2019 VGS Annual Conference,
                        April 26 - April 28, 2019,
                        Hilton Richmond Hotel, Short Pump, 

Registration is closed

The Richmond Hilton Short Pump is now accepting room reservations for the meeting. Rooms are $155.00 per night (single or double) plus taxes and fees. You can book your room today by calling 1-804-364-3600 - please mention that you are with the Virginia Geriatrics Society Conference to receive the special group rate.

Rates are available on a first come, first served basis and are available until 5 p.m. on April 1, 2019 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first.

The hotel is located at 12042 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233.

Jointly Provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Virginia Geriatrics Society

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Virginia Geriatric Society. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 20.0 contact hour(s) (0.20 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. For specific UANs for each activity, please click here. Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 20.0 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

American Academy of Family Physicians

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

As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss current management issues for individuals with dementia, including assessment, recognition of concurrent depression, recognition of more treatable forms of dementia
  • Discuss cases that reflect pharmacologic management of patients at high risk of atherosclerotic thrombosis including stroke and heart attacks in older adults
  • Optimize treatment of heart failure, including both systolic and diastolic function, how to use the both standard therapies and the newest drugs in the market, and how to identify patients with “senile cardiac amyloidosis”
  • Describe how to use non-opioid drugs for treatment of chronic pain
  • List 3 changes in practice he/she will make as a result of attending this conference
  • Select appropriate forms of treatment for depression in the elderly including patients with dementia
  • Determine which drugs to use for platelet inhibition in patients with atherosclerotic disease, in primary and secondary prevention
  • Select drugs for treating challenging cases of diabetes in older patients

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Christine Heubusch prior to the live event at christine.heubusch@easterassociates.com or 434-977-3716 ext. 23