The New Mexico Geriatric Education Center (NMGEC) is pleased to announce the return of Interdisciplinary Geriatric Grand Rounds beginning with the topic  “Metabolic Syndrome in the Elderly”  by Robert D. Lindeman, MD, on March 2. 

The session will be held in the UNM College of Nursing / Pharmacy Basement, Room B15. Lunch will be provided so attendees are asked to RSVP if planning to attend.

The Geriatric Grand Round series objective is to continue to enhance interdisciplinary geriatric continuing education training, retraining and education with a distance learning component for health care professionals, faculty, fellows, residents, and students with an emphasis on American Indian Elders.

Geriatric Grand Rounds will be offered in spring and fall 2008 with CME and CEUs available. Future Grand Rounds dates include April 24, May 22, August 1, October 16, and December 18, 2008. Please call the NMGEC for future Geriatric Grand Round series topics.

The NMGEC provides geriatric education and training to health care professionals including providers in Tribal and Indian Health Service clinics. NMGEC education and training programs strive to foster an appreciation of the richness of Indian culture and traditions, and an awareness of the use of traditional healing practices. In the past five years, the NMGEC has trained over 3,800 interdisciplinary health care professionals and paraprofessionals on elder care in culturally appropriate geriatric educational workshops, trainings and collaborations.

 the past five years, the NMGEC has trained over 3,800 interdisciplinary health care professionals and paraprofessionals on elder care in culturally appropriate geriatric educational workshops, trainings and collaborations. Please visit the NMGEC website at http://hsc.unm.edu/som/fcm/gec for more information on upcoming events and projects or call to RSVP for Grand Rounds at 505-272-4934.