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11th Annual Geriatrics Health Care Symposium set for April 22 at University of Louisville
Date:4/5/2011

mmel-Smith is the Charlotte Edwards Maguire professor of geriatrics and the founding chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Florida State University in Pensacola. At 9 a.m., Joseph Hanlon, Pharm.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the First Annual Jean Frazier Lecture, "Are We Ready for the Baby Boomers?"

Faculty from UofL Geriatrics will conduct the sessions that make up the rest of the agenda for the day:

  • 10:15 a.m., "Role of the Interdisciplinary Team in Management of Polypharmacy," Christian Furman, M.D., vice chair for geriatrics and associate professor
  • 11 a.m., "Non-pharmacologic Management of Behavior," Laura Grooms, M.D., assistant professor
  • 1 p.m., "Transitions of Care," Patrick Murphy, M.D., associate professor
  • 2 p.m., "Self-inflicted Wounds: Problems with Medicine Administration," Dee Antimisiaris, Pharm.D., assistant professor and clinical pharmacist
  • 3 p.m., "Problems with Hospital Transitions," Belinda Setters, M.D., associate professor

Continuing education credit for physicians and nurses will be available, and lunch and refreshments are included. Cost to attend is $75 for physicians and nurses not affiliated with UofL; $35 for UofL faculty, nursing students and allied health students; and free for UofL medical students, residents and fellows upon presentation of a valid UofL ID.


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Contact: Jill Scoggins
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