Program for Wednesday May 17, 2017

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FELLOWSHIP DIRECTORS PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION (additional fee)

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 1:00pm
  • Track: Education

Additional fee session

CME/CE Credit: 4
Sponsored by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP)

The role of the geriatrics fellowship director is complex and involves a variety of activities and responsibilities. This session will present practical instruction for both new and seasoned fellowship directors. Learning Objectives: (1) identify updates on the ACGME Fellowship Program Requirements and the Next Accreditation System (NAS); (2) discuss QI/Patient Safety requirements and initiatives; and (3) describe approaches to a fellow/faculty wellness and self-care.

  • Update on the ACGME Fellowship Program Requirements and the Next Accreditation System (NAS)
    Andrew Neal Dentino, MD, FACP, AGSF, FGSA, FAPA, FAAHPM, RRC-IM, Representative
  • QI/Patient Safety Session 
    Helen Fernandez, MD and Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS
  • Quick Hits Session: Alternate Approaches to Fellowship Pathways and Integrated Programs
    Jim Campbell, MD
  • Uniformed Fellowship Start Dates
    TBD
  • Detail vs Core Requirements in the RRC
    Eric W. Widera, MD
  • Wellness Review
    Tips and Discussion on How to Avoid Burnout, Encourage Work Place Engagement, Manage Time Off/Maternity and Paternity Leave, Etc.
  • Proposed Changes to ACGME Requirements
    Maura J. Brennan, MD
  • Tracking Individual Practice Behaviors in Fellows
    Steve Barczi, MD, FAASM
  • MOC Credit for Fellowship QI Activities
    Eric W. Widera, MD, Chair
  • AMDA – Physician Competency Committee
    Paul Katz, MD

Other Session

ABIM MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION LEARNING SESSION: 2015 & 2016 UPDATES IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice

Additional fee session
CME/CE: 4

Speakers: Jonathan Flacker, MD, AGSF & Vivyenne Roche, MD

This live, self-study session is intended to help physicians complete the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge module through in-depth group discussion. This session will cover the 2016 Update in Geriatric Medicine Module, which contains 30 multiple-choice questions and qualifies for 10 Maintenance of Certification points in the Self- Evaluation of Medical Knowledge category. Learning Objectives: (1) recognize useful question-answering strategies; and (2) complete the Geriatric Medicine Update module toward fulfillment of ABIM's Maintenance of Certification requirements. Attendees are invited to bring their computers and complete the MOC module during the session. At the completion of this session, those enrolled in ABIM's MOC program must submit their answers to ABIM for scoring in order to receive MOC credit.

Other Session

NOW IN 3D: MANAGING GERIATRIC DELIRIUM, DEMENTIA, AND DEMENTIA RELATED BEHAVIORAL DISTURBANCES

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice

Additional fee session
CME/CE: 4 
Developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
Moderator: Shaida Talebreza, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC, AGSF
This half-day workshop will provide a brief overview of the various types of dementia and how they are diagnosed, review the diagnosis of delirium, discuss the evidence behind pharmacological approaches to management of both conditions, and review successful nonpharmacological management approaches to dementia related behavioral disturbances (STAR-VA) and delirium (Hospital Elder Life Program). Workshop participants will be given practical tools to use to evaluate and manage dementia, dementia related behavioral disturbances, and delirium. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the diagnostic criteria for common types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease; (2) describe pharmacological approaches to management of dementia and dementia related behavioral disturbances; (3) describe nonpharmacologic approaches to management of dementia related behavioral disturbances; and (4) describe diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of delirium, and nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management approaches.

  • Diagnostic Criteria for Common Types of Dementia Including Alzheimer’s Disease
    Shaida Talebreza, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC, AGSF
  • Pharmacological Approaches To Management of Dementia and Dementia Related Behavioral Disturbances
    Michelle Weckman, MD
  • Nonpharmacologic Approaches To Management of Dementia Related Behavioral Disturbances
    Michele J. Karel, PhD, ABPP
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Diagnosis of Delirium, and Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management Approaches
    Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

Other Session

TOOLS, TIPS AND TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE DRUG OUTCOMES THROUGH DEPRESCRIBING

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice

CME/CE: 4  
Co-Moderators: Holly M. Holmes, MD, MS & Sean M. Jeffery, PharmD, CGP, AGSF
Sponsored by the Polypharmacy Special Interest Group, the Delirium Special Interest Group, and the Pharmacists Section
This pre-conference workshop will offer hands-on training in the tools, strategies and skills needed to implement deprescribing within different settings. Learning Objectives: (1) prioritize medications most appropriate for deprescribing at the population, clinic, and individual patient levels; (2) initiate a deprescribing algorithm in real-life cases of polypharmacy, facilitated by an expert in describing strategies; (3) apply principles of pharmacology, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters to determining deprescribing/tapering timetables; and (4) apply motivational interviewing strategies and available deprescribing tools/resources along with examples of successful interventions in relevant patient populations to create a successful deprescribing strategy.

  • Deprescribing - What's in Your Wallet? An Overview of Tools, Technology, Tips and Techniques to Maximize Medication Reductions
    Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc; Michael Steinman, MD; Noll L. Campbell, PharmD; Radharamanamurthy Gokula, MD, CMD; Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
  • Using Motivational Interviewing to Accomplish Patient-Centered Deprescribing Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, MSW
  • Speed Deprescribing: Focused Issues in Stopping Medications 
    Marcia C. Mecca, MD; Cheryl A. Sadowski, PharmD; Jennifer A. Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, CPE
  • Deprescribing in the Real World 
    All faculty

Other Session

WOUND CARE 200+ – EXPANDING YOUR TOOLBOX TO MEET THE WOUND CARE NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice

Additional fee session
CME/CE: 4  
Moderator: Kenneth Schmader, MD 
Sponsored by the Wound Management and Prevention Special Interest Group 
This course is designed to provide the tools that geriatrics clinicians need to successfully treat wounds despite obstacles. Foci of the course include moisture retentive dressings, use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), and palliative wound care. Learning Objectives: (1) accurately assess the wound characteristics to determine best local wound care modality; (2) strategize use of NPWT across the continuum of care; (3) address patient-centered concerns to modify treatment strategies while maximizing outcomes; and (4) determine when a patient would benefit from palliative wound treatment strategies.

  • From Inflammation and Biofilm to Proliferation and Remodeling – How to Get Unstuck! 
    Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS & Lynne Grant, MS, RN, CWOCN
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) – A Myriad of Styles, Strategies, and Avoidable Complications
    Renee Cordrey, PT, MSPT, MPH, CWS
  • Changing Treatment Goals Does Not Equate With Abandoning the Patient 
    Elizabeth F. White-Chu, MD, CWSP
 

Other Session

ADGAP LEADERSHIP SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Professional Development

Additional fee session
CME/CE: 4
Sponsored by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP).

Description coming soon.

Reception

NEW AGS MEMBER/ INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE/ADGAP/AGS FELLOW/COSAR RECEPTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 5:45pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking


New members, international attendees, new AGS Fellows will be welcomed by AGS Board members, ADGAP and leaders from the Council of State Affiliate Representatives at this special reception. Come and ask questions about AGS programs and learn how you can get the most from the meeting and your membership.

Special Interest Group

ACUTE HOSPITAL CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking


Chair: Robert M. Palmer, MD, MPH
The mission of the Acute Hospital Care SIG is to improve the outcomes of hospitalization of older patients through enhanced clinical care, dissemination of research findings and education of health professionals. Participants will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on acute hospital care, prevention and management of geriatric syndromes, and value-based practices. The SIG meeting is open to all AGS participants.

Special Interest Group

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND OTHER DRUG USE (ATOD) AMONG OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Co-Chairs: Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH & Alison Moore, MD, MPH
The mission of this SIG is to bring attention to the issues of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among older adults including issues surrounding the prescription opiate epidemic, and help facilitate educational activities and research in this area.

Special Interest Group

CANCER AND AGING

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Co-Chairs: William Dale, MD, PhD; Arti Hurria, MD; & Supriya Mohile, MD, MS
The Cancer and Aging Special Interest Group is an interdisciplinary assemblage of geriatric, gerontologic, and oncologic professionals whose collective mission is to: (1) promote multidisciplinary-centered cancer prevention, assessment, and management of older adults; (2) promote education and training in geriatric oncology concepts; (3) promote research in geriatric oncology; (4) facilitate linkages among those organizations and institutions which serve or focus upon geriatric and/or oncologic causes; and (5) champion and advocate for those elders and their families who are impacted by cancer.

 

Special Interest Group

GEROSCIENCE

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair: George A. Kuchel, MD, FRCP, AGSF

The Geroscience SIG brings together AGS members from varied backgrounds who all share a common interest in efforts to leverage our understanding of basic aging processes towards the discovery, validation and implementation of intervention strategies designed to promote health, function and independence in late life. The focus of this SIG's second meeting will be on educational opportunities and challenges involved in introducing the fundamentals of Geroscience, Biology of Aging and Translational Research to Geriatric Medicine Fellows and trainees in other clinical disciplines. A Business Meeting will be led by Dr. George Kuchel (U of Connecticut). The program will include an update on educational objectives of the R24 NIA Geroscience Network by Dr. Jim Kirkland (Mayo) and a presentation by Dr. Sandra Sanchez Reilly (UT San Antonio) addressing these issues from the perspectives of a fellowship program director. The meeting will conclude with an open panel discussion involving Dr. Peter Abadir (Hopkins), Dr. Robert Pignolo (Mayo), Dr. Harvey Cohen (Duke) and Dr. William Hazzard (Wake Forest).

Dinner will be provided, please RSVP Ms. Soto at SotoV3@uthscsa.edu

 

Special Interest Group

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Irene Hamrick, MD
The IT Issues Special Interest Group serves the AGS Membership by establishing a venue for members with an interest in Information Technology as it applies to Geriatrics. An important focus of this SIG is to provide information, support and an organized center for coordinating information and resources to optimize the use of EHR in a senior health care environment.

Special Interest Group

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Co-Chairs: Ariba Khan, MD, MPH, AGSF & Niharika Suchak, MBBS, MHS, FACP
This SIG promotes awareness of global trends in aging and healthcare issues in older adults that span continents and cross international borders. It focuses on developing proposals for AGS annual meetings regarding global challenges and successful strategies in health care delivery for older adults and models of care (including adaptation for local use), and design and implementation of geriatrics training programs in multiple health professions. The group serves as AGS' main forum for discussion, collaboration, and advocacy on global geriatrics issues. New SIG members are always welcome. Please join us at the annual meeting.

Special Interest Group

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Co-Chairs: Josette A. Rivera, MD & Todd C. James, MD
The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE/P) Special Interest Group welcomes all AGS members to explore how broad health professional interest in collaboration is changing health education and practice. While geriatrics has long recognized the importance of teams, this has not been a widely recognized focus of health education or practice until recently Interprofessional education refers to when “two or more professionals learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO, 2010). Please join us to explore opportunities to advance geriatric care and collaborative practice with new educational initiatives, curricula, and models of care.

Special Interest Group

NEEDS OF OLDER LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PERSONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair: David O. Staats, MD, AGSF
Geriatrics has not yet fully considered the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This interest group centers on a more formal analysis and observation of these needs. The SIG is open to all AGS participants who are dedicated to delineating these needs and advocating for older LGBT persons.

Special Interest Group

WOMEN IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair:  Rebecca S. Boxer, MD, MS
This new Special Interest Group is intended for women of all disciplines working in geriatrics. The purpose is to provide a forum for women to discuss challenges and share ideas related to their personal and professional lives.  During this inaugural meeting of the SIG, we will discuss issues related to work-life balance.

Special Interest Group

WOUND PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair: E. Foy White-Chu, MD
The wound prevention and management SIG is an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals who strive to improve outcomes in skin and wound health in vulnerable older adults through supporting education, research, and quality improvement initiatives. The SIG serves as a platform to discuss educational initiatives at AGS, policy objectives so that we may get our patients “what they need to get those wounds closed!”, and updates budding research. We welcome all interested, regardless of experience.