In-Person CME Information

Target Audience

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 2023 Annual Meeting will address the educational needs of geriatrics health professionals from all professions. 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 their 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 medical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative interventions to improve independence and quality of life of 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 healthcare providers, students, and trainees
  • Identify ethical issues in healthcare delivery, medical treatment, and decision-making
  • Discuss the impact of different cultural/ethnic/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 acute, sub-acute, post-acute, outpatient, care transitions, long-term care, and other settings
  • Analyze results of geriatric and risk assessment of older patients, specify appropriate interventions, and identify anticipated outcomes

Learning Formats

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. No CME is available for poster sessions.
Pre-conference Sessions: Expanded sessions covering current topics that impact how we care for older adults.
Symposia: Typically involve 3 presentations on a subject of vital importance to a broad segment of annual meeting attendees.
Workshops: Interactive sessions that emphasize the exchange of ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques and skills. The audience size may be limited.

Accreditation 

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 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn Medical Knowledge Points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program as listed above. 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.
To claim MOC points you must be enrolled in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  For questions about ABIM’s MOC program, visit https://www.ABIM.org or contact ABIM at 800-441-2246.

Category II Continuing Education Credit

The American Geriatrics Society is authorized to award a maximum of 27.5 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.

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 2023 AGS Annual Meeting program is eligible for up to 27.5 nursing contact hours.

Other

We will be applying for approval of the following credit types:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians Prescribed Credit
  • Certified Medical Director 
  • Continuing Pharmacy and Social Work Education

Geriatrics Recognition Award

Advanced practice registered nurses 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.  For more information about continuing education credits and the GRA, please click here or call the AGS office at (212) 308-1414.