Program for Thursday May 04, 2023

Other Session

AGS MEMBERS BUSINESS MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:00am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Meeting of the AGS membership. Reports on the status of AGS 2023, highlights and introduction of the new President and Board members.  

Opening Remarks and Announcements
Aanand D. Naik, MD, 2023 Annual Meeting Program Chair

CEO Remarks
Nancy E. Lundebjerg, MPA
Treasurer’s Report
Mark A. Supiano, MD, AGSF
Recognition of Outgoing Committee Members
G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF
Incoming President’s Address
Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Recognition of New AGS Fellows
Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN



 

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; Esteban Franco Garcia, MD; Yolin Bueno, 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 screening joint physical examinations of the hip, knee and shoulder joints.

Section Meeting

FELLOWS-IN-TRAINING BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

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 ideas and discuss past experiences and future career plans while networking with colleagues and mentors from across the country. 
 

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.

Symposia

MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX OLDER ADULTS UNDERGOING TAVR

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

Moderator: Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS
This session will provide an update on the management of older adults with severe aortic valve stenosis based on published clinical trials and practice guidelines. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss current testing and management of older adults with multimorbidity and severe aortic stenosis; (2) describe the TAVR procedure to better relate to the older adult being referred for consideration of valve replacement; (3) review the benefit, and harm of TAVR from a procedural standpoint in older adults with multiple geriatric conditions; and (4) assess approaches to addressing code status pre- and post-TAVR.

Case Introduction
Francisco J. Medrano Corado, MD
An Overview of Aortic Stenosis Diagnosis and Management in Older Adults with Multiple Geriatric Conditions
Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS
The Pre-Procedure Assessment of Geriatric Conditions in Older Adults with Severe Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis
Ariela R. Orkaby, MD, MPH
The TAVR Procedure
Abdulla A. Damluji, MD, PhD
Peri-Procedural Code Status for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Absence of Program Policies and Standard Practices
Gwen M. Bernacki, MD, MHSA
Panel Discussion

 

 

 

 

Section Meeting

NURSES BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Chair: Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN
Join other nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing students, and AGS leaders at this special breakfast session, which will include time for networking.
 

Symposia

OLDER ADULTS IN CONFLICT AND DISASTER ZONES: UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESILIENCY

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

Co-Moderators: Alexander D. Kazberouk, MD, MBA & Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC  
In both disaster and conflict zones, older persons and their caregivers are particularly vulnerable to both acute stressors and long-term disruptions in infrastructure and healthcare. As a result, older persons often face greatest levels of mortality and morbidity in these situations, much of which can be avoided with better prevention and response efforts that acknowledge their unique needs. Learning Objectives: (1) review the unique needs of older persons in conflict and disaster zones; (2) utilize current best practices in caring for older adults impacted by conflicts and disasters as well as core knowledge gaps; (3) discuss how intersectionality of age and other factors (multimorbidity, poverty, disability, ageism etc) predispose populations of older adults to particularly negative outcomes in conflicts and disaster; and (4) advocate, change policy, and otherwise support older adults in conflict zones.

Understanding the Unique Experiences of Older Adults and their Caregivers in Conflict Zones 
Kristina M. Kokorelias, PhD 
Closing the Gaps: The Development of 25 Evidence-Informed Recommendations to Advance Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults  
Wanda J. Spurlock, DNS, RN, GERO-BC, PMH-BC, CNE, FNGNA, ANEF, FGSA, FAAN  
Perspectives from the Field: Lesson Learned from Recent on the Ground Experiences in Ukraine and Beyond from HelpAge 
Jane Buchanan, MA


 

Section Meeting

PHARMACISTS BREAKFAST

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

Co-Chairs: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, AGSF & Teresa DeLellis, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
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 about 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: 0.0

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.  
 

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
Description coming soon
 

Plenary Symposia

PLENARY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: .75

Sponsored by the Research Committee  
Moderator: Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN
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 the care of older adults.
 

Plenary Symposia

2023 UPDATE ON VACCINATION STRATEGIES FOR OLDER ADULTS: MATCHING THE APPROACH TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE CARE SETTING

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

Vaccination against varied pathogens represents one of the best-validated and most effective strategies for the prevention of disease, hospitalization, disability, and death in older adults. Nevertheless, even expert geriatrics healthcare providers often lack relevant knowledge, especially regarding their use in older adults who are most vulnerable as a result of being frail, suffering from multiple chronic diseases, and residing in long-term care. Learning Objectives: (1) review the latest recommendations and guidelines pertaining to vaccination indications and schedules for older patients; (2) describe published and emerging research evidence pointing to specific aging-related differences in immune responses and immune protections following immunization with varied vaccines; (3) discuss the use of different vaccine formulations, addition of adjuvants, as well as geroscience-guided strategies for overcoming declines in immune responses with aging; and (4) review literature demonstrating the utility of varied strategies designed to overcome barriers to implementation of FDA-approved vaccines.

    Introduction to the AGS/CMSS/CDC Vaccine Initiative
    
Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF
    Staying Up to Date and Making Sense of CDC Vaccination Guidelines
    
Kenneth Schmader, MD
    Optimizing Vaccine Effectiveness in Frail OIder Adults with Multiple Co-Morbidities
    
George A. Kuchel, MD
    Improving Vaccine Uptake in Long-Term Care Settings
    Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH

 

Symposia

BUILDING A BUSINESS CASE FOR GERIATRIC CARE: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

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

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee

Moderator: Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSF

This symposium is intended for attendees who wish to operationalize geriatrics care models like Acute Care for Elders (ACE), AGS Co-Care: HELP and Age Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) at their own institutions. After an overview of the topics, the speakers will present case-based examples using the business model canvas as a starting point for collating the idea and using marketing strategies that are easily replicable in various university and community based medical institutions. Learning Objectives: (1) articulate components of the business canvas model to highlight the importance of geriatric clinical care in different institutions; (2) describe the components of a financial proforma that will define cost, revenue, and return on investment needed by geriatric care; (3) identify and list the key collaborators needed to sponsor the model to the executive leadership; and (4) design succinct presentations to showcase successes for scaling of the model to other sites.

Advancing Geriatrics: Lessons Learned from Other Fields
Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSF
Implementation and Expansion of a Geriatrics Inpatient Consult Practice
Sandeep R. Pagali, MD, MPH, FHM, AGSF
Reinvention of a Geriatrics Division
Nimit Agarwal, MD, FACP, AGSF, HMDC


 

Poster Session

GERIATRIC EDUCATION PAPER SESSION

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

Moderator: Reena Karani, MD, MHPE  
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 the 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; Esteban Franco Garcia, MD; Yolin Bueno, 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

JOURNEYING OUT OF JOURNALS: SHARING YOUR FINDINGS WITH THE COMMUNITY

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

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

Co-Moderators: Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MD & John A. Batsis, MD

Research is often conducted for, and published in, scientific journals without proper consideration of disseminating the results back to the community. This session will present strategies to facilitate broad dissemination of research findings through partnering with the community, professional organizations, research centers, and funding agencies. Learning Objectives: (1) review the preferences of patients and patient advocates in receiving research findings; (2) recognize the roles, efforts, and initiatives of professional organizations, research centers, and funding agencies in disseminating research findings to the community; (3) partner with professional organizations, research centers, and funding agencies in the dissemination of research findings; and (4) describe how guidelines are developed and disseminated by professional organizations.

Dissemination of Research Findings to Lay Audiences – What Do Patients and Caregivers Want?
Charles J. O’Shea, BS
The Role of Professional Organizations and Research Centers in Sharing Research Results with Participants
Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH
Funding Agencies: Their Role in and Expectations for Disseminating Research Findings to the Public
Melinda Kelley, PhD
Process of Developing and Disseminating Evidence-Based Guidelines
William Dale, MD, PhD


 

Symposia

NIA SYMPOSIUM FOR RESEARCHERS AT MID-CAREER AND BEYOND – OPPORTUNITIES FOR ESTABLISHED RESEARCHERS

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

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging in cooperation with the AGS Research Committee 

This symposium is intended for independently funded researchers at a mid- to senior career level. It targets the needs of research leaders and established investigators by providing an update from NIA staff on research programs and initiatives.  A question and answer session will follow brief introductory remarks on current funding, new opportunities including those related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, and future priorities and research directions of NIA.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe the current and future research foci of the NIA extramural divisions; and (2) discuss the current funding environment.

Overview of NIA Budget, and Priority Areas
Amy S. Kelley, MD, MHSH, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging
NIA Café
NIA representatives will move to designated tables, organized by division.  Participants will have     an opportunity to visit different tables to interact with NIA representatives in small groups or     individual conversations.
 

Symposia

SLEEP APNEA IN OLDER ADULTS

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

Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
Learning objectives (1) review the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea; (2) counsel patients on strategies to encourage compliance with PAP; and (3) utilize currently available and emerging treatments to manage insomnia in older adults with OSA.

OSA Diagnosis and Management in Older Adults
Constance H. Fung, MD, MSHS 
PAP Adherence in Older Adults with CPAP Therapy
Carl J. Stepnowsky, PhD
Insomnia Management in Older Adults with OSA 
Jennifer L. Martin, PhD

 

Symposia

TECHNOLOGY FOR MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND ADHERENCE IN OLDER ADULTS: EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE

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

Sponsored by the Pharmacists Section, Public Education Committee, Health Systems Innovation - Economics and Technology Committee, Clinical Practice and Models of Care (CPMC) Committee, Research Committee, Polypharmacy & Deprescribing Special Interest Group, and the Healthy Aging Special Interest Group

Moderator: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, AGSF

Medication management and adherence can improve health outcomes and prevent deleterious effects of uncontrolled chronic diseases for diverse patients. Technology innovations having optimal design and features with human factors focus and usability testing may help improve medication management and adherence for older adults. However, as all adults age differently, it is imperative that the technology utilized is matched appropriately to differing capabilities, needs and expectations of older adults to support healthy aging. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss evidence behind technology uptake for older adults broadly and specifically as it relates to medication management; (2) utilize usability and workload data as well as the features of medication adherence technology to guide discussions on the use of appropriate technology for medication management at home; (3) describe digital therapeutics and an example system designed specifically for older adults using hypertension medications; and (4) develop a list of recommendations to educate older patients about technology use for medication management and adherence to enhance shared decision making.

Current Evidence for the Uptake of Technology by Seniors: Benefits, Challenges, and Adaptations for Medication Adherence
Maryjo L. Cleveland, MD, AGSF
Usability, Workload and Features of Emerging Medication Adherence Technology for Older Adults
Tejal Patel, PharmD

Digital Therapeutic System for Self-Management of Hypertension in Older Adults
Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, AGSF

 

Other Session

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN AND POSTERS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING (THU)

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Research

Description coming soon.