Hansjorg Wyss Geriatric Fracture Symposium (RP2306B)
Join us this June in Dallas, Texas, at the inaugural UT Southwestern Hansjörg Wyss Geriatric Fracture Symposium. As the population continues to age, insufficiency (osteoporotic) fractures are on the rise. These frail, medically complex patients are often challenging to care for and require a strong co-management team for the optimal results. In this one and one-half day symposium, we will cover comprehensive care of the geriatric patient including type of injury, surgical management and various perspectives from orthopaedic surgery, anesthesia, geriatric medicine, bone mineral metabolism and more. Attendees will gain insight through live lectures and interactive Q&A with the experts on how to provide the best care for a complex patient demographic and achieve the best possible outcomes for these patients. Physicians, clinicians and residents who choose to attend will learn how to optimally manage this niche patient population and apply learnings from this course at their own institutions and initiate best practice strategies.
THIS ACTIVITY IS INTENDED FOR PROVIDERS IN THE SPECIALTIES OF:
- Emergency Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Describe the medically complex geriatric patient, including risk factors and common types of injury.
- Describe surgical management, anesthesia support needs, patient optimization and individualized treatment plans of geriatric fracture patients.
- Evaluate surgical techniques to technically fix challenging osteoporotic fractures.
- Describe factors that optimize bone health, including which labs (Vit D, TSH, PTH, CMP, etc.) as well as medications (bisphosphonates) to consider during the treatment process.
- Explain the purpose of pre-optimization of the elderly prior to elective procedures.
- Discuss strategies on how to develop a fracture liaison service at their own institutions. Review the need for a team to support and provide optimum care for the geriatric patient.
Megan Sorich, D.O.
Megan Sorich, D.O.
Efrain Solis, MHSM
Alison Cabrera, M.D.
Avneesh Chhabra, MD
Rachel Herbeck, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Matthew Igbinigie, MD
Matthew Johnson, D.P.M.
Stephen Kates, MD
Michael Khazzam, MD
Daniel Koehler, M.D.
George Liu, DPM
Naim Maalouf, Naim Maalouf, M.D.
Anthony Machi, Doctor of Medicine
Simon Mears, MD, PhD
David O'Neill, MD
Carl Piel, Jr, DO, FACEP
Stephanie Pipes, MOT, OTR/L
Austin Street, MD, FASA
marc swiontkowski, MD
Julie Switzer, MD, FAOA
Robert Weinschenk, MD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 11.00 AMA
- 11.00 Attendance