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#WVGS19 Workshop Highlight Moving Toward an Age-Friendly Health System

The West Virginia Geriatrics Society will host a day of intriguing and insightful sessions and workshops at the 2019 Annual Geriatrics Summit. Don’t miss the first of those sessions, “Moving Toward an Age-Friendly Health System” presented by Mark Newbrough at 9:30 AM.

Moving Toward an Age-Friendly Health System
Presenter: Mark Newbrough
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). The goal of the initiative is to rapidly spread the 4Ms Framework to 20 percent of US hospitals and medical practices by 2020.

An Age-Friendly Health System is one in which every older adult’s care:

Is guided by an essential set of evidence-based practices (the 4Ms)
Causes no harms, and
Is Consistent with What Matters to the older adult and their family
After the session, attendees will be able to:
Describe the Age-Friendly Health System initiative
List and describe the 4M’s of an Age-Friendly Health System
Describe strategies for beginning the Age-Friendly Health System work in their own health systems.
For more information about this session and the WVGS Annual Geriatrics Summit, please click here.

Registration is Open for the 2019 WVGS Annual Geriatrics Summit!

The West Virginia Geriatrics Society (WVGS) extends a warm welcome to join them for their annual geriatrics summit in Charleston, WV on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Hosted by the University of Charleston, this year’s theme is “Tomorrow and Beyond: Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life.”

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Where: Charleston, WV

Meeting Highlights: Each year our annual educational summit explores new and intriguing ideas, policy changes, philosophies and practice for those involved in or interested in the care and well-being of the older adult. We welcome an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and those interested in learning more about the care of older adults.

Register Now!

Location: University of Charleston Geary Student Union Building, 3rd Floor Ballroom
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25396

For more information, visit the 2019 WVGS Annual Geriatrics Summit website. We look forward to seeing you in November!

#WVGS19 Keynote Speaker Mike Splaine

 

Please join us for our annual educational summit exploring new and intriguing ideas, policy changes, philosophies and practice for those involved in or interested in the care and well-being of the older adult. The 15th annual gathering of the West Virginia Geriatric Society will focus on “Tomorrow and Beyond:Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life.” Join us as we welcome an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and those interested in learning more about the care of older adults. This year’s keynote speaker, Mike Splaine, will be speaking on those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Living Alone with Alzheimer’s: A Solutions Focus
Presenter: Mike Splaine – Cognitive Solutions LLC
Keynote Address: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Michael Splaine is known worldwide for bringing the real face of a problem into the policy arena to yield success with policy influencers. Mike Splaine is the owner and principal of Splaine Consulting, which he established after working on the public policy and advocacy staff of the Alzheimer’s Association for more than 20 years. He has been working in the field of health and long-term care since 1988, helping organizations achieve success in advocacy for health and long-term care issues. He combines his deep knowledge of policy and program development and management with his skills in public speaking, community organizing, adult education, media strategy, and public health communications. He is also CEO of a related firm, Cognitive Solutions, LLC, a specialized consultancy to healthcare providers focused on improvement of care for patients with cognitive impairment.

Presenting at conferences and panel discussions across the country, Mike has also traveled to Shanghai, China, Tokyo Japan, Istanbul Turkey, Prague in the Czech Republic and most recently, India, to share and educate on the issues related to those with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and of caregivers all over the world.

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Registration is Now Open for the 2019 WVGS Annual Geriatrics Summit!

The West Virginia Geriatrics Society (WVGS) extends a warm welcome to join them for their annual geriatrics summit in Charleston, WV on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Hosted by the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, this year’s theme is “Tomorrow and Beyond: Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life.”

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Where: Charleston, WV

Meeting Highlights: Each year our annual educational summit explores new and intriguing ideas, policy changes, philosophies and practice for those involved in or interested in the care and well-being of the older adult. We welcome an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers,and those interested in learning more about the care of older adults.

Register Now!

Location: University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25396

For more information, visit the 2019 WVGS Annual Geriatrics Summit website. We look forward to seeing you in November!

WVGS Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

Will you be joining us this year?

 

2019 Sponsorship Registration Levels

 

Platinum Sponsor ‐ $2000
◆ List as Platinum Summit Sponsor on all marketing materials
◆ Social Media & Email promotion prior to the Summit
◆ Two registrants, Continuing Education Credit
◆ Full Page Listing in Program Book
◆ Mention as a sponsor on Two Email Newsletters to be sent to members within 1 calendar year
◆ Sponsorship of the two web seminars offered in 2019‐20
◆ Table w/2 Chairs for Display in a prime location at Summit

Gold Sponsor ‐ $1500
◆ Social Media & Email promotion prior to the Summit
◆ Two registrants, Continuing Education Credit
◆ Full Page Listing in Program Book
◆ Mention as a sponsor on Two Email Newsletters to be sent to members within 1 calendar year
◆ One Waived registrations for each web seminar offered in 2019‐20
◆ An exhibitor spot at Summit

Silver Sponsor ‐ $1000
◆ Social Media & Email promotion prior to the Summit
◆ One registrant, Continuing Education Credit
◆ 1/2 Page Listing in Program Book
◆ Mention as a sponsor on One Email Newsletter to be sent to members within 1 calendar year
◆ An exhibitor spot at Summit

Bronze Sponsor ‐ $500
◆ Social Media & Email promotion prior to the Summit
◆ One registrant, Continuing Education Credit
◆ ¼ Page Listing in Program Book
◆ An exhibitor spot at Summit

Exhibitor ‐ $150
◆ One registrant, no Continuing Education Credit
◆ Text Listing in Program Book

More details and application  WG19 Sponsorship Levels

Call for Posters – Deadline EXTENDED!

“Tomorrow and Beyond: Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life” 

Due to the change of date for the 2019 Annual Summit to November 6th, we are extending the deadline for the Poster Abstracts to Friday, September 20th

We are accepting Student/Resident Original Research or Case Study posters.

  • Submit your completed application and IRB approval (if applicable) at the website links listed below
  • Include a pdf file of your poster
  • The submission format is listed below
  • Submission Deadline, Friday, September 20th 5pm ET

Guidelines to Complete Original Research Application Form

1. Title
2. Purpose/Hypothesis/Background: State objectives/hypothesis/purpose of this project.
3. Methods/Design: Retrospective, prospective, pre-post, randomization, blinding, etc.
a)  Outcome Measures: What are you measuring? e.g. change in blood pressure, length of stay, response rate, death rate
b)  Study Setting: Name of institution where the study took place; what clinic; in/outpatient setting?
c)  Participants: Inclusion/exclusion criteria; Number entering and finishing the study.
4. Results: State main findings with statistical procedures and statistical significance, if appropriate.
5. Conclusions: State conclusions and clinical applications if any.
6. Support: List source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, etc.
7. IRB: Attach proof of appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from your home institution.

Submit Original Research Abstract – HERE 

Guidelines to Complete Case Study Application Form

1.  Title
2.  Background: State topic and why it is important.
3.  Description: Describe the essential elements needed to understand the case.
4.  Conclusion: Discuss evidence from one’s own observations and from pertinent literature that defends one’s conclusions. State how this information is useful clinically.
5. IRB: A case study that includes just one patient will not need IRB approval; however a Case Study Presentation submitted with more than one patient case requires attaching proof of appropriate IRB approval from your home institution.

Submit Case Study Abstract – HERE

2019 WVGS Annual Summit – CHANGE OF DATE

West Virginia’s Premier Geriatrics Education Opportunity

DATE CHANGE of Annual Summit
NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Due to extenuating circumstances, we have changed the date of the Annual Summit.

We hope you will join us at the University of Charleston as we present “Tomorrow and Beyond, Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life.”

A one-day educational summit exploring new and intriguing ideas, policy changes, philosophies and practice for those involved in or interested in the care and well-being of older adults FEATURING West Virginia’s own Dr. Mark Newbrough.

Dr. Newbrough is a native of St. Albans, WV. He received a degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and went on to attend West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. During his 21 years of practice in WV, he focused on the care of older adults in a variety of setting. He also became a statewide leader for geriatrics and health professional training and education. He was also an enthusiastic member of the WV Geriatric Society. In 2012 he left WV and joined the faculty at UVA to become the medical director for a new PACE program and also served as the section head for Geriatrics
Dr. Newbrough is currently the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in the other Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

Mark is passionate about ensuring that his patients receive medical care that is appropriate for their condition but that is also in line with their values and wishes. He says “ I just love taking care of older folks. I enjoy learning about them and what they have accomplished over the course of their lives. I love learning about what’s important to them and then helping to solve their medical issues.”

Dr. Newbrough will be presenting on an Age-Friendly Health System – one in which every older adult’s care is guided by an essential set of evidence-based practices. He will share these practices along with strategies on how to begin the Age-Friendly Health System work in our own health care systems. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Newbrough back home!

Other exciting presentations will include presentations on “Age is Not a Condom, HIV and STD’s over 65”, “Move it or Lose It To Maximize Ability and Function” and “Medication misuse issues in older adults”

Keep an eye on your email for continuing updates or visit our website at www.WVGeriatrics.org for more information.