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GERICON 2019 - The Annual Indian Geriatric Conference

Dec 06 08:00 AM - Dec 07 09:30 PM, 2019   |   Vellore, Tamil Nadu  India
Specialties : Geriatrics
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GERICON 2019 - The Annual Indian Geriatric Conference is organized by Department of Geriatrics Christian Medical College and will be held from Dec 06 - 07, 2019 at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Target Audience:
GERICON 2019 will provide a platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to share recent innovations, studies, the practical challenges faced and solutions thereof in the field of Geriatrics. So, apart from appraising the beginners and veterans alike in the field of Geriatrics, it will enlighten the Medical Graduates and post graduates in General Medicine, Community medicine, Family medicine, Physiatrists, Palliative Care specialists and specialists from any medical field interested in Geriatric care. Basically anyone who takes care of an older individual either at home, or in the outpatient or in a hospital or in an emergency or critical setting will be benefitted by inputs from GERICON 2019.

Nursing and allied health professionals including social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists and researchers will benefit from special break-out sessions geared specially to whet their appetites.

GERICON is an academic extravaganza where geriatricians, gerontologists, policy makers, health care professionals and academicians come together on a common platform to share their knowledge, passion and inroads they have made into the comprehensive care of older person.

Areas of Discussion:
What topics will be covered in GERICON 2019?

At GERICON 2019, a host of problems which affect the older person which include= updates and insights on all things geriatrics, including clinical care, innovative models of care and quality improvements, research on ageing, multimorbidity, atypical presentations of common illnesses, psychological,social and ethical problems- will be discussed.

Recent advances in the management of diabetes and its complications, management of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, cerebro-vascular diseases, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease, and other metabolic and endocrine disorders in elderly will be highlighted.

Geriatric syndromes like incontinence, falls, delirium, dementia and associated behavioral problems and polypharmacy will definitely be the focus of attention. Frailty and sarcopenia will be made easy to understand and estimate!

The challenges involved in the management of neurodegenerative disorders and the carer and financial burden they impose on the home will also be alluded to.

The academic feast planned includes talks by stalwarts in various allied fields including critical care, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Urology, Pulmonary medicine, Hematology, Radiology and Neurology.

At the conference, one will have an opportunity to learn about the current management strategies in patients with fragility fractures, which come under the umbrella of Orthogeriatrics. Maintenance of bone health and osteoporosis will share centre stage with the most awaited event – the Presidential oration.

In preventive geriatrics – plenary sessions will include lifestyle modifications, nutrition and immunization from the mouths of authorities in the field.

Experts from the multidisciplinary team will demonstrate exercises and transfers, use of assistive devices and the principles of physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Seasoned psychiatrists will deal with the recognition and management of depression and the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Rationalization of psychiatric drugs will be discussed.

Social issues – like advance directives, making a will and elder abuse will not feel left out.

The palliative care sessions will encompass issues related to alleviation of suffering, pain, physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues at the end of life. They will also provide information about the nursing care, hospice and community healthcare of these patients.

To the professionals interested in community based health care services, these sessions will aid in the holistic care of the older person with complex medical, functional and psychosocial health. Sessions will accentuate the importance of multidimensional training for all health professionals in comprehensive geriatric care.

To those who envisage themselves to be next generation’s policy makers – discussions on NPHCE: National Program of the Health Care of the Elderly, and other schemes which the older person can benefit – come and see what is in store for you too!!

Foreign Delegate Early Bird Fee: USD 150
Foreign Delegate Early Bird Fee: USD 175
Foreign Delegate Early Bird Fee: USD 200

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Contact No. : 04162282943
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Abstraction date:
November 01, 2019

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Venue Address

Christian Medical College
Bagayam Campus, IDA Scudder Rd
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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