Program for Wednesday May 03, 2023

Pre-conference Session

AGS COCARE®: HELP (HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM) PRECONFERENCE

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 7.75

Additional fee session
HELP has been working to make health systems safer and health care more effective for over two decades, preventing delirium, functional decline, falls, and other adverse outcomes among hospitalized older adults. The AGS CoCare®: HELP program ultimately promotes a growing trend toward “age-friendly health systems,” so named because they promote unique expertise on geriatrics focal points: Care for the mind, medications, mobility, and what “matters most” to patients.  Join us at the AGS CoCare®: HELP Preconference and learn how to implement strategies for sustainability & longevity to ensure success of HELP in the hospital. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the importance of delirium screening and recognition; (2) assess the feasibility of the UB-CAM tool for delirium screening; (3) outline strategies for success in starting and/or sustaining an AGS CoCare®: HELP program; (4) review de-prescribing approaches for delirium prevention in hospital and long-term care settings; and (5) describe the Inter-relationship of Delirium and Dementia and the importance of delirium prevention.

7:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome    
Eva Schmitt, PhD
  8:30 AM AGS CoCare®: HELP Overview  and Future Directions  
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH
9:30 AM Keynote Address - Importance of Delirium Screening and Recognition: UB-CAM    
Donna M Fick, RN, PhD, FAAN
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM

The Importance of Volunteers – How to Find Them & How to Keep Them     
Chesley Ferris, MPH 
Following the presentation, each table will participate in an open discussion. Each table will be asked to report-out on their discussion

12:00 PM Networking Lunch  
12:30 PM AGS CoCare®: HELP Photo
12:45 PM

Theme-Based Breakout Tables
Participants will have the opportunity to visit two breakout tables

  • Setting Up Your HELP Program  -  Lyn Weinberg, MD
  • Implementation & Sustainability Challenges  -  Wendy Zachary, MD
  • Ongoing Data Collection & Annual Reporting  -  Rick Dahl 
  • Nursing & the HELP Program  -  Wendy Mohlman, MS-GERON, RN, CNEn,
  • Business Planning  -  Amanda Schoettinger, LMSW, CDEM, CTRP-E
  • Involvement of Families & Caregivers in HELP  -  Autumn Moss-Corcoran, MA
2:00 PM De-Prescribing for Delirium Prevention in Hospital and Long-Term Care Settings    
Kenneth Boockvar, MD, MS
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Mobility Demonstration: Walking Patients in the Hospital Setting    
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
4:00 PM Inter-Relationship of Delirium and Dementia    
Esther S. Oh, MD, PhD
5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment    
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

 

Pre-conference Session

FELLOWSHIP DIRECTORS PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 4.0

Additional fee session
Sponsored by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) 

The role of the geriatrics fellowship director is complex and involves a variety of activities and responsibilities. This session will present topics of interest and practical instruction for both new and seasoned fellowship directors. 

Pre-conference Session

2023 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE US DEPRESCRIBING RESEARCH NETWORK

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Additional fee session
We are pleased to announce the 2023 annual meeting of the US Deprescribing Research Network – open to all people who are conducting or care about research on deprescribing medications and addressing medication overuse among older adults. This meeting will comprise a wide-ranging series of sessions and activities that are focused on:  

  • Enhancing skills, providing multidisciplinary perspectives, and offering practical guidance on and opportunities for deprescribing research  
  • Communicating how the network can help you and your research interests  
  • Building collaborations and community among people interested in deprescribing research and how it can be used to improve care for older adults  

Join us as we build a community of researchers and stakeholders that will generate science, address logistical and safety challenges, and develop infrastructure to promote the conduct and dissemination of research on deprescribing. Click here to learn more.  

7:30 AM Breakfast and Registration 
8:30 AM Welcome Address
9:00 AM Keynote Address
Sarah N. Hilmer, MBBS PhD FRACP, Conjoint Professor of Geriatric Pharmacology, University of Sydney
10:00 AM Break with Snacks
10:30 AM Panel Discussion (topic TBA)
12:00 PM  Lunch with Discussion Groups
1:15 PM USDeN Research Showcase
2:30 PM Poster Session with Snacks
3:30 PM Updates in Deprescribing Research
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks and Next Steps
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Junior Investigator Intensive Workshop (invitation only)

 

Pre-conference Session

GERIATRICS WORKFORCE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (GWEP) PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 6:30pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 4.5

Supported by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation
Moderator: TBD
This pre-conference session is limited to HRSA GWEP awardees, and is an opportunity to bring all GWEPs together to share experiences, lessons learned, and network with each other. Topics on the agenda may include the continuous efforts with incorporating Age-Friendly approaches into primary care and educating and engaging the GWEPs in advocacy for Title VII funding. In addition, there will be ample time for discussion through guided breakout groups. The GWEP-CC will also host a reception following the pre-conference. Learning Objectives: (1) enhance the adoption of the 4Ms through sharing of supporting practices and tools, including different strategies to accelerate diversity, equity, and inclusion; (2) build relationships and find practical support to sustain your work in primary care; and (3) describe the current funding environment for Title VII in the U.S. Congress and increase techniques to become an effective advocate for health care priorities.

Pre-conference Session

DIAGNOSING AND TREATING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS (ADRD) IN PRIMARY

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 4.0

Additional fee session

Co-Moderators: Esther S. Oh, MD, PhD & Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH

Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases (AD/ADRD) that cause dementia have high prevalence, and result in substantial morbidity and costs to patients, their families and society. Decades of research has led to the development of novel methods to diagnose and treat these diseases, many of which are beginning to be translated into clinical practice. Recent progress has been made towards early, disease-specific diagnosis, and therapies that have the potential to slow disease progression . The focus of this conference is to present the most up to date advances in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and care and how these advances inform the diagnosis and care of other common causes of dementia, particularly Lewy Body disease and LATE (Limbic Associated TDP-43 Encephalopathy). Attendees of this pre-conference will learn how to incorporate these advances into their clinical practice. In addition, attendees will also further develop their skills in caring for persons living with dementia, regardless of the cause. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the current state of the science for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases that cause dementia (AD/ADRD); (2)  discuss cognitive screening tools and diagnostic tools that are used in screening for cognitive change and diagnosing the causes of the cognitive change; (3) review treatment and management strategies including comprehensive dementia-care models; and (4) describe key aspects of providing dementia care in a primary care practice, including workflow, quality improvement, billing and payment.

1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
1:15 PM State of the Science: Diagnosis and Therapeutics 
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS
1:50 PM What’s Missing in the Data? Diversity and Inclusion in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research        
Sharon A. Brangman, MD
2:25 PM Cognitive Screening in Primary Care Practice
Robin Hilsabeck, PhD, ABPP
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Diagnosis:  ABCs of Biomarker Tests for Primary Care Clinicians
Sarah Kremen, MD
3:50 PM Available Treatments in Primary Care
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD 
4:40 PM The Business of Providing Dementia Care in a Primary Care Practice
Jarrod A. Carrol, MD
5:25 PM Wrap Up


 

 

Pre-conference Session

ADGAP LEADERSHIP SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 3.5

Additional fee session
Sponsored by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) 
This interactive pre-conference will provide participants with essential knowledge and leadership skills to successfully manage their geriatrics programs and grow in the field.  
 

Other Session

ADVOCACY FOR ELDERCARE AND THOSE WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP
This SIG will share information on the proposals, models of care, community integration collaboration networks, and politics that center on building geographic reforms across all service providers.
 

Other Session

CARE TRANSITIONS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Timothy W. Farrell, MD, AGSF; Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD; Jessica Wright, PA-C
Come join us for a presentation on a care transitions topic (TBD), networking with peers interested in care transitions, and discussion of opportunities to participate in symposia submissions for next year’s AGS meeting.
 

Other Session

ETHNOGERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

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.
 

Other Session

FAMILY PHYSICIANS IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

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.
 

Other Session

GERIATRIC ACADEMIC CAREER AWARD (GACA)

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Mamata Yanamadala, MD; Laura Byerly, MD; Lauren Hersh, MD
This year’s GACA SIG meeting is for current GACA awardees as an opportunity to meet and connect in-person for the first time. The meeting will provide space for informal and formal networking. The SIG meeting will include time to brainstorm in small groups about ways to collaborate as well as share existing project resources with each other. 
 

Other Session

GERIATRIC ED

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Saket Saxena, MD
The Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Special Interest Group brings together all health professionals interested in caring for older adults in Emergency Departments. We review how to create and sustain new models of geriatrics care in the context of GED accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). We discuss successes and challenges of GED programs. Please join us to explore growing opportunities to advance the care of older adults in GEDs.
 

Other Session

GERIATRICS CONSULTATIVE SERVICES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs:  Belinda Setters, MD & Katie Drago, MD
This meeting is open to anyone interested in geriatric medicine consultative services across all care settings. Participants will explore how geriatrics consultative services are provided in various clinical settings. Discussion topics vary from year to year and have included: how to best market ourselves in a climate that is starting to better understand value-based metrics; how to focus our services on those who need us most given the dearth of board certified geriatricians across the country; how to collaborative efforts with other services in co-management and other arrangement; billing processes and concerns; and incorporating geriatrics interprofessional teaching within the consultative setting.  

Other Session

HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP (HSL) IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Anna Chodos, MD & Kellie L. Flood, MD
The mission of the HSL SIG is to explore principles of leadership, management, and systems transformation as it applies to the growing need for geriatrics in health systems and to present strategies to accomplish this.  Our goals are to educate AGS members about these principles, highlight successful work in HSL, and present opportunities for training in HSL workshop leadership.
 

Other Session

HEALTHCARE FOR LOW-INCOME SENIORS

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Steven R. Counsell, MD, AGSF, FACP
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.

AGENDA:
Dementia Care for Low Income Seniors and Their Caregivers: Community and State-Based Programs
Featured Panelists:
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin
Gabriela Cohen, MD, Dementia Specialist, Grady Hospital and Georgia Memory Net, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University
Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, Director of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation, and Professor of Medicine, Indiana University
 

Other Session

HOME BASED PRIMARY CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Melissa Dattalo, MD; Namirah Jamshed, MD, AGSF
Administrator: Rachel Jankowski
The mission of this new SIG is to ensure every chronically ill, medically complex patient who is homebound and in need has access to quality HBPC that results in a profound improvement in medical outcomes, patient and family experience, and healthcare spending. 
 

Other Session

POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Verna R. Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF & Nicole Orr, MD
This SIG focuses on issues related to Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The COVID pandemic exposed the gaps in post-acute and LTC specifically staffing.  Now in year 3 many health care workers have left the bedside and the remaining staff is suffering from burn out and apathy. The skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and home health agencies are expected to provide “value based” care and reduce avoidable readmissions in accordance with The Protecting Access to Medicare Act 2014.  The emphasis on quality measures remains and there is a push to require increase staffing in SNF.  However where will we find people to fill the SNF positions?  Come prepared to share your thoughts, expertise and learn from your peers.
 

Other Session

TIDESWELL LEADERS IN AGING PROGRAM

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Megan Young, MD; Timothy W. Farrell, MD, AGSF; Liron Sinvani, MD; Maile Karris, MD
The mission of the SIG is to support Tideswell scholars and leaders in geriatrics through mentorship, networking, continued leadership training, and scholarship with the ultimate goal of a commitment to enhancing the care of older adults through clinical work, research and education.
 

 

Other Session

WOUND PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Co-Chairs: Veronica Nwagwu, MD & Sarwat Jabeen, MD, FAAFP
The Wound Prevention and Management SIG is an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals who strive to improve outcomes in skin and wound health in vulnerable older adults through supporting education, research, and quality improvement initiatives. The SIG serves as a platform to discuss educational initiatives at AGS, policy objectives so that we may get our patients “what they need to get those wounds closed”, and updates on emerging research.  We welcome all interested, regardless of experience.
 

Reception

AGS, ADGAP, HiAF, BOARD & COMMITTEE RECEPTION

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Description coming soon.