Integrating geriatrics into clinical training, research training, board certification, and continuing education in infectious diseases: Meeting review and commentary

K. P. High, K. A. Joiner

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Abstract

Although adults aged 65 years and older constitute the most rapidly growing segment of the U.S. population, geriatric issues have not typically been a focus of training in infectious diseases (ID). Underrecognition of the unique aspects of geriatric care, apathy toward this population, and the feeling that 'we're all geriatricians' (and thus know geriatric medicine) all contribute to this problem. This article summarizes the recent meeting focused on integrating geriatric principles within ID training at all levels. The ID/geriatric interface as an attractive area for basic and clinical research is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-756
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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