Program for Thursday May 12, 2022

The below schedule displays all annual meeting sessions available for the IN-PERSON #AGS22 program to be held in Orlando, FL, May 12-14, 2022 (pre-conference May 11). To view the on-demand program, click here.

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Plenary Symposia

AGS MEMBERS BUSINESS MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:00am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0

Meeting of the AGS membership. Reports on the status of AGS 2022, highlights and introduction of the new President and Board members. 

Opening Remarks and Announcements
Christine Bradway, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, AGSF, 2022 Annual Meeting Program Chair

CEO Remarks
Nancy E. Lundebjerg, MPA

Treasurer’s Report
Mark A. Supiano, MD, AGSF

Recognition of Outgoing Committee Members
Peter A. Hollmann, MD, AGSF

Incoming President’s Address
G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF

 

Workshop

CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP: PHYSICAL EXAM

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Ticketed session. No additional fee.

Facilitators: Estrella Roffe, MD, AGSF; Julio A. Martinez-Silvestrini, MD

This workshop will cover practical techniques for conducting a high-quality geriatric joint exam in a time efficient manner. Participants will have a chance to practice joint exam techniques in small groups with expert facilitators. Learning Objective: (1) perform a screening joint physical examination of the hip, knee and shoulder joints.

Symposia

EPIDEMIOLOGY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • 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.

Section Meeting

FELLOWS-IN-TRAINING BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: Brianna Wynne, MD

Please join other fellows, faculty members, and leaders in geriatrics at the annual Fellows-in-Training Breakfast. 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.

Symposia

FROM HOSPITAL TO HOME: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, IMPLEMENTING THE AGE-FRIENDLY HEALTH SYSTEMS INITIATIVE AMONG VULNERABLE OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Ethnogeriatrics Committee and the Care Transitions Special Interest Group

Moderator: TBD

This symposium is designed to describe strategies to redesign care delivery through the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) initiative among vulnerable older adults. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the AFHS initiative and how it represents an effort to redesign care delivery to positively impact quality of life, care improvement and cost outcomes; (2) discuss the complex care needs of vulnerable older adults and role of the 4Ms + other M care concepts in meeting these needs; (3) review the process of implementation and dissemination of the AFHS across the care continuum among vulnerable populations; and (4) discuss AFHS strategies in building community relationships and the provision of culturally competent care.
       

Redesigning Care Delivery: The Age Friendly Health Systems Initiative
Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD

Implementation of AFHS across the Care Continuum among Vulnerable Older Adults: The Grady Health System AFHS Initiative
Vonetta Y. Daniels, PMP

Using “Inreach” to Build Community Partnerships and Age Friendly Cities
Lenise Cummings Vaughn, MD, CMD

 

Workshop

GERIATRIC EDUCATION MATERIALS AND METHODS SWAP

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • 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.

Section Meeting

NURSES BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

Join other nurses, nursing students, and AGS leaders at this special breakfast session, which will include time for networking and presentations by AGS nursing leaders.  

Section Meeting

PHARMACISTS BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: Jeannie Lee, PharmD & Carla J. Bouwmeester, MS, PharmD, RPh
The Pharmacists Breakfast is an opportunity for pharmacist members of AGS to network, share information 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 Meeting

SOCIAL WORKERS BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: Dawn E. Butler, JD, MSW

Please join other social workers and social work students at the Social Workers Breakfast 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. 

Symposia

VA RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY TO ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATORS

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee

Moderator: Carole Sztalryd Woodle, PhD, ORD, RR&D
Presenters: Susan Nicole Hastings, MD, MHS; Monica C. Serra, PhD; Una E. Makris, MD, MS; Lynne S. Padgett, PhD

This session will bring awareness of VA research and research opportunities to clinicians and early-career, mid-career, or established investigators in the field of aging research.  The session will end with small group breakouts to allow attendees to query VA program officers and current investigators about current funding opportunities and strategies for success. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the VA mission, research services and funding opportunities in the field of aging research available to investigators at different career stages; (2) describe VA research priorities, including strategic and cross-cutting priorities, and new initiatives; (3) identify resources for research training within the VA, including the Geriatrics Research and Education and Clinical Center system; and (4) list examples of VA aging research and VA research career trajectories.

VA Research and Funding Opportunities for Early-Career to Established Investigators
Carole Sztalryd Woodle, PhD, ORD, RR&D

Unique VA Structures to Conduct Research in the Aging Field: GRECCs
Research Career Q&A and Networking Session

 

Symposia

VACCINATION IN OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Description coming soon.

Plenary Symposia

PLENARY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 0.75

Sponsored by the Research Committee 

Moderator: G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF

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.

Plenary Symposia

UPDATES TO THE AGS BEERS CRITERIA® FOR POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATION USE IN OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:15am - 11:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

The American Geriatrics Society is in the process of updating  the AGS Updated Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. The Beers Criteria® serve as a critical tool in in preventing adverse drug events in older adults and are an important tool for systems and individuals who seek to ensure high quality healthcare for older adults.  Originally conceived of by the late Mark Beers, MD (a geriatrician), the Beers Criteria catalogue medications that place older patients at an elevated risk for adverse drug events due to the physiologic changes of aging and concurrent conditions. This program will present an overview of the updated 2022 criteria. Learning Objectives: (1) identify drugs to be avoided or used with caution in older adults; (2) describe the differences between the 2022 and the 2019 Beers Criteria; and (3) describe the application and intent of the Beers Criteria.

Evidence Review and Methods for Updating AGS Beers Criteria

What's Changing, What's Staying

Summary and Moving Forward

 

Symposia

CONNECTING OUR PATIENTS WITH HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES: CURRENT ISSUES WITH ACCESS, EQUITY AND POLICY

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

Sponsored by the Public Policy Committee

Moderator: Jennifer Carnahan, MD, MPH, MA

This session will equip clinicians with greater awareness of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and help them better understand HCBS policies and how to identify resources for patients and ensure equitable access to those resources. Learning Objectives: (1) describe both federal and state policy levers that determine how HCBS are provided to older adults; (2) discuss how to begin to determine local home-based services; (3) review where to go to help determine eligibility for HCBS; and (4) describe how disparities in access to medical care can be mitigated by ensuring appropriate access to HCBS.

State and Federal Policy of HCBS and Integrated Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries
Steven R. Counsell, MD, AGSF, FACP

50 States of Gray: Connecting Seniors and Services
Jonathan Flacker, MD, AGSF

Mitigating Disproportionate Access to HCBS for All Older Adults
Jasmine L. Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, AGPCNP-BC

 

Symposia

GERIATRIC EDUCATION PAPER SESSION

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

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.

Workshop

JOINT INJECTION WORKSHOP: KNEE, SHOULDER AND HIP I

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Ticketed session. No additional fee.

Facilitators: Estrella Roffe, MD, AGSF; Julio A. Martinez-Silvestrini, MD

After a brief demonstration of joint injection techniques by faculty, participants will practice the injections on joint models with faculty support.  Learning Objectives: (1) demonstrate ability to inject the knee; (2) demonstrate ability to inject the shoulder; and (3) demonstrate ability to inject Trochanteric Bursa.

Symposia

TREATING HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA IN OLDER ADULTS FOR PRIMARY PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS: A JOINT STATEMENT BY THE AGS AND NATIONAL LIPID ASSOCIATION

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: John A. Batsis, MD, AGSF

Providers are often unclear, reluctant, and unprepared to treat older adults with obesity. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the importance of obesity management and care beyond behavioral weight loss interventions; (2) review the importance of different medications that can be considered for obesity management and the evidence base to support them in older adults; and (3) describe the elements of deprescribing in a novel population of older adults seeking bariatric surgery.

The Role of the PCP- Beyond Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions in Older Adults
Shenbagam Dewar, MD, ABOM

Medications Targeting Weight Loss and Generalizability to Older Adults
Joshua D. Niznik, PharmD, PhD

Deprescribing and Other Medication Considerations Following Bariatric Surgery
Scott M. Vouri, PharmD, PhD, BCGP

 

Other Session

EDUCATION PRODUCT SHOWCASE

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Track: Education
  • Location: Exhibit Hall
  • CME/CE: TBD

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

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN AND POSTERS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Other Session

POSTER SESSION A

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Exhibit Hall
  • CME/CE: TBD

View the most current research in geriatrics. Authors will be available to discuss the presented findings and answer questions.