Nov 6

Acute Care for Elders (ACE) 2020 National Conference

Microsoft Teams Broadcast
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM CST

How to Watch the Conference Recording

  1. Visit the ACE 2020 Registration Page 
    (Note: if you are having trouble opening the above link, make sure you are opening in anything BUT Internet Explorer.)
  2. Click the last blue tab “Register/Take Course.”
  3. Login to your CME account

This will unlock the recorded presentations.



Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical/occupational/speech therapists, social workers, and other allied health care providers involved in the care of older adults.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this conference, learners should be able to:

  1. Identify and address the unique vulnerabilities of older adults who are acutely ill or injured.
  2. Describe practice improvements to better address the needs of older individuals in the emergency department, in our hospitals, in programs to avoid hospitalization, and in transition between health care settings.
  3. Describe key lessons learned as our health systems prepare to care for populations of older Americans.
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Live Schedule

9:00 to 9:05 am – Welcome
Jim Skogsbergh
Advocate Aurora Health Care, CEO

9:05 to 9:15 am – Introduction
Michael Malone, MD
Medical Director Aurora Senior Services & Aurora at Home
Geriatrics Fellowship Director, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

9:15 to 9:45 am – “Lessons Learned about Vulnerable Older Adults During the COVD-19 Pandemic”
Emily Chai, MD
Professor, Brookdale Dept of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Vice Chair, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Inpatient Services

9:45 to 10:00 am –BREAK

10:00 to 10:30 am – “GAPCare: The Geriatric Acute and Post‐Acute Fall Prevention Intervention in the Emergency Department”
Elizabeth Goldberg, MD, ScM, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University

10:30 to 11:00 am – “Age Friendly Health System- Practical Tips & Innovative Success Stories Across America”
Terry Fulmer PhD, RN, FAAN
President of The John A. Hartford Foundation

11:00 to 11:10 am  – BREAK
Marty Schreiber
Former Wisconsin Governor

11:10 to 11:40 am – “COVID-19 Overview
Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH
Director, Aging Brain Center Milton and
Shirley F. Levy
Family Chair Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

11:40-11:45 am – Closing
Michael Malone, MD
Medical Director Aurora Senior Services & Aurora at Home Geriatrics Fellowship Director, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Recorded Presentations

(Recorded presentations will be available for viewing after the conference)

“Older Adult with Alzheimer’s Disease During a Behavioral Health Crisis”
Timothy Howell, MD (pending)
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics

“National Trends in Telehealth in Response to COVID-19 & Beyond”
Mike Kurliand, RN
Director of Telehealth & Process Improvement at West Health

“System Based Approach to Promoting Mobility and Falls Prevention”
Robin Lee, PhD, MPH
Team Lead Home and Recreational Injury Prevention CDC/NCIPC/Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

“Caring for an Older Adult Heading to Surgery”
Gretchen Schwarze, MD
Vascular Surgeon, University of WI, Madison

“Ten Practice Tips for Safe Medication Management in Older Adults”
Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS
President of the American Geriatrics Society

Course Director

Michael Malone


Dr. Michael Malone is the Medical Director of Aurora Health Care - Senior Services and the Aurora at Home. He is a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also serves as the Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program at Aurora Health Care. Dr. Malone received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas; he completed his internal medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee. His Aurora Health Care practice is to home-bound older persons in inner-city Milwaukee.

This is a CME Activity of Advocate Aurora Health

This conference is supported in part by the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center with a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (grant U1QHP28712).

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