Program for Thursday May 03, 2018

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Special Interest Group

HEALTHCARE FOR LOW-INCOME SENIORS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Europe 5

Chair: Steven R. Counsell, MD, AGSF

The mission of the Health Care for Low-Income Seniors AGS Special Interest Group is to improve the quality and outcomes of health care and maximize independence among low-income seniors by bringing together geriatrics professionals dedicated to the care of the poor, disseminating practical solutions and innovative geriatrics team care models, and advocating for public policy change to better address the needs of this population.  The Healthcare for Low-Income Seniors SIG is open to all AGS meeting participants.

Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles Using Special Needs Plans

Overview of Special Needs Plans (SNPs) under Medicare Advantage
Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF, President and CEO SNP Alliance, Inc

Consumer Perspectives on Dual SNPs
Gregg Warshaw, MD, AGSF, Professor, University of North Carolina
Carol Regan, MPH, Senior Advisor, Community Catalyst

Health Plan Perspectives on Dual SNPs
Kyle R. Allen, DO, AGSF, VP Enterprise Medical Director, CareSource

 

Special Interest Group

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 3

Co-Chairs: Ariba Khan, MD, MPH & 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 emphasis is on improving care of older adults around the world by enhancing networking and establishing partnerships that can translate to identification of common themes in geriatrics care and education, use of technology to conduct didactic sessions with participants from multiple countries, long term international collaborations for models of care and geriatrics education, and increased involvement and representation of AGS members in international geriatrics conferences and organizations. 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 2018 Annual Meeting for:

Development  of an International Undergraduate Curriculum  for Delirium Using a Modified Delphi Process
Dr. Claire L Copeland, Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly and Stroke Medicine, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Scotland

Studying Thiamine TO Prevent Delirium: The STTOP-Delirium Clinical Trial
Flavia Barreto Garcez, MD, Clinical Researcher,  University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil

 

Special Interest Group

NEEDS OF OLDER LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PERSONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 2

Chair: Jeffery D. Mariano, MD

Geriatrics is beginning to consider the needs of older gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. The recent position statement by our organization in 2015 was an important step in communicating the health status and opportunities for this vulnerable population. This interest group centers on the analysis of health systems and approaches, advocacy, and education. It is open to all AGS participants who are dedicated to delineating these needs and advocating for older GLBT persons. 

Special Interest Group

OSTEOPOROSIS AND METABOLIC BONE DISEASES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 1

Chair: Kenneth W. Lyles, MD

The Special Interest Group in Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease meets to share ideas so that we can develop programs for the annual AGS meeting to educate ourselves and our colleagues. Topics are proposed, debated, and members agree to work together to create valuable learning experiences. We also spend time talking about interesting and difficult cases, sharing our knowledge and expertise with each other. All AGS members attending the meeting are welcomed.

Special Interest Group

PALLIATIVE CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: S. Hemisphere IV/V

Co-Chairs: Mona Gupta, MD & Kim Curseen, MD

The Palliative Care interest group focuses on palliative care in the elderly population. The interest group provides a forum for networking and sharing of ideas among providers who are practicing and wish to practice geriatrics and palliative care. The interest group is inter-professional and focuses on collaboration.

Special Interest Group

PRIVATE PRACTICE PROVIDERS IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 4

Chair: Joel Bolen, MD

Discuss challenges and share success strategies with other geriatricians who have chosen to serve older adults through private practice. Topics will include: patient flow and practice management, billing and reimbursement, staffing, alternate revenue streams, marketing, institutional LTC or not, and comprehensive geriatrics assessment. Please feel free to bring other issues to discuss.

Special Interest Group

SOCIETY FOR GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: N. Hemisphere A3/4

Chair: Nancy L. Schoenborn, MD

The Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Interest Group has traditionally been a source of collaborative activity between the American Geriatrics Society and SGIM. Collaborative efforts between geriatricians and general internists who frequently provide care for older adults are synergistic and provide benefits all participants. This interest group will focus on ways to develop products including symposiums and workshops for the annual meetings of both societies, encourage dialogue between members focused on research, education, or clinical care of older adults, and connect members with similar interests with mentorship and opportunity for joint projects outside the annual meetings. We welcome researchers, clinicians, and educators at all levels of training and expertise to our meeting.

Special Interest Group

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Oceanic 1

Co-Chairs:  Richard M. Allman, MD and Thomas Edes, MD

This session is intended for employees of the US Department of Veterans Affairs who are attending the conference. Representatives from the VA Offices of Geriatrics and Extended Care Policy and Services will be present to provide updates on VA activities and plans; and to engage in discussion with VA staff present regarding matters of shared concern. Interested non-VA persons are welcome to attend but are asked to refrain from participating in open discussion.

Reception

RECEPTION/DANCE PARTY

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Swan Ballroom 1-6

Turn in your stethoscope for some Mickey Mouse ears as we toast #AGS18 at a dance party with colleagues from across the country and around the world.