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

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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.

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.