Program for Thursday May 13, 2021

Special Interest Group

ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY AMONG DIVERSE OLDER ADULTS (AHEAD)

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

Co-Chairs:  Jane Jih, MD, MPH, MAS & Benjamin Han, MD, MPH 
The Achieving Health Equity Among Diverse Older Adults (AHEAD) Special Interest Group which will meet for the first time at the 2020 AGS Annual Meeting. The mission of this new SIG is to bring together AGS members with an interest in promoting health equity and reducing health and healthcare disparities among diverse older adults in order to 1) promote health equity initiatives at AGS; 2) develop programming and educational materials for AGS members; 3) create interdisciplinary relationships and mentorship with colleagues with an interest in health equity initiatives; and 4) cultivate collaborations in health equity-focused research and quality improvement initiatives among older adults.

Special Interest Group

AGING AND ORAL HEALTH

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

Co-Chairs: Christie M. Hogue, DDS & Adina Jucan, DDS 

The purpose of this SIG is to provide an Inter-Professional forum where issues that impact the Oral Health of our aging patients can presented to discuss a team approach to efficiently coordinate needed treatment. The SIG is intended to be a resource for a diverse group of health professionals with a passion for aging patients to find and expand access to care and reduce barriers to care when it comes to Oral Health and Aging. 

Other Session

BOOK CLUB

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

Description coming soon.

Special Interest Group

CANCER AND AGING

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

Co-Chairs: Melissa L. Wong, MD, MAS; Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MBBCh,ca BAO; Carolyn Presley, MD, MHS


This interdisciplinary assemblage of geriatric, gerontologic, and oncologic professionals (1) promotes multidisciplinary-centered cancer prevention, assessment, and management of older adults; (2) promotes education and training in geriatric oncology concepts; (3) promotes research in geriatric oncology; (4) facilitates linkages among those organizations and institutions that serve or focus upon geriatric and/or oncologic causes; and (5) champions and advocates for older adults and their families who are impacted by cancer.

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.

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. 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

OLDER ADULTS FACING CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND/OR KIDNEY FAILURE

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

Co-Chairs: Leah Taffel, MD; Christine Liu, MD
This SIG will discuss the ways interdisciplinary collaboration can help older adults and their family members feel supported in the dialysis vs conservative management decision making process; to collaborate on how to create co-management geriatrics and renal subspecialty clinics; and to foster research on outcomes that affect the quality of life of older adults with kidney disease, such as falls, re-hospitalization rates, and end of life care.

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

THE HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM (HELP) / DELIRIUM PREVENTION

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

Co-Chairs: Sarah L. Gartaganis, LCSW, MPH & Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH
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, PhD, CRNP  
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 #AGS20 at a dance party with colleagues from across the country and around the world.