2018 Gerontology Conference Session Materials

(available through 4/30/18)

April 4, 2018 KEYNOTE (a.m.) - Building Resilience: An Age-Friendly Approach to Help People and Communities Thrive

Danielle Arigoni, MS., Director of Livable Communities, AARP, Director, Office of Economic Development.

 Wednesday Sessions

1. Effective Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Older Adults

Michael V. Vitiello, PhD , Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Gerontology & Geriatrics Medicine, and Biobehavioral Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

2. Environmental Gerontology: From Theory to Practice

Melissa Cannon, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Gerontology, Western Oregon University

3. Integrating and Aligning Healthcare Older Adults Eligible for Medicaid and Medicare

Jennifer Valentine, MSC, Medicaid-Medicare Operations Policy Analyst 3 Health Systems, Oregon Health Authority, Salem, Oregon.

4. Engaging the Aging and Focusing for Change

Ali Hall, JD, Ali Hall Training, Portland, Oregon.

5. Pain & Aging: What Are We Treating & How Can We Treat It?

Kevin Cuccaro, DO, Private Practice, Corvallis & Philomath, OR

Sharna Prasad, PT, Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon, OR.

April 4, 2018 KEYNOTE (noon) - Global Innovation: Thriving with Dementia

Benjamin Surmi, MSc., Director of Programs and Training, Koelsch Communities, Olympia, WA

Additional Materials: Rethinking Dementia

6. Understanding Older LGBT Community from a Trauma-Informed Lens

Paul Iarrobino, True Path Consulting NW, Portland, OR

7. Social Security – Everything You Need to Know

Kimberly Herrmann, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho

8. Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Geriatric Population

Jenna McGoldrick, MD., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Anand Kumthekar, MD., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

9. Evoking Motivation for Change

Ali Hall, JD, Ali Hall Training, Portland, OR

10. Hypertension in Older Adults

Michelle Odden, PhD., Associate Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

11. Empathy: How to Give It, and How to Get Some (not available on-line)

Tina Taylor, MSc. Stress Solutions: Counseling, Mediation, Training, Somatics; Director, Oregon State Penitentiary Nonviolent Communication Program.

12. Tai Chi for the Older Adult

James Lusk, Master of Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance”, Oregon

13. De-prescribing to Improve Drug Therapy Using the Beers Criteria, STOPP/START Method and  Other Approaches

William “Si” Simonson, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP. Independent Pharmacy Consultant, OR

14. Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults

Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD, MD. Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon; Medical Director, Addiction Medicine ECHO clinic

15. Voices Uncensored: The Profound Act of Creative Expression and Storytelling

Paul Iarrobino, True Path Consulting NW, Portland, Oregon

Amy Henderson, MS, Founder & Executive Director, The Geezer Gallery, Portland, OR

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