Nov 5

Acute Care for Elders (ACE) 2021 National Conference

Virtual - Microsoft Teams Broadcast
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Registration is now open!

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SAVE THE DATE - November 5, 2021

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.

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Live Schedule

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

9:05 to 9:10 am – Introduction
Michael Malone, MD
Medical Director Aurora Senior Services & Aurora at Home Geriatrics Fellowship Director, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

9:10 to 9:45 am – “What America Learned About Older Adults from the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Donna Fick, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Elouise Ross Eberly Endowed Professor, Penn State College of Nursing
Director, Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing

9:45 to 9:55 am – BREAK

9:55 to 10:30 am – “A Review of the Management of Delirium Among Older Adults”
Wes Ely, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Critical Care
Associate Director of Aging Research, VA GRECC

10:30 to 11:05 am – “An International Perspective of Improving Emergency Care of Older Adults”
Judy Lowthian, LMusA, BAppSc, (SpPath) MPH, PhD
Head of Research, Bolton Clarke Research Institute, Australia
Founding Member, International Consortium of Emergency Geriatrics

11:05 to 11:15 am – BREAK

11:15 to 11:50 am – “Lessons Learned from the STRIDE Study: Converting Evidence-Based Studies to Real World Clinical Practice”
Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, GNP-BC
Associate Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative
Co-Director, Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation

11:50-12:00 pm – Closing
Michael Malone, MD
Medical Director Aurora Senior Services & Aurora at Home Geriatrics Fellowship Director, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Recorded Presentations

“A Public Health Strategy Towards Fall Prevention- Connecting Health Care & the Community”
Suzie Ryer, MPT, GCS, CEEAA
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Senior Project Coordinator, AAH Senior Services
Ann Gallo, MBA
Program Coordinator, AAH Senior Services

“Home Hospital Update- Where we are Now and Looking Toward the Future”
David Levine, MD, MPH, MA
Division of General Internal Medicine & Primary Care
Brigham and Woman’s Hospital

“Integrating Physical Activity into Age Friendly Care”
Allison Mays, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Physician Quality Specialist Section of Geriatric Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

“Strategies to Safely Care for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease at Home”
Art Walaszek, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

“Medications During Care Transitions”
Kevin Schleich, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Iowa

Don't Miss Out on ACE 2020 Content

The 5 recorded presentations from the 2020 ACE Conference as well as the live conference recording are still available!

Please sign in to your CME account and register to watch them HERE.

  1. “Older Adult with Alzheimer’s Disease During a Behavioral Health Crisis: An Interview”
  2. “National Trends in Telehealth in Response to COVID-19 & Beyond”
  3. “System Based Approach to Promoting Mobility and Falls Prevention”
  4. “Caring for an Older Adult Heading to Surgery”
  5. “Ten Practice Tips for Safe Medication Management in Older Adults”
  6. AAH National ACE (Acute Care for Elders) Conference “Independent Study”

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