Frailty Assessment in Primary Care: The What, Why, and How? 

Monday, September 11th, 12:00-1:00 pm (MST) Livesteam

Headshot Dr. Mindy Fain


Mindy Fain, MD

Anne & Alden Hart Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Co-Director, University of Arizona Center on Aging
Associate Director for Education, Care & Community

Mindy Fain, MD is the Anne & Alden Hart Professor of Medicine, ad Professor of Nursing, board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine.  She is the co-Director of the University of Arizona Center on Aging, and the Division Chief of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine in the College of Medicine, at the University of Arizona. She is also the Associate Director for Education, Care & Community Research for the Innovations in Healthy Aging initiative at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Her areas of expertise include geriatrics and palliative medicine, frailty syndrome and resilience, interprofessional geriatric education and training, chronic disease management, caregiver support, and community-based care.  Her goal is to develop and disseminate high value models of health care and advance the health and wellness for older adults through integrated programs in interprofessional education and training, aging-related research, and clinical care. She is the co-director of the NIA R25 MSTEM THRIVE research education grant in aging, focused on supporting a pipeline of diverse students to successful careers in aging-related research.  She is committed to preparing the healthcare workforce to care for the growing numbers of older adults. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the lecture, the learner will:

  • Define frailty
  • Discuss frailty assessment in primary care, including opportunities and barriers
  • Explain common tools to assess frailty
  • Describe potential next steps for people with frailty


Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All faculty, CME planning committee members, and the CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

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