Learning Objectives & CME/CE Info

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

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

American Osteopathic Association

Application for CME credit has been filed with the AOA. Determination of credit is pending.

Certified Medical Director

Application for CME credit has been filed with the AMDA for credit hours in Management and Clinical Education toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long-Term. Determination of credit is pending.

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

This activity has been submitted to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, which is approved by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education, for approval of contact hours.