2015 Program

2015 Program Schedule

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Opens 7:30 AM Registration
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Welcome
Barbara Cochrane, Conference Chair
9:00 – 10:15 AM Opening Keynote:
Demographic Shifts and the Changing Landscape:
Fertile Ground for Change Agents
Karen Lincoln, Associate Professor, Director of the Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, University of Southern California School of Social Work
10:15-10:30 AM Break
10:30-11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions I

1. Panel: Aging Well among Diverse Communities (repeats later) 
Jordan Lewis, Sharon McRae, Gary Tang

2. State of the Science – Anticholinergics and Risk of Dementia
(repeats later)
Shelly Gray

3. Panel: Aging with and into Disability
Ivan Molton, Nikki Bagli

11:45 – 1:30 PM Lunch/Roundtables
1:30 – 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions II
4. Panel: Innovations in Fall Prevention
Elizabeth Phelan, Roy Walker, Mary-Anne Grafton, Zachary Marcum
5. State of the Science – Anticholinergics and Risk of Dementia
(repeat)
Shelly Gray
6. Panel: Transitions/Continuity of Care Strategies in Community Settings

Lisa Johnson, Brent Korte, Carol Charles
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:15 PM Concurrent Sessions III
7. Panel: Working with Challenging Family Dynamics
Lisa Mayfield, Loralee McDonell-Williams
8. Panel: Activities for Enhancing Wellness in the Community
Steve Colwell, Jill Ellison, Paige E. Denison,
9. Panel: Aging Well Among Diverse Communities (repeat)
Jordan Lewis, Sharon McRae, Gary Tang
4:15 – 5:15 PM
5:15 – 6:00 PM
Film Viewing & Discussion
Reception & Networking

 

Friday, September 18, 2015
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Welcome; Recap of Day 1
Nancy Hooyman
9:00 – 10:15 AM Keynote: Collaborative Approaches for Creating Aging Friendly Communities
Andrew E. Scharlach, Kleiner Professor of Aging, University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare
10:15-10:30 AM Break
10:30-11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions IV
10. Panel: Elder-Friendly Services and Supports in Growing Communities
Sandra Motzer, Victoria Moceri, Ramonda Sosa
11.
State of the Science: Frailty: An Emerging Concept for Clinicians (repeats later)
Oleg Zaslavsky
12.
Panel: Intergenerational Programs and Supports
Charlene Boyd, Kavan Peterson
11:45 – 1:30 PM Research Poster Presentations and Lunch
See: Downloadable poster abstracts file
1:30 – 2:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions V
13. Deprescribing
Stephen Thielke
14. Panel: Early Stage Memory Loss — Innovations in Research, Clinic, Policy, and the Community (repeats later)
Thomas Grabowski, Lynne Korte, Cayce Cheairs
15. State of the Science: Frailty: An Emerging Concept for Clinicians (repeat)
Oleg Zaslavsky
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:15 PM Concurrent Sessions VI
16. Growing Old Does Not Mean Sleeping Poorly:  Myths and Facts about Sleep Disorders & Aging
Michael Vitiello
17. Panel: Early Stage Memory Loss — Innovations in Research, Clinic, Policy, and the Community (repeat)
Thomas Grabowski, Lynne Korte, Cayce Cheairs
18. Panel: Environmental Designs for Elder-Friendly Futures
John Shoesmith, Principal, Margarett Harrison, Emory Baldwin
4:15-4:45 PM

Closing Keynote Address:
What We Say Matters: The Power of Words in Creating Elder-Friendly Futures
Ann Hedreen, MFA, Writer, Filmmaker and Teacher
4:45-5:00 PM

Evaluation and Adjournment
Barbara Cochrane, Conference Chair