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.
To provide a forum for updating health professionals caring for the elderly in the areas of medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change.
Pre-conference Sessions, Friday, August 19
- 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.
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.
- New Advancements in the Treatment of Dementia
- 360° View: Discharge Problems and Promising Solutions
- Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment of Ulcers
- Swallowing Disorders in the Elderly
- Opioid Use at the End of Life
- Eye Problems in the Elderly
- Elder Abuse: Identifying and Taking Action
- Antipsychotic Drug Reduction in Nursing Homes
- Best Clinical Practices in Long Term Care
- Quality in the Post Acute Care
- Validation and Support for the Family Caregiver
- Role of TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) in Geriatric Patients
- Review of the Latest Geriatric Literature
Activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) .
Nursing CE credit provided by MU Sinclair School of Nursing
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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
University of 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
Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF
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, PhD
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
Shirley Walters , Continuing Education Specialist, Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Karla Washington, PhD, LCSW , Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, 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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** denotes no handouts are available at this time. Please check back after the conference for downloads.
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
- Dementia Toolbox
- Nursing Home Toolbox for Improving Behavioral Health in Nursing Homes
- Nursing Home Toolkit Usability Questionnaire
- 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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