Aug 14

Caring for Rural Communities in the Geriatric ED

Monday, August 14th
3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

This webinar has completed and is now available on-demand. Please see below for webinar recording and supporting materials.

Webinar Resources

Event Details


  1. To hear the challenges that rural and critical access EDs have in providing care to older patients
  2. To highlight opportunities and successful interventions for improving geriatric care in rural EDs
  3. To hear about three innovative programs that improve geriatric ED care.

Expert Panel

Kristie R. Foster BSN, RN
ED Nurse Manager/ Clinical Nurse Educator
Emergency Department
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Kevin Wasko, MD
Chief of Emergency Department,
North York General Hospital, Toronto
Previous role: Physician Executive, Integrated Rural Health, Saskatchewan Health Authority

Brock Slabach, MPH
Vice-President, Chief Operations Officer
National Rural Health Association
Leawood, Kansas

Colleen McQuown, MD
Director of SCOUTS (Supporting Community, Outpatient,
Urgent Care & Telehealth Services)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Cleveland, Ohio

Moderated By

Don Melady


Dr. Don Melady is an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada and a founding member of the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. He is the author of the website – a CME accredited program for geriatric emergency medicine education – and the chair of the Geriatric EM committee of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.

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