2018 AGS Pre-conference: From Research to Reality (May 2 | Orlando, FL)


2018 AGS Pre-conference Summit
From Research to Reality: 
Advancing senior-appropriate healthcare models to enable successful aging
Wednesday, May 2 | Orlando, FL

Join nonprofit West Health for a full-day AGS pre-conference Summit, “From Research to Reality: Advancing senior-appropriate healthcare models to enable successful aging,” on Wednesday, May 2nd as part of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, which runs from May 2-5.

The pre-conference summit will run from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida.

REGISTER NOW FOR FREE to hear from health system leaders, community-based organizations, entrepreneurs and researchers driving changes in acute and chronic care and long-term services and supports that are making an impact today to shape the future of senior healthcare delivery.

This will be a unique, high-level and interactive opportunity to share best practices and network with key stakeholders, enabling you to gain new insights and learnings that can be applied within your own settings.

There is no fee to attend the pre-conference session held in conjunction with the American Geriatrics Society 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.  If you choose to also attend the AGS annual meeting, there is a separate registration process. Detailed registration instructions are included below.

Registration Instructions:
1. Click here to register for the meeting. On this screen, choose the option that fits your AGS membership status (“Current or renewing AGS member” or “Join AGS or Nonmember”) and click to continue.

2. On the next screen, you will complete your personal information and insert your Access Code in the second box at the bottom of the page (“If you have received a Pre-conference access code enter it here:”). The West Health session access code is: WH2018.
3. On the next page, select “Pre-conference Session Only Non-Member” for your registration category, fill in your discipline in the drop down menu, and then click “Next”.

4. On the preconference page, the West Health 2018 AGS Pre-Conference should already be selected for you. Further down on the page, you will notice that a $10 student donation is automatically selected.
5. If you would like to opt-out of this donation, please uncheck the box. Click the “Next” button and your registration should be complete.

WHAT: West Health’s 2018 AGS Pre-conference Summit: From research to reality: Advancing senior-appropriate healthcare models to enable successful aging (free all-day event)
WHEN: Wednesday, May, 2, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin; 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
WHY: To convene health system leaders, community-based organizations, entrepreneurs and researchers driving changes in acute and chronic care and long-term services and supports that are making an impact today to shape the future of senior healthcare delivery.

PRE-CONFERENCE SUMMIT AGENDA:

9:00 – 9:15 A.M. WELCOME: FROM RESEARCH TO REALITY
– Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, West Health
– Zia Agha, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer and EVP, West Health

9:15 – 9:40 A.M. KEYNOTE: DRIVING EVIDENCE-BASED MODELS OF CARE TO BRING RESEARCH TO REALITY
– Kedar Mate, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

9:40 – 10:50 A.M. SESSION 1 – SENIOR-CENTERED CARE: CONNECTING THE DOTS TO PUT SENIORS FRONT AND CENTER
Overview: Understanding what is important to a senior with complex care needs, both medical and non-medical, is critical. This session will highlight senior-centered care models that coordinate both health and supportive services across care settings and explore barriers and gaps that may impact scaling and sustainability.

9:40 – 10:05 A.M. RESEARCH SPOTLIGHTS
Facilitated by: Zia Agha, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer and EVP, West Health

A Human-centered model of care integrating community-based dental, social and health services at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness and Dental Centers
– Eli Aronoff-Spencer, MD, PhD, Consultant, West Health Institute

More than a meal: Leveraging Meals on Wheels nutrition program to identify and coordinate services for at-risk seniors
– Andrea Morris, PhD, MPH, Principal Investigator, West Health Institute

Senior-specific care in the Emergency Department: Implications and opportunities to address common geriatric syndromes
– Kelly Ko, PhD, Principal Investigator, West Health Institute

10:05 – 10:50 A.M. PANEL – SENIOR-CENTERED CARE: A DISCUSSION WITH LEADERS FROM HEALTHCARE, COMMUNITY AND SENIOR-FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONS

Moderated by: Marcus Escobedo, MPA, Senior Program Officer and Communications Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Panelists:
– Robyn Golden, LCSW, Associate Vice President of Population Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
– Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation
– Lisa Gibbs, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Medical Director, UC Irvine Senior Health Center
– Kevin Biese, MD, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs; Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics; Co-Director of the Division of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, UNC
– Connie Benton Wolfe, President and CEO Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc.

10:50 – 12:00 P.M. SESSION 2 – MOVING THE SITE OF CARE FOR SENIORS: EXTENDING THE CARE CONTINUUM INTO THE HOME AND COMMUNITY
Overview: Innovative models shift the site of care by co-locating clinics within community centers, providing home-based primary and palliative care, and delivering acute care in the home and community. In this session, you will learn about various care delivery models that bring care to where the senior prefers to receive care, and the challenges these innovative practices face.

10:50 – 11:15 A.M. RESEARCH SPOTLIGHTS:
Facilitated by: Zia Agha, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer and EVP, West Health

Designing sustainable,senior-focused care in the ED: Acute care at home as an alternative to admission
– Amy Stuck, PhD, RN, Program Manager, West Health Institute

Project HoPe: Developing an innovative model of Home-based palliative care
– Jill Slaboda, PhD, Principal Investigator, West Health Institute

Telehealth for providing urgent and specialty care to seniors in long-term care settings
– Mike Kurliand, RN, Director of Telehealth, West Health Institute

11:15 – 12:00 P.M. PANEL – MOVING THE SITE OF CARE FOR SENIORS: HOW DO WE MOVE FROM DEMONSTRATIONS TO
SUSTAINABLE MODELS OF CARE?

Moderated by: Zia Agha, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer and EVP, West Health

Panelists:
– Sean Morrison, MD, Director, National Palliative Care Research Center
– Steve Handler, MD, Director of Geriatric Telemedicine Program, University of Pittsburgh; Chief Medical and Innovation Officer, Curavi Health
– James Killeen, MD, Clinical Professor, Emergency Department, UC San Diego School of Medicine
– Bruce Leff, MD, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Timothy Peck, MD, Cofounder and CEO, Call9

12:00 – 12:45 P.M. LUNCH

1:00 – 1:30 P.M. KEYNOTE: HEALTHCARE REFORM FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING
– Dr. Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director and Professor, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

1:30 – 2:40 P.M. SESSION 3 – SHIFTING FROM VOLUME TO VALUE-BASED CARE: ADOPTION, CHALLENGES AND LEARNINGS FOR IMPROVED CARE DELIVERY FOR SENIORS
Overview: Multiple types of value-based payment models are being evaluated and implemented in Medicare including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Medicare Advantage, bundled payments, and shared risk and shared savings models. However, challenges remain to adopt and scale these models to provide the right care at a lower cost to seniors. This panel will explore models of value-based care and highlight areas of innovation in value-based care teams and services.

1:30 – 1:55 P.M. RESEARCH SPOTLIGHTS
Facilitated by: Tim Lash, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, West Health; President, West Health Policy Center

Independence at Home Demonstration: Lessons learned from a shared savings model
– Greg Norman, PhD, Principal Investigator, West Health

Measuring and Rewarding Value-based Care: The role of quality registries
– Bruce Leff, MD, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations: Developing a learning and action network
– Liane Wardlow, PhD, Principal Investigator, West Health Institute

1:55 – 2:40 P.M. PANEL – SHIFTING FROM VOLUME TO VALUE-BASED CARE: HEALTH SYSTEMS AND PAYOR PERSPECTIVES
Facilitated by: Tim Lash, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, West Health; President, West Health Policy Center

Panelists:
– Al Siu, MD, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
– Ana Tuya Fulton, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Integra ACO
– Torrie Fields, MPH, Palliative Care Lead, Sr. Program Director, Blue Shield of CA
– Kristofer Smith, MD, Senior VP Population Health Management, Northwell Health

2:40 – 3:00 P.M. BREAK & NETWORKING

3:00 – 4:00 P.M. SESSION 4 – FROM RESEARCH TO REALITY: HIGHLIGHTING REAL-WORLD CARE MODELS OF EXCELLENCE FOR SENIORS
Overview: West Health has invested in developing clinical programs that serve as learning environments for implementing senior-focused models of care. These programs are inspired by our desire to learn by doing, to lead by example and ultimately enable and catalyze change in many communities.

Moderated by: Tim Lash, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, West Health; President, West Health Policy Center

Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center: Providing affordable, high-quality oral healthcare with comprehensive education, clinical and wellness services for seniors in need, enabling them to live healthy and productive lives
– Karen Becerra, DDS, MPH, CEO and Dental Director, Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center
– Bill Scanlon, PhD, Consultant, West Health; Former Director of Health Care Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Commissioner on Medicaid and Chip Payment and Access Commission

Gary and Mary West PACE: Offering comprehensive medical and social services to frail community-dwelling seniors
– Tom Reiter, Executive Director, Gary and Mary West PACE of Northern San Diego
– Shawn Bloom, President and CEO of the National Pace Association

Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health: Delivering enhanced emergency services designed to meet the unique needs of seniors
– Ted Chan, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
– Jon Zifferblatt, MD, MPH, Senior Director Clinical, West Health Institute

4:00 – 4:15 P.M. CLOSING REMARKS: TAKING POSITIVE ACTION TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY FOR
SENIORS
– Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, West Health

4:15 – 5:00 P.M. POSTER SESSION AND RECEPTION