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Dell Med Grand Rounds: The Aging of the Homeless Population: An Emerging Crisis

Location: Health Discovery Building Auditorium

Address: 1601 Trinity St., Building B, Austin, Texas 78701 | View Map »

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Charlotte Harris

About the Event

There are more than 2,200 people in Austin experiencing homelessness on a given day. As Central Texas leaders work to meet the health needs of this growing population, please join us for this opportunity to engage with Margot Kushel, M.D. who will speak about the aging of the homeless population and health consequences of homelessness.

Kushel’s expertise is informed by her work as the director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and she is a professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

A light lunch will be provided, and CME credit is available (see below for details).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the causes of the homelessness crisis;
  • Recognize the changing demographics of people experiencing homelessness;
  • Explain the health consequences of homelessness;
  • Identify potential solutions to homelessness.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Current physicians from all specialties
  • Secondary: Residents, medical students, mid-level providers, nursing staff and other members of the health care team


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care; professionalism; interpersonal and communication skills; medical knowledge; systems-based practice.
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care; work in interdisciplinary teams; employ evidence-based practice; apply quality improvement; utilize informatics.
  • IECC: Values/ethics for interprofessional practice; roles/responsibilities; interprofesssional communication; teams and teamwork.

Kushel did not report relevant financial relationships or disclose conflicts of interest relating to the educational content of this presentation.

The Dell Medical School Community Grand Rounds planning committee members are Michael Pignone, M.D.; David Ring, M.D.; Sue Cox, M.D.; Emily Vinas, Ed.D.; Chris Moriates, M.D.; Jonathan MacClements, M.D.; Bill Tierney, M.D.; Lori Cook; Charlotte Harris; and Denice Richard. Ring reports relevant financial relationships with Skeletal Dynamics and Wright Medical for receiving royalties and receiving honorarium from multiple universities. The other members of the planning committee have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.