Program for Thursday May 09, 2024

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time. 

Symposia

MEDICATE MINDFULLY! EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC USE DURING AND POST HOSPITALIZATION

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  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice & Models of Care Committee and the Care Transitions Special Interest Group
Moderator: Lynn McNicoll, MD

The intended outcome of this symposium is to provide the basis for, and an approach to modifying, institutional processes to reduce inappropriate antipsychotic medication use in acute care hospitals. Learning Objectives: (1) review the impact of antipsychotic medication use on patients and care delivery in the hospitalization and post-hospitalization episode; (2) describe patterns and adverse effects of antipsychotic use during hospitalization; (3) describe consequences associated with in-hospital antipsychotic use on transitions of care; and (4) explore the implementation of an EMR-based clinical decision support tool.

Patterns and Adverse Effects of Antipsychotic Use During Hospitalization
Shoshana J. Herzig, MD, MPH
Effects of New Antipsychotic Use in Transitions of Care 
Mriganka Singh, MD
Clinical Decision Support Tools to Guide Safer Pharmacotherapy for Hospitalized Older Adults
Kristel L. Chatellier, PharmD, BCPS

Symposia

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

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

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.  Presentations will include 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 Division / Office Introductions
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
Division of Behavioral and Social Research
Division of Neuroscience
Division of Aging Biology
Office of Special Populations
Training Office

Symposia

OSTEOPOROSIS MANAGEMENT ACROSS SETTINGS OF CARE – THE ROLE OF THE GERIATRICS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

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  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Sponsored by the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases Special Interest Group 
Moderator: Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD, MHS 

Learning Objectives: (1) describe the role of the geriatrics healthcare provider in reducing the osteoporosis treatment gap in older adults across settings of care; (2) conduct shared decision making with older adults about common outpatient dilemmas in osteoporosis management, including when to stop, switch, or initiate a medication holiday; (3) implement inpatient care pathways to reduce secondary fractures and mortality following osteoporotic fractures; and (4) utilize practical strategies to reduce injurious falls and fractures in the Skilled Nursing Facility.

Outpatient Conundrums in Osteoporosis Management 
Richard Lee, MD, MHS 
Inpatient Management of Osteoporotic Fractures  
Karen Chahal, MD & Kathleen Drago, MD 
The Role of SNFs in Fracture Prevention  
Sarah Berry, MD, MHS 

Poster Session

PRESIDENTIAL POSTER SESSION B

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  • Track: Research
  • Type: Virtual

The Presidential Poster Session 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.  

Special Interest Group

ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY AMONG DIVERSE OLDER ADULTS (AHEAD)

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

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

CANCER AND AGING

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Chairs: Imran Ali, MD, MS, MPH & Maya Abdallah, MD
Fellows Representative: Evgenia Granina, MD 

The mission of this SIG is to assemble clinicians and investigators interested in improving the care of older adults with cancer. Activities range from disseminating the latest evidence in geriatric oncology, collaborating on research studies and clinical innovations, and discussing the integration of geriatrics into local oncology practices. A fundamental goal of this group is to find ways to more widely implement newly adapted treatment guidelines created in conjunction with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Cancer and Aging Research Group (CARG).  

Special Interest Group

DEMENTIA CARE AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Maria D'Souza, MD, MPH

This SIG will provide a forum for AGS members who are dedicated to providing clinical care for individuals living with dementia and support for their caregivers, in order to discuss clinical questions, exchange information and resources, and explore ideas for improving our individual and collective practice, towards advancing optimal dementia care. 

Special Interest Group

GEROSCIENCE

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: George A. Kuchel, MD

The Geroscience SIG brings together AGS members from varied backgrounds who all share a common interest in efforts to leverage our understanding of basic aging processes towards the discovery, validation and implementation of gerotherapeutic interventions designed to promote health, function and independence in late life.  

Special Interest Group

HEALTH CARE FOR LOW-INCOME OLDER ADULTS

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Steven R. Counsell, MD, AGSF

The mission of the Health Care for Low-Income Older Adults AGS Special Interest Group is to improve the quality and outcomes of health care and maximize independence among low-income older adults by bringing together geriatrics professionals dedicated to the care of these older adults, disseminating practical solutions and innovative geriatrics team care models, and advocating for public policy change to better address the needs of this population.  

Special Interest Group

HOME-BASED PRIMARY CARE (HBPC)

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Chairs: Melissa Dattalo, MD; Namirah Jamshed, MD, AGSF
Administrator: Karly Denes

The mission of this 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. To accomplish our mission, we: (1) provide awareness of the value and rewards of HBPC to AGS members; (2) support AGS members dedicated to advancing the field of HBPC; and (3) collaborate and discuss HBPC models of care, best practices, and key metrics to measure performance and quality of care.

Special Interest Group

HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM (HELP) / DELIRIUM PREVENTION

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Eva Schmitt

The mission of our Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) / Delirium Prevention is to allow all current and potentially interested HELP sites to come together to hear the latest updates about HELP and delirium prevention, as well as network and discuss successes and challenges anywhere in the planning or implementation process. The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is an innovative model of hospital care designed to prevent delirium and functional decline and to improve overall quality of hospital care for older persons. The program has been demonstrated to be both effective and cost-effective, with the potential for large cost savings.

Special Interest Group

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE IN GERIATRICS

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Chairs: Josette A. Rivera, MD & Todd C. James, MD

The mission of this SIG is to explore how broad health professional interest in collaboration is changing health education and practice. While geriatrics has long recognized the importance of teams, this has not been a widely recognized focus of health education or practice until recently. Interprofessional education refers to "two or more professionals learn[ing] about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes." All are welcome!

Special Interest Group

JUNIOR FACULTY RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP BUSINESS MEETING

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Thomas Cudjoe, MD, MP & Jessica Lee, MD, MS

The Junior Faculty Research Career Development Special Interest Group facilitates and fosters the research career development for junior faculty members, fellows, and students. We discuss research interests, academic career development, career choices, job opportunities, and a range of other topics pertinent to junior faculty development.

Special Interest Group

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Track: Networking 
Chair:  Marianne Shaughnessy, PhD, CRNP  

This SIG offers an opportunity to discuss in an open forum announcements and key issues related to geriatrics, extended care clinical programs, and research and education initiatives. All VHA staff attending the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting, and all other interested meeting attendees, are invited to participate.