Program

Program Schedule

Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Welcome
Barbara Cochrane, Conference Chair, de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, UW School of Nursing
9:00-10:15 Keynote:  Equity: A Powerful Force for the Future of Aging
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor and Director of Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington
Moderator: Barbara Cochrane
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS I

 

1. Panel: New Insights About What Works and What Doesn’t in Geriatric Mental HealthPsychotherapies for Depression
Pat Areán, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine
Psychotropic Medications
Stephen Thielke,; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine; Associate Director for Education and Evaluation at the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Emily Trittschuh,; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine; Neuropsychology Lead at the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
Moderator: Barbara Cochrane

 

2. Panel: Primary Care Liaisons: A Novel Strategy for Enhancing Primary Care of Older Adults
Conceptualizing the Primary Care Liaison (PCL) Role
Elizabeth Phelan, Associate Professor, and Director of the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine
Implementation of the PCL role in Seattle/King County
Allison Boll, Human Services Coordinator, Seattle Human Services Department, Aging and Disability Services Division
Implementation of PCL role in Southwest Washington
Melissa Ensey, Program Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington
3. Panel: Revolutionizing Senior Care with In-Home Medication Coaching
Facilitator: Ken Grant, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group
Overview of In-Home Medication Coaching for Older Adults
Josh Akers, Manager & Residency Director, Kelley-Ross Clinical Pharmacy Institute
Implementing an In-Home Medication Coaching Program in an Affordable-Housing Community
Jennifer Bacci, Assistant Professor & Kelley-Ross Faculty Fellow, UW School of Pharmacy
Resident Experiences with In-Home Medication Coaching
Samantha Hill, Resident Services Coordinator, Bellwether Housing
Building Collaborative Relationships to Enhance Medication Management in the Community
Mary Pat O’Leary, Planner and Development Specialist, Aging and Disability Services, Seattle Human Services Department
Moderator: Keri Pollock
11:45-1:30 Lunch Roundtables
1:30-2:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS II

 

4. State of the Science: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (repeats later)
Research Update on Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Thomas Grabowski, Professor, Departments of Radiology and Neurology, UW School of Medicine; Medical Director and Neurologist, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center;  Director, UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center
Alzheimer’s State Plan: Implementation and Impact on Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment
Bob LeRoy, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association – Washington State Chapter
Moderator: Marigrace Becker
5. Panel: Multiple Perspectives on Healthy Aging
Providers’ Perspectives on Healthy Aging: A Qualitative Analysis
Oleg Zaslavsky, Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing
Personal Perspectives on Healthy Aging
Fai Coffin, Sound Generations Inspire Positive Aging Awards recipient for Advocacy and Activism
Juana Royster, Sound Generations Inspire Positive Aging Awards nominee for Health and Wellness
Moderator: Keri Pollock

 

6. Perspectives on Elder Abuse in the Digital Age
Jullie Gray, Principal, Fellow Certified Care Manager, Aging Wisdom
Moderator: Leighbeth Merrick
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:15 CONCURRENT SESSIONS III

 

7. State of the Science: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias(repeat)
Research Update on Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Thomas Grabowski, Professor, Departments of Radiology and Neurology, UW School of Medicine; Medical Director and Neurologist, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center;  Director, UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center
Alzheimer’s State Plan: Implementation and Impact on Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment
Bob LeRoy, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association – Washington State Chapter
Moderator: Marigrace Becker

 

8. Closing the Gap: Cultural Competency in the Elder Care Setting
Mikaela Louie, Family Caregiver, UW School of Law Student
Patricia Narvaez-Wheeler; Program Manager, Closing The Gap: Cultural Competency in Health and Human Services, The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
Moderator: Eun Jeong Lee

 

9. Panel: Health Care Considerations for Older Adults in Rural Communities
Raleigh Bowden, Founder and Director, Lookout Coalition, Twisp, WA
Susan Engels; Office Chief, State Unit on Aging, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Sheila Brandenburg, Educator, Consultant, Heartstone Life Coaching
Moderator: Helen Sikov
4:15-5:30 Film Viewing: Voices of Multiple Communities
Friday, September 16, 2016
8:30-9:00 Welcome/Overview
Keri Pollock,
 
Conference Co-Chair; Director of Marketing and Communications, Aging Wisdom®
9:00-10:15 Keynote: The Coming Aging of the Next America: Diversity, Generations and the 2016 Presidential Election of Aging‘
Fernando Torres-Gil, Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at University of California, Los Angeles; Director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging; Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at University of Southern California
Moderator: Nancy Hooyman
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV

 

10. Panel: Diverse Perspectives on Caregiving
Caregivers: Trang Tu, Gloria Roberts, Helen Huang
Moderator: Helen Sikov

 

11. Panel: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Elder Health Services
Benjamin Miller, Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Track Lead and Acute Care Track Lead, College of Nursing, Seattle University
Anne Hirsch, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, College of Nursing, Seattle University
Dolores Rossman, Nutritionist, Gerontologist, Healthy Aging Promotion for Multicultural Populations
Moderator: Barbara Cochrane

 

12. State of the Science: How Does Vitamin D Impact the Health of Older Adults?
Lingtak-Neander Chan; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy, UW School of Pharmacy; UW Interdisciplinary Faculty in Nutritional Sciences
Moderator: Joy Plein
11:45-1:30 Posters and Lunch
1:30-2:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS V

 

13. State of the Science: A Comprehensive Analysis of Medical Marijuana for Older Adults (repeats later)
Jennifer Kapur, Clinical Pharmacist, Swedish Medical Group, Primary Care Clinics; Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Pharmacy
Moderator: Sam Miller

 

14. Panel: Supportive Decision Making in Guardianship Relationships
Shirley Bondon, Manager, Office of Guardianship and Elder Services, Management Services Division, Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts
Loralee McDonell-Williams; Public Guardian, South Sound Alternatives
David Lord, Director of Public Policy, Disability Rights Washington
Moderator: Barbara Cochrane
15. Panel: Artistic Expression for Persons Living with Dementia
Facilitator: Cara Lauer; Executive Director, Elderwise
Creativity Can Offer Meaningful Experiences and Positive Social Interactions to Individuals with Dementia
Amy Harris, Recreational Therapist, Creative Connections Project
Tapping into the Creative Abilities of Individuals with Early Stage Memory Loss and their Care Partners
Pam Nolte, Co-Founder/Actor/Community Liaison, Taproot Theatre
Impact of the Frye Art Museum’s here:now Program on Quality of Life and Relationships
Lee Burnside, Clinical Assistant Professor and Palliative Medicine Program Faculty, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine; Medical Director, Providence Hospice of Seattle
Moderator: Karen Winston
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:15 CONCURRENT SESSIONS VI

 

16. State of the Science: A Comprehensive Analysis of Medical Marijuana for Older Adults (repeat)
Jennifer Kapur, Clinical Pharmacist, Swedish Medical Group, Primary Care Clinics; Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Pharmacy
Moderator: Sam Miller
17. Panel: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Early Dementia: Strategies for Health and Empowerment
Behavioral Interventions in MCI
Vaishali Phatak, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UW School of Medicine; Neuropsychologist, Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW Medicine
Staying Active:  Social and Physical Programs for Health and Well-Being
David La Fazia, Research Scientist, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
Living Well with Dementia: Recognizing and Addressing the Impact of Stigma
Deborah O’Connor, Professor and Chair of Graduate Programs in the School of Social Work and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, University of British ColumbiaModerator: Marigrace Becker

 

18. Panel: Age-Friendly Communities: The Movement to Create Great Places to Grow Up and Grow Old
Facilitator: Kavan Peterson, Editor, changingaging.org; PNA Village Board Member
Linda Henry, Member, Puyallup Area Aging in Community Committee
Steve Lee, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy and Innovation, City of Seattle
Moderator: Keri Pollock
4:15-4:45 Closing Keynote: OLD ≠ SICK: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life
Ashton Applewhite, Author and activist
Moderator: Keri Pollock
4:45-5:00 Evaluation and Adjournment
Barbara Cochrane, Conference Chair, de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, UW School of Nursing