Continuing Education Re-Imagined!
Previously known as, “The Annual Board Review in Geriatrics and Palliative Care,” The San Antonio Geriatric and Palliative Education (SAGE) Symposium is an innovative 3 day inter-professional continuing education conference for primary care physicians, nurses, and social workers focused on improving health care for older adults.
How SAGE is Different: Most continuing education conferences require attendees to passively sit in their seats 8 hours a day while experts click through PowerPoint slides. SAGE feels that busy health care providers should expect more from their continuing education conferences. During a conference, providers should be able to actively engage with faculty. After a conference providers should feel energized and able to apply new knowledge and skills when they return to work. They should also have a way to stay engaged with learning opportunities and support while continuing to accrue CE credit. Therefore we have re-imagined ourselves and the way continuing education could be.
Skills Sessions: The first two days of the SAGE Symposium are focused on reviewing key geriatric and palliative care concepts. Skills sessions will include topics such as assistive devices for hearing loss in the elderly, fall assessment and prevention, completing advanced directives, and redefining hope. Providers should leave these two days of the conference with renewed confidence in their ability to perform at least 4 geriatric or palliative skills.
Senior Health Fair: The third day of the SAGE Symposium starts with a Senior Community Health Fair. Providers will take the skills they learned in days 1 and 2, and use them to staff booths in the health fair. That’s right—providers don’t even have to wait to get home to hone their skills on an older adult population. During the fair, expert faculty will be there to give reassurance every step of the way. This health fair will end with a bang, with our keynote speaker and panel of experts & community members.
Longitudinal: SAGE does not end on the last day of the conference. Providers who attend SAGE will give input on creating a longitudinal CE granting activity to keep them connected to each other and to SAGE providers over time. They will additionally gain online access to our monthly CE granting Geriatrics Grand Rounds.
SAGE has planned fresh, innovative, and creative ways to learn, engage, and improve geriatric and palliative care skills all while gaining CE credit. We cannot wait for you to join us!