Jan 17

Frailty in the Geriatric ED

Event Details


  1. To review the concept of frailty and various definitions and tools
  2. To explore why it is an important concept in the care of older ED patients
  3. To highlight some strategies for integrating frailty screening into ED processes of care

Expert Panel

Kenneth Rockwood, MD, MPA, FRCPC, FRCP
Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine & Neurology)

Kathryn Allen Weldon, Professor of Alzheimer Research
Dalhousie University
Staff Physician & Senior Medical Director,
Frailty and Elder Care Network
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

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 www.geri-EM.com – 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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