Program for Friday May 10, 2024

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time. 

Symposia

DEPRESCRIBING: LET'S GET IT DONE! PAPER SESSION

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

Moderators: TBD
Developed by the Research Committee

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.

Implementation Strategies of Deprescribing Electronic Case Reviews for Veterans at Risk for Falls
Juliessa M. Pavon, MD, MHS 
High Anticholinergic Burden of Hip Fracture Patients Reveals a Target Population for Deprescribing
Aidan McAnena 
Development and Implementation of an Aspirin Deprescribing Algorithm for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults
Ugene Gabrielle Sano, PharmD 
Adapting a Deprescribing Program for Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes and Cognitive Impairment and their Caregivers
Clarissa Ferguson, MPH 

Symposia

FALLS IN OLDER ADULTS

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

Description coming soon.

Symposia

INTERDISCIPLINARY CARE IN LOW-INCOME SENIOR HOUSING COMMUNITIES: SUPPORTING “AGING IN PLACE”

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

Moderator: Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP


This symposium will review approaches to engage residents in federally subsidized low-income housing communities, the number of residents seen and services provided, and ways to sustain these programs over time. Learning Objectives: (1) state three important steps successfully engaging a senior housing community and the residents, who are all experiencing health disparities due to being mainly minorities and living on low incomes, to participate in a senior wellness clinic; (2) describe appropriate services to provide in a low-income senior housing wellness clinics that are relevant for low-income residents, the majority of whom are minorities and experience health disparities; (3) review three challenges to the development and maintenance of senior housing wellness clinics in low-income housing; and (4) describe how to sustain senior housing wellness clinics over time in real world settings both for those in an academic practice environment as well as a private practice.

Strategies for Engaging Low-Income Senior Housing Residents in Interdisciplinary Wellness Clinics
Sarah D. Holmes, PhD, MSW
Initiation of the Interdisciplinary Wellness Clinic Services Provided to Residents in Low-Income Senior Housing
N. Jennifer Klinedinst, PhD, MPH, RN, FAHA
Sustainability of the Interdisciplinary Wellness Clinics in Low-Income Senior Housing
Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA

Symposia

LIGHTNING SCIENCE: BRIEF PRESENTATIONS OF TOP-RATED ABSTRACTS

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

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

Sponsored by the Research Committee


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

RESIDENTS SECTION

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

Faculty Advisors: Maura Brennan, MD, AGSF & Kathryn Denson, MD

Resident Leaders: Jessika Matta, MD; Victoria Nguyen, DO; Stephanie Strohbeen, MD
All residents and 4th year medical students are encouraged to attend this section meeting. Come and meet others and discuss your own ideas about the field and ways to get more involved in AGS. Geriatricians will be present to discuss geriatrics as a career and opportunities in the field. 

Symposia

STORIES OF PATIENT PRIORITIES CARE (PPC): HOW LEARNING TO ACT ON WHAT MATTERS CHANGES HEALTHCARE

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

Moderator: Angela G. Catic, MD, MEd
Sponsored by the AGS/ADGAP Education Committee, the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee, the Tideswell Special Interest Group and the Patient Priorities Care Special Interest Group 

 

This session will share the unique perspectives of a patient and caregiver, as well as those teaching, learning, and implementing PPC in diverse populations. Learning Objectives: (1) describe specific impacts of the PPC approach on patients and caregivers; (2) review specific impacts of the PPC approach on clinical teachers and trainees; (3) demonstrate how PPC addresses the social determinants of health and impacts culturally diverse older persons; and (4) demonstrate familiarity with the PPC implementation tools, as well as the learning and networking opportunities.

The PPC Model from the Patient and Caregiver Perspective
Marcia C. Mecca, MD & Shivani K. Jindal, MD, MPH
PPC from the Teacher and Learner Perspective
Jennifer A. Ouellet, MD, MHPE
PPC in Diverse Populations
Melissa D. Hladek, PhD, CRNP & Rafael Samper-Ternent, MD, PhD

Section Meeting

STUDENT SECTION

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

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

Section Meeting

TEACHERS NETWORKING SECTION MEETING

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

Chair: Nina Blachman, MD

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

Section Meeting

WOMEN IN GERIATRICS SECTION MEETING

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

Co-Chairs: Lisa N. Miura, MD & Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS


This Section is intended for AGS members of all disciplines working in geriatrics. The purpose is to provide a forum for women to discuss challenges and share ideas related to their personal and professional lives. 

Plenary Symposia

THOMAS AND CATHERINE YOSHIKAWA OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR CLINICAL INVESTIGATION AWARD LECTURE

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

Description coming soon.

Symposia

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GERIATRIC MEDICINE: THE FUTURE IS NOW

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

Moderator: Amit A. Shah, MD                                                                                                                                    
Sponsored by the Education Committee, Ethics Committee, and Tideswell Special Interest Group

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies will change medicine. This symposium will discuss current applications of AI in geriatric medicine, reviewing current and future applications in clinical medicine, research, and education. Learning Objectives: (1) develop a basic understanding of AI technology, including natural-language processing, large language models, deep learning, neural networks, and machine learning and describe their application in the field of clinical practice, medical education, and research; (2) describe ethical considerations in integrating AI technology in medicine, potential for propagation of biases and the potential impact of these on healthcare inequity and health disparities; (3) discuss examples of and potential uses of AI currently in use in clinical practice; and (4) review examples of and potential uses AI currently in use in medical education and research.

Potential Clinical Applications of AI in Geriatrics
Elissa K. Kozlov, PhD
Current and Potential Applications of AI in Medical Education and Research
Carmen Quatman, MD, PhD
Potential Biases and Ethical Consideration Regarding the Use of AI in Geriatric Medicine
Aruna V. Josyula, MD, MPH

Other Session

COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND DEMENTIA PAPER SESSION

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

Moderator: TBD                                                                                                                                                         
Sponsored by the Research Committee

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.

Frequency of Suboptimal Dementia Medication Prescriptions
Robb Mcilvried 
Relationship Between Hip Fracture and Post-Fracture Cognitive Impairment Using the National Health and Aging Trends Study
Priya Singh 
APOE Epsilon Variants and Composite Risk of Dementia, Disability and Death in the Health and Retirement Study
Santiago Clocchiatti-Tuozzo, MD 
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Cognitive Impairment among Participants of the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Cohort Study
Belinda Williams, MD 

Symposia

CPT CODING: BEYOND BASIC E/M

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

Moderator: Peter Hollmann, MD


Learning Objective: (1) discuss care management services, including what is new in 2024; (2) review advance care planning services, including what is new in 2024; and (3) describe collaborative behavioral health and other services, including what is new in 2024.

Symposia

ENGAGEMENT OF OLDER ADULTS IN PRAGMATIC TRIALS: LESSONS FROM THE PREVENTABLE TRIAL

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

Moderator: Mark A. Supiano, MD

Sponsored by the Research Committee & the Cardiovascular Diseases in Aging Special Interest Group

 

 

This session will focus on the scientific rationale of the pragmatic trial design, geriatric focused outcomes for cognitive and physical function, and engagement of older adults in clinical trials. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the pragmatic trial design and become familiar with geriatric outcomes in a pragmatic clinical trial; (2) review challenges to and effective strategies for engagement and recruitment of older adults in a preventive, pragmatic trial; and (3) discuss challenges to and effective strategies for retention of older adults in a preventive, pragmatic trial.

What Is a Pragmatic Trial: Background and Rationale for the PREVENTABLE Trial
Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS
Recruitment: Why Should My Patient Enroll?
Ariela R. Orkaby, MD, MPH
Retention: Making it Work in the Real World
Sara E. Espinoza, MD

Symposia

LGBTQI+ OLDER ADULTS: VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY

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

Moderator: Noelle Marie Javier, MD
Sponsored by the LGBTQ Special Interest Group & the AHEAD Special Interest Group

This program is based around lived experience of LGBTQI+ community members, exploring past trauma, health care experiences of discrimination and minority stress across the life span to educate current providers on caring for this population. Learning Objectives: (1) explain how historical experiences of the older LGBTQI+ community have influenced current interactions with health care; (2) identify health care disparities that have been faced by the LGBTQI+ community; (3) analyze the importance of affirming and trauma informed care to LGBTQI+ older adults; and (4) create an affirming environment inclusive of LGBTQI+ older adults.

LGBTQI+ Older Adults: Voices from the Community
Noelle Marie Javier, MD
LGBTQI Lived Experience
TBD
LGBTQI+ Older Adult Perspective
TBD
LGBTQI+ Lived Experience
TBD

Symposia

PHARMACOTHERAPY UPDATE: 2024

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

Moderator: Teresa M. DeLellis, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP                                                                                             Sponsored by the Pharmacists Section 


The purpose of this symposium is to educate the audience and summarize the changes over the past year in pharmacotherapy. The speakers will examine information regarding newly approved medications, as well as clinical implications, including potential adverse effects, related to medication formulations. Learning Objectives: (1) communicate the indication for use, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosing, safety, and drug interactions for newly approved medications; (2) compare potential advantages and disadvantages of incorporating new medications into clinical practice; (3) explain the clinical implications, including adverse effects, of various medication formulations that are used in older adult patients; and (4) apply their knowledge of medication formulations to assess for clinical implications in older adults.

Newly Approved Medications and Place in Therapy for Older Adults
Anushka Tandon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
The Hidden Risks of Medication Formulations
Leigh Ann Mike, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Plenary Symposia

PUBLIC POLICY PLENARY

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Public Policy
  • CME/CE: 1.0
  • Type: Virtual

Description coming soon.

Symposia

CARE TRANSITIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA: BUILDING A SUPPORTIVE CARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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

Moderator: James L. Rudolph, MD
Sponsored by the VA Special Interest Group and the Dementia Care Special Interest Group

 

This session will be useful to providers who are engaged in care during transitions from the hospital and to policymakers designing the Dementia Care Management System. Learning Objectives: (1) review the applicability of Transitional Care Management codes in older patients in transitions from hospital or skilled nursing care to home; (2) describe the requirements of the Cognitive Assessment and Care Planning code; (3) leverage the strengths and weaknesses of past transitional care programs during their design process; and (4) recognize the authorities and vehicles that shape the future of care for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Transitional Care Management: Patterns in Medicare Beneficiaries with Dementia                                           Thomas Andrew Bayer, MD, ScM
Cognitive Assessment and Care Planning Code: Under-Utilization and Opportunities for Growth                      Eric Jutkowitz, PhD
Lessons Learned from Implementation of a Transitional Care Program                                                                Jane A. Driver, MD
Comprehensive and Well-Coordinated Care for People Living with Dementia: CMS Value-Based Care                Sharei M. Ling, MD

Symposia

CLIN-STAR PAPER SESSION

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

Moderator: TBD                                                                                                                                                        
Sponsored by the Research Committee 

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.

A Role for Intraoperative Hypotension in Postoperative Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Older Non-Cardiac Surgery Patients
Michael J. Devinney, MD, PhD 
Association Between Social Determinants of Health and Delivery of Post-Acute Rehabilitation to Older Survivors of Critical Illness
Snigdha Jain, MD 
Prevalence of Unrecognized MCI and Dementia in Urban Federally Qualified Primary Care Clinics
Ambar Kulshreshtha, MD, PhD 
Ambulatory Care Fragmentation After Emergency Department Visits Among Older Adults
Cameron Gettel, MD 

Symposia

MANAGING HEARING LOSS IN OLDER ADULTS

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

Moderator: Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD, FACS

Sensorineural hearing loss is a common chronic condition affecting the health of older adults with impact extending far beyond sensory function.  We will discuss this impact and provide an overview of the management of hearing loss in older patients. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the wide-reaching impact of hearing loss on the older adults; (2) discuss the rehabilitation of older adults with hearing loss using hearing aids; and (3) review the management of older adults with hearing loss when hearing aids no longer provide any benefit. 

Impact of Hearing Loss on the Older Adult
Justin S. Golub, MD, MS 
Hearing Aid Rehabilitation of Older Adults with Hearing Loss  
Hillary K. Marquis, AUD, CCC-A  
What To Do When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough?
Cameron C. Wick, MD