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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