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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