Live Webinar: Anemia in the Elderly: Evaluation, Outcomes and Management

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern
Speaker: T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, MACP, AGSF

Looking for more information regarding Anemia in the PALTC environment? This webinar will provide the knowledge you need.

Description: Anemia is common in the elderly and largely under-recognized and inadequately managed. This presentation will offer information regarding the etiology of anemia and a simple approach to evaluation and management. The participants will understand that anemia is not a consequence of aging, rather a marker of underlying illness or pathology and that anemia needs to be addressed. Illustrations presented through cases will create a better understanding for the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an awareness of the prevalence of anemia in the elderly.
  • Understand the etiology of anemia in the older population and the ability to perform the basic evaluation of anemia.
  • Recognize the adverse outcomes of untreated anemia in the geriatric population.
  • Understand the management of common anemias in the elderly.

Credit Information:

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. The Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CMD Credit Statement:
This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 clinical hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points and medical knowledge and patient safety credit MOC credit 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.

Speaker Biography:

T. S. Dharmarajan MD is the Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine, Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and the Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Montefiore Medical Center (Wakefield Campus) Bronx, a University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Bronx, New York. He is currently Professor of Medicine, AECOM.