Preventive care in Geriatrics

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What you'll learn

Prevention is better than cure. Preventive medical services are important from childhood to adult but are very important for older adults due to the risk of infections and co-morbidities. As age increases, the risk of acquiring diseases also increases. read more »»

Preventing and controlling the risk factors will play an important role in increasing the lifespan in turn staying healthier, longer. Physicians should take an initiative to help the elderly by motivating them about preventive strategies, coping up with risk factors, etc.

This course will help you to understand more about why is Preventive Geriatric care need of the hour?, Common morbidities and Geriatric Giants, Social Factors and morbidities, Newer initiatives, Recommendations as per the levels of prevention and other measures, 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:

  • Why is Preventive Geriatric care is the need of the hour?
  • Common morbidities and Geriatric Giants.
  • Social Factors and morbidities.
  • Newer initiatives.
  • Recommendations as per the levels of prevention and other measures.”


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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