18th Annual Challenges in Geriatric Practice “Aging In A Changing World”

Venue: William and Ida Friday Center

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 16, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 17, 2007
Registration Date: Feb 10, 2007
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Friday, February 16, 2007 Morning Session
7:30-8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:25 Welcome & Announcements
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD
Director, Program on Aging
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Conference Director

Session I: Elder Mistreatment

8:25-9:10 Moderator: Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD
Overview of Elder Mistreatment
Distinguished Speaker: James O’Brien, MD (check Spelling)

Student Moderators
9:10-9:50 Elder Mistreatment: The Hospital and Community Perspectives
Anne Hahn, MSW and Debra Bynum, MD

9:50-10:00 Break—Exhibits and Posters

10:00-10:30 Legal Issues and Elder Mistreatment
Mary Ann Dalton, JD

10:30-10:45 Panel: Ask the Experts
James O’ Brien, MD, Anne Hahn, MSW, Debra Bynum, MD, Mary Ann Dalton, JD

10:45-12:00 Session II: Concurrent Sessions—Innovative Community Programs

A. Legal Concerns That Affect Older Adults
Mary Ann Dalton, JD

B. Horticulture Therapy
Nancy Easterling

C. Case Management—What Is It? How Does It Help Us?
Debra L. Miller, RN

D. The Green: A New Approach to Care for Older Adults with Dementia
Alison Darwin, MS, OTR/L

E. Ombudsmen—Who Are They? How Do They Help Older Adults?
Jill Passmore, BSW

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Friday, February 16 Afternoon Session

Session III: Preparing for the Older Hispanic Population in North Carolina

1:00-1:30 Future Impact of the Hispanic Population on the Health Care System
Marco Aleman, MD

1:30-2:00 The Changing Demographics of North Carolina and Impact on Older Adults
James H. Johnson, PhD

2:00-2:15 Panel—Ask the Experts
Marco Aleman, MD, James H. Johnson, PhD

2:15-2:30 Break—Exhibits and Posters

Session III: Emerging Issues with Medicines and Benefit Programs

2:30-3:15 Moderator: Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD
Polypharmacy Is More Than Taking a Lot of Medicines
Distinguished Speaker: Todd Semla, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, AGSF

3:15-3:45 Student Moderators
Sleep and Pharmaceuticals
Jena Ivey, PharmD

3:45-4:15 The Voluntary Part D Prescription Drug Benefit Program Through Medicare: Where Are We Now?
Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH

4:15-4:30 Panel—Ask the Experts
Jena Ivey, PharmD, Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH

4:30-4:40 Closing Remarks
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD

4:40-5:30 Reception

Saturday, February 17, 2007
7:30-8:20 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:20-8:30 Welcome & Announcements
Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Umphlet Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing

Session IV: Care During the Last Years of Life

8:30-9:00 Student Moderator
Communication at the End of Life
Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH

9:00-9:30 PACE—An Alternative to Nursing Home Care
David Johnson, MD, MPH

9:30-10:00 Reminiscence: Does It Really Help Near the End of Life?
Florence G. Soltys, MSW, ACSW, CCSW

10:00-10:15 Panel: Ask the Experts
Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH, David Johnson, MD, MPH,
Florence G. Soltys, MSW, ACSW, CCSW

Session V: The Environment and Older Adults

10:15-11:00 Moderator: Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Overview of the Environment and Older Adults
Distinguished Speaker: Camel Dyer, MD

Student Moderators
11:00-11:30 Impact of the Environment on Older Adults
Richard Crume, MPH

11:30-12:00 Helping Older Adults Cope with Natural Disasters
Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Interaction of Older Adults with the Environment: Cases from the Field
Malcolm Cutchin, PhD, Tiffany Shubert, MPT, Stephanie Sjoblad, AuD,
Carol Siebert, MS, OTR/L

2:30-3:00 Avian Flu: Are Older Adults at Special Risk?
David Webb, EdD

3:00-3:30 Panel: Ask the Experts
Richard Crume, MPH, Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, Malcolm Cutchin, PhD,
Tiffany Shubert, MPT, Stephanie Sjoblad, AuD, Carol Siebert, MS, OTR/L,
David Webb, EdD

3:30-3:45 Announcement of Winning Poster and Closing Remarks
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD