CME LLC Announces Program Advisers, Call For Presentations For 2005 Issues In Aging Medical Congress

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CME LLC, in conjunction with several CMP Healthcare Media publications, today announced medical advisers for its 2005 Issues in Aging Medical Congress, formerly the U.S. Geriatric & Long-Term Care Congress. CME is accepting presentations through January for the event, taking place July 14 - 17, 2005 in New Orleans. The appointed medical advisers include Edward J. Shahady, MD; Robert E. Rakel, MD; Laura Mosqueda, MD; and Gregory William Rutecki, MD, FACP.

"We're not only changing the name of the Congress this year; we're also changing the Congress to reflect a more comprehensive view of aging and a greater focus on preventive medicine across a wide range of specialties," said Marsha Meyer, RPh, senior vice president of clinical information for CME LLC. "The Congress' new identity and revised focus reflect a changing educational need in the marketplace, and our esteemed advisers will help us meet this need through relevant, high quality accredited educational opportunities at the congress."

Although the advisers will serve as presenters and hosts at the Congress, their primary responsibility is to work with CME's clinical staff to ensure the content addresses this changing educational need in the marketplace, in light of emerging issues in the treatment of aging. Extended life expectancies, an aging population and a greater emphasis on preventive medicine are among the trends driving these changes, with the National Center for Health Statistics predicting a population of 47 million Americans between the ages of 45 and 64 in the year 2020. Internal medicine, family practice, general practice, neurology, consultant pharmacy, gerontology, advanced practice nursing, physician assistance, psychology, long term care and many other specialties are affected by this trend. More information is available on each medical advisor at http://www.issuesinaging.com/.

CME, the conference sponsor, welcomes industry support for various educational topics throughout the four days, including meal symposia and workshops. Those interested in extending support can visit http://www.issuesinaging.com/ and click on the "call for presentation" link for more information and an application.

The four-day continuing medical education event is in partnership with such CMP Healthcare Media titles as Consultant, The Journal of Respiratory Diseases (JRD), The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine (JMM) and Infections in Medicine. Each of these leading clinical publications offers unique resources and brings expanded expertise to the Congress. Attendees can earn 20 continuing medical education credits. The potential to complete a large percentage of required education in one long weekend draws many busy clinicians to the show each year. Other clinicians return each year, according to survey feedback, because the Congress offers industry leading faculty and a greater focus on practical content.

Industry professionals can request more information on CME's Call for Presentations, Congress sponsorship opportunities or exhibiting schedules by e-mailing issuesinaging@CMELLC.com or calling 800-933-2632.

About CME LLC

CME LLC is a leading provider of fully accredited continuing medical education programs and offers a wide range of informational and educational resources for healthcare professionals. Based in Irvine, Calif., CME produces a variety of conferences, multimedia home-study products and Web sites and is the sponsor of the U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress and the Issues in Aging Medical Congress. For additional information, visit CME online at http://www.cmellc.com/.

Editor's note: Adviser photos and "Call for Presentations" art available upon request.

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CONTACT: Kraig Smith of media imPRessions, +1-312-222-9591,ksmith@media-impressions.com, for CME LLC

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