Program for Friday May 13, 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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Poster Session

POSTER SESSION C

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

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

Section Meeting

STUDENT SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Track: Networking

Join the Student Community for networking and learning about the latest student news. Open to all trainees interested in attending. 

Section Meeting

CLINICIAN-SCIENTISTS TRANSDISCIPLINARY AGING RESEARCH (CLIN-STAR) 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. 

Symposia

EVIDENCE-BASED PRESCRIBING AND DE-PRESCRIBING IN THE MILD, MODERATE & LATE-STAGES OF DEMENTIA

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

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee; Pharmacy Section; Nurses Section 

Moderator: Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, FACP 

Given the differing needs and vulnerabilities of persons living with dementia in the mild, moderate and late stages, decisions regarding prescribing need to be individualized. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the evidence behind, and clinical considerations for, prescribing FDA-approved medications for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; (2) describe the use of the 5Ms framework in deciding what and when to deprescribe or whether to continue chronic disease management medications in each stage of dementia; (3) relate deprescribing to patients, caregivers and family members, as a positive part of dementia care, as opposed to withdrawal of care; and (4) project targets for deprescribing for dementia patients, in accordance with expected disease progression over time. 

Prescribing & Deprescribing in the Mild to Moderate Stages of Dementia 
Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, FACP 

Prescribing & Deprescribing in the Moderate to Late Stages of Dementia 
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP 

Communicating about Deprescribing and Aligning Care with What Matters 
Donna M. Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN 

 

Other Session

LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

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

Section Meeting

LIGHTNING SCIENCE: BRIEF PRESENTATIONS OF TOP-RATED ABSTRACTS 

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

Sponsored by the Research Committee 

Co-Moderators: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS; Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS; Peter M. Abadir, MD  

Communications Coach: John P. Beilenson, MA (Strategic Communications & Planning) 

This fast-paced, interactive session will showcase some of the meeting’s best new research and innovation. Top-rated abstracts submitted to AGS are selected for inclusion.  Presenters will give the highlights of their research findings in five minutes or less and the audience will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe at least one emerging concept or new scientific focus in aging research; (2) summarize the key findings of at least three projects with relevance to care of older adults; and (3) identify at least three AGS-affiliated individuals conducting exciting research in aging. 

Section Meeting

TEACHERS NETWORKING SECTION MEETING

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

Chair: Megan E. Young, MD 

Come and join your fellow geriatrics clinician educators to discuss potential collaborative projects as well as proposals for next year's annual meeting.   

Symposia

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN HEARING HEALTHCARE

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

Sponsored by the Health Innovations - Economics and Technology Committee 

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

Learning Objectives: (1) identify the impact of hearing loss on individuals and their families and the value of technology in promoting communication access; (2) discuss three new technological advances in hearing technology; (3) describe the purpose and implications of the legislation that has mandated that the FDA develop criteria for and regulations of over-the-counter hearing aids; and (4) develop strategies to incorporate hearing healthcare and available technologies to address communication barriers within their healthcare setting – acute, long-term, or primary care. 

Overview of Hearing Loss as an Essential Public Health Concern 
Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN 

Technology to Improve Healthcare Outcomes 
Toni Iacolucci, MSW 

Legislative and Technologic Advancements in Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Care 
Nicholas S. Reed, AuD 

Technologic Advancements to Promote Communication Access with and without a Hearing Aid 
Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN 

 

Workshop

WRITING AND REVIEWING FOR THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY (JAGS)

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.5

Co-Moderators: Ellen F. Binder, MD & Alexander K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH    

This workshop is intended for persons who want to submit to, and/or review research articles for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), including the JAGS Junior Reviewers. Participants will work in small groups, with facilitation by JAGS editorial board members, to review an article on site, using the JAGS review checklist, discuss the findings, and present their conclusions. Prior to the workshop, participants will be expected to have reviewed an online webinar that describes how a review for JAGS should be conducted and offers a working example of such a review.  Learning Objectives: (1) use the JAGS checklist to review an article; (2) decide what recommendation to give about acceptance; and (3) review what steps are needed for improving the paper. 

Poster Session

POSTER SESSION D: STUDENTS & RESIDENTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Research
  • Location: Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by the AGS Health in Aging Foundation 

View the most current research in geriatrics. Authors will be available to discuss the presented findings and answer questions. Resident posters will be judged, with participation certificates and awards in several categories to be presented at the end of the poster session.   

Workshop

RECOGNIZING AND RESPONDING TO RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS IN OUR CLINICAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: A SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOP

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

Sponsored by the Education Committee, Teachers Section, and the Achieving Health Equity Among Diverse Older Adults (AHEAD) Special Interest Group 

Moderator: Anna Goroncy, MD, MEd 

This is an educational workshop incorporating an interactive exercise to train participants to identify and respond to racial microaggressions in clinical settings. Learning Objectives: (1) define and identify microaggressions in healthcare interactions; (2) describe how microaggressions impact the lives of trainees and their clinical learning environments; (3) utilize strategies and skills to respond to and interrupt microaggressions; and (4) demonstrate skills for teaching about responding to microaggressions in their institution. 

Microaggressions in the Clinical Learning Environments 
Jasmine L. Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, AGPCNP-BC 

How Would You Respond? Role Play of Racial Microaggressions 
Mallory M. Brown, MD; Rachel B. R. Chalmer, MD; Rossana P. Lau-Ng, MD, MBA, CMD; Christine E. Pierre, MD

 

Symposia

SEPSIS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS: RECOGNITION AND RESPONSE

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

Sponsored by AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care 

Moderator: Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH  

This session will address the presentation of sepsis in older adults, early recognition of sepsis in nursing home residents, and strategies to optimize outcomes in this setting. It also will discuss realistic expectations for managing sepsis based on the staff, training, and resources available in most nursing home settings.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe the clinical presentation of sepsis in older nursing home residents; (2) discuss initial assessment and principles of management in older adults with suspected sepsis including discussion on how to manage suspected sepsis in the context of antibiotic stewardship. In this objective we will also review common misconceptions related to antimicrobial stewardship and concerns related to rehospitalizations for severe infections; (3) discuss the benefits and limitations of currently available early recognition tools for sepsis in nursing homes and review currently available algorithms for diagnosis and management; and (4) recognize the risks and benefits of attempting to manage sepsis in nursing homes.  

Impact of Sepsis in the Nursing Home  
David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD 

Challenges in the Identification of Sepsis  
Bernardo J. Reyes, MD, AGSF, CMD 

Panel Case Discussion 
Ghinwa K. Dumyati, MD; David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD; Bernardo J. Reyes, MD, AGSF, CMD; Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH  

 

Workshop

TURNING CHALLENGE INTO OPPORTUNITY: EMBRACING TELEHEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY WITH LEARNERS IN GERIATRICS

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

Sponsored by the Teachers Section and the Education Committee 

Moderator: Becky B. Powers, MD, AGSF 

This workshop will provide educators with tips for teaching geriatrics specific telehealth skills to learners of multiple levels in multiple settings. Introductory didactic talks will be followed by jigsaw breakouts where attendees will apply the competencies and tips to various learners/settings, followed by facilitated discussion/presentations to discuss telehealth teaching. Learning Objectives: (1) describe successful precepting techniques for telehealth including incorporation of geriatric assessments into virtual visits; (2) describe models used to teach telehealth with older adults in outpatient, home care, and sub-acute settings; and (3) discuss interprofessional telehealth competencies for video telehealth with older adults and how a shared mental model of a successful telehealth visit can lead to more robust curriculum development. 

Interprofessional Competencies in Video Telehealth with Older Adults 
Becky B. Powers, MD, AGSF 

Practical Tips for Precepting Learners in Geriatrics Via Telemedicine 
Andrea Schwartz, MD, MPH 

Precepting in Telehealth Clinics in the Primary Care Setting 
Lynn M. Wilson, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP 

Telehealth Teaching in the Post-Acute Setting 
Laura K. Byerly, MD 

Teaching Telehealth in a Home Care Setting 
Rachel K. Miller MD, MSEd 

Telehealth Medicare Wellness Visits as a Vehicle for Medical Student Education on Geriatric Primary Prevention and Health Maintenance 
Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD 

 

Section Meeting

UPDATE IN STABLE ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE FOR CLINICIANS CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS

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

Moderator: Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS 

This session will review current evidence-based testing, revascularization methods, and cardiovascular pharmacotherapy in older adult patients suspected of or with ischemic heart disease while considering underlying geriatric conditions and individual patient-centered outcomes. Learning Objectives: (1) describe current testing modalities in patients presenting with SIHD; (2) discuss current revascularization modalities in patients presenting with SIHD; (3) review commonly used cardiovascular pharmacotherapeutics and the benefits/harms in older adults; and (4) incorporate geriatric conditions and patients’ goals of care (i.e., desired outcome to treatment burden willing to be endured). 

Case of an Older Adult Suspected of or with Ischemic Heart Disease 
Temitope O. Akinjogbinm, MD, MSc 

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials in Older Adults with SIHD 
Karen P. Alexander, MD, FACC 

ACC/AHA Chest Pain Guideline Applicability to Older Adults with SIHD 
Michael W. Rich, MD 

Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults with SIHD 
Kim K. Birtcher, PharmD, MS, AACC, FNLA, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CDCES 

Incorporating Geriatric Conditions in Older Adults Suspected of Ischemic Heart Disease 
Ariela R. Orkaby, MD, MPH 

Panel Discussion

 

Plenary Symposia

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

  • Date:
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.5

Special Interest Group

CARE TRANSITIONS

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

Co-Chairs: Timothy W. Farrell, MD, AGSF; Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD; Jessica Wright, PA-C 

This SIG is a forum for discussion, collaboration, and advocacy on care transitions issues. We will invite a guest speaker (TBD) to discuss a pressing care transitions issue, followed by a discussion of ideas for AGS symposia related to care transitions.  The meeting will conclude with an open form for networking and discussion.

Special Interest Group

CLINICIAN WELLNESS

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

Co-Chairs: Magdalena Bednarczyk, MD & Jeensoo Chang, MD 

Open to anyone with an interest in improving clinician well-being in order to address growing concerns related to clinician burnout. The goal is to provide information, tools and resources for decreasing burnout utilizing a holistic approach pertaining to professional, personal, financial and physical well-being, with the ultimate goal of helping clinicians rediscover meaningful, mission driven work within their organizations, and if necessary, provide tools to redefine success.  

Other Session

ETHNOGERIATRICS

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

Co-Chairs: Jeffrey D. Mariano, MD & Olga Olivares-Herrera, MD 

The Ethnogeriatrics SIG is open to anyone with an interest in the relationship between aging, ethnicity, clinical practice and research.  Participants will discover what projects are being developed by the SIG and Committee and offer suggestions for future AGS symposia.  New ideas are welcome. The group’s endeavors include recognizing challenges and developing practical solutions to providing appropriate care to different cultures and ethnicities in our diverse country. Members are encouraged to share and participate in the development of new educational materials focusing on key issues affecting ethnic minorities in the 21st century. 

Special Interest Group

FAMILY PHYSICIANS IN GERIATRICS

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

Chair: Erik J. Lindbloom, MD, MSPH 

This group addresses issues of concern to family physicians, family medicine fellows, and family medicine residents caring for older adults. We communicate with several of the other family medicine organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. 

Reception

FUN STATIONS: TEST YOUR SKILLS AND WIN PRIZES!

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

Trainees will be testing their knowledge via interactive quiz stations supervised by Geriatric Faculty from various Universities/Medical Centers. Students, residents and fellows will have the opportunity to network and interact with leaders in geriatric education. Questions will address important geriatric topics, such as aging physiology and its effects on disease, dermatological conditions, functional impairment and use of assistive devices.  Come learn, have fun, and win prizes in a relaxed setting!