Program for Wednesday May 12, 2021

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Pre-conference Session

FELLOWSHIP DIRECTORS PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 3.0

Additional fee session
Sponsored by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) 

The role of the geriatrics fellowship director is complex and involves a variety of activities and responsibilities. This session will present practical instruction for both new and seasoned fellowship directors.  Learning Objectives: (1) review changes to the ACGME fellowship program requirements and the Toolbox website; (2) describe issues related to workforce recruitment; and (3) review innovative educational materials and tools.

10:00 AM ACGME Update 
Andrew N. Dentino, MD, RRC-IM, Representative
10:10 AM

Update in Workforce Recruitment 
Eric Widera, MD

  • NRMP All in Policy
  • Guidelines for Interview and Post-Interview Communication  
10:45 AM ACGME Milestone 2.0 Development and Toolbox Website Update
Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE & Steve Barczi, MD
11:30 AM

Quick Hit Topics 

  • Succession Planning  
    Steve Barczi, MD & Elizabeth N. Chapman, MD
  • Fellowship Program Directors Handbook 
    Pei Chen, MD & Ganesh Merugu, MD
  • Medicine-Geriatrics Integrated Residency and Fellowship
    Angela Beckert, MD
  • Leadership Course  
    Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
  • Mid-Career Survey
11:55 PM Break
12:05 PM TBD
 
1:25 PM Mini-Fair for Curricular Innovations/Tool Swap
Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH; Katherine A. Bennett, MD
Fellowship Program Directors will present innovative educational materials and tools        in breakout groups in which attendees will be able to rotate between. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about how the tools are utilized and ask questions. 
1:20 PM Closing/Open Mic and Call for Future Topics

Pre-conference Session

HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM (HELP)

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 4.75

Additional fee session
This  course is designed to educate AGS CoCare®: HELP teams regarding strategies for delirium prevention, using AGS CoCare®: HELP  to improve hospital-wide care of older adults.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe how delirium impacts older adults in the hospital; (2) identify nonpharmacologic approaches to prevent delirium; (3) apply strategies for how to implement AGS CoCare®: HELP  as a quality improvement program in their hospital; (4) review the impact of social determinants of health for older adults and their impact on delirium; (5) describe strategies for success and sustainability for AGS CoCare®: HELP  programs; (6) identify the ways that delirium impacts patients with Alzheimer’s disease; (7) identify the key first steps in program planning and implementing AGS CoCare®: HELP  at their facility; (8) discuss the features of an annual report and how to write one for their program; and (9) describe the relationship of hearing loss in hospitalized patients to communication and health care utilization.

10:00 AM Welcome/Introductions    
Stephanie Baker
10:05 AM AGS CoCare®: HELP 
Deena Sandos
10:20 AM Opening Keynote: HELP Overview and Updates during COVID-19     
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MP
10:55 AM Continuous Quality Improvement     
Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH
 
11:25 AM Break    
11:30 AM Panel Discussion: Adaptions during COVID-19
Wendy Zachary; Susan Heisey, MSW, LCSW, ASW-G; Miriam Beattie, DNP, GNP
 
12:25 PM Lunch    
12:50 PM

Breakout Session 1
Workshop: Starting your HELP Program 
Richard D. Dahl, BA, CAN; Carrie Bennet, DNP, RN, GNS-BC; Lyn Weinberg; Amanda Schoettinger; Kimberly Hickey

Workshop: Annual Report to your Hospital 
        Heidi R. Wierman, MD; Fred Rubin, MD; Mark A. Supiano, MD

1:45 PM Break
1:50 PM Breakout Session 2
Attendees switch to the other workshop from Breakout Session 1
 
2:45 PM Hearing Impairment in Hospitalized Patients
Nicholas A. Reed, AuD
 
3:15 pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

Pre-conference Session

BUPRENORPHINE WAIVER TRAINING FOR CLINICIANS

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 4.0

Additional Fee Session
Sponsored by the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use (ATOD) Among Older Adults Special Interest Group

Moderator: Rebecca Trotzky, MD
Opioid use disorder increasingly affects older adults, yet treatment for opioid use disorder remains poorly integrated into settings where geriatric patients routinely receive care. Buprenorphine is one of three medications approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder, is highly effective, safe in older adults, and can be prescribed by primary care clinicians. Yet a paucity of primary care clinicians and geriatricians are waivered to prescribe buprenorphine. After completing this 4-hour virtual training, participants will receive the second half of the course – a 4-hour online self-study portion. At the end of the course, participants are required to pass an exam with a 75% or higher before applying for their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the United States under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000). This training will also have a special focus on buprenorphine prescribing for older adults. The training is open to physicians, nurse practitioners (NP), and physician assistants (PA) however NP/PA need to complete more hours of training beyond this course (24 hours total) per the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) requirements.  Learning Objectives: (1) list factors important to patient selection for office-based buprenorphine treatment; (2) identify the clinically relevant pharmacological characteristics of buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone; and (3) describe the resources needed to establish office-based treatment with buprenorphine and other medications for patients with opioid use disorders.

Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment with Buprenorphine/Naloxone
Justina L. Groeger, MD, MPH
Patient Evaluation of the Older Adult for Opioid Use Disorder
Benjamin Han, MD, MPH
Clinical Uses of Buprenorphine for Older Adults
Michael Fingerhood, MD
Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD

Pre-conference Session

GERIATRIC MEDICINE BOARD REVIEW

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 3.5

Additional fee session
Sponsored by the Teachers Section and the Education Committee

Moderator: Mandi Sehgal, MD
This interactive pre-conference session will provide an updated overview of evidence-based geriatric medicine for physicians preparing for initial certification or recertification in geriatric medicine with the ABIM/ABFM. The session will use content from the latest edition of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS). A code for a discounted copy ($100 off list price) of the Digital Edition of the GRS is included in your registration fee for this session. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the tested content areas and their relative weight on the exam using Geriatric Medicine Certification Examination Blueprint; (2) identify areas of relative strength and weakness in their geriatric knowledge, as measured by individual performance on review questions from different content areas; and (3) create a GRS 10 based self-study plan based on their identified strengths and weaknesses, as measured by confidence applying a templated study guide to individual needs.

Introduction to the Geriatric Medicine Board Exam
Becky B. Powers, MD & Lynn M. Wilson, DO
Self-Study Questions
Rachel E. Jantea, MD, MS; Sarwat Jabeen, MD, FAAFP; Denise Mohess, MBBS; Quratulain Syed, MD
Wrap-Up
Amanda Lathia, MD, MPhil; Sivan M. Ben-Moshe, MD

Pre-conference Session

ADGAP LEADERSHIP SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 2.5

Additional fee session
Sponsored by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) 

This interactive pre-conference session will provide an updated overview of evidence-based geriatric medicine for physicians preparing for initial certification or recertification in geriatric medicine with the ABIM/ABFM. The session will use content from the latest edition of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS). A code for a discounted copy ($100 off list price) of the Digital Edition of the GRS is included in your registration fee for this session. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the tested content areas and their relative weight on the exam using Geriatric Medicine Certification Examination Blueprint; (2) identify areas of relative strength and weakness in their geriatric knowledge, as measured by individual performance on review questions from different content areas; and (3) create a GRS 10 based self-study plan based on their identified strengths and weaknesses, as measured by confidence applying a templated study guide to individual needs.

2:30 PM Welcome & Introduction    
Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF
2:35 PM Tag You’re It – Lessons Learned from 3 Generations of Division Chiefs                
Moderator: Mriganka Singh, MD
Presenters: Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA; Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, AGSF; James W. Campbell, MD, MS
3:15 PM Making Your Case and Standing Your Ground - Part I    
Dave A. Yewman, BA
4:45 PM Break
4:55 PM Making Your Case and Standing Your Ground - Part II
Dave A. Yewman, BA
5:25 PM Final Thoughts/Closing Remarks    
Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF

Special Interest Group

ACUTE HOSPITAL CARE

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

Chair: Kellie L. Flood, MD
The mission of the Acute Hospital Care SIG is to improve the outcomes of hospitalization of older patients through enhanced clinical care, dissemination of research findings and education of health professionals.  Participants will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on acute hospital care, prevention and management of geriatric syndromes, and value-based practices.  The SIG meeting is open to all AGS participants.

Special Interest Group

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND OTHER DRUG USE (ATOD) AMONG OLDER ADULTS

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

Co-Chairs: Benjamin Han, MD, MPH; Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH; Justina L. Groeger, MD, MPH 
The purpose of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use (ATOD) Special Interest Group is to address the sharp increase in unhealthy substance use and substance use disorders among older adults. This SIG brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals with clinical, educational, and/or research interests in the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by older adults.

Special Interest Group

CLINICAL CARE FOR HOMELESS OLDER ADULTS

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

Co-Chairs:  Diane Chau, MD & Vera Sverdlovsky, MD   
The purpose of this SIG is to provide a forum where issues that impact the homeless aging older adult are discussed. The SIG is meant to be a place where the members can interact to find and expand access to care when it comes to caring for Homeless Older Adults.

Special Interest Group

CLINICAL RESEARCH IN DEMENTIA

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

Co-Chairs: Noll L. Campbell, PharmD, MS & Stephanie L. Garrett, MD, FACP, CHPE
The Clinical Research in Dementia Special Interest Group is committed to networking among AGS members who are dedicated to clinical research in older adults suffering from dementia. Also invited to this SIG are members transitioning to dementia from other focus areas. Members will use this forum to disseminate knowledge and share methods from recent and ongoing projects, as well as identify collaborative opportunities to advance clinical research in dementia.

Special Interest Group

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

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

Chair: Ronan Factora, MD
Elder abuse and neglect is common yet under-recognized and underreported. This group of professionals seeks to address this issue by sharing experiences/ideas and coordinating/collaborating on projects aimed at disseminating knowledge and ultimately helping victims of elder abuse and neglect. Members include national leaders in the field working on research and advocacy, as well as clinicians and educators propagating the importance of this topic to healthcare learners. The Elder Abuse SIG fosters collaboration and networking to develop such initiatives amongst its members to forward its mission throughout the year.

Special Interest Group

GERIATRICS CONSULTATIVE SERVICES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

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

NEEDS OF OLDER LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PERSONS

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

Chair: Jeffery D. Mariano, MD
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary older persons are a vulnerable and resilient group.  The position statement by our organization in 2015 communicated a vision and opportunities to achieve health equity.  This interest group centers on the analysis of health systems and approaches, advocacy, and education.  It is open to all AGS participants who are dedicated to delineating these needs and advocating for older LGBT persons.

Special Interest Group

PALLIATIVE CARE

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

Co-Chairs: Mona Gupta, MD; Kimberly A. Curseen, MD 
This SIG promotes awareness of palliative care issues in the geriatrics community, and hopes to identify and build on synergies that exist between geriatrics and palliative care.

Special Interest Group

POLYPHARMACY

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

Scott Vouri, PharmD, PhD, Ariel Green, MD, MPH, PhD, Josh Niznik, PharmD, PhD & Nagham Ailabouni, Bpharm, PhD
The Polypharmacy SIG meeting is an opportunity for those interested in improving medication use among older adults to share ideas, network, and have some fun. All are welcome!

Special Interest Group

TIDESWELL LEADERS IN AGING PROGRAM

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

Co-Chairs: Megan Young, MD; Timothy W. Farrell, MD, AGSF; Liron Danay Sinvani, MD; Maile Karris, MD
The theme of the 2020 Tideswell Leaders in Aging Program Special Interest Group is geriatric evangelism or spreading the knowledge and passion about taking care of older adults to the greater healthcare community. We will hear from two past Tideswell scholars who are participating in such work. Come connect with current and past scholars to share ideas, collaborate on projects and future workshops.