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  • Collaborative Health Care for Older Adults: A Symposium for Creating Dialogue between Medicine and Dentistry

    Friday, October 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Oral Health America and the New York Academy of Sciences

    Program Description/Target Audience

    This symposium will bring together scientists, clinicians and health care leaders with an interest in geriatric medicine to address the health care issues unique to older Americans. It will create a forum for open dialogue, encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and serve as an impetus for medical and dental health care professionals to collaborate improving the health of the elderly. This symposium aims to provide education that will enhance the quality of health care delivery, advance health care for the elderly, and improve patient outcomes.

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this course participants should be able to:

    Improve their understanding about the necessity of including oral health as part of routine health care particularly in the elderly population
    Discuss recent advances in our understanding of the oral cavity and their impact on systemic diseases and diagnostics
    Discuss the social and physical limitations facing the aging community so that they can accommodate these concerns within their individual practices
    Improve their understanding about factors that constitute the oral-systemic link and its importance to older Americans
    Discuss the role of oral health in diseases such as stroke and degeneration of the aging brain
    Network with colleagues from a diverse range of health care backgrounds, increasing their professional contacts and enabling a more integrated approach to managing the health of older Americans

    Accreditation Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine of Columbia University, Oral Health America and the New York Academy of Sciences. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Dental: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Progam recognized provider (#0027), Academy of General Dentistry approved national sponsor 11/05-12/09, and a Dental Board of California registered provider #3954. Columbia University College of Dental Medicine will award 6.5 continuing dental education credits for participation in this program. Credits will be awarded to dentists, dental hygienists and allied dental health professionals.

    Disclosure Statement

    The College of Physicians & Surgeons must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity.  When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.

    Presented by

    • The New York Academy of Sciences

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