Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 5:30pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 4

Supported by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation

This pre-conference session is limited to HRSA GWEP awardees. Learning Objectives: (1) utilize strategies to sustain change within health care organizations and the innovations in primary care developed with GWEP funding; (2) describe how GWEPs are disseminating programs and how to continue dissemination following the completion of funding; and (3) apply successful approaches that other GWEP sites have used to further your own efforts integrating Geriatrics into Primary Care. 

11:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Joan Weiss, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN & Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, GWEP-CC PI

11:50 AM

Substance Misuse and Abuse among Older Adults
Frederic C. Blow, PhD

12:35 PM

Sustaining Practice Change: What Does it Take to Prevent Organizational Relapse?
Diane M. Powers, MA, MBA

1:35 PM Break
1:50 PM

Table Topics: The Infusion of Geriatrics into Primary Care: Successes & Challenges
(Participants rotate to 2 tables during two 45-minute sessions)
Sustainability through Annual Wellness Visits
Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, GWEP-CC PI & Daniel Moran, MSN, APR
Sustaining and Strengthening CBO Ties
Jane F. Potter, MD, GWEP-CC PI
Sustaining Dementia Education through Partnerships
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD; Nina Tumosa, PhD

Moving Patient Centered Care to an Age-Friendly Health Systems: The 4Ms in Primary Care
Scott Bane, JD, MPA; Leslie J. Pelton, MPA  

3:20 PM


3:35 PM

Summary Session on Table Topics

4:15 PM

Age-Friendly Health Systems
Rani E. Snyder, MPA

4:45 PM


NAGE Update
Catherine P. Carrico, PhD, President of NAGE

5:30 PM

Wrap Up
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD; Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF; Jane F. Potter, MD