Program for Friday May 08, 2020

Special Interest Group

CLINICIAN WELLNESS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

Co-Chairs: Magdalena Bednarczyk, MD & Jeensoo Chang, MD

Open to anyone with an interest in improving physician well-being in order to address growing concerns related to physician burnout. The goal is to provide information, tools and resources for decreasing burnout utilizing a holistic approach pertaining to professional, personal, financial and physical wellbeing, with the ultimate goal of helping physicians rediscover meaningful, mission driven work within their organizations, and if necessary, provide tools to redefine success. 

Special Interest Group

ETHNOGERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

Co-Chairs: Jeffrey D. Mariano, MD & Olga Olivares-Herrera, 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.

Special Interest Group

FAMILY PHYSICIANS IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Erik J. Lindbloom, MD, MSPH
This group addresses any issues of concern to family physicians, family medicine fellows, and family medicine residents caring for older adults. We communicate with several of the other family medicine organizations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Other Session

FUN STATIONS: TEST YOUR SKILLS AND WIN PRIZES!

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

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

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

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

This meeting is open to anyone interested in geriatric medicine consultative services across all care settings. Participants will collaborate with fellow attendees about how geriatrics consultative services are provided in various clinical settings. Discussion topics vary from year to year and have included: how to best market ourselves in a climate that is starting to better understand value based metrics; how to focus our services on those who need us most given the dearth of board certified geriatricians across the country; how to collaborative efforts with other services in co-management and other arrangement; billing processes and concerns; and incorporating geriatrics interprofessional teaching within the consultative setting.

Special Interest Group

HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP (HSL) IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

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

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

MAKE IT SAFE TO GROW OLD! ! THE POLICY NETWORKING GROUP

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Joanne Lynn, MD

Finally, policymakers and the press are beginning to take notice of the serious shortcomings in providing for elderly people in need of personal care and support, but we are far from public action.  This session will share information among attendees as to the most important policy levers, how to take action, and what's happening in participants' localities.  We'll deal with food and housing, and personal care -- as well as geriatric medicine and how we fit into the various Medicare/Medicaid "innovations."

Special Interest Group

PATIENT PRIORITIES ALIGNED CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Mary E. Tinetti, MD

This Special Interest Group aims to identify alternatives to disease guideline-based care, specifically ways to implement patient priorities aligned decision making. Patient priorities aligned decision making calls upon patients and caregivers to articulate their health priorities; communicate those priorities to all team members; patients, caregivers and clinicians then together choose the healthcare best aligned with these health priorities. 

Special Interest Group

POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

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

This SIG focuses on issues related to Post- Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  There is an on-going emphasis on staff education, quality measures and reducing avoidable re-admission in PALTC.  Come prepared to share best practices and learn from your peers.

Special Interest Group

WOUND PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking

Co-Chairs: Veronica Nwagwu, MD & Sarwat Jabeen, MD, FAAFP

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.