Join us for the 26th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference — the premiere Midwest conference dedicated to improving care for the frail elderly. This inter-professional meeting advances care for older patients in clinical, hospital, nursing home, and end-of-life settings. Since 1991, this annual event has provided state-of-the-art information on medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change for physicians, nurses, social workers, state surveyors, nursing home administrators, attorneys, pharmacists, and other professionals.
Pre-Conference Session - Friday, August 19, 2016
Pre-conference Sessions, Friday, August 19
Join us for one of these unique sessions!
Registration for each pre-conference session is limited to the first 40 participants and the charge will be an additional $60 to attend one of these sessions. Each pre-conference session is limited to 40 pre-registered participants; continental breakfast provided for participants. Please see registration for course enrollment.
A Framework for Effective Communication in Palliative Care
Effective communication is a vital component of high-quality palliative care, yet healthcare providers, patients, and their families are typically able to cite numerous examples of poor communication in the care of seriously ill older adults. This pre-conference session will equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to improve communication in their practice settings, resulting in strengthened relationships and more effective, person-centered care for the patients and families they serve.
Functional Assessment and Approach to Fall Reduction
Participants in this pre-conference session will actively participate in a hands-on practical skills session that enable the participant to confidently perform a function assessment and accurately identify risk factors for falls. This “Functional Assessment and Approach to Fall Reduction” pre-conference will include specialists in the discipline of physical therapy, occupational therapy and communications. With the real-world experience of these specialists, participants will gain knowledge in strategies to help patients interact safely and successfully in their living environment.
Day One, Friday, August 19, 2016
Time Description Presenter 10:00 (AM) Conference Registration, Exhibits 11:00 (AM) Box Lunch in Exhibit Hall 12:00 (PM) Welcome Karli Urban, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri
12:10 Keynote - Validation and Support for the Family Caregiver: The Overlooked Patient Debra Parker Oliver, MSW, PhD
1:00 Best Clinical Practices in Long-term Care: The MOQI Experience with Polypharmacy, Hypertension and Diabetes Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
1:50 Rising to the Challenge: Teamwork, Targeting, Training and Technology Thomas E. Edes, MD
Executive Director, Geriatric and Extended Care Operations, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC
2:40 BREAK 3:00 360° View: Discharge Problems and Promising Solutions Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH
Paul A. Revare Family Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri
David R. Mehr, MD, MS
William C. Allen Professor in Family and Community Medicine; Director, Family Medicine Research,University of Missouri
Gregory Worsowicz, MD, MBD
Chair and Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Missouri
Lori Popejoy, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC
Assistant Professor, John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M Fagin Fellow, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
3:50 The Audacity of Hope Lea C. Brandt, OTD, MA, ORT/L
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri
4:40 Interdisciplinary Center on Aging Poster Session/Wine & Cheese Reception
Day Two, Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time Description Presenter 7:00 (AM) Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 8:00 (AM) Awards Presentation and Conference Fellow Recognition, Karli Urban, MD
General Session (AM)
8:20 (AM) Keynote: Quality in Post Acute Care: Transformational or Just Another In-service? Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF 9:40 - 10:30
Concurrent Session 1
Role of TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) in Geriatric Patients - Arun Kumar, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Missouri;
Ajit Tharakan, MD
AAssistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Missouri
Antipsychotic Drug Reduction in Nursing Homes Nancy Birtley, DNP
Assistant Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Eye Problems in the Elderly Frederick Fraunfelder, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Univeristy of Missouri
10:30 BREAK AND EXHIBITS 10:45 - 11:35
Concurrent Session 2
Literature Review James J. Stevermer, MD, MSPH
Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine; Medical Education Director, MU Area Health Education Centers; Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, University of Missouri
Swallowing Disorders in the Elderly Teresa Lever, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Univeristy of Missouri
Confronting Elder Abuse in Missouri Wendy Bruemmer
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
12:45 New Dementia Treatments in the Elderly Joel Shenker, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology; Director of Neurology Residency Program, University of Missouri
10:30 BREAK 2:00 - 2:50
Concurrent Session 3
Diagnosing, Staging and Treating of Ulcers Carolyn Crumley, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN
Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease William Humphries, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurological Surgery, University of Missouri
Multi-disciplinary Session Conference Fellows
Thomas W. Andrews, BS, MD candidate
Marie R. Bongiorno, BS, MSW candidate
Erin Marie Cattoor, BSN, MSN, PhD candidate
Hannah Williams, BS, DPT candidate
3:00 Opioid Prescribing in a Time of Increased Regulation and Overdose Deaths Paul Tatum III, MD, MSPH, CMD, FAAHPM
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri
To provide a forum for updating health professionals caring for the elderly in the areas of medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change.
The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14.0 (3 credits for the pre-conference sessions; 5.25 on Friday; 5.75 on Saturday) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number 716-VII.
Up to 13.99 (3 credits for the pre-conference sessions; 5.16 on Friday; 5.83 for Saturday) Contact Hours will be awarded.
The University of Missouri School of Health Professions has approved up to 13.5 contact hours: 3 contact hours for the pre-conference sessions (each); 5 contact hours for Friday, August 19th sessions; 5.5 contact hours for Saturday, August 20th sessions.
Certified Medical Director
This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for up to 12.5 hours toward certi cation/recerti cation as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
Nursing Home Administrator
The Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators has approved this program for 12 (up to 3 administrative and/or up to 10.5 patient care) CEU hours. A breakdown of approved hours will be provided upon request at the conference registration. Sponsored by MU Nursing Outreach, Missouri Approval Number TA-073-916.
The University of Missouri School of Social Work has approved this conference for a total of 17.2 contact hours (1.72 CE Units). A breakdown of approved hours will be provided upon request at the conference registration.
The Missouri Board of Pharmacy has approved this conference for up to 14 CE. Program number: 2016-04-05.
American Academy of Family Physicians– credits (requesting)
Online Registration Form
Registration Form (.pdf)Call for Posters
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Interested in supporting this year’s conference? We have several sponsorship opportunities available, including exhibit space. Download this list of possible sponsorship opportunities.
If your interest is in exhibiting, there will be display space available Friday and Saturday. Exhibitors will be required to staff their exhibits through lunch on Saturday, August 20th. Please complete and return the exhibit form as specified if you are interested in exhibiting.
We follow all AMA and ACCME regulations for sponsored CME events. A copy of the MU School of Medicine’s Policy on Commercial Support and Exhibits is available for your information. Please contact Shirley Walters directly if you are interested in discussing one or more of the sponsorship opportunities. (573) 882-0366 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri School of Medicine
University of Missouri Health Care
University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri School of Social Work
University of Missouri School of Health Professions University of Missouri Extension
We gratefully acknowledge support of this conference from the following exhibitors and sponsors:
- Janssen Pharmaceuticals
- Missouri Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
- Missouri Telehealth Network
- Oxford Health Care
- Preferred Hospice of MO-Central
- Pyramid Home Health Services
- Pyramid Pharmacy Services
- Center for Patient Safety
- Missouri Cures Education Foundation
- Serenity Home Hospice
- University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing-Nursing Outreach
- Wound Care Plus
Pyramid Home Health Services
– Dessert sponsor
Pyramid Pharmacy Services
– Reception & Poster Session Sponsor
Cheryl Phillips, MD,
Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Health Services, LeadingAge, Washington DC,
presenting: Quality in Post-Acute Care: Transformational or Just Another In-Service?
Debra Parker Oliver, MSW,
Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, presenting: Validation and Support for the Family Caregiver: The Overlooked Patient
Karli Urban, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
James T. Birch Jr., MD, MSPH , Assistant Professor, Geriatric Medicine, Landon Center on Aging and Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
Kevin W. Craig, MD, MSPH , Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Chuck A. Crecilius, MD, PhD, CMD , Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Shirley Farrah, PhD, RN-BC , Assistant Dean, Nursing Outreach, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing
Kari Lane, PhD, RN, MOT , Assistant Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Milta Little, DO , Assistant Professor, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Debra Oliver, PhD, MSW , Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Lori Popejoy, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC , Assistant Professor, John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Paul E. Tatum III, MD, MSPH, CMD, FAAHPM , Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri
Karla Washington, PhD, LCSW , Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Shirley Walters , Continuing Education Specialist, Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH , Paul A. Revare Family Endowed Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri; Director, MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aginge
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Friday, August 15
12:10 pm Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH
1:00 pm Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD and J. Keith Hampton, MSN APRN ACNS-BC
1:50 pm Alicia Ann Clair, PhD
3:00 pm David R. Thomas, MD, FACP, AGSF, GSAF, CMD
3:50 pm Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, MA
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Saturday, August 16
Concurrent Session 1: 9:30 – 10:30 am
- Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD
- Julie Starr, APRN, FNP**
- Julie Fairchild, RN, MSN, CHPN; Reng Winters, APRN, MS FNP/GNP;
Concurrent Session 2: 10:45 – 11:45 am
- Terri Monk, MD, MS
- Ann L. Bossen, PhD, RN
- Paul E. Tatum, III, MD, MSPH, CMD**
12:45 pm – Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP**
Concurrent Session 3: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
- James T. Birch, Jr., MD, MSPH and David Beck, MD
- David D. Cravens, MD, MSPH, CMD and Carol Scott, BPA
- Dulce Cruz, MD, CMD and Patricia Burhanna, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Concurrent Session 4: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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