Program for Friday May 03, 2019

Section Meeting

STUDENT SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Portland Ballroom 254
  • CME/CE: TBD

Facilitated by the AGS Student Leadership Council (SLC)

Join the Student Community for networking and learning about the latest student news. Open to all trainees interested in attending.

Symposia

CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR OLDER ADULTS: WHAT GERIATRICS, PALLIATIVE CARE, AND PRIMARY CARE CLINICIANS NEED TO KNOW

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Hall B
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Cancer and Aging Special Interest Group, Medical Subspecialties Section, and the Palliative Care Special Interest Group

Moderator: William Dale, MD, PhD

Panel: Melisa L. Wong, MD, MAS; Laura A. Petrillo, MD; Carolyn J. Presley, MD, MHS; Morganna L. Freeman, DO, FACP

The symposium will present a case-based multidisciplinary panel discussion using a morbidity and mortality conference-style question and answer format to present teaching points. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the indications and profile of potential benefits/harms of immunotherapy for older adults with cancer; (2) describe the current challenges with prognostication in the era of immunotherapy; (3) recognize immune-related adverse events and describe national guideline recommendations for management of these toxicities; and (4) identify the supportive care and survivorship needs of older adults with cancer receiving immunotherapy.

Symposia

CONDUCTING SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS – A PRACTICAL (AND TIME-EFFICIENT) APPROACH

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: C123
  • CME/CE: TBD - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Developed by the Research Committee

Moderators: John A. Batsis, MD, AGSF & Alayne D. Markland, DO, MSc

This symposium will focus on the various types of reviews, how to effectively conduct a systematic review, and examples of successful reviews in clinical, research and educational realms. Learning Objectives: (1) outline the breadth of the types of reviews that can be conducted for clinical, educational and research endeavors; (2) describe the methodologies for conducting a systematic review; and (3) discuss applications of reviews in different settings and their dissemination.

Types of Reviews and Pre-Work – A Librarian’s Perspective
Tracy Dana, MLS

Systematic Reviews – Nuts and Bolts
John A. Batsis, MD, AGSF

Systematic Reviews – Application & Dissemination
Alayne D. Markland, DO, MSc

 

Symposia

LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR A HIGH-PERFORMING TEAM

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • Location: Portland Ballroom 253
  • CME/CE: 1.5 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Presenters: Sally L. Brooks, MD & Curtis M. Davies

Learning Objectives: (1) explain the importance of laying a foundation of success by evaluating and building your team; (2) differentiate between "performance" and "potential"; (3) complete the 9 Box Grid by assessing your own team's performance and potential; (4) demonstrate an understanding of learning agility and identify learning agile behaviors; and (5) identify appropriate development activities for your team members (e.g., feedback, coaching, and performance improvement) based on assessment results.

Symposia

OLDER ADULTS WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Portland Ballroom 255
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Research Committee

Moderator: Lona Mody, MD, MSc

Come and hear new research studies that address the pathophysiology and outcomes of serious illness for geriatric patients.  This session will present the latest peer-reviewed geriatrics research with questions and answers to follow.  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.

P28 – Disparities in Rehabilitation Therapy Provided to Older Adults During Prolonged Hospitalization
Danh Q. Nguyen

P29 – Geriatric Trauma Collaboration: Feasibility, Sustainability and Improved Outcomes
Kristine Swartz, MD

P30 – Functional, Cognitive, and Psychological Measures as Predictors of 1-year Mortality in Patients Undergoing Major Surgery
Victoria L. Tang, MD, MAS

P31 - Aging-Associated Changes in Gut Microbiome Drive Sepsis Severity
James F. Colbert, MD

This session features research from colleagues supported by the AGS Health in Aging Foundation.

Looking for more Foundation-supported work at #AGS19? Click here for a custom roadmap.

Symposia

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CARE OF OLDER AMERICANS - YOUR ROLE AS A CLINICAL GERIATRICS LEADER

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Models of Care
  • Location: Portland Ballroom 251 & 258
  • CME/CE: TBD - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Sponsored by the Acute Care and Health Systems Leadership in Geriatrics Special Interest Groups

Moderator: Michael L. Malone, MD

This program will feature national leaders from the Geriatrics Emergency Department Collaborative who will describe how to integrate quality improvement strategies into emergency department care of older adults.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe key concepts of quality improvement for older adults in the context of the ED- care transitions, falls prevention, and delirium screening; (2) discuss key themes of how interdisciplinary teams work together to improve care in the ED; and (3) define how the quality improvement programs help prepare for American College of Emergency Physicians accreditation for Geriatric Emergency Departments.

Improving the ED Care Transitions for Those Who Are Not Admitted to the Hospital
Aaron Joshua Malsch, MSN, GCNS-BC

Improving the Care for Those Whose ED Visit Is the Result of a Fall
Teresita M. Hogan, MD, FACEP

Screening for Delirium among Older Individuals in the ED
Ula Hwang, MD, MPH

 

Section Meeting

TEACHERS NETWORKING SECTION MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: B113-B114
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: Mandi Sehgal, MD

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

 

Workshop

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

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: B115-B116
  • CME/CE: 1.5 - AMA Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Co-Moderators: Ellen F. Binder, MD & Alexander Smith, MD, MS, MPH   

Faculty: Miriam B. Rodin, MD, PhD;  William B. Applegate, MD, MPH;  Joseph G. Ouslander, MD; Michael W. Rich, MD, AGSF; George A. Kuchel, MD; Julie Bynum, MD, MPH; Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS  

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.

Symposia

LIGHTNING SCIENCE: BRIEF PRESENTATIONS OF TOP-RATED ABSTRACTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Portland Ballroom 252
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Sponsored by the Research Committee

Co-Moderators: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS; Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS; Peter M. Abadir, MD

Communications Coach: John P. Beilenson, MA (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 are selected for inclusion.  Presenters will give the highlights of their research findings in five minutes or less and the audience will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe at least one emerging concept or new scientific focus in aging research; (2) summarize the key findings of at least three projects with relevance to care of older adults; and (3) identify at least three AGS-affiliated individuals conducting exciting research in aging.

MDRO Contamination of Privacy Curtains in Six Skilled Nursing Facilities in Michigan
Lona Mody, MD, MSc
High Frailty Identified in the House Call Patient Population
Reshma Shah, MBBS
Prevention of Inflammatory Bone Injury Through Adenosine Receptor Stimulation
Sarah M. Sussman
The Effect of Low-Frequency Vibration on Timed Up and Go Performance in Elders at High Fall Risk 
Genevieve L. Wahlert, BS
Reducing Hospital Associated Complications in Older People: Results from the CHERISH Cluster Randomised Controlled Study
Alison M. Mudge, FRACP, PhD, MBBS
Prognostic Estimates of Older Adults with Advanced Cancer and their Caregivers
Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MBBCh BAO
 

 

Symposia

MANAGING BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT WHILE OPTIMIZING FUNCTION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: FUNCTION FOCUSED CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Hall B
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Moderator: Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

Optimizing function and engaging older adults in physical activity across all settings of care is challenging, particularly among those with cognitive impairment and behavioral symptoms associated with dementia. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the Function Focused Care Philosophy and the four steps involved with its implementation; (2) complete the Physical Capability Scale, the Mobility Screen and the Patient Mobility Rating, the Environment and Policy assessments for facilities, and establish person centered goals around function and physical activity for older adults with cognitive impairment; (3) describe techniques to use to motivate older adults with cognitive impairment to engage in functional and physical activity without exacerbating behavioral symptoms; and (4) describe ways in which to motivate staff working with older adults with cognitive impairment to provide function focused care interventions.

Overview of FFC, Assessment Techniques across Settings, Motivational Factors, and Tricks of the Trade
Elizabeth M. Galik, PhD, CRNP

Management of Behavioral Symptoms While Optimizing Function and Physical Activity
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

Family-Centered Function Focused Care for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment in Acute Care (Fam-FFC)
Marie Boltz, PhD, CRNP

 

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: C123
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD 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.

An Implementation Assessment of the Virtual Acute Care for Elders Program
Courtney J. Balentine, MD, MPH

HIV and Aging
Kristine M. Erlandson, MD

Beyond the Pelvic Floor
Candace Parker-Autry, MD

Understanding Functional Disability in Older Adults Receiving Dialysis
Rasheeda K. Hall, MD, MBA, MHS

 

Poster Session

POSTER SESSION D: STUDENTS & RESIDENTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Exhibit Hall C & D
  • CME/CE: TBD

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.

This session features research from colleagues supported by the AGS Health in Aging Foundation.

Looking for more Foundation-supported work at #AGS19? Click here for a custom roadmap.

Other Session

REDUCING AVOIDABLE TRANSFERS: MODELS THAT WORK

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Models of Care
  • Location: Portland Ballroom 251 & 258
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits

Moderator: Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF

Participants will be able to develop an initial plan for their practice to explore the implementation of an evidence-based model to reduce avoidable readmissions, transfers to emergency rooms and acute care hospitals.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe evidence-based models of care focused on reducing avoidable transfers to emergency rooms and acute care hospitals; (2) discuss factors that contribute to inappropriate transfers to emergency rooms and acute care hospitals; and (3) identify steps necessary to implement an evidence-based model of care to reduce avoidable transfers to emergency rooms and acute care hospitals.

Reducing the Frequency of Transfers to Acute Care Hospitals through the Implementation     of the INTERACT Program
Joseph G. Ouslander, MD

RAFT – A Provider Focused Model to Reduce Unwarranted and Unwanted ED Visits in SNFs
Daniel S. Stadler, MD

 

Plenary Symposia

ADVANCED AGE IS NOT A CONTRAINDICATION TO THE USE OF STATINS FOR PRIMARY PREVENTION OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: A DEBATE

  • Date:
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Hall B
  • CME/CE: 1.5 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Moderator: Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD

Protagonist: Daniel E. Forman, MD

Antagonist: Michael W. Rich, MD, AGSF

The use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in older adults remains controversial.  This debate will present the pros and cons of statins (and other lipid-lowering agents) in older adults based on the most recently available evidence and clinical practice guidelines.  Learning Objectives: (1) review evidence in favor of the use of statins for primary prevention of coronary artery disease in older adults; (2) review evidence against the use of statins for primary prevention of coronary artery disease in older adults.

Special Interest Group

CARE TRANSITIONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: B110-B111
  • CME/CE: TBD

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

CLINICIAN WELLNESS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: B112
  • CME/CE: TBD

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
  • Location: D131
  • CME/CE: TBD

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
  • Location: B117
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: Erik J. Lindbloom, MD, MSPH

This Special Interest Group is devoted to discussing and acting on issues of concern to family physicians caring for older adults. We also welcome topics pertinent to family medicine fellows and residents.

Other Session

FUN STATIONS: TEST YOUR SKILLS AND WIN PRIZES!

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: C125
  • 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
  • Location: B118
  • 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.