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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Other Session

ADGAP BUSINESS MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: TBD

Workshop

INCORPORATING ORAL HEALTH CARE INTO THE PRACTICE OF NON-DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Oral Health and Aging Special Interest Group

Moderator: Paul L. Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF

This workshop will feature three stations with demonstrations, recommendations, and guidance by Geriatric Dental and Speech-Language Pathology Experts. Learning Objectives: (1) administer a basic oral health assessment and identify signs and symptoms of declining oral health; (2) identify oral health-related signs and symptoms that require a referral to an oral health professional; (3) develop basic oral health management recommendations based on the results of an oral health assessment; and (4) administer and interpret a swallow screening tool.

Clinical Pearls for Non-Dental Health Care Providers
Theodore T. Suh, MD, PhD

Station 1: Incorporating Oral Health Screening and/or Assessment into the Practice of Non-Dental Health Professionals
Shauna M. Hachey, MHS, RDH

Station 2: Basic Oral Health Management for Non-Dental Health Professionals
Christie Michele Hogue, DDS, AGSF

Station 3: Swallow Screening Strategies for Older Adults
Rebecca H. Affoo, PhD, CCC-SLP, SLP-Reg, SLP(C) & Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP

 

Workshop

JOINT INJECTION WORKSHOP: KNEE, SHOULDER AND HIP II

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 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

NARRATIVE MEDICINE: COMMUNICATING TO THE PUBLIC, POLICY MAKERS, AND FUNDERS

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Louise Aronson, MD

This session will begin by discussing different forms of written public communication by health professionals, from op-eds and medical journal perspectives articles to research and policy narratives. We then will consider techniques and strategies for success, including how to appeal to your target audience and capitalize on your experience and expertise – techniques that work across all communication and audience types.  Learning Objectives: (1) discuss how media and social media have transformed the ways people and organizations interact, influence one another, and share information; (2) identify different forms of written, oral, and mediated public communication, as well as strategies for appealing to your target audience while capitalizing on your expertise; and (3) explore how clinicians, researchers, administrators, and leaders can leverage narrative and communications fundamentals to communicate more effectively and with more diverse audiences in the 21st century.

Symposia

PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 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.

Workshop

WOUND CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Description coming soon.

Symposia

CPT CODING: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Speaker: Peter A. Hollmann, MD, AGSF

This session will focus on coding that is especially relevant to geriatrics healthcare 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

DISMANTLING STRUCTURAL RACISM BRICK BY BRICK: HOW SHOULD HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS RESPOND TO RACISM AGAINST HEALTH CARE WORKERS?

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Ethics Committee, Ethnogeriatrics Committee & Public Policy Committee

Moderators: Aruna Josyula, MD, MPH, CMD & Jennifer D. Muniak, MD

Highlighting an often unrecognized or unaddressed issue, this symposium considers how healthcare organizations should respond to overt racism expressed by patients against healthcare professionals from the perspective of organizational leadership including executive, legal, and policy experts. Learning Objectives: (1) define structural racism and how it differs from interpersonal experiences of bias or prejudice and shapes the context of healthcare; (2) describe examples of policies, laws, or protocols that organizations can utilize to help support healthcare workers experiencing overt racism by patients or colleagues; (3) recognize ethical dilemmas involved in balancing the duty to provide care with the intention of creating a non-discriminatory environment; and (4) describe ways to teach faculty and trainees to manage racism from patients or colleagues and/or be an ally for colleagues.

Addressing Structural Racism from the Top Down and Inside Out
Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF

An Ethical Perspective in Reducing Bias within Academic Medical Centers
Margie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhD, HEC-C

Implementation of Faculty Development to Promote Self-Care and Support Trainees in the Face of Racism
Reena Karani, MD, MHPE

 

Symposia

GETTING RID OF FALL RISK-INCREASING DRUGS (FRIDS): A DEPRESCRIBING BALANCING ACT

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee, Polypharmacy Special Interest Group and the Research Committee

Moderator: Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, PhD

This program will provide contemporary evidence-based strategies for deprescribing FRIDs in older adults, grounded in a complex patient case. Learning Objectives: (1) summarize evidence for interventions aimed at deprescribing FRIDs in older adults; (2) present a framework for deprescribing FRIDs, emphasizing the role of the interdisciplinary team; (3) describe at least 3 tactics and/or tools to engage patients and caregivers in deprescribing FRIDs; and (4) list 3 strategies to overcome challenges to deprescribing FRIDs in older adults.

Fall Risk Increasing Drugs: Making Sense of the Evidence
Shelly L. Gray, PharmD, MS

Deprescribing FRIDs in an Empowered Older Adult: A Stepped Approach
Timothy S. Anderson, MD, MAS

Deprescribing FRIDs in an Older Adult with Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Role of Shared Decision Making
Ariel Green, MD, MPH, PhD

 

Symposia

LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Description coming soon.

Symposia

PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • 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.

Symposia

PRECISION MEDICINE THROUGH THE LENS OF AN OLDER ADULT

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee and the Geroscience Special Interest Group

Moderator: John A. Batsis, MD, AGSF

Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the importance of precision medicine and how it relates to older adults; (2) describe research designs that can address questions in the heterogeneity of treatment response in older adults; (3) review the key elements in the design and evaluation of applying pharmacogenomics-based prescribing to long-term care; and (4) discuss the importance of barriers and facilitators to real-world implementation of precision medicine interventions.

Precision Gerontology: Making Precision Medicine Relevant to the Needs of Geriatric Patients
George A. Kuchel, MD, CM

Using Adaptive Designs to Address Heterogeneity of Aging in Behavioral Interventions
John A. Batsis, MD, AGSF

The Importance of Pharmcogenomics in Aging and Long-term Care
Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc

Barriers and Facilitators to Real-World Implementation of Precision Medicine
Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MBBCh BAO, MS

 

Plenary Symposia

HENDERSON STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE: ACHIEVING DIVERSITY IN STUDY POPULATIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Date:
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Speaker: Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF

This presentation will discuss the importance of designing research protocols that are inclusive of older adults who have been historically excluded or exploited in medical research. Dr. Brangman will present a model of community engagement that includes employing a community research liaison and a research accelerator to increase diversity in aging research. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the importance of inclusive participation in aging research; (2) identify the components of successful community engagement in aging research; and (3) describe the function of a research accelerator for increasing diversity in aging research.

Poster Session

PRESIDENTIAL POSTER SESSION & RECEPTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Exhibit Hall
  • CME/CE: TBD

The Presidential Poster Session and Reception features posters that received the highest rankings from abstract reviewers. Posters will be judged and one poster in each category will be chosen to receive a “Best Poster” award.  Light refreshments will be served.

Poster Session

GUIDED SCIENCE & INNOVATION POSTER WALKING TOUR

  • Date:
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Exhibit Hall
  • CME/CE: TBD

Sponsored by the Research Committee

The honored Henderson Award recipient will lead an interactive walking tour of exciting posters, featuring new discoveries, novel models of care, or other innovations in geriatrics.  Each stop on the tour will involve a brief discussion with the poster presenter about the main findings and clinical implications of the work. The walking tour will launch from the AGS Marketplace Booth in the Exhibit Hall at 5:30 PM 

Special Interest Group

ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY AMONG DIVERSE OLDER ADULTS (AHEAD)

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

Co-Chairs:  Jane Jih, MD, MPH, MAS & Benjamin Han, MD, MPH

The mission of this 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
  • CME/CE: TBD

Co-Chairs: Christie Michele Hogue, DDS, AGSF & Adina Jucan, DDS

The purpose of this SIG is to provide an interprofessional forum where issues that impact the oral health of our aging patients can be 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.

Special Interest Group

CANCER AND AGING

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

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

This interdisciplinary assemblage of geriatric, gerontologic, and oncologic professionals promotes: (1) multidisciplinary-centered cancer prevention, assessment, and management of older adults; (2) education and training in geriatric oncology concepts; (3) research in geriatric oncology.  It also facilitates linkages among those organizations and institutions that serve or focus upon geriatric and/or oncologic causes, and 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
  • CME/CE: TBD

Chair: George A. Kuchel, MD, CM

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
  • CME/CE: TBD

The mission of the Healthcare for Low-Income Seniors Special Interest Group is to improve the quality and outcome of healthcare and to 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.