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Formation of New Geriatrics Roundtable Being Considered by AARC

November 9, 2009

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The formation of a Geriatrics Roundtable is being considered by the AARC. We are seeking your input on whether you would be interested in joining such a group.

The number of geriatric patients in the U.S. is quickly growing with the ‘Baby Boomer Generation’ coming of Medicare age. Our profession must address and determine best practice for this patient population. RT programs are currently limited in how much geriatric medicine is taught. A Roundtable will give the AARC a platform to first evaluate the needs of our profession in this specialty area, identify the experts and establish best practice through evidence based medicine.

The Association has several Roundtables, which are special groups formed among members who have common interests. A Roundtable is smaller than a Specialty Section but is a group of at least 50 AARC members who want to share information and ideas regarding a specialized area. Only AARC members may join a Roundtable, and any member of the Association can propose formation of a Roundtable.

If a Roundtable is formed, the AARC would appoint a Roundtable chair to direct the discussion and report regularly to the AARC Board of Directors. Also, this would be an avenue for educational programming.

If you are interested in this Roundtable, please take a brief survey. Survey deadline is November 20.