Program for Thursday May 13, 2021

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Symposia

CPT CODING: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Speaker: Peter A. Hollmann, MD
This session will help the attendee become aware of coding that is especially relevant to geriatrics health care professionals. Specific topics that will be addressed include: E/M (office and facility visit codes and Medicare Preventive Medicine codes) and overview to coding and billing for the geriatrics professional.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe basic coding principles; (2) discuss key Medicare payment rules; and (3) interpret how to relate these to practice management.

Symposia

DECISION MAKING FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Quality and Performance Measurement Committee and the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee 
Moderator: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
The AGS Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity have been translated into a framework of Actions and accompanying Action Steps for decision making for clinicians who provide both primary and specialty care to older people with MCCs. Learning Objectives: (1) identify and communicate patients' health priorities; (2) develop strategies for stopping, starting, or continuing care based on health priorities, potential benefit vs harm and burden, and health trajectory; and (3) provide a framework for aligning decisions and care with patients, caregivers, and other clinicians with patients' health priorities and health trajectory.

Why the American Geriatrics Society Guiding Principles and Action Framework are Needed
Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
Health Priorities-Aligned Care for Older People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS
Barriers and Mitigating Factors to Implementing Multiple Chronic Conditions Action Steps
Mary E. Tinetti, MD

Other Session

EPIDEMIOLOGY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee  

Moderators: Shelly L.Gray, PharmD, MS & Susan Hardy, MD 
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.
 

P1-Glycemic Treatment Deintensification Practices in VA Nursing Home Residents with Type 2 Diabetes
Lauren Lederle, MD
P2-Association of Sustained Blood Pressure Control with Nursing Home Admission    
Barrett Bowling, MD
P3-Patterns of Informal Caregiving Among Older Adults with and without Dementia  
Talha Ali, PhD, MS
P4-Time to Benefit of Antihypertensive Medication for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Older Adults: A Survival Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials    
Ling Xie

 

Section

FELLOWS-IN-TRAINING SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Chitra Hamilton, MD
Please join other fellows, faculty members, and leaders in geriatrics at the annual Fellows-in-Training meeting. This event is a unique opportunity to share and discuss ideas, past experiences, and future career plans while networking with colleagues and mentors from across the country.

Workshop

GERIATRIC EDUCATION MATERIALS AND METHODS SWAP

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Teachers Section and the Education Committee   
Moderator:  TBD
This workshop presents a forum for teachers of geriatric education to share topics and materials of common interest, such as program development, curriculum, educational process and research in teaching and evaluation. Learning Objective: (1) describe and exchange geriatric education and teaching materials.

Leveraging National Healthcare Decisions Day as a Call to Action for Students
Stacy L. Barnes, PhD
ECHO™-SNF: Telementoring for Nurses in SNF Leadership Positions
Lauren J. Gleason, MD, MPH, AGSF
 
A Mastery Learning Curriculum for Medical Students on Performing a Fall Risk Assessment
Rose Maria H. van Zuilen, PhD
Dementia Simulation Training VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Sowmya Iyer, MD

 

Symposia

HOME-BASED ACUTE CARE: THE NEW ACUTE CARE ALTERNATIVE FOR THE GERIATRIC PATIENT

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Models of Care
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Albert Siu, MD
Not infrequently, as healthcare professionals, we find ourselves asking the question “did this person really need to be admitted.” Often, we are finding the answer to be “no”. To explore other options when caring for patients, especially our older, more frail adults, we present an alternative model of care: home-based acute care.  Learning Objectives: (1) identify components of value-based care models and understand how these models lead to improved quality of care and better concordance with goals of care for older adults; (2) describe home-based acute care models, where they are applicable and how they may benefit older adults’ healthcare needs; and (3) describe practical approaches to implementation of home-based acute care models.

Evolution of Home-Based Acute Care: A Value-Based Model
Albert Siu, MD
Hospital at Home: A Home-Based Acute Care Model
Ana Tuya Fulton, MD, AGSF, FACP & Lidia A. Vognar, MD, MHS, CMD
Roundtable Discussion: Introduction to our West Health Institute and Institute for Healthcare Improvement Experts
Amy R. Stuck, PhD, RN

Symposia

IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE: MOVING MODELS OF CARE FOR OLDER PATIENTS FROM RESEARCH EVIDENCE TO REAL

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Developed by the Research Committee
Moderator:  John A. Batsis, MD, AGSF
Implementation of evidence-based interventions takes an average of 17 years to convert 14% of research findings into routine daily practice. Implementation science is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice and, hence, to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe implementation science and its relevance in the context of current health policies and agenda as it pertains to older adults; (2) describe research designs that are unique to the field of implementation science; (3) review the key characteristics of designing and evaluating a hybrid type 1 effectiveness-implementation study in the acute care setting; and (4) discuss the key characteristics of designing and evaluating a hybrid type 3 effectiveness-implementation study in the community care setting.

Relevance and Key Components of Implementation Science in Ageing Research 
Leah L. Zullig, PhD, MPH
Implementation of Geriatric Co-Management in Cardiac Patients 
Mieke Deschodt, RN, PhD, FEANS
Implementing the Collaborative Dementia Care Model in the Real World 
Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH
Panel Discussion and Q&A 

Symposia

NON-PHARMACOLOGIC PAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES: USE OF SUPPLEMENTS, CANNABIDIOL (CBD) AND MIND-BODY THERAPIES

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Public Education Committee, Healthy Aging Special Interest Group, Pharmacy Section, Polypharmacy Special Interest Group

Moderator: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP

This interprofessional symposium will present three unique non-pharmacologic areas of pain management (supplements, CBD, and integrative therapies) and explore culturally relevant communication strategies for patient interview and education.  Learning Objectives: (1) recognize common supplements and herbals used for pain management, and be able to assess for adverse effects and drug-disease and drug-drug interactions; (2) describe the data behind the current CBD craze, and be able to clearly advise older patients about risks and benefits in pain management; (3) utilize integrative approaches for pain management, including mindfulness and yoga, and know when to recommend these in clinical practice; and (4) develop neutral communication techniques when interviewing about the use of CIM in pain, and providing culturally-competent advice on risks and benefits to older patients.

Use of Supplements in Pain Management
Kobi T. Nathan, PharmD, MEd, BA, BCGP

Use of CBD in Pain Management
Lianne (“Annie”) Hirano, MD

Use of Integrative Therapies in Pain Management
Natalia E. Morone, MD

 

Section

NURSES SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF
Join other nurses, nursing students, and AGS leaders at this special session.  The Section meeting will also include time for networking and presentations by AGS nursing leaders.  

Section

PHARMACISTS SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Jeannie Lee, PharmD & Carla J. Bouwmeester, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP
The Pharmacists Section meeting is an opportunity for pharmacist members of AGS to network, share about their AGS presentations, and discuss ways to collaborate. A conversation of leadership opportunities within AGS will also be a priority for the meeting. 

Section

SOCIAL WORKERS SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Dawn E. Butler, JD, MSW
Please join other social workers and social work students at the Social Workers Section session. This session will provide an opportunity to meet, network, and collaborate with other social workers in the field of aging.  The session will also include opportunities to discuss experiences and projects related to collaborations between health care systems and community-based organizations.  

Plenary Symposia

PLENARY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: .75

Sponsored by the Research Committee  
Moderator: Peter A.Hollmann,MD
This session will present the top three research abstracts based on average score, quality, originality and methodology of research.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe emerging concepts or a new scientific focus in aging research; and (2) summarize the key findings of research with relevance to care of older adults.
 

P5-Higher Angiotensin II type 1 Receptor (AT1R) Levels and Activity in the Postmortem Brains of Older Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
Caglar Cosarderelioglu, MD
P6-Life Expectancy Estimates Using Comorbidities and Frailty To Inform Preventive Care of Older Adults
Nancy Schoenborn, MD
P7-Firearm Injury and Suicide Prevention in Older Adults: Stakeholder Perspectives on “Firearm Retirement”
Laura C. Prater, PhD, MPH, MHA

 

Symposia

COVID-19: LESSONS FROM A PANDEMIC

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Description coming soon. 

Symposia

COMPLEX SURGICAL DECISION-MAKING IN OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Geriatric-Surgical Co-Management Programs Special Interest Group, the Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee
Moderator: Sarah A. Wingfield, MD
This session will provide a roadmap for surgical decision making for health care providers caring for older adults in the perioperative period. Learning Objectives: (1) recognize the importance of performing a preoperative cognitive assessment and articulate the impact this assessment has on determining a patient’s capacity to consent for surgery; (2) discuss the essential components of geriatric perioperative risk assessment; (3) elicit patient goals and preferences surrounding operative and non-operative treatment options; and (4) use the BC/WC framework as a tool to facilitate shared decision making.
 

Preoperative Cognitive Assessment and Capacity
Bonnie J. Olsen, PhD
Perioperative Risk Assessment
Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD, CMD
Shared Decision Making: Best Case/Worst Case
Margaret Gretchen Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS

 

Other Session

GENITOURINARY HEALTH FOR OLDER WOMEN

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Christine K. Bradway, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, AGSF

Benign urologic conditions (BUCs)—including urinary tract infections, urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome, conditions associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (e.g., urinary incontinence, frequency, urgency, nocturia), and urinary stone disease (USD)—are common.  Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the role that BUCs may play in development of obesity, diabetes, depression, and hypertension; and (2) explore the relationship between toileting behaviors and UI in women with implications for bladder health. 

Increased Risk of Comorbid Conditions: Uncovering the Hidden Burden of Genitourinary Conditions
Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS
Toileting Behaviors-Women's Elimination Behaviors in Older Women
Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF

Other Session

GERIATRIC EDUCATION PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator:  Reena Karani, MD, MHPE 

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.

P8-Advancing the Future Geriatrics Workforce During the Pandemic: A Virtual Interprofessional Clinical Experience
Rachel Jantea, MD
P9-A Novel Student-Led Telephone-Based Clinical Learning Program to Support Geriatric Patients
Pooja Lalchandani
P10-Shifting from In-Person to Virtual Programming to Provide Intergenerational Social Support for Patients with Dementia: The Virtual TimeOut@UCLA Program
Daphna Gans, PhD
P11-Innovative Educational Approaches to House Calls in the Time of COVID-19
Mariah Robertson, MD

 

Other Session

HOW TO IMPLEMENT PATIENT PRIORITIES ALIGNED CARE IN YOUR PRACTICE

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Mary E. Tinetti, MD
Patient Priorities Care (PPC) aims to align the healthcare of older adults with multiple conditions with their health priorities (i.e. specific health outcomes goals and care preferences) and preparing clinicians to translate these priorities into clinical decisions. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the steps involved in identifying patients’ health priorities (health outcome goals and healthcare preferences); (2) review the steps and strategies that can be used in patient priorities aligned decision-making; and (3) gain preliminary hands-on experience with what the Patient Priorities Care approach entails.
 

Overview of the Patient Priorities Care (PPC) Approach
Mary E. Tinetti, MD
Demonstration of Identification of Patients’ Health Priorities
Aanand D. Naik, MD & Yael Zweig, MSN

Demonstration of Clinicians Using Patient Priorities Decisional Strategies
Jennifer A. Ouellet, MD, MHPE

Interactive Case Discussion of Patient Priorities Aligned Decision-Making
Mary E. Tinetti, MD; Aanand D. Naik, MD; Jennifer A. Ouellet, MD, MHPE; Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS; Claire Davenport, MD, MS

 

Symposia

PHARMACOTHERAPY UPDATE: 2021

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Developed by the Pharmacists Section and the Polypharmacy Special Interest Group
Moderator: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP
The purpose of this symposium is to educate the audience and summarize the changes over the past year in pharmacotherapy. The speakers will examine information regarding newly approved medications, as well as dietary and herbal supplements. Learning Objectives: (1) communicate the indication for use, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosing, safety, and drug interactions for newly approved medications; (2) compare potential advantages and disadvantages of incorporating new medications into clinical practice; (3) explain the potential uses, mechanism of action, dosing, safety, and drug/supplement interactions for select dietary and herbal supplements; and (4) evaluate the potential risks and benefits of dietary supplement use in older adults.

Newly Approved Medications and Place in Therapy for Older Adults 
Laura A. Hart, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP
Dietary Supplements Commonly Used by Older Adults 
Carla J. Bouwmeester, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP

Symposia

THE ABCS OF NIA GRANTSMANSHIP - FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS AND THEIR MENTORS

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging for new and early stage researchers in cooperation with the AGS Research Committee 
Moderator: Marie A. Bernard, MD
The symposium is intended for investigators with current research training or career development awards, including “T,” “F,” or “K” funding, or GEMSSTARs.  It is also intended for individuals who are interested in learning about these types of grant opportunities. The session targets the needs of new and early career investigators by providing an overview of NIA’s extramural research programs and initiatives, including a focus on emerging opportunities across NIA for Alzheimer’s and related dementias research. Funding and training opportunities, the Center for Scientific Review grants review process, and experiences of an early career researcher will also be featured. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the NIA mission and extramural divisions supporting early stage investigators in clinical, biomedical, neuroscience, and behavioral and social research; (2) discuss recent policy changes which affect the funding environment; and (3) identify NIA’s resources for research training and grant application.

NIA Research Priorities and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers 
Marie A. Bernard, MD, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging
How to Get an NIA Grant
Kenneth E. Santora, PhD
Viewpoints from Junior Faculty Researchers
Andrew B. Cohen, MD, PhD

 

Symposia

TYPE 2 DIABETES IN OLDER ADULTS: RE-REVISITED

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Thomas E. Finucane, MD

This symposium will highlight evidence about drug and nondrug management of T2D, with emphasis on new evidence that strengthens the observation that treatment to achieve strict, target based glycemic control in T2D is a mistaken strategy with particular harm in older adults.  Learning Objectives: (1) incorporate the latest clinical research on drug management of T2D into existing treatment strategies; (2) describe the role of nondrug treatments; and (3) recognize the effectiveness of the drug industry and the diabetes enterprise in promoting profitable treatment strategies.

The Safety, Efficacy and Affordability of Lifestyle Interventions for T2D
Caroline B. Trapp, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE
In T2D, Maybe it’s Not the Glucose
Thomas E. Finucane, MD