Program for Friday May 03, 2019

Other Session

FUN STATIONS: TEST YOUR SKILLS AND WIN PRIZES!

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

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!

 

Special Interest Group

GERIATRIC-SURGICAL CO-MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: Lynn McNicoll, MD

Interested in Co-Management? Thinking about starting it at your institution? Join us at the Geriatric-Surgical Co-Management SIG meeting to network with experts and novices alike seeking to improve the management of elderly surgical patients. Come learn about the new AGS CoCare: Ortho Dissemination Project from the leaders in the field. It is also a great opportunity for programs to showcase their successes and challenges.

Special Interest Group

GERIATRICS CONSULTATIVE SERVICES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair:  Ella H. Bowman, MD, PhD, AGSF, FAAHPM

This meeting is open to anyone who provides or is interested in providing geriatric medicine consultative services across all care settings. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from other practitioners how geriatrics consultative services are provided in various clinical settings. Discussion topics will include the extent to which our services are in demand; the types of patients whom we are asked to see; various collaborative efforts with other services; billing processes and concerns; incorporating geriatrics teaching within the consultative setting; and types of problems we encounter. All participants have the opportunity to join a listserv uniting members throughout the year wishing to stay connected for further collaboration, dissemination of knowledge, and to request assistance from like-minded colleagues when facing difficult challenges. This year's meeting as in past will offer time to learn from expert geriatrics consultants along with valuable time to collaborate with fellow attendees.

Special Interest Group

HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP (HSL) IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Co-Chairs: Anna Chodos, MD & Kellie L. Flood, MD

The mission of the HSL SIG is to explore principles of leadership, management and systems transformation as it applies to the growing need for geriatrics in health systems and to present strategies to accomplish this.  Our goals are to educate AGS members about these principles, highlight successful work in HSL, and present opportunities for training in HSL workshop leadership.

Special Interest Group

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

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.  These members see Electronic Health Records (EHR) as a means for improving medical care by reducing error rates, improving efficiency, augmenting communication, facilitating optimal reimbursement and decreasing expenses.  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.  This includes ambulatory and long-term care senior health care settings and the transitions of care from one setting to another. Beyond health information exchange, this SIG also encompasses telemedicine and computerized assessment/biotechnology advancements including vital signs, laboratory testing, and imaging from remote locations. The current politics of health care reform, reimbursement and research as applicable to information technology are also areas of intense interest for this Group, as are security, privacy, costs, expansion, educational opportunities and future development of IT as societal demands on its role in geriatric medicine increase.

Special Interest Group

POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Co-Chairs: Verna R. Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF & Laura Trice, MD, CMD, FACP, AGSF

This SIG focuses on issues related to Post- Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  Due to new payment models for SNF, there is an increased emphasis on staff education, quality measures and reducing avoidable re-admission.  Come prepared to share best practices and learn from your peers.  Objectives of the SIG: discussion of gaps and needs in PA-LTC education including possible PA-LTC topics for 2020 AGS annual conference including: bundle payments and hospital readmissions, QAPI, management of Infections in PALTC.