Learning Objectives & CME/CE Info

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Who Should Attend

The AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery.  The Annual Meeting Program Committee has worked hard to create an exciting program that will present high quality clinical and scientific content to our diverse audience. The 2018 Annual Meeting will address the educational needs of geriatrics professionals from all disciplines.  Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, health care administrators, and others can update their knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. 

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize current research findings in geriatrics and describe its relevance to the care and treatment of older adults
  • Interpret information on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of clinical disorders in older adults
  • Identify prevalent psychosocial problems in older people
  • Describe the problems of comorbidity, multiple morbidity, and burden of illness and their relation to normal aging, frailty, disability and adverse outcomes of care
  • Teach geriatrics effectively to interprofessional health care providers, students, and trainees
  • Identify ethical issues in health care delivery, medical treatment, and decision-making
  • Discuss the impact of different cultural/ethnic/gender/language backgrounds & health literacy/numeracy on the care of older adults
  • Describe current health policy relating to financing and delivery of geriatric care
  • Describe effective delivery of geriatric health care in outpatient, acute, sub-acute, post-acute, long-term care, transitions of care, and other settings
  • Analyze results of geriatric and risk assessment of older patients, specify appropriate interventions, and identify anticipated outcomes


The American Geriatrics Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education

The American Geriatrics Society designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Category II Continuing Education Credit

The American Geriatrics Society is authorized to award a maximum of 27.25 hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credit for this program towards advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied towards Category II credit should list their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

American Academy of Family Physicians Prescribed Credit

This Live activity, American Geriatrics Society 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, with a beginning date of 05/02/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.75 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.

American Osteopathic Association

The 2018 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 27.25 AOA Category 2-A CME credits.

Certified Medical Director

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 17 management hours and 20 clinical hours toward certification 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. 

Continuing Nursing Education

The American Geriatrics Society has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. CEP 10299) to provide continuing education.  The 2018 AGS Annual Meeting program is eligible for up to 27.25 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Attendees can earn up to 22.25 pharmacy contact hours for participation in the educational programming at the AGS 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. The program number and amount of continuing pharmacy education credit that will be awarded for each qualifying session are indicated on the approved session list at the AGS Information Booth.  To receive CE credit, participants must attend the program in its entirety and evaluate the program online at the ASCP’s Learning Center at ascp.com/learn.  Evaluations must be completed by June 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

ASCP reports CPE attainment to ACPE and NABP via the CPE Monitor system. The course should be posted within 24-48 hours of evaluation completion. It is the responsibility of the participant to provide their correct date of birth (MMDD format) and NABP e-Profile ID on their member or guest profile on the ASCP Website. To view the sessions that have been approved for pharmacy credit, click here

Geriatrics Recognition Award

Nurses, physician assistants, and physicians can apply continuing education credits earned at this meeting towards the Geriatrics Recognition Award (GRA) of the AGS, which recognizes individuals who are committed to advancing their continuing education in geriatrics/gerontological nursing.  Click here for more information about continuing education credits and the GRA.

CME/CE Credit Tracking Card, Certificates & Evaluations

At this year’s annual meeting, AGS will be using RFID technology for session tracking.  The data on this card is encrypted to ensure your privacy. This card will allow you to sign into sessions that use the “Tap and Go” system for CME/CE tracking.  Simply hold your CME/CE Card in front of the Tap and Go station at the entrance of each session you attend to track credits earned.  We encourage attendees to tap in to all sessions you attend, even if you do not need CME.  This data helps the Annual Meeting Program Committee determine what kind of sessions draw our members’ attendance and interests, and is taken into account when we plan for future meetings.  

There will be a link on the AGS website to the online CME/CE session evaluation and certificate service.  The site will be available beginning on Thursday morning.  Sessions will be posted to the site the day after the live session occurs, so you will be able to log in and evaluate the sessions you attended within 24 hours of attending them.  You will be required to provide course evaluation information in order to successfully complete the educational requirements and produce your CE Certificate listing the sessions you attended.

Your impressions of the annual meeting are important to us, and we appreciate your ideas and suggestions. Please take a moment to complete the evaluation section for the sessions you attended at the meeting.

Learning Formats

  • Clinical Skills: Hands-on experience in a small-group interactive learning environment to develop clinical skills relevant to the care of older adults.
  • Paper Sessions: Oral presentations of research abstracts grouped around a common theme or topic.
  • Poster Sessions: Posters of original research displayed for informal browsing with opportunities for individual discussion with authors. 
  • Pre-conference Sessions: Expanded sessions covering current topics that impact how we care for older adults. Attendees pay an additional fee to attend these sessions on the day before the official start of the meeting.
  • Symposia: Typically involve 3 presentations on a subject of vital importance to a broad segment of annual meeting attendees.
  • Workshops: Interactive sessions that emphasizes the exchange of ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques and skills. The audience size may be limited.

Speaker Slides

In response to requests from past annual meeting attendees, the 2018 Annual Meeting PowerPoint™ presentations from our educational sessions will be available on the AGS Geriatrics Care Online website (GeriatricsCareOnline.org) at the end of each day.  We hope that you will find the slide resource useful following the meeting.


As an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education, the American Geriatrics Society continuously strives to ensure that the education activities planned and conducted by our faculty meet generally accepted ethical standards as codified by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the American Medical Association (AMA).  To this end, we have implemented a process wherein everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity has disclosed to us all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests within the past 12 months.  Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest, and if identified, such conflicts are resolved prior to final confirmation of participation. Faculty, Program Committee, and Reviewer disclosures can be found here.  The material presented in this activity represents the opinion of the speakers and not necessarily the views of the AGS.