Clinical Issues in the Care of Older Adults

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:45 am - 3:50 pm

The Kensington Hotel on State Street
3500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Toll Free: (800) 344-7829

Course Co-Directors

Thomas Fitzgerald, PhD
James T. Fitzgerald, PhD

Target Audience

This conference is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, visiting nurses, home health aides, and other practitioners taking care of older adults in the community, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to implement:

  • Effective strategies to improve communication around goals of care and advanced care planning with patients and family
  • Strategies to control pain and symptom management at the end-of-life
  • Measures to protect against provider burnout
  • Cancer care principles for geriatric patients
  • Improved communication skills
  • The care of persons experiencing grief and loss
  • Basics of opioid use in geriatric patients
  • Techniques in building a functional interdisciplinary team for palliative care 


Registration Information

You are encouraged to register as soon as you are certain of attending. Payment must accompany registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa are also accepted. The registration rate includes continental breakfast, coffee service, lunch, and electronic syllabus for participants.

Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than Wednesday, September 20, 2017. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Course Syllabus

An electronic syllabus will be available to download during and a week after the course. The URL will be provided at the course. In addition, a printed syllabus can be purchased for an additional fee of $15. The printed syllabus must be purchased no later than Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Registration Rates

  • General Rate
    • $205
  • Physicians-in-Training, Retired Physicians, RN & Allied Health
    • $150
  • U-M Faculty & Staff
    • $105

Registration Options

Online: Register Here
Mail or Fax: Registration Form

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Applications have been submitted to the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians for credits. An application has also been submitted for CEs with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Determination of credit is pending. Other credits by specialty may apply.

Program Schedule

Please see the attached Course Brochure.

Contact Information

Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 232-3469
Fax: (734) 998-0085