Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

14th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

"Embracing Geriatric Complexity: Applying Assessment Tools in Multidisciplinary Environments"

DATE: August 29-30, 2016

General Information:

Sponsor CollageWe invite you to join us for a comprehensive overview of the important developments in providing healthcare for the older population. The conference will be held at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort near Salt Lake City, Utah. Take advantage of this comprehensive educational program being held in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

Conference Syllabus

Program Overview:

The Rocky Mountain Geriatric Conference is produced by the Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, in affiliation with the VA Salt Lake Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC).  Each year this nationally attended conference explores a geriatric topic in depth.

Conference Focus:

More than 50% of older adults have three or more chronic diseases. Multimorbidity is associated with higher rates of death, disability, adverse effects, institutionalization, use of healthcare resources, and poorer quality of life. Evidence-based data supports that early identification and early intervention for geriatric syndromes are critical prevention strategies for the older person.

The focus of our conference is to educate multidisciplinary attendees about the practical management and coordination of treatment and services along a continuum of care, illustrating models of care that encompass geriatric assessment and care coordination.

Geriatric Assessment is a central component of providing the necessary and appropriate care for older adults with complex and multiple health conditions. Quality care for these complex patients requires development and implementation of individualized, coordinated plans of care. As health care providers, we have the opportunity to optimize care for the growing geriatric population by collaborating across disciplines and embracing innovative models of care.

Target Audience: 

Content for this conference is appropriate for all professionals who care for older adults. We welcome physicians, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, and chaplains. We also welcome health care policymakers, assisted living, hospital and skilled nursing home administrators, community care coordinators, and others interested in geriatric assessments and models of care.

Program Objectives:

By the conclusion of the conference participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the key components of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  2. Discuss the role of geriatric assessment in care coordination, improving quality and outcomes in medically complex patients
  3. Understand models of care that encompass geriatric assessment and care coordination
  4. Promote collaboration across disciplines for the practical management and coordination of treatment for patients with multiple chronic conditions

Conference Presented By:

Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine - In Affiliation With:

  • Center on Aging, University of Utah
  • Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC - VISN 19)
  • Utah Geriatrics Society

Call to Exhibitors:

We have vendor/exhibitor display opportunities available for this great conference. Take the opportunity to present your company/organization to a great national group of medical care professionals. To arrange for space, or if you have questions, please contact Jack Christensen; information follows.

For more information, please contact Jack Christensen, at 801-582-1565 x2435 or Jack.Christensen@utah.edu.  Or send a fax to 801-584-5640.

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