Program for Thursday May 02, 2019

Other Session

BOOK CLUB

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

We will discuss “The Buried Giant,” by 2017 Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. In post-Arthurian England, where a widespread mist is causing widespread forgetfulness, an elderly couple sets out to find their lost son. Their fears, regrets, love, and loss and their experiences with betrayal, revenge, memory and forgiveness teach important lessons, both for us and our patients. View and/or purchase the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Buried-Giant-Vintage-International/dp/0307455793

Special Interest Group

CANCER AND AGING & PALLIATIVE CARE

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

Co-Chairs: William Dale, MD, PhD & Melissa L. Wong, MD, MAS and Mona Gupta, MD & Kim Curseen, MD

The Palliative Care Special Interest Group and the Cancer and Aging Special Interest Group will host a joint meeting to identify educational and research priorities at the intersection of palliative care, geriatrics, and oncology.

Special Interest Group

GEROSCIENCE

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

Chair: George A. Kuchel, MD

The Geroscience SIG brings together AGS members from varied backgrounds who all share a common interest in efforts to leverage our understanding of basic aging processes towards the discovery, validation and implementation of intervention strategies designed to promote health, function and independence in late life. 

Special Interest Group

HEALTHCARE FOR LOW-INCOME SENIORS

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

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.

High Cost / Low-Income Seniors – Minnesota’s Approach to Coverage and Care for Dual Eligible Seniors

What a FULLY integrated DUAL eligible plan means for care and coverage

HealthPartners’ approach to this vulnerable population
Tom von Sternberg, MD

 

Special Interest Group

HEALTHY AGING

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

Co-Chairs: Kathryn M. Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, GS-C, AGSF & Paul L. Mulhausen, MD, MHS, AGSF, FACP

The Healthy Aging SIG offers an opportunity for networking between and among geriatric clinicians focused on Healthy Aging. During this meeting, we will discuss and explore projects, research, and new developments around this topic as well as implementation/intervention strategies with other like minded clinicians. 

Special Interest Group

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

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. 

Special Interest Group

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE IN GERIATRICS

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

Co-Chairs: Josette A. Rivera, MD & Todd C. James, MD

The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE/P) Special Interest Group welcomes all AGS members to explore how broad health professional interest in collaboration is changing health education and practice. While geriatrics has long recognized the importance of teams, this has not been a widely recognized focus of health education or practice until recently Interprofessional education refers to when “two or more professionals learn about, from and with each other to enable effective  collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO, 2010). Please join us to explore opportunities to advance geriatric care and collaborative practice with new educational initiatives, curricula, and models of care.

Special Interest Group

PRIVATE PRACTICE PROVIDERS IN GERIATRICS

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

Chair: Joel Bolen, MD

Discuss challenges and share success strategies with other providers 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

THE HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM (HELP) / DELIRIUM PREVENTION

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

The mission of our Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) / Delirium Prevention is to allow all current and potentially interested HELP sites to come together to hear the latest updates about HELP and delirium prevention, as well as network and discuss successes and challenges anywhere in the planning or implementation process. The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is an innovative model of hospital care designed to prevent delirium and functional decline and to improve overall quality of hospital care for older persons. The program has been demonstrated to be both effective and cost-effective, with the potential for large cost savings.

Special Interest Group

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

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

Chair:  Marianne Shaughnessy, 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

DANCE PARTY / RECEPTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Track: Networking

Join us as we toast #AGS19 at a dance party with colleagues from across the country and around the world.