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Geriatrics, Prevention and Medicare: An Overview -- Community Healers Inspiring Tomorrow (CHIT) Chat
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When: November 30, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 PM EST

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Geriatrics, Prevention and Medicare: An Overview ---
A Community Healers Inspiring Tomorrow (CHIT) Chat

Join us for a Webinar on November 30

Dr. Marcel Salive, MD, MPH will be discussing geriatrics and preventive medicine including the controversy behind the use of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) in Medicare. As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare has been charged with incorporating evidence–based medicine into their activities. The idea of CER would encourage the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to apply the research generated by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and others for their payment, coverage and quality measurement systems. This becomes controversial because some people are not comfortable with the idea that the government would be deciding what services to provide based on efficacy, and possibly cost.

Dr. Salive is from the National Institute on Aging of the NIH. He is the Vice Chair for the American Board of Preventive Medicine and mid-Atlantic Regent of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He oversees a portfolio of clinical and translational research on geriatrics for the NIH, including polypharmacy and treatment of multiple chronic conditions. He is also a Captain in the US Public Health Service (PHS) and medical officer for the PHS Rapid Deployment Force-2.

This webinar is brought to you by the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and is designed for medical students and residents. Through a partnership between ACPM and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) the webinar series aims to increase medical students' awareness of current public health issues and interest in the medical specialty of preventive medicine. ACPM is the national professional society for physicians who specialize in preventive medicine. Preventive medicine physicians are uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and public health and serve in leadership positions throughout the country and internationally.

To learn more about ACPM and careers in preventive medicine, visit:

Title: Geriatrics, Prevention and Medicare: An Overview --- A Community Healers Inspiring Tomorrow (CHIT) Chat
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

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