Program for Saturday May 11, 2024

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time. 

Symposia

AMPLIFYING ENGAGEMENT AND IMPACT OF YOUR RESEARCH THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH EDUCATION, HEALTH SYSTEMS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

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

Sponsored by the Junior Faculty Research Career Development Special Interest Group  
Moderator: Jessica L. Lee, MD, MS

It is becoming increasingly important for researchers to collaborate across academic institutions, community-based organizations, and healthcare systems to address the needs of the aging population. In this session, we will show examples of cross-sector collaborations that junior researchers can use to successfully implement their studies of older adults. Learning Objectives: (1) identify opportunities to conduct research in the community and with community-based organizations; (2) recognize the potential of integrating multidisciplinary team-based research in the curriculum of Geriatrics medicine and other fellowship programs; and (3) apply the principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to engage leaders, clinicians, and staff in translational research initiatives across health systems.

Involving the Community and Community-Based Organizations in Research
Jessica L. Lee, MD, MS
De-Alienation of Research During Fellowship
Ashna Rajan, MD
System-Based Participatory Research in Health Care: An Approach for Sustainable Translational Research
Sonali Devidas Advani, MBBS, MPH, FIDSA

Other Session

ENSURING SHARED DECISION MAKING WITH OLDER ADULTS PAPER SESSION

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  • 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.

Amplifying Patient Wishes Through Scribe Outreach in Advance Care Planning
Anil Prasad 
User-Centered Development of a Portal Based Advance Care Planning Tool for Persons Living with Cognitive Impairment and Their Care Partners: Usability Testing Study
Jennifer Gabbard 
Geriatric Considerations in Treatment Conversations with Older Adults with Low-Risk Breast Cancer
Christina A. Minami, MD, MS 
Impact of Goal-Directed Care in Patients with Functional Disabilities: A Quality Improvement Outcome Study
Caroline Blaum, MD 

Symposia

HIV AND AGING: CAUGHT IN THE IN-BETWEEN

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Models of Care
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Type: Virtual

Moderator: Mindy J. Fain, MD

This session will provide an overview of the challenges in caring for people with HIV (PWH) aged fifty and older who sometimes may feel caught in the space in between the worlds of HIV medicine and Geriatric models of care. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the demographic trends of HIV and aging in the United states with focus on unmet needs and the prevalence of Geriatric Syndromes with emphasis on health equity and disparities in care delivery; (2) provide an overview of HIV and aging in terms of pathophysiology and delineate between accelerated and accentuated aging in the setting of HIV; (3) examine existing care models and outcomes for people with HIV aged 50 and older; and (4) discuss expanded models of care conceptualization and delivery.

HIV and Aging: Understanding the Implications and Demographics of HIV Infection
Matthew L. Russell, MD, MSc
HIV and Aging Partnerships: Current Models of HIV-Geriatric Care
Angela Condo, MD
Models of Care: NYS People Aging with HIV Pilot
John Hartigan, LCSW

Symposia

QUALITY AS ADVOCACY IN ACTION: DEMONSTRATING THE VALUE OF GERIATRICS

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

Sponsored by the Achieving Health Equity Among Diverse Older Adults (AHEAD) Special Interest Group, Patient Priorities Care Special Interest Group, and the Care Transitions Special Interest Group
Moderator: Sonja L. Rosen, MD

This is an action-oriented session where a diverse group of experts – a surgeon, physician and pharmacist - share the proactive ways they used Quality Metrics as a vehicle to help diverse health systems – emergency medicine, peri-operative, health system and nursing homes - to measurably improve the care of older adults. Learning Objectives: (1) apply and analyze current quality metrics that apply to best geriatrics practice as a method to advocate for better outcomes in the learner's healthcare setting; (2) describe how to engage multiple stakeholders across healthcare to improve quality of care to older adults no matter their background; (3) identify key ways apply and analyze techniques to reduce bias in the development of a quality improvement project around existing quality and performance measures; and (4) implement and evaluate best practices in geriatrics through quality implementation at their healthcare practice.

Leveraging Quality Metric Improvement in Inpatient and Emergency Department Settings to Support Best Practice for Older Adult Care
Teresa M. DeLellis, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Patient Advocacy Through Clinician Coaching: Prompting Quality Uptake and Buy In Across Multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities
Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS, MS
Building a Perioperative Quality Program for Older Adults
Gabriela Poles, MD, MPH

Symposia

THE “RELATED” DEMENTIAS: PEARLS IN DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF LEWY BODY AND FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIAS

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

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee & the Dementia Care and Caregiver Support Special Interest Group
Moderator: Halima Amjad, MD, PhD, MPH

This session will provide a targeted, clinically relevant overview of the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of the most common non-Alzheimer’s neurodegenerative dementias: Lewy body dementia (LBD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD: both behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia). Learning Objectives: (1) summarize key clinical features and diagnostic criteria for Lewy body and frontotemporal dementias; (2) identify appropriate use of diagnostic tests and advanced imaging to differentiate Lewy body and frontotemporal dementias from other diseases or types of dementias; (3) implement evidence-based or best practice pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies to address behavioral, motor, and cognitive symptoms commonly encountered in Lewy body and frontotemporal dementias; and (4) recognize the important role of diagnosis, interdisciplinary healthcare teams, and community-based resources in improving quality of care and health equity for individuals living with Lewy body or frontotemporal dementia.

Lewy Body Dementia: More Common and Just as Complex as You Think
David J. Irwin, MD
Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: The Person Is No Longer the Same
Chiadi U. Onyike, MBBS, MD
Primary Progressive Aphasias: When Words Don’t Come Out Correctly
Anna Volkmer, PhD

Plenary Symposia

GERIATRICS LITERATURE UPDATE: 2024

  • Date:
  • Time: -
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.5
  • Type: Virtual

Speakers: Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPH; Eric W. Widera, MD & Alexander K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH   

The Geriatric Literature Update is always one of the most popular sessions at the annual meeting. The session will focus on the year's most important published papers. Discussion includes the significance of findings and application to patient care.  Learning Objectives: (1) identify areas in clinical medicine where new strong evidence has been uncovered that should affect geriatric practice; (2) describe the results of a critical appraisal of this evidence; and (3) discuss clinical advances in caring for older adults from a review of approximately 30 peer-reviewed journals January-December, 2023.

Symposia

ADDRESSING SOCIAL ISOLATION AND LONELINESS AS A PRIORITY TO PROMOTE HEALTH: CURRENT RESEARCH, POLICY AND PRACTICE

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

Moderator: Thomas K. M. Cudjoe, MD, MPH, MA
Sponsored by the Junior Faculty Research Special Interest Group and the Research Committee

The intended outcome of this symposium is to increase the attendee’s knowledge of research, policy and practice opportunities to advance the social connection of older adults. Learning Objectives: (1) assess loneliness and social isolation in clinical settings and associated risk factors; (2) identify evidence-based exercise interventions for social isolation and loneliness and options for implementation into clinical practice and within health systems; and (3) identify federal and state policy approaches to address social isolation and loneliness and foster social connection among older adults.

Loneliness and Social Isolation – A Growing Clinical and Public Health Concern
Ashwin A. Kotwal, MD, MS
The Impact of Virtual and In-Person Community-Based Exercise Classes on Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults and Strategies for Sustainability 
Allison M. Mays, MD, MAS
Upstream Approaches for Social Connection: Policy in Action
Daneen G. Sekoni, MHSA

Symposia

AGE-FRIENDLY MANAGEMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

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

Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Diseases and Aging Special Interest Group
Moderator: Min Ji Kwak, MD, MS, DrPH

Management of atrial fibrillation (Afib) can be challenging in older adults due to co-existing complex multimorbidity causing therapeutic competition, polypharmacy and the socioeconomic burdens of aging. Learning Objectives: (1) review the epidemiology, diagnosis and pathophysiology of Afib; (2) acknowledge that Afib requires a multi-dimensional care strategy; (3) discuss the current evidence for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic intervention for Afib; and (4) describe disparity and inequity issues in access to care for Afib as well as strategies to resolve these issues.

Epidemiology of Afib Among Older Adults
Inma Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
Atrial Fibrillation and Cognitive Impairment: Causation, Association, or an Epiphenomenon
Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS
Age-Friendly Pharmacologic Approach to Stroke Prevention in Afib 
Margaret C. Fang, MD, MPH
Age-Friendly Non-Pharmacologic Approach in Afib Management
Larry R. Jackson II, MD, MHSc

Symposia

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN OLDER ADULTS

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

Description coming soon.

Other Session

THE AGING HEART: TAKING CARE OF THE WHOLE PERSON PAPER SESSION

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

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.  

Preoperative Frailty, Operative Stress and Cardiac Complications After Non-Cardiac Surgery
Chan Mi Park, MD 
Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Senescence by α1A Adrenergic Receptors
Noah Rice 
Association of Egg Consumption with Mortality: Results of a 48-year Follow-Up
Donna Kritz-Silverstein, PhD 
Patient Perspectives of Mobile Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Older Adults
Kirra KE Borrello, BS 

Symposia

BUPRENORPHINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN AND OPIOID USE DISORDER IN OLDER ADULTS 

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

Moderator: Kimberly Beiting, MD  

The clinical management of opioid use disorder (OUD) can be challenging in older adults due to co-existing chronic pain and multimorbidity. This clinically focused session will review the use of buprenorphine for OUD and chronic pain in a variety of clinical scenarios that clinicians frequently encounter when caring for older adults. Learning Objectives: (1) review the epidemiology, treatment for opioid use disorder, and recent policy changes with buprenorphine; (2) review how to transition older adults from full agonist opioids to buprenorphine and special considerations for recognizing opioid use disorder in the setting of chronic pain; (3) describe considerations in the perioperative management of buprenorphine including post-operative pain and transitions of care including to skilled nursing facilities; and (4) discuss special considerations in caring for patients with serious illness and opioid use disorder.    

The Epidemiology of Opioid Use Disorder among Older Adults and Policy Implications for Clinicians
Benjamin Han, MD  
Transitioning Older Adults from Full Opioid Agonists to Buprenorphine  
Serena Cheng, PharmD, BCACP  
Perioperative Management of Buprenorphine and Transitions of Care
Justina Groeger, MD  
Serious Illness and Special Considerations in Caring for Adults with Opioid Use Disorder
Katie Fitzgerald Jones PhD, ACHPN, CARN-AP 

Other Session

HEALTH SERVICE & POLICY RESEARCH PAPER SESSION

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

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.  

Frailty and Time at Home after Post-Acute Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Sandra Shi 
Patterns of End-of-Life Care and Healthcare Spending Among Persons with Dementia in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations
Jessica J. Zhang 
Changes in Health Care Use when Older Adults with Diabetes Develop Dementia: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Stephanie Nothelle 
Influence of Hospice Enrollment on Exposure to Central Nervous System-Active Medications Among Medicare Decedents with Dementia
Lauren Gerlach, DO, MS 

Symposia

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AND SUBSPECIALTY COLLABORATION, IS THIS THE FUTURE DIRECTION FOR DELIRIUM MANAGEMENT?

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

Moderator: Laurie G. Jacobs, MD, AGSF, FACP

An integrated model of care using predictive analytics and multidisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration can make a significant impact on delirium prevention and management in the acute care setting. Learning Objectives: (1) describe a Quality Improvement approach in early identification and management of delirium; (2) describe the need for longitudinal follow up of the multiple delirium risk factors including social determinants of health in the acute care setting; (3) describe importance of EHR and predictive analytics in delirium risk stratification and management of delirium; and (4) describe the role of medications both as a delirium risk factor and in the management of delirium.

Caring for the Confused Hospitalized Elder: An Innovative Clinical and Quality Improvement Approach to Delirium
Manisha Parulekar, MD
Predictive Analytics for Delirium Recognition
Robert D. Stevens, MD, MBA
Do Drugs Help Delirium?
Judith L. Beizer, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF

Symposia

THE NEW NIH DATA SHARING AND MANAGEMENT POLICY: WHAT RESEARCHERS NEED TO KNOW

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

Sponsored by the Research Committee
Moderator: John A. Batsis, MD & Sara D. Turbow, MD, MPH

This symposium targets researchers and is intended for a broad audience of any health professional from any discipline who has or is considering pursuing NIH or other federal funding. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the components of the new NIH data management and sharing policy; (2) identify data repository resources and related planning and budgeting considerations; and (3) describe how the DMP applies and how to respond to three common scenarios encountered by aging researchers.

NIH’s New Data Sharing and Management Policy: The Basics
Jennie Larkin, PhD
Data Repository Considerations: Planning, Budget, and Beyond
Jennifer Doty, MSI
I Don’t Have to Share My _____ Data, Do I?
Nicole M. Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP

Special Interest Group

AGING AND ORAL HEALTH

  • Date:
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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Chairs: Christie M. Hogue, DDS & Theodore T. Suh, MD, PhD, MHS, AGSF

The purpose of this SIG is to provide a forum where issues that impact the oral health of older adults are presented, and where challenges requiring a team approach to coordinate needed treatments can be discussed.

Special Interest Group

CLINICAL CARE FOR HOMELESS OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Chairs:  Diane Chau, MD & Vera Sverdlovsky, MD   

The mission of this SIG is to provide a forum where issues that impact homeless older adults are presented and discussed, and geriatrics healthcare professionals can interact to find and expand access to care for homeless older individuals; to address the growing homeless epidemic by educating, promoting awareness, and assuring quality healthcare evidence and data to support homeless geriatrics care. To accomplish our mission, we: (1) disseminate knowledge regarding homelessness and poor health; (2) develop relationships with a broad range of other groups (social welfare, financial, public, academic) to aid in our mission and collate solutions for assuring adequate healthcare for homeless older adults; (3) promote clinical practices and address practice gaps that will improve the health status of older adults who live without homes or are at risk of homelessness.

Special Interest Group

FAMILY PHYSICIANS IN GERIATRICS

  • Date:
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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Chair: Erik J. Lindbloom, MD, MSPH

The mission of this SIG is to discuss and act on 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, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Special Interest Group

GERIATRIC-SURGICAL CO-MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

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

Co-Chairs: Nadia Mujahid, MD & Esteban Garcia Franco, MD

This SIG brings together clinicians and researchers interested in clinical and academic perspective on surgical co-management. We share ideas, promote our work, network, collaborate, and provide a safe environment for clinicians to discuss the complexities and intricacies of co-management from creating a business case to promoting team-based care.

Special Interest Group

HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP (HSL) IN GERIATRICS

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

Co-Chairs: Anna Chodos, MD & Ardeshir Hashimi, MD, FACP, AGSF

The mission of the HSL SIG is to explore principles of leadership, management, and systems transformation as they apply to the growing need for geriatrics in health systems and present strategies to accomplish this. Our goals are to educate AGS members about these principles, highlight successful work in HSL, present opportunities for training in HSL, develop workshop leadership challenges, and form a community to help develop new health systems leaders in geriatrics.

Special Interest Group

HEALTHY AGING

  • Date:
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  • Track: Networking
  • Type: Virtual

Co-Chairs: Kady Goldlist, MD & Julia Lowenthal, MD

The mission of this SIG is to promote healthy aging initiatives at AGS; to develop presentations, symposia, and educational materials for AGS members; to encourage research in healthy aging; to act as liaisons with other organizations promoting healthy aging; and to identify and promote ways that AGS members can promote healthy aging among their patients and among populations of people.