanon, MD
  • Oral Care: A Forgotten Care of Older Adults - Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS, DABSCD
  • CAD Management: Cardiac and Perioperative Risk Assessment - Newsha Ghodsi, MD
  • Constipation & Fecal Incontinence - Brijen Shah, MD
  • Thyroid Disease - Maria Skamagas, MD
  • Urinary Incontinence - Eileen H. Callahan, MD
  • Older Drivers, Tough Conversations - Tara Liberman, DO
  • LGBT Aging - Noelle Marie C. Javier, MD & Gregory A. Hinrichsen, PhD, ABPP
  • Pain Management - Emily Chai, MD
  • Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders - Winona Tse, MD
  • Advance Care Planning - Susan E. Cohen, MD
  • De-Prescribing in the Context of Multi-Comorbidities - Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
  • Prevention - Nisha Rughwani, MD
  • Integrative Medicine - Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI
  • End-of-Life Symptoms - Anup S. Bharani, MD & Nicole Loving, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN
  • Physiological Changes in Aging - Nisha Rughwani, MD
  • Pediatric Palliative Care - Emily Hahn, MD
  • COPD & Asthma - Patrick M. Chae, MD
  • Atrial Fibrillation - Emad Aziz, MD, MBBS
  • Basic Opioids 101 - Mollie Biewald, MD
  • Medication Management - Sharon See, BS, PharmD & Shahla Baharlou, MD
  • Symptom Management I: Constipation, SOB, Nausea and Anorexia - Olusegun Apoeso, MD
  • Low Back Pain - Parag Sheth, MD
  • Osteoporosis - Barrie Weinstein, MD, CCD
  • Balance & Vertigo - James Gurley, PT, DPT, NCS & Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, FACS
  • Withdrawal of Non-Beneficial Treatments While Maintaining Care - Mollie Biewald, MD
  • Home Care - Elizabeth T. McCormick, MD & Jennifer M. Reckrey, MD
  • Diabetes - Emilia Pauline Liao, MD
  • Transitions of Care - Ania Wajnberg, MD & Katherine Wang, MD
  • You're Finally Getting Paid!: New Billing Codes - Audrey K. Chun, MD & Linda V. DeCherrie, MD
  • Frailty - Fred Ko, MD, MSCR
  • Interventional Pain - Stelian Serban, MD
  • Dermatology - Caroline Halverstam, MD
  • Delirium - Joyce F. Fogel, MD, FACP, AGSF
  • Wound Care - Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD, CCT, FAPWCA
  • Late Life Depression - Gary J. Kennedy, MD
  • Cardiovascular Disease - Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, MPH, FACC
  • Palliative Radiation Therapy - Kavita V. Dharmarajan, MD, MSc
  • Hematological Malignancies - Adriana Kaczaraj Malone, MD
  • Hypertension - Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, MPH, FACC
  • Use of Adjuvants for Pain Management - Vanessa Rodriguez, MD
  • Refractory and End-of-Life Depression - Gary J. Kennedy, MD
  • Hip Fracture - Calin S. Moucha, MD
  • MACT Hospital at Home - Claire Davenport, MD, MS & Janeen Marshall, MD
  • Rheumatology - Leslie D. Kerr, MD
  • Infectious Disease: Pneumonia, UTI's & C-Dif - Michael P. Mullen, MD
  • Management of Behavioral & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia - Melinda Lantz, MD
  • Managing Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurg & Antibiotic Prophylaxis - Tara Naib, MD
  • Addressing Total Pain: The Role of Interdisciplinary Teams - Rabbi Edith M. Meyerson, DMin, BCC & Joshua Lasseigne, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • Geriatric Assessment Tools - Vanessa Rodriguez, MD
  • Medical Marijuana: It's "High" Time We Review the Evidence - Bethann M. Scarborough, MD & Nathan E. Goldstein, MD
  • Oncology: Breast, Lung & Colon Cancers - Felice LePar, MD, MPH
  • Using Digital Technology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Older Adults - Allen D. Andrade, MD, MBBS DM (Lon), MRCK (UK)
  • An Overview of Cirrhosis for Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medical Providers - James F. Crismale, MD & Christopher Woodrell, MD
  • Feeding & Swallowing Disorders - Benjamin C. Tweel, MD
  • Anorexia, Cachexia & Weight Loss - Stephanie Chow, MD
  • Overview of Gynecological Malignancies: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Options - Vishal Gupta, MD
  • Bringing It All Back Home: The Geriatric and Palliative Care Approach - Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD



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Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 87 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 87 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 credit.

Date of Original Release: December 31, 2018
Date Credits Expire: December 31, 2021
Contact Hours: 87

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants caring for older adults will be better able to:

  • Describe the latest evidence-based geriatric and palliative medicine
  • Recognize the promises and pitfalls of new treatments for older adults
  • Identify major geriatric syndromes and effectively manage these syndromes
  • Identify psychosocial and ethical issues as they pertain to older adults and formulate a treatment approach
  • Prepare for the ABIM geriatric and palliative medicine board exams
  • Assess and guide medical interventions to improve a patient’s quality of life
  • Assess and manage pain and non-pain issues
  • Provide patient and families with the highest level of medical care that is consistent with their goals

Intended Audience

This activity is designed for clinicians and those who are taking the geriatric medicine and/or hospice and palliative medicine certification(s) or recertification in geriatric medicine. Additionally, this activity is for those physicians and other healthcare professionals who want to update their clinical knowledge in geriatric and palliative medicine.