Clinical Retreat for Interdisciplinary Training (CRIT)

The CRIT program is a two-day immersive experience that increases the knowledge and leadership skills of professionals serving older adults. 2018 is the fifth year that the University of Louisville has hosted the CRIT Program. 

CRIT reinforces the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in caring for older adults. As such, this program is interdisciplinary in both content and attendees. CRIT provides the opportunity for Chief Residents, Program Directors, social work students, nursing students, chaplain residents, community workers, patients, and pharmacy residents to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration. 

Registration Includes: Conference registration, meals during the conference, lodging at French Lick Resort, one guest ticket for Saturday night dinner.

Registration Deadline: October 30
Program Cost: $425 per Registration

Dates: Sat., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 2
Location: French Lick Resort | French Lick, IN

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Immersive Professional Development

2017 CRIT Attendees

CRIT is an intensive learning retreat that provides learners a variety of professional development opportunities, including an interdisciplinary case study, lectures from subject matter experts, leadership training, an action project, and networking opportunities. 

What You Will Gain:

  • New knowledge and skills in the care of older adults
  • Increased ability to teach geriatrics and palliative care
  • Improved leadership techniques required in your professional role 
  • A certificate of completion 
  • Supported in developing an action plan for conference submission

About the Experience

Case Study Learning

The retreat program includes an unfolding interactive case divided into four modules following an older adult from presentation in clinic, to the emergency department, to hospital discharge, and through end-of-life care. Each module includes evidence-based mini-lectures on topics in geriatrics and palliative care, small group interactive exercises, and presentations designed to enhance teaching and leadership skills.

Lecture Content

Decision Making Capacity & Advance Care Planning, Social Determinants of Health, Delirium & Hospital Care, Functional Assessment, Polypharmacy, Discharge Planning, Hospice, Goals of Care

Action Projects

Each learner will attend two consultation sessions to develop an action plan for a project. Teams will be invited to a three-month follow up meeting to report on their projects. Teams are encouraged to present their projects at the Optimal Aging Conference.  


Social events are planned to foster relationships across disciplines. Free-time, meals together, a cocktail hour and a constant changing of the participants in workgroups allows learners to get to know each other by name and connect in ways other than by only brief moments of professional collaboration.

If you have any questions on registration or the conference as a whole, please contact: 

Margaret Feldman
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (502) 852-5159

Past Organizational participation:

  • Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA)
  • University of Louisville Dept. of Internal Medicine
  • University of Louisville Dept. of Hematology & Oncology
  • Jewish Family & Career Services
  • University of Louisville Dept. of Urology
  • University of Louisville School of Nursing
  • ElderServe
  • University of Louisville Dept. of Anesthesiology
  • University of Louisville Department of Palliative Medicine
  • Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC)
  • University of Louisville Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • University of Louisville Dept. of Family and Geriatric Medicine
  • University of Louisville Dept. of Psychiatry