Building Elder Friendly Futures Locally and Globally

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

2014 Program

* Event Program Details are subject to change.

DAY 1 OCTOBER 8, 2014*
8:30-9:00amWelcome & Opening Remarks: Nancy Hooyman, Conference Chair, Helen Sikov, Planning Committee Member
9:00-10:30am Keynote Speaker 1
"Aging in Uncertain Times: Creating Elder Friendly Futures for Caregivers"
Dr. May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
10:45-noonPlenary Panel: Innovations in Dementia Care
Dr. Soo Borson, Professor Emerita, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Affiliate Professor, Psychosocial and Comm. Health Nursing UW; Steve Emmer, Pioneer Network; George Dicks, Harborview Medical Center; invitation issued to 4th presenter
12:00-1:30pmLunch Roundtable Discussions
1:30-2:45pmConcurrent Sessions:
A) Legal Issues: Elder Law & Guardianship - Karen Boxx, Juianne Kocer, & Rob Nettleton
B) Prevention Services for Older Adults - Dr. William Phillips, U.S. Preventitive Services Task Force; Moderator, Nancy Woods
C) End of Life Care: A Global Perspective - Dr. Cyrus Appell, Group Health; Dr. Randy Curtix, Director, UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence; Suzanne Gwynn, RN, Complex of Caring; Moderator, Helen Sikov
3:00-4:30pmState of the Science: "What's New for Older Adults in the New Guidelines for Treatment of Hypertension, Diabetes, and Hyperlipidemia" -
Karan Dawson, RPh., M.S., PhD; Alvin Goo, Pharm D,; Leigh Ann Mike, Pharm D
Poster Session & Innovation Showcase; Short Film Viewing
4:30-5:00pmPlenery Wrap-Up: Dr Azita Emami, Dean of the UW School of Nursing; Moderator, Barbara Cochrane
DAY 2 OCTOBER 9, 2014*
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?"
Dr. Eric Coleman, MD, MPH
10:45-noonConcurrent Sessions:
A) Supports for Older Immigrants/Refugees - Gary Tang, Asian Counseling and Referral Services; Don Armstrong, Jewish Family Services; Mohamed Ali, Somali Health Board; Moderator, Kate Turpin
B) New Technology to Support Aging in Place -David Donovick, formerly Microsoft; Dr. George Demiris, UW School of Nursing; Michael Hegg, Entrepreneur & Innovator; Moderator, TBD
C) Policies to Support Elder Friendly Futures - Dr. Marc Pierson, Cambridge Management Group; Moderator, Maureen Linehan
12:00-1:00pmBox Lunch
1:00-2:15pmConcurrent Sessions:
A) Older Adults’ Vision of an Elder Friendly Future - Panel of Aging your Way Participants; invitations have been extended; Moderator, Joanne Donahue
B) Elder Mistreatment - Dr. Maggie Baker, School of Nursing; Michael Longyear, Eldercare Lawyer & Guardian; Police Officer TBD; Moderator, Karen Boxx
C) Aging in Place for Persons with Disabilities - Bev Ziarko, Hearing Loss Association of America; Hye Kyong Jeong, The Arc of King County; Karen Mehlhorn, Sight Connections; Susan Daily, MSW; Moderator TBD
2:30-3:45pmConcurrent Sessions:
A) Aging in Poverty: The Politics of Marginalization & Inequities - Janet Ceballos, Alzheimer’s Association; Boliver Choi, Chinese Information and Service Center; Dr. Charles Emlet, UW, Tacoma; Moderator, LeighBeth Merrick, SHAG
B) State of the Science: Behavioral Health and Aging - Dr. Jennifer Sampson, the Hoarding Project; Dr. Whitney Carlson, UW Dept. of Psychiatry, Chronic Mental Illness; Moderator, David Lawrence
C) Supports for Rural Older Adults - Dr. Raleigh Bowden, Lookout Coalition, Twisp WA; one more panelist TBD; Moderator, Kitty Christensen, MPH
3:45-4:00pmBreak & Refreshments
4:00-4:35pmClosing Plenary: Judy Pigott, Co-Author Personal Safety Nets
4:35-5:00pmClosing of Conference


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