Building Elder Friendly Futures Locally and Globally

October 8-9, 2014   |  University of Washington – Seattle  |  HUB

Preliminary Program

* Event Program Details are subject to change.

8:30-9:00amWelcome & Opening Remarks
Nancy Hooyman,
Conference Chair, Hooyman Professor of Gerontology, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Helen Sikov,
Planning Committee Member, Health Care Consultant/Post Acute Care Administrator
9:00-10:30am Keynote Speaker 1
Aging in Uncertain Times: Creating Elder Friendly Futures for Caregivers
May Wykle, Former Dean and Emerita Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
10:45-noonPlenary Panel: Creating Dementia Friendly Communities
Moderator: Soo Borson
Soo Borson, Professor Emerita, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Affiliate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing, University of Washington; Steve Emmer, Director of Care Consultation, Full Life Care, Member of Pioneer Network; George Dicks, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, Harborview Mental Health Services; Mari Becker, Recreation Specialist, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Sound Steps & Dementia-Friendly Recreation; Roger Stocker, local community activist
12:00-1:30pmLunch Roundtable Discussions
1:30-2:45pmConcurrent Sessions

A) Elder Law & Guardianship
Moderator: Karen Boxx, Professor, School of Law, University of Washington
Julianne Kocer,
Elder Law Attorney, Law Offices of Julianne Kocer, P.S. Rob Nettleton, Partner Harlowe & Falk LLP; Barbara Isenhour, Isenhour Bleck, PLLC

B) Prevention Services for Older Adults
William Phillips,
Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professor in Family Medicine, University of Washington and U.S. Preventitive Services Task Force; Nancy Woods, Co-Director, de Torynay Center for Healthy Aging and Dean Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Washington

C) End of Life Care: A Global Perspective
Moderator: Helen Sikov, Health Care Consultant/Post Acute Care Administrator
Cyrus Appell, Geriatrician and Medical Director, Group Health Hospice J. Randall Curtis, UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence; A. Bruce Montgomery, American Lung Association Endowed Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence, University of Washington; Suzanne Gwynn, Founder and Executive Director, Ladybug House

3:00-4:30pmState of the Science: What's New for Older Adults in the New Guidelines for Treatment of Hypertension, Diabetes, and Hyperlipidemia
Moderator: Joy Plein, Professor Emeritus, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington
Karan Dawson, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Clinical Pharmacist, Hearthstone Continuing Care Retirement Community; Alvin Goo, Clinical Pharmacist, Harborview Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic, Clinical Associate Professor, Schools of Pharmacy and Family Medicine, University of Washington; Leigh Ann Mike, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Coordinator, Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy, University of Washington

Poster Session & Innovation Showcase

Short Films on Aging
4:30-5:00pmPlenary Wrap-Up
Moderator: Barbara Cochrane, de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging, Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, School of Nursing, University of Washington
Azita Emami, Dean of the School of Nursing, University of Washington; Laura Fratiglioni, Professor and Director of the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
5:00-6:30pmReception & Tribute to Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay and the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
8:30-9:00amWelcome & Recap of Day 1
9:00-10:30am Keynote Speaker 2:
Bridging the Great Divide: Integrating Health Care Delivery and Community Based Services?

Eric Coleman,
Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy, Research Director of the Care Transitions Program, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Concurrent Sessions

A) Supports for Older Immigrants/Refugees

Moderator: Maureen Linehan, Division Director, Aging and Disability Services, Seattle Human Services Department
Gary Tang,
Program Director, Aging and Adult Services, Asian Counseling and Referral Services: Don Armstrong, Director of Aging in Place, Jewish Family Service; Mohamed Ali, Program Coordinator, Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington, International Community Health Services; Moderator, Kate Turpin, Vice President, Senior Services

B) New Technology to Support Aging in Place -
Moderator: Nancy Hooyman, Hooyman Professor of Gerontology, School of Social Work, University of Washington
David Donovick, Co-founder and CEO, Pivotal Corporaton; George Demiris, Alumni Endowed Professor in Nursing, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing & Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Michael Hegg, Founder, iSense, LLC;

C) Policies to Support Elder Friendly Futures
Moderator: Maureen Linehan, Division Director, Aging and Disability Services, Seattle Human Services Department
Marc Pierson,
Senior Advisor, Cambridge Management Group, West Coast

12:00-1:00pmBox Lunch

Concurrent Sessions

A) Older Adults'’ Vision of an Elder Friendly Future
Moderator: Joanne Donahue, Vice President, Senior Services
Ed Medeiros, Founding Executive Director of Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) and Member, PNA Village; Sue Lerner, Member and Ambassador, Wider Horizons Village; Elaine Williams, Central Area Senior Center

B) Elder Mistreatment
Moderator: Karen Boxx, Law School, University of Washington
Maggie Baker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington; Michael J. Longyear, Attorney, Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PPLC; Detective Nadia Fiorini, Seattle Police Department

C) Aging in Place for Persons with Disabilities
Moderator: Barbara Cochrane, de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging, Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, School of Nursing, University of Washington
Bev Ziarko, Outreach, Hearing Loss Association of America; Hye Kyong Jeong, Director of Outreach and Advocacy, The ARC of King County; Karen Mehlhorn, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Sight Connections; Susan Dailey, Family Caregiver, Renton Housing Authority


Concurrent Sessions

A) The Politics of Marginalization & Inequities
Moderator: LeighBeth Merrick, Community Life Coordinator, Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG);
Janet Ceballos, Social Services Manager, Alzheimer’s Association; Boliver Choi, Program Manager, Chinese Information and Service Center; Charles Emlet, Professor, University of Washington, Tacoma

B) State of the Science: Behavioral Health and Aging
Moderator: David Lawrence, CEO, Family Resource Home Care
Jennifer Sampson,
President and Co-Founder, The Hoarding Project; Whitney Carlson, UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Medical Director, Harborview Geriatric Psychiatry Service; Stephanie McMullen, Family Caregiver

C) Supports for Rural Older Adults
Moderator: Kitty Christensen, Deputy Director, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington
Raleigh Bowden, Founder and Director, Lookout Coalition, Twisp, WA; Jennifer Averill, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico College of Nursing

3:45-4:00pmBreak & Refreshments
4:00-4:35pmClosing Plenary: Compassion Team Work - a Framework for the Future
Judy Pigott,
Connector, Co-Author and Executive Director, Personal Safety Nets
4:35-5:00pmEvaluation and Closing of Conference


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