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

2018 Aging in America Conference

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