Program for Thursday May 09, 2024

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time. 

Symposia

CPT CODING: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Speaker: Peter Hollmann, MD

This session will help the attendee become aware of coding that is especially relevant to geriatrics health care professionals. Specific topics that will be addressed include: E/M (office and facility visit codes and Medicare Preventive Medicine codes) and an overview of 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

DE-PRESCRIBING IN TYPE 2 DIABETES: WHO, WHEN, WHERE, HOW, AND WHY

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  • Time: -
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Moderator: Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS
Sponsored by the Medical and Surgical Specialties Section

This symposium aims to review the current state of the science in pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with a particular focus on de-prescribing in alignment with the American Diabetes Association guidelines. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the risk/benefit ratios for intensive glycemic control across the heterogeneity of the older adult population; (2) review characteristics of person, place, and time that serve as effective points of transition to fuel a conversation about de-prescribing; and (3) name current technologies, and current care pathway strategies that show promise for safe and effective de-prescribing.

De-Prescribing in T2DM: What Is It, and Why Do It?
Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS
De-Prescribing in T2DM: Who, When and Where?
Alexandra K. Lee, PhD, MSPH
De-Prescribing in T2DM: How to Do So? Current Technologies
Chinenye Usoh, MD
De-Prescribing in T2DM: How to Do So? Interprofessional Collaborations
Joshua D. Niznik, PharmD, PhD

Other Session

EPIDEMIOLOGY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

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.

Association of Non-English Language with Surgical Wait Time and Post-Operative Outcomes Among Older Adults with Hip Fracture
Christina Reppas-Rindlisbacher, MD 
Low Mid-Life Dietary Protein Intake Predicts Higher All-Cause Mortality Over Five Decades: The Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program
Pedro Joaquin Ayau Aguilar 
Trajectories of Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor Use and Cardiovascular Risk among Older Adults
Earl Morris, PharmD, MPH, PhD 
Prevalence of Potentially Inappropriate Medications Among Community-dwelling Patients with Dementia and Associated Healthcare Utilization
Caroline M. Mak, PharmD candidate 

Section Meeting

FELLOWS-IN-TRAINING SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Brent Schell, MD

Please join other fellows, faculty members, and leaders in geriatrics at the annual Fellows-in-Training meeting. This event is a unique opportunity to share and discuss ideas, 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: -
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Sponsored by the Teachers Section and the Education Committee   
Moderator:  TBD 

This session 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.

Section Meeting

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SPECIALTIES SECTION MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Chairs: Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS & Una Makris, MD, MSc 

Medical and surgical subspecialists will provide updates on activities within their disciplines, thereby showcasing opportunities for specialists to advance a geriatrics agenda within their specialty societies and their institutions. In addition, we will discuss career development topics relevant to junior faculty pursuing aging research.   All medical and surgical subspecialists are encouraged to attend.   

Section Meeting

NURSES SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF

Join other nurses, nursing students, and AGS leaders at this special session. The Section meeting will also include time for networking and presentations by AGS nursing leaders.  

Section Meeting

PHARMACISTS SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Teresa M. DeLellis, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP & Tasha Woodall, PharmD, BCGP

The Pharmacists Section meeting is an opportunity for pharmacist members of AGS to network, share information about their AGS presentations, and discuss ways to collaborate. 

Section Meeting

SOCIAL WORKERS SECTION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Dawn E. Butler, JD, MSW

Please join other social workers and social work students at the Social Workers Section meeting. This session will provide an opportunity to meet, network, and collaborate with other social workers in the field of aging.  

Plenary Symposia

PLENARY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: .75
  • Type: Virtual

Sponsored by the Research Committee  
Moderator: Mark A. Supiano, MD

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 care of older adults.

FOXO3 Genotype Mitigates the Effect of Low Bioavailable Testosterone on Mortality: The Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program
Ayumi Emily Sakamoto, MD 
Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) for Independence at Home Qualified (IAHQ) Veterans Lowers Costs and Expands Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Bruce Kinosian, MD 
Decision Regret in Patients Considering Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Tais Moreira Protasio, MD 

Plenary Symposia

NEW ERA OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPEUTICS

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Moderators: Esther S. Oh, MD, PhD & Noll L. Campbell, PharmD, MS
Sponsored by the Clinical Research in Dementia Special Interest Group

This program is intended to provide information for health professionals who want to learn more about the anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody (mab) for treatment of early symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with focus on lecanemab. Presenters will also discuss donanemab if it is FDA approved by May 2024. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the evidence and controversies surrounding the new mab AD medications, and how best to choose appropriate patient population, determine therapeutic dose/frequency/duration and monitor for adverse events; (2) review CMS’s approach to addressing access to FDA approved medications and FDA cleared diagnostics, for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease; (3) describe the current brain health inequities in the United States and how beta anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody treatment will exacerbate these inequities without additional changes to our AD/ADRD prevention, diagnosis and care paradigms; and (4) discuss the healthcare delivery and economic implications of the FDA approval of medications, such as lecanemab, that target a broad population of people at risk or with Alzheimer’s disease.

Use of Anti-Amyloid Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease in Clinical Practice
Esther S. Oh, MD, PhD
Coverage of FDA Approved Medications and FDA Cleared Diagnostics for Medicare Beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s Disease
Shari M. Ling, MD
It’s Not Just the $26,500: How Existing Brain Health Inequities Will Be Exacerbated by Beta Anti-Amyloid Monoclonal Antibody Treatment and Real-World Opportunities and Solutions to Address These Challenges
Abraham A. Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN
Population and Economic Implications Treatment of People with or at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Julie Bynum, MD, MPH

Symposia

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY ABOUT DYSPHAGIA, DIET MODIFICATION AND ARTIFICIAL NUTRITION IN THE DEMENTIA PATIENT: THE PRACTICE, THE PROCESS AND THE PITFALLS

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0
  • Type: Virtual

Moderator: Nivedita Gunturi MD

In this session targeted for any providers who are practicing clinical medicine particularly in a hospital or PALTC setting, we will address the common pitfalls, myths and misconceptions around dysphagia, diet modification and artificial nutrition in dementia. Learning Objectives: (1) describe pathophysiology of oropharyngeal dysphagia; (2) critically review evidence highlighting the presumed benefits and shortcomings of diet modification and tube feeding in dysphagia, particularly the disparities between patients of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds; (3) analyze common barriers to effective and transparent communication regarding the risks and benefits of artificial nutrition; and (4) implement a communication framework for navigating these goals of care conversations with residents and caregivers in a compassionate and person-centered manner. 

Swallow Anatomy/Physiology and Dysphagia
Lauren Lorenson. MS CCC-SLP
The Evidence for Diet Modification & Artificial Nutrition 
Elizabeth Zavala MD
A Framework for Effective and Meaningful Conversation About Dysphagia
Nivedita Gunturi MD 


 

Other Session

GERIATRIC EDUCATION PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

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 care of older adults.

Downward Trends in Geriatrics Education: A National Landscape Survey of Geriatrics Faculty Leaders at US Medical Schools
Beverly E. Tomita, Medical Student
Enhancing Geriatric Care: Insights from the UW ECHO in Geriatrics Program
Aylin Ozdes, PhD
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement for Psychiatric Providers
Maria H. van Zuilen, PhD
Alignment of the ACGME Milestones for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine with Patient Priorities Care Core Skills
Timothy W. Farrell, MD, AGSF 

Symposia

PREOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF OLDER ADULTS UNDERGOING NONCARDIAC SURGERY

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Moderator: Elizabeth L. Whitlock, MD, MSc
Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Diseases and Aging Special Interest Group

Despite advances in surgery and anesthesiology, older adults remain at increased risk for postoperative complications, which in turn contribute to increased length of stay, functional decline, reduced quality of life, and increased cost. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the implications of frailty for perioperative risk and discuss strategies for reducing risk and improving outcomes in frail patients undergoing noncardiac surgery; (2) utilize communication skills for culturally sensitive shared decision making and how to integrate what matters to patients and families into preoperative planning; (3) discuss strategies for perioperative pharmacological management designed to reduce postoperative complications, including delirium, bleeding, and organ-specific disorders; and (4) describe key recommendations from the 2024 ACC/AHA guideline for perioperative cardiovascular care as they pertain to older adults undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Case Presentation 
TBD
Implications of Frailty for Preoperative Risk Assessment and Management
Shaista U. Ahmed, MD, MPH
Role of Shared Decision Making and Team-Based Care in Perioperative Management
Dianne Bettick, MSN, ACNS-BC, RN
Pharmacotherapy: Antithrombotics, Anticoagulants, Analgesics, and More
Shelly L. Gray, PharmD, MS
Update on 2024 AHA/ACC Guideline for Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery
Michael W. Rich, MD, AGSF, FACC

Symposia

QUALITY MEASURES: HOW ARE THEY DEVELOPED, ENDORSED, AND APPROVED FOR USE?

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Public Policy
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Moderators: Sei J. Lee, MD, MAS & Michael H. Perskin, MD
Sponsored by the Quality and Performance Measurement Committee

This session will help clinicians and researchers better understand how quality metrics are developed, validated, endorsed, and finally approved for use. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the organizations and processes that ultimately result in quality metrics that are rolled out to health professionals; (2) identify the different roles played by various organizations in the quality metric process, including AGS, NCQA, Battelle and CMS; and (3) review the various ways to influence the quality metric development process, including engaging with AGS and the QPMC as well as contributing to public comments to CMS and other organizations.

Joint Replacement Patient Reported Outcome Performance Measure: From Inception to Practice
Michael H. Perskin, MD
Quality Measures: The Role of NCQA
Caroline Blaum, MD, MS
Quality Measures: The Role of NQF and Battelle
R. Sean Morrison, MD
CMS and Quality Metrics
Michelle B. Schreiber, MD

Symposia

THE ABCS OF NIA GRANTSMANSHIP - FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS AND THEIR MENTORS

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging for new and early-stage researchers in cooperation with the AGS Research Committee 
Moderator: Amy S. Kelley, MD, MHSH, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging

The symposium is intended for investigators with current research training or career development awards, including “T,” “F,” or “K” funding, or GEMSSTARs.  It is also intended for individuals who are interested in learning about these types of grant opportunities. The session targets the needs of new and early career investigators by providing an overview of NIA’s extramural research programs and initiatives, including a focus on emerging opportunities across NIA for Alzheimer’s and related dementias research. Funding and training opportunities, the Center for Scientific Review grants review process, and experiences of an early career researcher will also be featured. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the NIA mission and extramural divisions supporting early-stage investigators in clinical, biomedical, neuroscience, and behavioral and social research; (2) discuss recent policy changes which affect the funding environment; and (3) identify NIA’s resources for research training and grant application.

NIA Research Priorities and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers 
Amy S. Kelley, MD, MHSH, Deputy Director, NIA
NIA Division and Office Overviews / How to Get a NIA Grant 
Viewpoints from Junior Faculty Researchers

Symposia

VACCINES SYMPOSIUM

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Description coming soon.

Plenary Symposia

HENDERSON STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE: THE GERIATRIC SURGERY VERIFICATION PROGRAM: A JOURNEY TO IMPROVE THE SURGICAL CARE OF OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

This session will describe the efforts of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), together with the AGS and the John A. Hartford Foundation, to improve care for older adults considering and having surgery by developing a structured program and measures that address the goals and needs of each individual older adult. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the process used to develop the ACS Geriatric Surgery Verification quality program; (2) describe the measure available through the GSV for tracking the quality of surgical care in older adults; and (3) discuss the importance of having palliative care standards as part of the care of older adults considering or having surgery.  

Introduction: The Team and the Groundwork
Ronnie A. Rosenthal, MS, MD  
Developing the Standards and Creating a “Program”
Marcia M. Russell, MD  
Overcoming the Challenges of Developing the Measures
Thomas N. Robinson, MD  
Continuing the Progress: Adding Palliative Care Standards and More
Zara Cooper, MD, MSc  

Other Session

DISPARITIES: CAN WE DO BETTER? PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

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.

Improving Functional Status among Older Adults Living in Subsidized Housing: A Pilot Study
Rebecca Brown, MD 
Social Isolation in Adults with COPD is Associated with Higher All-Cause Mortality Risk  
Angela Suen, MD 
Sex-Related Differences in Exosomal Proteins Concentrations Throughout Age
Yuan P. Song, MSc 
Transfers among Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Serious Mental Illness and Dementia
Ana Montoya, MD, MPH 

Symposia

EAT WELL, LIVE WELL: ASSESSING AND ENGAGING OLDER ADULTS TO OPTIMIZE NUTRITION

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Moderator: Raele D. Robison, PhD, CCC-SLP
Sponsored by the Clinical Practice & Models of Care Committee and the Healthy Aging Special Interest Group

Nutrition is a cornerstone of health promotion and disease prevention and is integral to enhancing overall well-being of older adults. Learning Objectives: (1) identify opportunities to integrate brief discussion of nutrition and dietary choices into clinical practice with older adults; (2) recognize and access validated tools to assess and guide intervention for nutrition, malnutrition and food insecurity in the care of older adults; (3) recognize strategies and available resources to support healthier food choices and improve access to nutritious foods, particularly in lower socioeconomic status (SES) areas, while also addressing the needs of patients dealing with food insecurity; and (4) leverage social media and web-based approaches to engage patients in healthy eating.
 

Nutrition is Vital: A Clinician’s Guide to Assessing Nutrition, Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in the Care of Older Adults
Emily A. Johnston, PhD, MPH, RDN, CDCES
Patient Education: Nutrition Resources at Their Fingertips
Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH
Engaging Patients: Leveraging Social Media and Web-Based Strategies for Healthy Eating
Anna R. Pleet, MD