Geriatric Dermatological Problems

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What you'll learn

Geriatrics is a branch of medicine which deals with health, aging, lifestyle, morbidities, etc. of older adults and their well being. The population of older individuals greater than 65 years is growing rapidly. The elderly’s diseases are usually due to aging and the gradual decline in physical activity and organ function. read more »»

Considering an increase in life expectancy in today’s population globally, this leads to a rise in the elderly population. This can be attributed to the advanced medical services available and changing living patterns. Geriatric dermatology, in particular, is receiving particular attention.

More than 50% of the elderly in the world are suffering from dermatological problems, which manifest due to other diseases in the body. This course on geriatric dermatology will help you understand more about Skin lesions, their clinical features, management, and a lot more to upgrade your knowledge.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Dermatological changes in the elderly 2.
  • Cellular changes in aging skin
  • Risk factors
  • Clinical features of various skin diseases and their management


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

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