Vermont Geriatrics Conference 2018

April 11, 2018Vermont Geriatrics brochure cover
Hampton Inn, Colchester, VT


The thirteenth annual Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Geriatrics Conference will be a one-day symposium covering practical and innovative approaches to the medical care of older adults. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health professionals with an interest in the care of older adults are encouraged to attend.

The agenda will feature a keynote presentation on healthy aging, including factors that lead to healthy aging and steps to support the goals of older adults for healthy aging. There will also be presentations on obesity, sleep, and driving. The afternoon session will include a panel discussion on the management of controlled medications in the older adult with a history of substance use disorder. Participants will have the opportunity to choose two of three concurrent sessions. The common theme for the concurrent sessions is managing transitions of older adults across health service areas. There will be a session on managing patients with dementia and behaviors in the nursing home, hospital planning and difficult discharge, and outpatient care to reduce emergency room visits. Time for discussion and questions has been built into the schedule.


At the end of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify key features of healthy aging and steps that health professionals can take to improve healthy aging.
  • Describe the impact of obesity on the health of older adults.
  • Describe the management of insomnia in the elderly.
  • Explain the process by which cognitive drivers may improve their driving or give up their keys.
  • Describe the challenges of caring for older adults with prescription medications and substance use disorder.
  • Describe the challenges and solutions regarding the transitions of select groups of older adults from the outpatient setting, the nursing home and the hospital.


LogoIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont 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.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This Live activity, Vermont Geriatrics Conference, with a beginning date of 04/11/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.25 Nursing Contact Hours.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for pharmacists for up to 7.25 hours/.725 CEU.

The AHEC Vermont Geriatrics Conference is approved by the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners for up to 7.25 hours of continuing education for pyschologists.

This program is approved for nursing home administrations for up to 7.25 credits.

The Vermont Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers has approved this program for 7.25 continuing education credits for social workers in Vermont. The vendor number for this training is 02-042502-041118.

This conference includes 1 credit in Prescribing Controlled Substances.

This conference includes up to 2.75 Pharmacotherapeutic credit hours.


The conference syllabus will be available as an electronic download with presentations as PDF files. Please bring your laptop or other electronic device to view presentations as well as to complete the electronic conference evaluations. You will receive a notification via email prior to the conference start date with instructions for accessing the presentations. Printed syllabus, paper evaluations and paper CME certificates will no longer be available.


  • $250   Physicians
  • $175   Other Healthcare Professional and Residents
  • $75     Students (proof of full-time student status required)

This fee includes the online course syllabus, continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. Enrollment is limited; please register by March 23, 2018. An additional $50 will be added after that date.

Refunds may be obtained, minus a $50 administrative fee, if notice of cancellation is received by March 23, 2018.  No refunds are possible after that date.


2018 Conference Details