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

WE SAY GAY RALLY

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Pacific Hall Foyer

The AGS team is partnering with our passionate AGS member advocates to organize a collective action expressing opposition to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation and other bills that have been enacted by the states that discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community. 

Other Session

ADGAP BUSINESS MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: S. Hemisphere IV/V
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Symposia

CHRONIC VENOUS WOUNDS - A DILEMMA IN THE GERIATRIC POPULATION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Pacific Hall
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Moderators: Sarwart Jabeen, MD, FAAFP, CWSP & Veronica C. Nwagwu, MD, CWSP

Learning Objectives: (1) describe challenges associated with management of chronic venous ulcers; (2) describe practical approaches to address chronic venous ulcers in the geriatric population; (3) describe new advancements in treatment of chronic venous wounds and application of those interventions to geriatric population; and (4) recognize when to involve vascular surgery and describe what they can offer to improve patients’ quality of life. 

Medical Management Vs Vascular Intervention for Treatment of Chronic Venous Wounds
William J. Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE
Challenges Associated with Management of Chronic Venous Ulcers in Older Adults in 
Current Era

Aimee D. Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS

 

Workshop

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

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Asia 1
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

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
  • Location: Oceanic 1
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

Ticketed session. No additional fee.

Facilitators: Estrella Roffe, MD, AGSF; Julio A. Martinez-Silvestrini, MD; Esteban Franco  Garcia, MD; Humaira Ashraf, 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

OPTIMIZING MEDICATIONS FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Asia 4
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

Developed by the Research Committee

Moderator: Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS, AGSF 

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.

P12 - Older Adults’ Priorities Around the Benefits and Harms of Cardiovascular Primary Prevention Therapies
Frances M. Wang, MS
P13 - Osteoporosis Medications Prevent Second Fracture in Frail Older Adults    
Tanchanok Chattaris, MD
P14 - A Universal Medication Schedule to Promote Adherence to Complex Drug Regimens    
Guisselle A. Wismer, MPH
P15 - Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin Among Adults with Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation
Hemalkumar B. Mehta, MS, PhD

 

Symposia

WRITING FOR RESEARCH IMPACT: A WRITING WORKSHOP FOR GERIATRICS RESEARCHERS WHO WANT TO BRIDGE THE TRANSLATION CHASM

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: S. Hemisphere III
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

Sponsored by the Research Committee and the Junior Faculty Research Career Development Special Interest Group

Moderators:  Rebecca T. Brown, MD, MPH & S. Nicole (Nicki) Hastings, MD, MHS  

The purpose of the workshop is to provide geriatrics researchers with a “toolbox” of skills needed to produce a compelling and persuasive written product.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe how writing clearly and persuasively can allow geriatrics researchers to cross the translation divide and ultimately catalyze change in the care of older adults; (2) create an outline for a thought piece for an academic journal that uses this format to articulate a scientific argument; (2) create an outline for an op-ed, letter to the editor, or column that incorporates key principles of effective writing for traditional print media; and (4) draft a blog or tweet that incorporates key principles of effective writing for social media.
 

Introduction
Rebecca T. Brown, MD, MPH & Nicki Hastings, MD, MHS
How to Write a Thought Piece
Louise C. Walter, MD
Writing for Traditional Print Media: Tips and Tricks of the Trade
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Writing for Social Media
Alexander K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH
Concurrent Writing Workshop Breakout Groups
 All speakers

 

Other Session

COFFEE BREAK WITH SNACKS (THU)

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Ballroom & Lobby Level

Symposia

CPT CODING: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Asia 5
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

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

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

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: Pacific Hall
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

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
Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD 

Deprescribing FRIDs in an Empowered Older Adult: A Stepped Approach
Matthew Growdon, MD, MPH 

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

 

Symposia

INNOVATIONS IN AGE-FRIENDLY CARE PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Asia 4
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

Developed by the Research Committee

Moderator: Lillian Min, MD

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.
 

P16 - Examining the ALONE Scale: A Novel Loneliness Screening Tool Designed for Clinical Use    
Ekamjit S. Deol, BASc
P17 - Frailty Screening in Geriatric Clinic    
Eric M. Davied, MD    
P18 - Geriatricians Excluded in Aging-Related Content in Popular Media    
Anna Liggett, MD
P19 - Long-Term Survival Rates Following Elective Surgery with the VA Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (VA-POSH) Initiative    
Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD

 

Symposia

LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM: PRESENCE – SHOWING UP AND BEING YOUR BEST SELF

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • Location: S Hemisphere III
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

Teaching Faculty and Small Group Facilitators: Vanessa Rodriguez, MD; Helen Fernandez, MD, MPH; L. Gregory Pawlson, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF; Caitlyn J. Kuwata, MD; Nisha Rughwani, MD; Lesca C. Hadley, MD, MBA, AGSF, FAAFP; Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD; Martine Sanon, MD; Olusegun Apoeso, MBBS; Veronica Rivera, MD; Fiorella M. Perez, MD

Learning Objectives: (1) explore individual leadership aspirations/beliefs and how to share them effectively; (2) practice the basics of communication, emotional intelligence, self-compassion, resilience and grit as key life skills important to becoming a fully effective clinician and leader; and (3) enhance leadership skills related to listening and communicating, including how our social style preferences impact. 

Symposia

PRECISION MEDICINE THROUGH THE LENS OF AN OLDER ADULT

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: N. Hemisphere E3/4
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

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

 

Symposia

RACISM IN HEALTHCARE: HOW CAN WE RESPOND AS TARGETS, COLLEAGUES, AND LEADERS

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • Location: S. Hemisphere I/II
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

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

 

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
  • Location: Pacific Hall
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits, Social Work Credits

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: Atlantic 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: Atlantic Hall

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
  • Location: S. Hemisphere III
  • CME/CE: 0.0

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
  • Location: S. Hemisphere I/II
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Christie Michele Hogue, DDS, AGSF & Theodore T. Suh, MD, PhD, MHS, AGSF 

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
  • Location: Asia 2
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Maya Abdallah, MD; Imran Ali, MD, MS, MPH, Clark Dumontier, MD; Kah Poh Loh, MBBCH, BAO, MS

This interdisciplinary assemblage of geriatric, gerontologic, and oncologic professionals is interested in the care of older adults with cancer. During the SIG meeting, we will provide brief update on our activities, brainstorm session ideas for the 2023 AGS Annual Meeting, and elect our next leadership team.