2018 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging

March 26–29 Hilton San Francisco Union Square



Innovation for Impact: What We Have Learned Sponsored by AARP Foundation. Monday, March 26 | 9:00–10:30 AM Imperial AB (Ballroom Level) CEU credits: 1.5 Innovation for impact is the key to successful outcomes for nonprofits. Come hear leaders from AARP Foundation’s innovation and program teams share the proven solutions and best practices that the Foundation applies to its work to end senior poverty. You’ll learn about promising, effective and scalable solutions, and discover ways to unlock new opportunities that can help solve seemingly intractable problems. Presenters : Emily Allen, Senior Vice President, Programs; Zach Leverenz, Vice President, Impact Areas; Marc McDonald, Vice President, Grants and External Initiatives; Paolo Narciso, Director, Income; Kimberly Perry, Director, Food Security; all of AARP Foundation.

Presenters : Andrew Reynolds, Hepatitis C Education Manager, Project Inform; Robin Roth, Co-chair, San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force, City College of San Francisco; Ann Salm, M(ASCP), MS, PhD, Director, Medical Science Liaison Infectious Disease/Immunology, Quest Diagnostics.

Andrew Reynolds

Robin Roth

Ann Salm

Working Together to Improve Malnutrition Care: Opportunities for Shared Decision-Making Across Care Settings Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition. Monday, March 26 | 1:00–2:00 PM Union Square 3-4 (Tower 3, 4th Floor) CEU credits: 0 The issue of older adult malnutrition is a growing problem with an estimated annual cost of over $51 billion. The National Blueprint: Achieving Quality Malnutrition Care for Older Adults was released in 2017 and one important set of its recommendations targeted older adults, families, caregivers and advocacy groups. This panel session features a discussion of the shared decision-making model and clinician, community and patient/family perspectives on how malnutrition care can embrace and integrate shared decision-making as a standard of person-centered care across all care settings. Presenters : Bob Blancato, MPA, President, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RDN, Vice President of Policy Initiatives and Advocacy, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Paul Downey, President & CEO, Serving Seniors; Ainsley Malone, Clinical Practice Specialist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; Vance Sharp, Patient Advocate.

Kimberly Perry

Emily Allen

Zach Leverenz

Marc McDonald

One in 30 Baby Boomers Has Hep C: Learn What You Can Do Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics.

Monday, March 26 | 11:00 AM–Noon Union Square 15-16 (Tower 3, 4th Floor)

CEU credits: 1 Hepatitis C is a life-threatening form of liver disease. It has infected one in 30 baby boomers. People can live with hepatitis C infection for decades without knowing, until it is too late. But, if diagnosed in time through a simple, one-time blood test, hepatitis C can be curable. Most baby boomers do not know that they are at such high risk. Learn what you can do to inform those you work with of their risk and the need to be screened. Your help can save lives.

Bob Blancato

Jeanne Blankenship

Paul Downey

Ainsley Malone

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Diversity in Clinical Trials: It’s a Gray Matter Sponsored by Pfizer. Monday, March 26 | 2:30–3:30 PM Yosemite A (Ballroom Level) CEU credits: 0 This session will discuss the need for inclusion of people across the demographic spectrum, with a focus on older people. Presenters will identify barriers to inclusion from a few vantage points, such as the health system, healthcare providers and individual, and will address the need for cultural competency and finding different approaches to engage older study participants. Presenters : James Appleby, MPH, RPh, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Gerontological Society of America; Bob Blancato, MPA, President, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Yanira Cruz, DrPH, President & CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging; Pol Vandenbroucke, MD, MSc, MBA, FFPM, Vice President, Medical Strategy, Chief Medical Office, Pfizer, Inc.

Picking Up the Pace of Change Through Innovation: Long- Term Services and Supports Scorecard Sponsored by AARP Public Policy Institute. Tuesday, March 27 | 9:00–10:30 AM Golden Gate 7 (Lobby Level) CEU credits: 1.5 AARP, with support from The SCAN Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, released the third Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard, which showcase state- level performance over time and promising practices to demonstrate how states can improve and pick up the pace in creating and sustaining a high-performing system of care for older people and adults with disabilities, and their family caregivers who assist them.The session will explore how attendees can use the Scorecard to meet the needs of older adults, adults with physical disabilities, and family caregivers and will feature LTSS innovations from the states that have won the Pacesetter award to accelerate the pace of change in in their states. Presenters : Jean Accius, PhD, Vice President, Long-Term Services and Supports Group; Ari Houser, MA, Senior Methods Advisor, both of AARP Public Policy Institute; Monica Caserta Hutt, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living; Megan Juring, Program Officer, The SCAN Foundation; Jacqueline Peichel, Live Well at Home Manager, Aging and Adult Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute.

Bob Blancato

Yanira Cruz

James Appleby

Pol Vandenbroucke

Jean Accius

Ari Houser

Monica Caserta Hutt

Megan Juring

Jacqueline Peichel

Susan Reinhard

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Influencers in Aging: The Future of Aging in America Sponsored by Next Avenue. Tuesday, March 27 | 1:30–2:30 PM Golden Gate 8 (Lobby Level) CEU credits: 1 For the past three years, Next Avenue has recognized 50 remarkable people who are redefining what it means to grow old in America. Join us for a conversation with some of the 2017 Influencers in Aging. The panelists will discuss the future of aging in America and the role technology will play. Presenters : Gretchen Alkema, PhD, LCSW, Vice President, Policy and Communication, The SCAN Foundation; Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging; Yanira Cruz, DrPH, President & CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging ; Shayla Stern, PhD, Director of Editorial & Content, Next Avenue Twin Cities PBS; Robyn Stone, DrPH, Senior Vice President for Research, LeadingAge.

Presenters : Deborah Billa, Grants Manager; Carol Zernial, MSG, Executive Director, both of WellMed Medical Charitable Foundation.

Deborah Billa

Carol Zernial

The Policy and Politics of End-of-Life Care: Legislative Initiatives and the Path Forward for Hospice and Palliative Care Sponsored by National Partnership

for Hospice Innovation and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC). Tuesday, March 27 | 3:00–4:00 PM Franciscan B (Ballroom Level)

CEU credits: 1 What do the 2018 congressional healthcare reform efforts mean for palliative care and hospice? What are the major contextual and policy issues facing the industry? How have nonprofit, community-based hospice programs led the way? And what is the path forward to expand high-quality care for those facing serious, advanced illness and their families? This session will address these questions and much more. Presenters : Mollie Gurian, JD, MPH, Chief Strategy Officer at the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation; Andrew MacPherson, Senior Policy Advisor to the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and Principal, both of Healthsperien, LLC.

Gretchen Alkema

Richard Browdie

Yanira Cruz

Shayla Stern Robyn Stone

Integrating Community-Based Caregiver Support into Medical Palliative Care Programs Sponsored by WellMed Charitable Foundation. Tuesday, March 27 | 3:00–4:00 PM Golden Gate 8 (Lobby Level) CEU credits: 1 Palliative care programs are expanding throughout the healthcare system, and becoming increasingly interested in supporting family caregivers. Hear how a community- based caregiver support model has become integrated into a primary care-based palliative care program. Find out how caregiver support benefits the palliative care program and how to help overcome barriers to a win-win partnership.

Mollie Gurian

Andrew MacPherson

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The Opioid and Addiction Crisis Knows No Age Discrimination Sponsored by PhRMA. Tuesday, March 27 | 4:30–5:30 PM Plaza A (Lobby Level) CEU credits: 0 A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration notes that nearly half of older adults suffer from some form of chronic pain disorder, and consequently, the misuse of opioids in the senior population is anticipated to double by 2020. Addiction is a problem at all age levels and, for older adults, the dangers of drug misuse are amplified by confusion, breathing complications, and an increased risk of falling. This session will discuss the magnitude of substance use disorder in the senior population and steps that can be taken to address the problem. Topics covered will include behavior patterns (stockpiling and sharing of medications), drug diversion techniques, caregiver resources and avenues to find online help.

Presenters : Lisa D’Ambrosio, PhD, Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab; Kenneth Kell, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Tivity Health; Kyle Rakow, MBA, Vice President and National Director, AARP Driver Safety, AARP; Elizabeth Rula, PhD, Executive Director, Principal Investigator, Tivity Health.

Lisa D’Ambrosio

Kenneth Kell

Kyle Rakow Elizabeth Rula

Addressing Malnutrition: A Growing Problem Among Older Adults Sponsored by West Health.

Wednesday, March 28 | 1:00–2:30 PM Franciscan A (Ballroom Level)

Reducing Social Isolation and Maintaining Driving Independence Among Older Adults Sponsored by Tivity Health.

CEU credits: 1.5 Malnutrition among older adults is a growing health problem that is escalating disease-related costs and contributing to poor health outcomes and loss of independence. This interactive session is designed to gather feedback and further refine the proposed roadmap suggested by leaders in the field for tackling this critical issue by removing the policy, regulatory and practice barriers and ensuring a holistic, integrated approach to avert the growing crisis of malnutrition among older adults in America. Presenters: Zia Agha, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President of Clinical Research, West Health Institute; Uche Akobundu, Senior Director, Nutrition Strategy and Impact, Meals on Wheels America; Jeanne Blankenship, Vice President of Policy Initiatives and Advocacy, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Chris Burke, Founder, Collaboration, Inc; Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Tim McNeill, Director, Freedmen’s Health.

Wednesday, March 28 | 1:00–2:30 PM Union Square 5-6 (Tower 3, 4th Floor)

CEU credits: 1.5 Social isolation is a great threat to well-being in older age, and the ability to drive is paramount to staying connected, particularly in areas where the population is more dispersed, access to goods and services is reduced, and public transportation alternatives are few. This session will review these issues with a focus on solutions, reviewing SilverSneakers fitness program and AARP driver safety programs and their impact on social isolation and driving.

Jeanne Blankenship

Zia Agha

C hris Burke

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Patients with Serious Illness Face A Terrible Choice: Treatment or Hospice Care Sponsored by Blue Shield of California/Care1st Health Plan. Wednesday, March 28 | 3:00–4:30 PM Franciscan A (Ballroom Level) CEU credits: 1.5 Hospice is a key part of end-of-life care. Unfortunately, more than a third of Medicare enrollees die too late to get the full benefit of services. One barrier is a prohibition on “concurrent care” in which beneficiaries are able to continue to receive disease-directed treatment while they are in hospice. This panel will examine a number of policy proposals designed to test the ability of beneficiaries in different settings to access concurrent care, including one that is currently underway. Presenters : Edo Banach, JD, President and CEO, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; Tanya Dansky, MD, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Care1st Health Plan; Thomas Edes, MD, Executive Director, Geriatrics & Extended Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Torrie Fields, MPH, Senior Progam Manager, Advanced Illness & Palliative Care/Healthcare Quality & Affordability, Blue Shield of California; Michael Fratkin, MD, President & Founder, ResolutionCare.

Research With Impact: Successful Industry-University Collaborations Sponsored by Comfort Keepers. Thursday, March 29 | 2:00–3:00 PM Franciscan C (Ballroom Level) CEU credits: 1 Industry-university collaborations have the opportunity to simultaneously advance quality research data, and to drive innovation and create impact in the field of aging. In this workshop, we will describe and discuss the factors that make such collaborations successful and beneficial for all. Academia is always on the lookout for new sources of good data and ways to test theories in the real world. Businesses and practitioners in the field of aging succeed by being on the cutting edge of science and technology. But as many in our field have experienced, it is not always easy to combine these needs and interests. We will share best practices and how we address the challenges. Presenters : Mary Bowman, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications, Comfort Keepers; Jacquelyn Kung, PhD, MBA, Founder, Activated Insights, a Great Place to Work Company; Amy Yotopoulos, MHA, MS, Director, Mind Division, Stanford Center on Longevity.

Mary Bowman

Jacquelyn Kung

Amy Yotopoulos

Edo Banach

Tanya Dansky

Thomas Edes


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