Program for Friday May 04, 2018

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Workshop

A PRACTICAL APPROACH AND EFFICIENT TOOLS FOR INPATIENT INTERPROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC EVALUATION: A CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP (PART 1)

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Nurses Section, Education Committee, Residents Section, Teachers Section, Resident Activity Subcommittee
Moderator: Maura J. Brennan, MD

Learning Objectives: (1) compare and contrast validated screening and/or assessment tools and physical exam findings for delirium, dysphagia and urinary incontinence and interpret initial results; (2) incorporate basic, practical geriatric evaluation for 3 common geriatric problems into both their clinical practice and teaching of trainees and other professional colleagues.

Delirium
Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH & Donna M. Fick, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Dysphagia
Lisa Granville, MD, AGSF, FACP & Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

Urinary Incontinence
Hal H. Atkinson, MD, MS; Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN; Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

Symposia

EPIDEMIOLOGY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Asia 4
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Research Committee

Learning Objectives: (1) discuss new and original geriatrics research; (2) describe an emerging concept or new scientific focus in aging research; and (3) summarize the key findings of projects with relevance to care of older adults. 
Moderator: Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, PhD

  • P24 - Effect of Statins for Secondary Prevention on Functioning, Rehospitalization, and Mortality in Frail Older Adults 
    Andrew R. Zullo, PharmD, PhD
  • P25 - Subjective and Objective Sleep Disturbance Correlate Poorly in Older Adults
    Brienne B. Miner, MD, MHS
  • P26 - Racial Disparities in Surveillance Mammography among Older Breast Cancer Survivors
    Jimmitti Teysir, BA
  • P27 - Neighborhood Environments and Recent Falls among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: 1-Year Prospective Cohort Study
    Sungmin Lee, PhD Candidate

Symposia

EXPLORING COMPLEXITIES OF CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: N. Hemisphere B-E
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Management Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee
Moderator: Matthew K. McNabney, MD

An AGS work group is embarking on the development of a position statement that identifies the common elements of successful geriatrics models of care – and needs your help! People from all career backgrounds are encouraged to attend this session to provide input or simply gather insight from colleagues.  The panelists will provide a brief review of the  definition of ‘complexities of care,’ the models of care being analyzed, and an initial list of what today’s healthcare professionals (from ALL disciplines) see as successful components when caring for an older adult.  Come share your ideas and generate discussion. Learning Objectives: (1) review why person-centered care, advance care planning and care transitions are just a few elements that are being considered as important to a successful model; (2) describe how to develop a definition of ‘complexities of care,’ identifying models of care that should be analyzed, and (3) explore what today’s healthcare professionals see as a ‘successful’ approach to caring for an older adult.

Defining Complexities of Care
Audrey K. Chun, MD

Examples of Models of Care being Reviewed
David P. Elliott, PharmD, BCGP, AGSF

Elements of a Successful Model of Care
Dawn E. Butler, JD, MSW

 

Symposia

HEALTHY AGING: WHAT CAN I DO IN AN OFFICE SETTING TO PROMOTE IT?

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: N. Hemisphere A3/4
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Developed by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee
Moderator: Susan M. Friedman, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives: (1) identify patients’ social determinant and health behavior needs and understand how to connect them with appropriate community resources and organizations; (2) review evidence-based, best practices to better equip geriatrics health care providers to prescribe physical activity and exercise, specifically for the prevention and management of chronic diseases; (3) describe the physiology of sleep in older adults, normal sleep with aging versus sleep disorders, and treatment with sleep hygiene; and (4) develop the skills to provide patients with advice on healthy-aging lifestyle-interventions.

Social Prescribing - Addressing a Key Determinant of Healthy Aging in Older Populations with Complex Needs
Robert Schreiber, MD, AGSF

Physical Activity Prescriptions - A Step to Active Health
Krupa Neeraj Shah, MD, MPH, AGSF

Healthy Sleep – A Practical Guide for Clinicians
Xaviour J. Walker, MD, MPH, DTMH

Symposia

IMPROVING CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS IN AMERICAN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: S. Hemisphere IV/V
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Management Credits, Nursing Credits

Developed by the Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI) Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise among Surgical and Medical Specialists (SEGUE)
Moderator: Michael L. Malone, MD

Learning Objectives: (1) describe the evidence supporting improved care for older patients in the ED setting; (2) describe how to implement key elements of the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines; (3) describe opportunities to implement Geriatric ED in Veterans Administration hospitals; and (4) practice strategies to prepare your organization for Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Care of Older Patients in the ED - What Works and Why Does This Matter?
Teresita Hogan, MD
How to Get Started - Lessons Learned from the Geriatric ED Collaborative
Ula Hwang, MD, MPH
Opportunities to Implement the Geriatric ED in Veteran Affairs Hospitals
Susan N. Hastings, MD, MHS
Prepare for the ACEP Geriatric ED Accreditation
Adam Perry, MD

Symposia

THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WILL BE: BENCH RESEARCH FINDINGS OF 2017 THAT WILL BE AT THE BEDSIDE BY 2022

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice Research
  • Location: S. Hemisphere I/II
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Sponsored by the Geroscience Special Interest Group and the Research Committee
Moderator: George E. Taffet, MD

Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the application of today’s bench research to tomorrow’s bedside care as a general theme; (2) discuss the application of today’s bench research to tomorrow’s bedside care focusing on resilience and vulnerability; and (3) discuss the application of today’s bench research to tomorrow’s bedside care focusing on nutrition and metabolism.

That Was the Year That Will Be: Translation or Why Should Geroscience be Important to Geriatricians
Manfred Gogol, MD, FGSA
That Was the Year That Will Be: Resilience and Vulnerability
Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD    
That Was the Year That Will Be: Nutrition and Metabolism         
John C. Newman, MD, PhD 

 

Symposia

WRITING AND REVIEWING FOR THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY (JAGS): DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Asia 1
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Management Credits, Nursing Credits

Faculty: Ellen F. Binder, MD; Alexander Smith, MD, MS, MPH; Miriam B. Rodin, MD, PhD, CMD;  William B. Applegate, MD; Joseph G. Ouslander, MD; Michael W. Rich, MD, AGSF

Supported by an educational grant from Wiley-Blackwell Publishing

This workshop is intended for persons who want to submit to, and/or review research articles for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), including the JAGS Junior Reviewers. Participants will work in small groups, with facilitation by JAGS editorial board members, to review an article on site, using the JAGS review checklist, discuss the findings, and present their conclusions. Prior to the workshop, participants will be expected to have reviewed an on-line webinar that describes how a review for JAGS should be conducted and offers a working example of such a review. Learning Objectives: (1) use the JAGS checklist to review an article; (2) decide what recommendation to give about acceptance; and (3) review what steps are needed for improving the paper.

Workshop

A PRACTICAL APPROACH AND EFFICIENT TOOLS FOR INPATIENT INTERPROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC EVALUATION: A CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP (PART 2)

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Oceanic 1
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Nurses Section, Education Committee, Residents Section, Teachers Section, Resident Activity Subcommittee
Moderator: Maura J. Brennan, MD

Learning Objectives: (1) compare and contrast validated screening and/or assessment tools and physical exam findings for delirium, dysphagia and urinary incontinence and interpret initial results; (2) incorporate basic, practical geriatric evaluation for 3 common geriatric problems into both their clinical practice and teaching of trainees and other professional colleagues.

Delirium
Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH & Donna M. Fick, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Dysphagia
Lisa J. Granville, MD & Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP
Urinary Incontinence
Hal H. Atkinson, MD, MS; Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FAAN; Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

Symposia

DEMENTIA IN DISTRESS: CHALLENGES WHEN CONSIDERING PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS FOR NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: N. Hemisphere B-E
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Sponsored by the Ethnogeriatrics Committee and the Interprofessional Education/Practice Special Interest Group
Moderator: Joseph O. Nnodim, MD, PhD, AGSF, FACP

Learning Objectives: (1) recognize the challenges of using psychotropic medications for the management of neuropsychiatric distress in dementia in the absence of stringent clinical guidelines and FDA-approved treatments; (2) determine the indications for prescribing psychotropic agents when all non-pharmacological approaches have failed and utilize practical guidelines on how to dose these medications and monitor their efficacy; (3) recognize serious risks and complications related to psychotropic medications when used to manage neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, and compare and contrast the availability and cost of commonly used psychotropic medications; (4) recognize some of the different cultural notions, including myths about dementia, that can affect provider, patient, and caregiver interactions when discussing diagnoses, causation, treatment; and (5) determine how cultural differences and language barriers and limited health literacy can impact the care of patients with dementia exhibiting neuropsychiatric distress and their families.

Psychotropic Medications in Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Related to Dementia: Pros and Cons
Grace C. Nadolny, MD & Mehrdad Ayati, MD
Complications and Costs of Psychotropic Medications for Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
Grace C. Nadolny, MD & Mehrdad Ayati, MD
Cultural and Ethnical Implications when Treating Neuropsychiatric Distress in Dementia
Ella H. Bowman, MD, PhD, AGSF, FAAHPM

Symposia

LIGHTENING SCIENCE: BRIEF PRESENTATIONS OF TOP-RATED ABSTRACTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: N. Hemisphere A3/4
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Research Committee
Co-Moderators: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS; Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS; Peter Abadir, MD
Communications Coach: John Beilenson (Strategic Communications & Planning)

This fast-paced, interactive session will showcase some of the Meeting’s best new research and innovation. Top rated abstracts submitted to AGS from each of the primary submission categories are selected for inclusion.  Presenters will give the highlights of their research findings in 4 or fewer slides and the audience will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe at least 1 emerging concept or new scientific focus in aging research; (2) summarize the key findings of at least 3 projects with relevance to care of older adults; and (3) identify at least 3 AGS-affiliated individuals conducting exciting research in aging.

Clinical Outcomes Associated with Coexisting Overactive Bladder in Medicare Patients with Dementia

Eleanor O. Caplan, PharmD, PhD

Comparison of Frailty Phenotype and Deficit-Accumulation Frailty Index for Predicting Recovery After Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
Sandra M. Shi, MD

The Role of Germline Proteasome in Aging of Somatic Tissues
Sangwoo Kim, BS/Medical Student

Randomized Controlled Trial of Behavioral Treatment for Coexisting Insomnia and    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Results in Middle-Aged Versus Older Veterans
Cathy A. Alessi, MD

A Multicomponent Intervention Program to Improve Physical Function and Frailty in Vulnerable Older Adults: A Designed-Delay Intervention Study
Il-Young Jang, MD

Association of Surrogate Decision Makers’ Religious/Spiritual Beliefs with End of Life Decisions
Alexia M. Torke, MD, MS

 

Symposia

NEW FRONTIERS IN GERIATRICS: THE GEMSSTAR AWARDEES REPORT ON RESEARCH LEADING TO IMPROVED CARE BY SURGICAL AND MEDICAL SUBSPECIALISTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Asia 1
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise among Surgical and Medical Specialists (SEGUE)
Moderator: William R. Hazzard, MD 

This symposium will highlight the research supported by the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR).   This program supports research on older patients who are cared for by the GEMSSTAR supporting faculty in medical or surgical. Learning Objective: (1) describe current research which will lead to improved care of older persons by surgical and medical subspecialists.

The Effects of Anesthesia and Surgery and Alzheimer’s Disease Progression in Older Adults
 Miles Berger, MD, PhD
Hypoglycemia among Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Kasia J. Lipska, MD, MHS

Polypharmacy in Older Adults with Heart Failure
Parag Goyal, MD, MSc, FACC

Empowering Older Adult with Serious Illness to Formulate their Goals for Medical Care in     the Emergency Department
Kei Ouchi, MD, MPH

 

Poster Session

POSTER SESSION D (STUDENTS/RESIDENTS)

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Atlantic Halls/Pacific C

Sponsored by the AGS Health in Aging Foundation

View the most current research in geriatrics. Authors will be available to discuss the presented findings and answer questions. Resident posters will be judged, with participation certificates and awards in several categories to be presented at the end of the Poster Session. 

Section Meeting

TEACHERS NETWORKING SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: S. Hemisphere IV/V

Chair: Amy Westcott, MD, MHPE

Come and join your fellow geriatrics clinician educators to discuss potential collaborative projects as well as proposals for next year's annual meeting. 

Symposia

TOOLS, TIPS AND TECHNOLOGY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DEPRESCRIBING IN THE REAL WORLD

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: S. Hemisphere I/II
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Sponsored by the Polypharmacy Special Interest Group, Pharmacist Section, Clinical Research in Dementia Special Interest Group, and the Public Education Committee. Developed in collaboration with Cara Tannenbaum MD, MSc, founder of the Canadian Deprescribing Network.

Co-Moderators: Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, PhD & Marcia C. Mecca, MD

Learning Objectives: (1) apply pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters to determining deprescribing and tapering strategies; (2) prioritize medications most appropriate for deprescribing, and operationalize safe deprescribing at the population, clinic, and individual patient levels; (3) apply motivational interviewing strategies and available deprescribing tools/resources along with examples of successful interventions in relevant patient populations to create successful deprescribing strategies; and (4) integrate available deprescribing technologies and resources into clinical practice.

Pharmacologic Considerations for Deprescribing: A Pharma-‘Col’ To Action
David S.H. Lee, PharmD, PhD

Deprescribing in the Healthcare System: From Volume to Value
Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP , FASCP

Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Less Traveled): Practice Makes ALL the Difference!
Cheryl Ann Sadowski, PharmD, BCGP, FCSHP; Kamal C. Wagle, MD, MPH; Sean M. Jeffery, PharmD

Stump the Professors: Expert Approaches to Your Clinical Conundrums
All faculty

 

Plenary Symposia

UPDATED 2018 AGS BEERS CRITERIA® FOR POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATION USE IN OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.5 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Moderator: Todd P. Semla, MS, PharmD, BCGP, FCCP, AGSF

The American Geriatrics Society has updated the AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. The AGS Beers Criteria® serve as a critical tool in in preventing adverse drug events in older adults and are an important tool for systems and individuals who seek to ensure high quality healthcare for older adults.  Originally conceived of by the late Mark Beers, MD (a geriatrician), the AGS Beers Criteria® catalogue medications that place older patients at an elevated risk for adverse drug events (ADEs) due to the physiologic changes of aging and concurrent conditions.  This program will present an overview of the updated 2018 criteria.  Learning objectives: (1) identify drugs to be avoided or used with caution in older adults; (2) describe the differences between the 2018 and the 2015 Beers Criteria; and (3) describe the application and intent of the Beers Criteria.

Evidence Review and Methods for updating AGS Beers Criteria®
Michael Steinman, MD

What's Changed, What's Stayed
Donna Fick, RN, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Summary and Moving Forward
Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP

 

Special Interest Group

CARE TRANSITIONS

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

Chairs: Timothy W. Farrell, MD, AGSF & Franklin Watkins, MD

The mission of the Care Transitions SIG is to improve outcomes for vulnerable elders moving across different healthcare settings through the better execution of care transitions. The SIG will assemble geriatricians and other geriatrics professionals with a common interest in improving care transitions through education, quality improvement, and research. The group will strive to serve as a resource to develop educational sessions at AGS annual meetings, and serve as AGS's main forum discussion, collaboration, and advocacy on care transitions issues.

 

Special Interest Group

CLINICAL RESEARCH IN DEMENTIA

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

Co-Chairs: Noll L. Campbell, PharmD & Stephanie L. Garrett, MD, FACP, CHPE

The Clinical Research in Dementia Special Interest Group is committed to networking among AGS members who are dedicated to clinical research in older adults suffering from dementia. A new focus this year will also be members transitioning to aging and dementia research from other focus areas.  Members will use this forum to disseminate knowledge and share methods from recent and ongoing projects, as well as identify collaborative opportunities to advance clinical research in dementia.

Special Interest Group

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

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

Chair: Ronan Factora, MD

Elder abuse and neglect is common yet under-recognized and underreported. This group of professionals seeks to improve the lives of victims of elder mistreatment and neglect by sharing experiences and ideas as well as through coordinating/collaborating on projects addressing this problem. Members include national leaders in the field working on research and advocacy, as well as clinicians and educators propagating the importance of this topic to healthcare learners. The Elder Abuse SIG fosters collaboration and networking to develop such initiatives amongst its members to forward its mission throughout the year.

Special Interest Group

ETHNOGERIATRICS

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

Co-Chairs:  Natasha Harrison, MD & Jeffrey D. Mariano, MD

The Ethnogeriatrics SIG is open to anyone with an interest in the relationship between aging, ethnicity, clinical practice and research.  Participants will discover what projects are being developed by the SIG and Committee and offer suggestions for future AGS symposia and sessions.  New ideas are welcome. The group’s endeavors include recognizing challenges and developing practical solutions to providing appropriate care to different cultures and ethnicities in our diverse country. Members are encouraged to share and participate in the development of new educational materials focusing on key issues affecting ethnic minorities in the 21st century.

Section Meeting

FUN STATIONS: TEST YOUR SKILLS AND WIN PRIZES!

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: S. Hemisphere III

Trainees will be testing their knowledge via interactive quiz stations supervised by Geriatric Faculty from various Universities/Medical Centers. Students, Residents and Fellows will have the opportunity to network and interact with leaders in Geriatric Education. Questions will address important geriatric topics, such as aging physiology and its effects on disease, dermatological conditions, functional impairment and use of assistive devices.  Come learn, have fun, and win prizes in a relaxed setting!