Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Rational Prescribing in the Older Adult

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 17, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Fl Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Claudene George, MD, RPh
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Claudene George began her career by obtaining a degree in pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She worked as a pharmacist for about 2 years before she entered medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and then did a two-year Geriatrics Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. George came to Montefiore in 2007 as a Geriatric Hospitalist and Clinician Educator. She was awarded a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the development of curriculum in the area of geriatric pharmacology and medication management. With this Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA), she developed several core lectures, seminars, and publications on such topics as polypharmacy, the use of psychotropic drugs, medication management in older adults, and pain management.

Dr. George is the Geriatric Student Clerkship Director and serves on several committees at Montefiore, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. review available medication management tools for older adults
  2. describe a framework used to facilitate rational prescribing
  3. discuss the medication discontinuation process and review an algorithm for "de-prescribing"

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Geriatrics)

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