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With aging patients, our goal is prevention, although that may not be realistic with everyone.

How much of longevity is attributable to genetic factors, and how much to family history, biomarkers, lifestyle or environment?

What are the modifiable risk factors – diet, stress, exercise, medication, human connection, smoking, alcohol, the environment…?

How do we define “biological age?” Do we look at changes in metabolism…vulnerability to infection…immunologic status?

How does the physician’s perspective on aging compare with the perspective of the patient?

Come and hear experts discuss: 

Cognition and the Brain: Gayatri Devi, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, is Director, Park Avenue Neurology; Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell Health; and Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital.

Body Changes – Dermatology: Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH, is a board-certified dermatologic surgeon at New York’s Laser & Skin Surgery Center, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Loneliness, Anxiety, Depression, Frailty: Alan Manevitz, MD, is a clinical associate professor at Payne Whitney-Weill Cornell Medical Center and attending psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian and Lenox Hill Hospitals; he also teaches at the Weill-Cornell Medical School.

Endocrine Factors and Longevity: Sofiya Milman, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Endocrinology and Geriatrics at Albert Einstein Medical College, and is the Director of Human Longevity Studies at Einstein’s Institute for Aging Research. She is an attending physician in Endocrinology at Montefiore Hospital.

Cardiac Risks, New Views on Lipids, the Upsurge in Atrial Fibrillation: Varinder Singh, MD, is Senior Vice President, Cardiology, Northwell Health (Western Region); Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital; and Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

MODERATOR: Steven Mandel, MD – Clinical Professor of Neurology, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

The program is supported through the NYCMS Physician Wellness Committee (Chair: Jill Baron, MD, NYCMS Treasurer).

Learning objectives: Attendees will be able to discuss:

What are the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for problems with aging?

Which people should be tested for aging-related problems, and when?

What is the evidence to show that changes in behavior and lifestyle, with proper medical care, will lead to a healthy and/or successful aging lifestyle?

When an illness occurs: What is the level of impairment, and what accommodations are needed to continue to promote quality care?

The Westchester Academy of Medicine and the New York County Medical Society gratefully acknowledge the Clifford L. Spingarn, MD Educational Memorial Fund for the support of this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine and the New York County Medical Society. The Westchester Academy of Medicine is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Policies and standards of the Westchester Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Accreditation for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) adhere to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and require all planners, faculty and all who have control of educational content, to identity, disclose and mitigate all relevant financial relationships to the learners.

The following planner(s) and faculty participant(s) and all who have control of this educational content do not have any financial relationships with any ineligible company whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients: Gayatri Devi, MD, Jessica Krant, MD, Alan Manevitz, MD, Sofiya Milman, MD, and Varinder Singh, MD.

Any discussion of investgational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified. No commericial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Your membership with organized medicine, NYCMS, MSSNY and AMA, supports advocacy for the health and well being of physicians.

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