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Integrating Geriatrics into Clinical Training, Research Training, Board Certification, and Continuing Education in Infectious Diseases: Meeting Review and Commentary

Kevin P. High and Keith A. Joiner

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 28, issue 4, pages 753-756
Published in print April 1999 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 1999 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/515211
Integrating Geriatrics into Clinical Training, Research Training, Board Certification, and Continuing Education in Infectious Diseases: Meeting Review and Commentary

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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.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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