Elective Seminars and Case Conferences

  • Vanderbilt faculty give lectures on geriatric medicine topics. Topics include basic mechanisms of aging and response to disease, clinical syndromes associated with aging, current options for diagnosis, management and therapy, and risk factors for and strategies to modify functional disability. Lectures will include clinical topics and introduction to home health and community services. The fellow may be asked to deliver some lectures as they progress in competency.

  • Vanderbilt faculty and invited lecturers speak on a variety of geriatrics topics and research activities. Topics include the pathogenesis, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of illness relevant to geriatrics and application in practice and current information on the practice of geriatrics. 

  • A discussion about the ethical dimensions of patient care held in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. Each month an educationally rich case is selected by the ethics faculty to explore the range of morally complex concerns that arise across the life course in varied care settings. This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of approximately twenty participants that includes faculty and students from various departments across Vanderbilt and the surrounding community.

  • A journal club devoted to hospice and palliative care supervised by Geriatrics and Palliative Care faculty.