Geriatric Update for the Primary Care Provider 2018

Rochester, MN US
November 8, 2018

Course Directors: Christina Chen, M.D. and 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 physician assistants with current information on the care of the elderly, including clinical evaluation, management strategies and innovative practice models. The program also includes 7 ABIM MOC points.

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$300
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree$225

Exhibit Opportunity
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 exhibit forms and submit to Kathy Fuqua.

Course Brochure (PDF) 

Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care providers, 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:

  • Classify optimum blood pressure parameters for the older adult in light of the new hypertension guidelines
  • Develop a practical approach to complex decisions about osteoporosis management in the oldest old
  • Recognize the importance of HIV screening in older adults
  • Review cases in complex geriatric dilemmas in anticoagulation, hematologic conditions, insomnia, and diabetes

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
  • 7.50 ABIM
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/08/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/08/2018 - 4:15pm
Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device. 
Mayo Clinic - Leighton Auditorium
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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, 2018, 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
$145 single/double

DoubleTree Hotel
150 South Broadway
$165 single/double

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 Faculty
Aroonsiri (June) Howell,  M.D., M.P.H.
Kurt A. Kennel, M.D.
David S. Knopman, M.D.
Scott C. Litin, M.D.
Rozalina G. McCoy, M.D.
Kevin Parks, M.D.
Gary L. Schwartz, M.D.
Jad Sfeir, M.D.
Michael H. Silber, M.B., Ch.B.
Ayalew Tefferi, M.D.
Kerry Wright, M.B.B.S.
Xin Zhang, M.D.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates live activity for a maximum of 7.50 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 11/08/2018, 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.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.5 medical knowledge 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.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 7.50 ABIM
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.50 Attendance

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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