Geriatric Update for the Primary Care Provider 2017

Rochester, MN US
November 9, 2017

Course Directors: Christina Chen, M.D., Brandon P. Verdoorn, M.D.

The Mayo Clinic Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine is pleased to offer this one-day program to provide family practitioners, internists, general practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners and PAs with current information on the care of the elderly, including clinical evaluation, management strategies and innovative practice models. 

Registration Fee:

Full Fee: M.D., DO, Ph.D.$300
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, Nurse, NP, PA$225

Additional Information
Course Brochure (PDF)

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the Exhibitor Forms (PDF) and submit to Kathy Fuqua.

Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care providers - including internists, family physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, and physician assistants – who provide care for elderly patients, including those living in the community, assisted living, and nursing home settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Manage Parkinson’s Disease and its sequelae
  • Reduce unnecessary/non-beneficial polypharmacy in older patients
  • Describe optimal management of chronic pain, balancing risks and benefits of treatment in the elderly
  • Develop a pragmatic approach to heart failure management in the elderly
  • Summarize the most salient literature updates in geriatric research from the past year

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Event starts: 
11/09/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/09/2017 - 4:30pm
Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device. 
Mayo Clinic - Leighton Auditorium
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels.  In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of October 14, 2017, whichever comes first.  Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability.  Please identify yourself as a participant of the Clinical Reviews course when making your reservation.

Hilton Garden Inn
225 South Broadway
800-445-8667 or 507-285-1234

$139 single/double

DoubleTree Hotel
150 South Broadway

$159 single/double                                  

Kahler Grand Hotel
20 2nd Ave SW
$144 Deluxe Room

The hotels listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants.  You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website for additional accommodation options and area information.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting.  Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


Parking is available in hotel and city ramps.  The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee.  We are unable to validate parking.

Course Directors
Christina Chen, M.D.
Brandon P. Verdoorn, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty
J. Eric Ahlskog, M.D., Ph.D.
Bernard Aoun, M.D.
Jorge A. Brenes-Salazar, M.D.
Ann B. Braus, M.D.
Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.
Edward R. Laskowski, M.D.
Tad M. Mabry, M.D.
Paul Y. Takahashi, M.D.
Ericka E. Tung, M.D. 

AMA Credit:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Geriatric Update for the Primary Care Provider, with a beginning date of 11/09/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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