Program for Friday May 14, 2021

Symposia

OPIOID USE DISORDER AND OLDER ADULTS: WHAT GERIATRICS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS NEED TO KNOW

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee; Public Education Committee; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use (ATOD) Among Older Adults Special Interest Group
Moderator: Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH
This symposium will provide clinicians the tools necessary to screen for, diagnose, and treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in settings where older adults receive care.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe the growing prevalence of OUD among older adults in the United States; (2) define the criteria for OUD and describe special considerations for applying these criteria in an older adult; (3) describe treatment options for OUD and describe special considerations for such treatment in an older adult; and (4) define models of integrating OUD treatment into settings where older adults receive primary care (outpatient clinics, home visits, SNFs), including across transitions of care.

The Epidemiology of OUD among Older Adults and How to Identify OUD in an Older Adult
Benjamin Han, MD, MPH
The Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for Older Adults
Justina L. Groeger, MD, MPH
Integrating Opioid Use Disorder Treatment into Settings Where Older Patients Receive 
Care 
   
Michael Fingerhood, MD


 

Other Session

PAPER SESSION IV

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Developed by the Research Committee
Moderator: TBD
This session will present the latest peer-reviewed geriatrics research with questions and answers to follow.  Learning Objectives: (1) discuss new and original research in geriatrics; (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.
 

 

Section

RESIDENTS SECTION BREAKFAST & FELLOWSHIP FAIR

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: B115-B116

Faculty Advisors: Maura Brennan, MD; Skotti Church, MD; Katie Denson, MD
All residents and 4th year medical students are encouraged to attend this section meeting. Come and meet others and discuss your own ideas about the field and ways to get more involved in AGS. Geriatricians will be present to discuss geriatrics as a career and opportunities in the field.  Fellowship directors will be representing their programs at the fellowship fair portion of the section meeting. Breakfast will be served.
 

Symposia

SAFE MOBILITY FOR OLDER ADULTS ACROSS HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Jennifer D. Muniak, MD
This program will make the case for safe mobility to be a priority for older adult patients across healthcare settings and will empower participants to implement mobility programs in their home institutions.  Learning Objectives: (1) analyze the evidence for detrimental effects of low hospital mobility for older adults and the evidence for positive impact with a coordinated mobility program; (2) evaluate the unique challenges to mobility in different settings (ED, hospital, post-acute rehab, community); (3) describe common barriers to implementation of a mobility program and develop strategies in overcoming them; and (4) develop the knowledge and skills to adopt best practices from high performing mobility programs.
 

Safe Mobility in the Emergency Department
Ellen Flaherty, PhD, ARNP, AGSF
Importance of Hospital Mobility for Older Adults
Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, AGSF
Mobility Programs after Acute Care- What Should We Aspire To?
Ellen F. Binder, MD

 

Symposia

STEALTH GERIATRICS: AN INTERPROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO INCORPORATING GERIATRICS IN NON-TRADITIONAL VENUES

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Teachers Section and Education Committee 
Moderator: Rebecca Starr, MD, AGSF
This interactive symposium is divided into four multi-media presentations, which will provide tools to help educators integrate geriatrics content into existing curricula without explicitly having a geriatric course or rotation.  Learning Objectives: (1) compare and contrast IP models and a mapping process for integrating geriatrics content in traditional and non-traditional venues throughout a health profession curriculum; (2) identify advantages and disadvantages of using “unlabeled’ geriatrics training materials; (3) develop at least one “take home” opportunity to apply concepts of integration at home institution; and (4) identify areas of partnership within your institution to develop your curriculum.

Longitudinal Integration of Geriatrics in Systems-Based Medical Student and Physician Assistant Curricula
Lisa J. Granville, MD, AGSF & Mandi Sehgal, MD
Hope from Futility - Lessons Learned from Integrating Geriatrics Content into New Pharmacy Curricula
Cheryl A. Sadowski, PharmD, BCGP, FCSHP
Geriplasty: Implanting Geriatrics Content into the Surgery Clerkship
Denise Zwahlen, MD
Bringing Geriatrics to a Pediatrics Clerkship!
Shelley B. Bhattacharya, DO, MPH, AGSF


 

Symposia

USING PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES TO MEASURE AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Quality and Performance Measurement Committee, Research Committee, Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee, and the Junior Faculty Research Special Interest Group

Moderator: Sei J. Lee, MD, MAS

In this session, we will highlight 3 examples of how patient-centered metrics can be used to measure and improve healthcare quality for older adults with multiple chronic conditions.  Learning Objectives: (1) recognize the potential benefits and challenges of using “off the shelf” patient-reported outcomes (e.g. PROMIS measures) versus eliciting personalized health goals; (2) describe the similarities and differences in determining patient-defined outcomes in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired older adults; and (3) compare and contrast 3 different frameworks for eliciting patient-defined outcomes and determining whether these outcomes were achieved.

The Promise of PROMIS, Past, Present, Future
Michael H. Perskin, MD

Patient Priorities Care: Linking Quality Metrics with Patient Goals and Preferences
Claire Davenport, MD, MS

Personalized Goal Setting in Dementia Care: Measuring what Matters Most
Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS

 

Section

WOMEN IN GERIATRICS SECTION BREAKFAST MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Networking

Chair:  Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS; Lisa Miura, MD; Rebecca Boxer, MD, MS 
This Section is intended for AGS members of all disciplines working in geriatrics. The purpose is to provide a forum for women to discuss challenges and share ideas related to their personal and professional lives. Breakfast will be served. The theme for this year’s breakfast is The Best Career Advice You Have Received, and Louise Aronson, MD, University of California, San Francisco, will be our keynote speaker. We will have an opportunity for questions and for people to share their own experiences and insights.

Plenary Symposia

AGS AWARDS CEREMONY

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:45am - 9:30am
  • Track: Professional Development

Please join us as we honor and celebrate this year’s prestigious award winners.  

  • Edward J. Henderson Student Award
    Natalie Richmond, 2020 awardee

  • Clinical Student Research Award
    Vanessa Ho, 2020 awardee

  • Scientist-in-Training Research Award
    Deborah S. Mack, MPH, PhD, 2020 awardee

  • Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Awards 
    Ashwin Kotwal, MS, MD, 2020 awardee
    Daniel C. Parker, MD, 2020 awardee 
    Adam Simning, PhD, MD, 2020 awardee
    Andrew Zullo, PharmD, ScM, PhD, 2020 awardee

  • Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award    
    Andrew Cohen, PhD, MD, 2020 awardee

  • Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award
    Anil Makam, MD, 2020 awardee    

  • Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award
    Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE, 2020 awardee

  • Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award 
    Marcia Mecca, MD, 2020 awardee

  • Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award
    Mandi Sehgal, MD, 2020 awardee

  • AGS Choosing Wisely Champion
    Thomas Finucane, MD, 2020 awardee

  • State Affiliate Achievement Award 

  • Presidential Poster Awardees

  • Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties Who Are Focused on the Care of Older Adults
    Kavita Vyas Dharmarajan, MSc, MD, 2020 awardee & Nazema Y. Siddiqui, MD, MHSc, 2020 awardee

  • Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine Who are Focused on the Care of Older Adults
    Rasheeda Hall, MD, MBA, MHS, 2020 awardee & Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MBBCh BAO, 2020 awardee

  • Clinician of the Year Award      
    James Lin, DO, MS, MHSA, 2020 awardee            

  • Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award 
    John B. Murphy, MD, 2020 awardee

  • Nascher Manning Award
    Todd P. Semla, MS, PharmD, 2020 awardee

  • David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award
    West Health, 2020 awardee

Plenary Symposia

THOMAS AND CATHERINE YOSHIKAWA OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR CLINICAL INVESTIGATION AWARD LECTURE

  • Date:
  • Time: 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: .75

Speaker: Alexander K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH
The central pedagogy of scientific research training is that researchers must be narrowly focused. So goes the saying, "An inch wide and a mile deep."  Throughout my academic career I have been drawn to holistic disciplines whose central principles run counter to this reductionist perspective: primary care, geriatrics, and palliative care.  My academic success, such as it's been, has reflected this pull towards conceptual complexity, diversity of interests, and mentees with fresh ideas. My academic work has ranged from standard scientific publications to developing ePrognosis to bioethics thought pieces to the GeriPal podcast to leading sing-alongs at the AGS Literature update.  In this talk I will challenge the notion that a successful research career must be defined by a dominant dedicated research focus.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe arguments for being narrowly focused and counter arguments for a maintaining a broader array of interests; (2) consider the pros and cons of nurturing mentees intellectual curiosity about a wide range of interests vs. squashing mentees interest in all domains outside of a narrowly focused band of scientific inquiry; and (3) review community-participatory learning techniques involving synchronous vibration of the vocal folds.

Workshop

CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP: VERTIGO I

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Ticketed session. No additional fee.
Faculty:  Anthony G. Arslan, DO; Mithil V. Choksey, MD; Marina L. Blagodatny, MD, CMD 

Learning Objectives: (1) review the prevalence and impact of BPV; (2) perform a Dix Halpike and a lateral roll; and (3) perform canalith repositioning maneuvers to diagnose and resolve vertiginous symptoms.

Symposia

CPT CODING: BEYOND BASIC E/M

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Peter Hollmann, MD
Learning Objective: (1) discuss care management, advance care planning, collaborative behavioral health and other services, including what is new in 2021.
 

Symposia

EXPANDING THE AGE-FRIENDLY MOVEMENT: TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND RESOURCES

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Models of Care
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Maura J. Brennan, MD
The overarching goal of the workshop is to overcome barriers and empower more attendees to formally join the "age-friendly" health system movement. After brief presentations, attendees will rotate at 10-minute intervals through three of the tables below.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe the steps needed to become an age-friendly health system; (2) list at least 3 ways geriatrics experts can access resources to advance the age-friendly health system movement; (3) report at least 3 different approaches to age-friendly program design and resolution of challenges; and (4) utilize contacts/mentorship relationships made during the session to support their own age-friendly planning.
 

The Age Friendly Health System Movement: Current State and Future Prospects
Leslie J. Pelton, MPA
Resources to Support New Members of the AFHS Movement
Alice F. Bonner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Baystate Health's Journey
Rebecca M. Dobert, AS; Maryam Hasan, MD; Alina C. Sibley, MSN, APRN
Cooley Dickinson Hospital's Path
Navneet Marwaha, MD
The AFHS Experience at Rush
Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, ABPP; Robyn L. Golden, LCSW
Maine Health's AFHS Program
Molly L. Anderson, BS
Report Out/Open Forum
All faculty

 

Special Interest Group

JUNIOR FACULTY RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP WORKSHOP

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Brienne Miner, MD, MHS
The Junior Faculty Research Career Development Session is a great opportunity for junior faculty and research fellows to meet each other and to receive advice on career development from mid-career and senior faculty.  Our speaker this year will be Amy JH Kind, MD, PhD, who received the 2019 Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation.  Dr. Kind will discuss her career journey and share advice about lessons learned along the way. This will be followed by roundtable discussions focusing on different stages of academic career development.  Discussions will be facilitated by mid-career and senior research faculty and will cover a variety of topics, including applying for a job, navigating the mentor-mentee relationship, securing grant funding, and balancing research with other roles.

Other Session

PAPER SESSION VI

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee
Moderator: TBD
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.
 
 

 

Symposia

SLEEP IN OLDER ADULTS: PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR COMMON PROBLEMS

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
Sleep problems are common in older adults, significantly impact health and quality of life, and often present unique challenges for diagnosis and management across care settings.  Using evidence from recent and ongoing clinical and translational research, this symposium provides an overview of practical approaches to address common sleep problems in older adults.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe practical approaches to address insomnia, sleep apnea and other common sleep problems among older adults in the outpatient setting; (2) identify factors that contribute to sleep loss and related complications in hospitalized older adults, and evidence-based interventions to address these problems; and (3) Understand the multifactorial nature of sleep disturbance among older adults in long-term care, and recent evidence to guide clinical practice in this setting.

Common Sleep Problems Among Older Outpatients
Constance H. Fung, MD, MSHS
Sleep in Hospitalized Older Adults
Nancy H. Stewart, DO, MS
Sleep in Long-Term Care
Jennifer L. Martin, PhD    

 

Symposia

TAKING FLIGHT: PREPARING FOR A GENERATION OF OLDER AIR TRAVELERS

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Leah J. Witt, MD

While older adults and their caregivers often seek pre-travel advice from physicians and other health professionals, most clinicians have received no formal training about preparing patients for travel. This program aims to address this knowledge gap, by describing how the physiology of aging impacts safe air travel, exploring the prevalence and management of inflight medical emergencies, discussing barriers to travel, and proposing pre-travel preparation measures.  Learning Objectives: (1) summarize how the physiologic changes of aging affect the older adult during air travel; (2) recognize the most frequent symptoms and diagnoses of inflight medical emergencies, and manage emergencies with limited resources; and(3) describe how to counsel patients about preparing for safe travel, in light of geriatric comorbidities, as well as pre-travel preparation tools available for this discussion.

The Physiologic Effects of Air Travel with Advancing Age
Megan E. Rau, MD, MPH, FACP
Medical Emergencies During Air Travel
Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, FAsMA
Pre-Travel Medical Consultation
Julia Loewenthal, MD


 

Symposia

THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WILL BE

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee
Moderator: George E. Taffet, MD
This symposium will focus on basic science and translational studies in the past year that will impact clinical care in the next five years.  Learning Objective: (1) discuss the application of today’s bench research to tomorrow’s bedside care, focusing on the neurovascular system; (2) discuss the application of today’s bench research to tomorrow’s bedside care focusing on cellular senescence as a driver of aging; and (3) discuss the application of today’s bench research to tomorrow’s bedside care focusing on the cardiovascular system.

That Was the Year That Will Be Neurovascular System
May J. Reed, MD
That Was the Year That Will Be: Cellular Senescence
Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD
That Was the Year That Will Be: Cardiovascular System
George E. Taffet, MD


 

Plenary Symposia

PUBLIC POLICY PLENARY

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Public Policy
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Description coming soon.

Other Session

EDUCATION PRODUCT SHOWCASE FRIDAY

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Track: Education
  • Location: Exhibit Hall

The Education Product Showcase will provide attendees an opportunity to examine education products focusing on classroom teaching, small group activities, web-based modules, handouts and guides, "bedside" teaching tools, self-studies, and others.  

Other Session

FRIDAY EXHIBIT HALL OPEN AND POSTERS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Exhibit Hall

Please stop by the exhibit hall to visit booths, grab lunch, and browse posters.