Geriatrics & Gerontology Interest Group (GGIG)

GGIG LionThe GGIG is a lunch time lecture series for professionals from all disciplines who are interested in issues affecting older adults. All programs are held from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Feel free to bring your own lunch (no RSVP required to attend).

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The Geriatric and Geronotology Interest Group is a grant-based teaching and learning and opportunity which Vanderbilt sponsors and offers to the internal as well as external caregiving and clinical communities.  Attendees include clinicians, nurses, trainees, community nursing home, skilled nursing, and assisted living facility CNAs, as well as facility managers, directors and owners of day care homes.

Attendees have been provided a unique venue for training in that current research accompanies the presentations, and the questions and clarifications voiced in the discussion period following the lectures allows all present to be informed about challenges, gaps, and questions in the topic area being presented.  The range of geriatric legal, ethical, clinical, and political topics discussed directly impact attendees by educating and updating them on broad educational and research topics which can immediately inform their daily practice.  The venue seeks to integrate the outside community and facilitate training for those who would otherwise pay for courses.  An opportunity also exists to announce upcoming events related to geriatric care, and any local forums that may not be well communicated.

Many internal and external clinical people bring their trainees who benefit from this collaborative approach.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)•. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging, Vanderbilt-Reynolds Geriatrics Education Center, Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center, Tennessee Valley GRECC.

Fall 2017 GGIG Series...


September 12

Topic: Frailty & Aging~ Interventions

Speaker: Cathy Maxwell, MD, PhD

Location: Medical Center East, South Tower, 8380B

This presentation was not recorded due to IT issues. We are working on providing an alternate recording.  Thanks for your patience.


October 3

Topic: Tools for Conducting a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Speaker: James Powers, MD ~ Professor (VUMC) & Chief (Geriatric Medicine VAMC)

Location: Medical Center East, South Tower, 8380A

Please click HERE to access this presentation


November 7

Topic: Transitions of Care

Speaker: Angela Horton, MD, MPH ~ Assistant Professor of Medicine

Location: Medical Center East, South Tower, 8380A

     Please click HERE to access this presentation


December 5

Topic:  Deprescribing Medications: Insights from the ShedMeds Trial

                  Speaker: Ed Vasilevskis, MD, MPH ~ Assistant Professor of Medicine

Location: Medical Center East, South Tower, 8380B

Please click HERE to access presentation

2017 Online-viewing credits are here!!

(for those who cannot attend or watch live presentation)

CME credit for non-live viewingPrior to 2017, only those who attended live or watched live were awarded CME credit for the GGIG lectures.  As of January 2017, our sessions will continue to be recorded, but now can be accessed to watch non-live for CME credit, or for community geriatric education/training. Completion of a short quiz at the end of the presentation is required, as well as having set up a CME profile.