Category: Geriatrics

Moral Dilemmas and Problematic Decision Making in Geriatric Medicine

Speaker:     Michael Grodin, MD Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights Boston University School of Public Health By the end of this podcast, listeners should be able to: List five reasons why there is so much interest and concern about medical ethics in geriatric medicine today. Define and distinguish normative ethics, descriptive ethics, law, religion, […]

Delirium: Beyond the Basics

Edward Marcantonio, MD, SM Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of Research, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center June 10, 2011 Objectives: At the conclusion of this podcast, listeners will be able to: Discuss the latest developments in diagnosis, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of delirium. Describe interventions for […]

Low Vision Rehabilitation: MAB, BMC, and BU Collaboration

May 20, 2011 Speakers: Sue Berger, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Occupational Therapy Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Jennifer Salvo, OD Low Vision Optometrist Massachusetts Association for the Blind Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this podcast, listeners will be able to: 1.  Identify and refer patients for low […]

The Intriguing Link Between Cancer and Neurodegeneration

Speaker: Jane Driver, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School At the conclusion of the podcast, listeners will be able to: Understand the epidemiologic associations between cancer and age-related neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease). Review the biological pathways common to these diseases. Understand the potential epidemiologic and therapeutic implications of an […]

Osteoporosis in Men: Considerations in Screening and Diagnosis

Speaker: Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Boston University Medical Center Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this podcast, listeners should: Recognize the importance of identifying male osteoporosis. Understand controversies in screening men for osteoporosis. Develop a basic approach to screening and management of men with osteoporosis. Listen now.

Head Games: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the Long-Term Consequences of Repetitive Brain Trauma in Sports

Speaker: Robert Stern, PhD Director, Clinical Core, BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center Associate Professor of Neurology Boston University Medical Center Learning Objectives: At the end of the podcast, listeners will: gain an understanding of the neuropathological findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). improve their understanding of the clinical presentation and course of CTE. increase their awareness […]

Understanding Advanced Care Planning as a Health Behavior

Terri Fried, MD, Faulkner Visiting Professor, speaks to the Geriatics section. Objectives: Recognize the limitations of traditional approaches to advance care planning. Understand advance care planning as a process preparing patients and families to make “in-the-moment” decisions. Understand how models of health behavior can help to inform new approaches to promoting engagement in advance care […]

Gout the New and the Old

Eugene Kissin, MD presents a talk to the Geriatrics section. Listen now.

Thyroid Nodules and Other Neck Masses

Dr. Peiter Noordzij Listen Now

An Update on the Diagnosis and Tracking of Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Samuel Frank Listen now