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May 14 2009

NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics Hosts Conference: "The Medical Home and the Frail Elderly

Old Westbury, N.Y. (May 14, 2009)-New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, in partnership with the Long Island Geriatric Education Centers at Stony Brook University Health Science Center, will host a conference entitled "Medical Home and the Frail Elderly" on Wednesday, May 27, beginning at 9 a.m. The free program, co-sponsored by the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC), the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS), focuses on the innovative new "medical home" approach to providing comprehensive, patient-centered primary health care.

The model-supported by the American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Family Physicians (ACFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-offers the potential to improve the quality of care and quality of life for the frail elderly and other vulnerable groups, as well as the general patient population. National experts will make presentations on the rationale, framework, and model for the Medical Home approach, the "Guided Care Program" (a prototype for the frail elderly developed and tested by Johns Hopkins University), the implications of the Medical Home for education, community service, and research in the medical and allied health fields, and the next steps needed to make the Medical Home for the frail elderly a reality.

This conference will take place at de Seversky Center on NYIT's Old Westbury campus from 9 a.m. to noon. A light breakfast is included, and CME credits will be available.

To register please contact Dr. Tobi Abramson at tabramso@nyit.edu. Visit www.nyit.edu/geroposium for a complete schedule of presentations and directions to the conference.

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