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15th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

Event Date: 
08.28.2017 07:50 AM - 08.29.2017 03:55 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Address 2: 
9500 E Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Hwy 210
City: 
Snowbird
State: 
UTAH
Zip: 
94092
Short Description: 

Getting to the Heart of Aging: An Interprofessional Approach to Cardiovascular Health

Full Description: 

Program Overview:

This conference presents comprehensive overviews of developments in providing healthcare for older populations. Each year a different geriatric topic is explored in depth.

Conference Focus:

The focus of the conference this year is to learn about the practical management and coordination of treatment and services for older patients along a continuum of care. Models of care that incorporate age-related changes in the cardiovascular system will be presented. The conference will also present the epidemiology of cardiovascular disorders including heart failure (HF) in older adults and will summarize data on the pathophysiology of the aging heart.  The clinical characteristics, treatment patterns, pharmaco therapy, prevention strategies, and outcomes of older adult patients will be explored. An overarching conference theme will be the importance of interprofessional teamwork in promoting quality of life and prevention to older adults at risk for, and with, heart problems.

Pain Points – How to Overcome the Opioid Crisis

Event Date: 
07.26.2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

Experts in patient safety and pharmacy management present on the current opioid epidemic, and how hospitals and health systems can act now to identify and implement strategies combat the crisis.

Full Description: 

Today, 11 percent of Americans experience daily chronic pain, for which opioids are frequently prescribed.  Unfortunately, what started as standard prescribing practice has become detrimental, and due to their highly addictive nature, we’ve seen a quadrupling number of opioid overdose deaths from 1999 to 2015, killing more than 90 people per day. While state and national legislatures continue to search for ways to combat this epidemic, significant change can be made at the community level starting with medical staff, hospitals and health systems. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the pain crisis and how it affects various patient populations, outline CDC guidelines on opioid use for chronic pain and identify strategies to positively impact the use of opioids and outcomes.

 

Key Takeaways:

•       Recognize the relationship between opioid use on clinical and economic outcomes in various patient populations and the community

•       Outline recommendations suggested by CDC guidelines on opioid use in chronic pain and new pain standards just released by TJC

•       Identify strategies to impact multiple drivers of the opioid crisis

 

Who Should Attend:

•       CEOs, CFOs, COOs of hospitals

•       VPs, Directors of hospitals

 

About the Speakers:

Kenneth Maxik is the Director of Patient Safety and Pharmacy Compliance for CompleteRx. With more than 20 years of hospital operations, management consulting and healthcare executive experience, Ken has managed a broad spectrum of engagements including operations improvement, pharmacy compliance, patient safety and hospital benchmarking.

 

Julie Rubin, Pharm.D., BCPS, is the Director of Clinical Services for CompleteRx. Julie has more than 15 years of pharmacy experience, is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and has held numerous positions at CompleteRx including interim clinical manager at several facilities and continuing education coordinator. 

33rd Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity 2017

Event Date: 
10.09.2017 07:00 AM - 10.11.2017 08:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
2005 Kalia Rd
City: 
Honolulu
State: 
HAWAII
Zip: 
96815
Short Description: 

33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. October 9-11, 2017 Honolulu, HI

Full Description: 

The 33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit us at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, or feel free to e-mail prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 1-808-956-7539.

Bridge Model National Office Webinar - Healthcare Policy and Trends: Implications for Transitional Care and Social Work Services

Event Date: 
06.13.2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

Healthcare Policy and Trends: Implications for Transitional Care and Social Work Services

Full Description: 
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, June 13th (1-2pm) CST
  • Presenters: Bonnie Ewald, Project Coordinator with Rush University Medical Center, Health and Aging
  • Title: Healthcare Policy and Trends: Implications for Transitional Care and Social Work Services
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Identify federal healthcare reform updates and practice implications for transitional care and social work services. 
    • Recognize how other healthcare trends and federal and state budgets influence transitional care and social work services. 
    • Examine how existing federal policies and priorities have led to actions in population health, specifically in regard to transitional care and social work services. 
  • The Bridge Model National Office is offering 1 Continuing Education (CE) upon participation and return of an on line survey through the Rush University Medical Center Interprofessional Continuing Education Office.
  • Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live/internet enduring material/enduring material activity for (1) Continuing Education credit(s).
  • Registration is now open, link here!

Justice in Aging Advanced Webinar: Elder Abuse - The Impact of Undue Influence

Event Date: 
06.27.2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Join Justice in Aging and nationally recognized experts on elder abuse and undue influence for this free special advanced webinar.

Full Description: 

Perpetrators of financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse may exert undue influence to control the decision-making of their victims. Learning to recognize signs of undue influence will help legal and aging network service providers prevent or redress elder abuse and enhance victims’ access to justice.

Lori Stiegel and Mary Joy Quinn, nationally recognized experts on elder abuse and undue influence, will present this advanced webinar, Elder Abuse: The Impact of Undue Influence, to help legal and aging network professionals understand the dynamics and indicators of undue influence, and the relationship of this psychological process to elder abuse and guardianship.

During this training, Lori will discuss the concept and its connection to capacity and consent, tactics and process, and legal remedies. Mary Joy will provide an example of how undue influence is defined in California law and share an undue influence screening tool for Adult Protective Services that lawyers and other professionals should be aware of and can use in their own practice.  

Presenters:
Lori Stiegel, Senior Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Mary Joy Quinn, Director (ret.), Probate, San Francisco Superior Court
 

THE FOCUS ON EYE HEALTH NATIONAL SUMMIT: WHAT'S IN SIGHT?

Event Date: 
06.28.2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
National Press Club
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

Focus on Eye Health National Summit: What's In Sight?

Full Description: 
Join Us!

1. In person at the National Press Club in Washington, DC 
Register to attend

2.  Live webcast from the comfort of your office or home
Register for the live webcast
 

The Focus On Eye Health National Summit:
What's In Sight?
 

Keynote Speakers:
Cyrus Habib
Lieutenant Governor of Washington State

Serge Resnikoff, MD, PhD
Brien Holden Vision Institute and former Head of the Blindness Prevention Unit
at the World Health Organization

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Attendance is free, but seating is limited. Please register early.

Register today to attend in person or watch the live webcast

About the Event | Agenda | Sponsors

Please contact Nita Patel Sinha, npatelsinha@preventblindness.org, for questions about registration and sponsorship.

Application Now Available for Joint AGS/NIA Conference on Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline

Event Date: 
06.09.2017 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
City: 
Bethesda
State: 
MARYLAND
Short Description: 

Application Now Available for Joint AGS/NIA Conference on Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline We are excited to announce that "Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline"—the first in a new three-part series of U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conferences

Full Description: 

Joint AGS/NIA Conference on Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline: Application Now Available

We are excited to announce that “Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline”—the first in a new three-part series of U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conferences—will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD, from Monday, October 2 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017. A preliminary agenda for the conference can be accessed here.

The conference, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about cutting edge research developments, participate in the creation of recommendations for future research, and network with colleagues and leaders in the field. Additional support is being provided by American Academy of Audiology Foundation, Cochlear, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, Lighthouse Guild, MED-EL, Research to Prevent Blindness, and Retirement Research Foundation.

The application for the conference is now available and can be accessed here. Applications are due by Friday, June 9, 2017 and applicants will be notified if they are invited to participate by the end of July. Please review the following eligibility criteria before applying.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 1-2 years of research experience in a related field.
  2. Hold an MD or PhD or equivalent degree.
  3. Have an academic appointment as a research fellow, instructor or faculty member.

A special thank you goes out to Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs, Drs. Heather Whitson and Frank Lin, and all Conference Program Committee members for the generous amounts of time and resources each has contributed to this conference.

If you are interested in participating or learning more about the conference please contact Elisha Medina-Gallagher, Manager for Special Projects at egallagher@americangeriatrics.org or 212-308-1414.  

The JCCSF’s Brain Fitness Forum

Event Date: 
06.11.2017 09:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California Street
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
94118
Short Description: 

Celebrate Brain Awareness Month with us by participating in inaugural Brain Fitness Forum.

Full Description: 

Celebrate Brain Awareness Month with us by participating in inaugural Brain Fitness Forum.

  • Gain useful information from experts on ways to maintain cognitive sharpness.
  • Experience hands-on activities to stimulate your mind.
  • Learn new strategies for brain health.

Stay for the day or attend select sessions! Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, call 415.292.1200. Visit www.jccsf.org/brainfitness for more details.

Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

Event Date: 
06.26.2017 (All day) - 06.27.2017 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
100 Harbor Center Blvd
City: 
Slidell
State: 
LOUISIANA
Zip: 
70461
Short Description: 

Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

Full Description: 

THE 2017 CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 26 AND 27, AT THE NORTHSHORE HARBOR CENTER IN SLIDELL, LA.

 

As always, there will be dynamic topics presented by highly skilled and experienced instructors.  Watch this site for updates.

The Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference is proudly presented by: St. Tammany SALT Council

2017 NASW Virtual Conference: Aging Through the Social Work Lens

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:00 PM - 06.15.2017 05:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Virtual (online)
Short Description: 

Join 1,000 of your social work peers for two days of unparalleled professional development and continuing education opportunities by participating online from anywhere in the world.

Full Description: 
By participating in the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, you will:
  • Gain access to 4 plenary sessions and 8 breakout sessions—cutting-edge presentations by recognized thought leaders to enhance your knowledge of practice trends, policy, and research findings related to aging. 
  • Earn up to 8 CE contact hours, including ethics credits
  • Use a chat feature to connect with other virtual participants around the globe
  • Explore a virtual exhibit hall to meet with exhibitors and view the latest social work–related products and services
  • Learn about the following topics as they relate to aging: assessment, HIV/AIDS, interdisciplinary collaboration , the LGBTQ landscape, palliative care, self-neglect, trauma-informed services, mental and behavioral health, and social work in health care

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