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Arizona Geriatrics Society
29th Annual Fall Symposium


"Caring for Older Adults
Living with Advanced Disease"

Friday - Saturday
October 20 - 21, 2017

at
Beatitudes Campus
1610 West Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona  /8021



The Fall Symposium will include presentations on current topics
in geriatrics with a focus on patients with advanced illness and
multi-morbidity.  Over two days, faculty will provide in-depth
information on a variety of clinical and management topics that
will help attendees care for patients as they progress through
advanced illness and approach end-of-life care.  AzGS is
committed to advancing the best healthcare practices for
older Arizonans by  supporting the education of
interprofessional geriatric health providers.
Our faculty includes speakers and thought leaders on the cutting edge
of current research related to the aging population.  Join us for two
exceptional days of learning from experts and networking with colleagues.


Printable Schedule

     

2017 Fall Symposium Schedule

 
     

Friday, October 20, 2017

 
 

7:30-7:50 AM

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

 

 

7:50-8:00 AM

 

Welcome & Announcements

 

 

8:00-9:00 AM

 

Recognizing When Patients are Ready for Hospice
Luis L. Gonzalez, Jr., MD, FACP, FAAHPM, CMD
Banner Hospice Medical Director

 

 

9:00-10:00 AM

 

Supporting People with Dementia and Their Families with Advancing Dementia
Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN
Special Projects Consultant, Banner Alzheimer's Institute

 

 

10:00-10:30 AM

 

Break - Networking, Exhibits

 

 

10:30-11:30 AM

 

Creating a Mirthful Action Plan (Map) for Well-being
Deborah L. Harbinson, BSN, NHI,, RN, HNB-BC
Principal Owner, Harbinson Wellness Solutions

 

 

11:30 AM -12:30 PM

 

Maintaining Patients at Home  (Sponsored by AARP)
Christie L. Bonner, LMSW
Dementia Program Social Worker, Hospice of the Valley

 

 

12:30-1:30 PM

 

Lunch - Networking, Exhibits

 

 

1:30-2:30 PM

 

Assessing and Addressing Frailty
Linda Phillips, MN, PhD
Director, Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Science, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles; Senior Director of Research & Education, Arizona Center on Aging, The University of Arizona

 
 

2:30-3:30 PM

 

Advance Directives/POLST Update
Dawn Rivas, DNP, RN
Interim Assistant Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, Northern Arizona University School of Nursing, Flagstaff

 
 

3:30-4:00 PM

 

Break - Networking, Exhibits

 

 

4:00-5:00 PM

 

Opiate Use in a Community Hospital & Upcoming Changes in Regulations
Joanne Ceimo, MD, FACC
Geriatric Fellowship Faculty, Banner Family Medicine Geriatric Fellowship

Nicole Murdock, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor, Midwestern University; Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiac Solutions; Clinical Pharmacist, Banner Boswell Medical Center

 

     

Saturday, October 21, 2017

 
 

7:30-7:50 AM

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 
 

7:50-8:00 AM

 

Welcome & Announcements

 

8:00-9:00 AM

 

Spinal Care and Treatment Options
Jonathan C. Komar, MD
Physician, Arizona Spine Disc and Sport, Ahwatukee; Clinical Faculty, Midwestern University Arizona, College of Osteopathic Medicine

 
 

9:00-10:00 AM

 

Tackling Fear - Taking Responsibility:  The Mandate of
Multidisciplinary De-Prescribing

Samuel Downing, MD
Physician, Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare

Larry Parsons, MD
Physician, Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare

 
 

10:00-10:30 AM

 

Break - Networking

 

10:30-11:30 AM

 

Death Certificate Update
Elizabeth Rabusa
OVR Training Officer, Maricopa County Department of Public Health Office of Vital Registration

Lindsey Sales
Medical Certification and Disposition Services Supervisor, Maricopa County Department of Public Health,
Office of Vital Registration

 
 

11:30AM-12:30  PM

 

Practical Prognostication for the PCP
Jason Leubner, MD
Medical Director, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Family Residency Clinic; Clinical Assistant Professor; Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix

 
  12:30-1:45 PM  

Lunch - Awards

 
  1:45-2:45 PM  

Pharmacy Update
Sandra Brownstein, PharmD
Pharmcare USA Tucson

 
  2:45-3:45 PM  

Geriatrics Update
Jason Leubner, MD
Medical Director, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Family Residency Clinic; Clinical Assistant Professor; Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix

 



AzGS Sponsors

Maintaining


 Hospice of the Valley

Sustaining

. . . .

Enduring

. . . .

Nurturing


Arizona Geriatric Workforce
Enhancement Program

Supporting


AARP Arizona


BlueCross BlueShield
Arizona Advantage

Humana

Office of Gerontological &
Interprofessional Initiatives
School of Social Work
Arizona State University

 

Fall Symposium Exhibitors

Beatitudes Campus

BlueCross BlueShield
Arizona Advantage

Cap Tel Outreach

Grand Canyon University

Haven Senior Horizons

Hospice of the Valley

Humana

Mobile Dentistry of Arizona

. . .


 

 SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION - Click Here

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A $25 handling fee will be charged for requested cancellations received by September 30th; no refunds will  be issued after that date. 


Special Accommodations:  If you have any special needs, please contact Iris Sumpter at (602) 265-0211 or IrisSumpter@ArizonaGeri
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