Prevention Across the Spectrum of Aging - September 19, 2014

Prevention Across the Spectrum of Aging - September 19, 2014

When Sep 19, 2014
from 07:00 AM to 04:15 PM
Where The Seelbach Hilton, 500 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Course Description
The annual U of L Geriatrics symposium is a regional resource for up to date training and information regarding the care of older adults. The symposium aims to present the most updated skills training and theories on varied topics related to the care of the geriatric patient.  It is a rare and reliable regional opportunity for professionals to gain live training, interactive discussion and feedback about the care of the elderly.  This year, we are pleased to present several nationally renowned leaders in geriatrics as plenary speakers, along with a variety of choices for breakout sessions.

Target Audience
The target audience for this seminar is multidisciplinary including physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, long term care professionals, in home senior care providers, residents, students and all other interested healthcare professionals.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

7:00 - 7:45 am
Breakfast and Registration/Vendor Appreciation/Opening Remarks

7:45 - 8:45 am
Immunizations for Older Adults (Grand Rounds)
Kent Schmader, MD

8:45 - 9:00 am
BREAK / Vendor Appreciation

9:00 - 10:00 am
Prevention strategies to improve the care of older patients in American Hospitals
Mike Malone, MD

10:00 - 10:15 am
BREAK / Vendor Appreciation

10:15 - 11:15 am
Room A    Screening and Prevention in Older Adults: Daniela Neamtu, MD
Room B    Lessening Caregiver Burnout: Wanda Collins, Phd
Room C    Falls and Injury Prevention: Sarah. Fulks, MD
Room D    Enhancing Independence: Betty Shiels, ABD, LCSW

11:15 - 11:30 am

11:30 - 12:30 pm
LUNCH: Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST/POLST) Plenary Session
Christian Furman, MD

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Development of the AGS Beers Criteria and the Search for Alternatives
Todd Semla, PharmD

1:30 - 2:00 pm
BREAK/ Vendor Appreciation

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Room A    Screening and Prevention in Older Adults: Daniela Neamtu, MD
Room B    Preventive Medicine for Investment Fraud: Kelly May - CLICK HERE to View the Session Handouts
Room C    Medications Risk Management for Alzheimer’s Patients: Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD - CLICK HERE to View the Session Handouts
Ballroom  MOST/POLST Activities Session: Christian Furman, MD

3:00 - 3:15 pm
BREAK / Vendor Appreciation

3:15 - 4:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Readmission Prevention   
Belinda Setters, MD, Mike Malone, MD, Marc Rothman, MD, and Marion W. Swisher, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CWOCN

4:15 pm

Course Director
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD    
Associate Professor
Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine
University of Louisville

Participating Faculty
Wanda Collins, PhD    
Associate Professor
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Sarah Fulks, MD
Assistant Director VA
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Christian Davis Furman, MD, MSPH, AGSF
Vice-Chair, Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Michael Malone, MD
Medical Director, Aurora Health Care - Senior Services and the VNA of Wisconsin
Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Director of Geriatrics Fellowship Program at Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee, WI

Kelly May    
Training Coordinator
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
Frankfort, KY

Daniela Neamtu, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Marc Rothman, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Nursing Center Division Kindred Health Care
Louisville, KY

Kenneth Schmader, MD
Chief, Division of Geriatrics, Duke School of Medicine
Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, NC

Todd Semla, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, AGSF

PBM National Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager – Mental Health & Geriatrics
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Associate Professor, Clinical Departments of Medicine, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Belinda Setters, MD    
Acting Associate Chief of Staff, GEC-PM&R
Mobile ACE Unit & Transitional Care
Robley Rex VAMC
Louisville, KY

Betty Shiels, ABD, LCSW    
Institutional Director
Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center (OVAR/GEC)
Institutional Director
Kentucky Emergency Preparedness for Aging Program
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Marion W. Swisher, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CWOCN
Transitional Care Program
Robley Rex VA Medical Center
Louisville, KY

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Review key principles of aging in relation to vaccination of older persons; recognize the benefits and limitations of zoster, influenza, and pneumococcal vaccines for older adults; summarize approaches to enhance protection of older persons against vaccine-preventable diseases.
2. Explain why some medications are safer alternatives to others when used in the elderly.
3. Increase discussion of the POLST as well as aid families and patients in completion of documentation of advance directives, ensuring that all patients have a POLST form or some form of advance directive on record before the time of need.
4. Describe common problems among older patients in American hospitals; describe strategies to identify vulnerable elders; describe two models of care to prevent common geriatric problems: Acute Care for Elders & Hospital Elder Life Program.
5. Review the unique needs of elders that predispose to re-admissions; identify key areas of improved care for reducing hospital admits/readmits; identify pitfalls for elders in care "transitions".  Become aware of changes in the hospital inpatient environment & healthcare that affect elderly patients.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 7.8 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-828. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

AAFP - This Live activity, 14th Annual Geriatric Healthcare Symposium, with a beginning date of 09/19/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  6.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work – The Kentucky Board of Social Work has approved this course for 7.0 credits provider number KBSW2014081

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services
All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact the Prevention Across the Spectrum of Aging Administrative Coordinator, Ann Burke, at (502) 852-3480 at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


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Registration Fees:

UofL Physicians                                 $150.00
UofL Nurses                                        $125.00
Physicians                                          $175.00
Nurses                                                 $150.00
All Other Healthcare Professionals  $100.00
UofL Residents and Fellows             FREE (Advanced Registration Required)
UofL Health Sciences Students        FREE (Maximum of 20, ID and Advanced Registration Required)

Please register in advance by CLICKING HERE

Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before Friday, September 5, 2014. Requests received on or before Friday, September 5, 2014 will receive a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after Friday, September 5, 2014.

We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the Prevention Across the Spectrum of Aging conference!

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.