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Dartmouth College

Medicine Grand Rounds - Frail Older Adults and How to Find Them

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, Medicine Grand Rounds - Frail Older Adults and How to Find Them, 8/14/2020 8:00:00 AM - 8/14/2023 9:00:00 AM, Dr. Johnson discusses the concept of frailty, which is predominantly a condition of older adults. However, he suggests that it should be based on predictors of poor health outcomes such as weakness, poor endurance, low activity and weight loss. A combination of risk factors, including gait assessment, can help providers identify which of their patients are truly frail and should be counseled about functional abilities and safety.

Theodore M. Johnson, II, MD, MPH
Chief, General Medicine/Geriatrics
Paul Seavey Chair in Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

About our presenter: 
Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and completed training in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. In 1997, he joined the medical school faculty at Emory and at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.  He is currently the Paul Seavey Chair and Division Chief of the Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, and Chair of the Emory Family and Preventive Medicine Department. 

Please join the Department of Medicine in welcoming Dr. Johnson for Medicine Grand Rounds.

Learning Outcome(s)
Participants will be able to critique the empirical evidence supporting the concept of frailty, apply theories of frailty in clinical care, and discuss a best management plan with and for patients who are at higher risk of morbidity and mortality because of frailty.

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. The potential speaker conflicts have been resolved by validating the activity content through independent peer review by Kelly Kieffer, MD. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio. 

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Allurion.

* Theodore M. Johnson, II, MD, MPH ~ is a consultant for Astellas pharmaceutical-health services research; is an author for UpToDate, and has a patent for a GaitRate device.

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic References
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