August 17-18, 2018
Holiday Inn Executive Center • Columbia, MO


Pre-Conference Session
7:00 – 11:00am
Health Care Professional Burnout: Recognition, Prevention, Recovery

  • 7:00
    Introduction – Kevin Craig, MD
  • 7:15
    Healthcare Professional Burnout – Dr. Nikki Cronk and Dr. Amelia Frank
  • 8:00
  • 8:10
    Mindfulness Breakout Sessions
    Attendees will separate into three groups and rotate through the following sessions. Each session will last for 45 minutes with a
    short time for transition between groups.

Music Therapy – Kristin Veteto, MM, MT-BC, Giving Song, LLC
Chair Yoga – Ashley Burnam, BSN, Yoga Sol
Meditation – Mark Wax, CYT-500

  • 10:35
  • 10:40
    Reflections on Healthcare Professional Burnout – Kevin Craig, MD
  • 11:00

28th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference
Friday • 

  • 10:00
    Conference Registration, Exhibits
  • 11:00
    Box Lunch in Exhibit Hall


  • 12:00
    Welcome – Karli Urban, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri
  • 12:10
    Keynote: Use of Statins in the Nursing Home Population – 
    Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Health Care Policy & Research, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO; President, AMDA
  • 1:25
    Making the Emergency Room and Urgent Care Better Suited for Geriatric Patients –
    Tom Edes, MD, MS, Executive Director, Geriatrics & Extended Care Operations, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
  • 2:30
    Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Elderly in the Era of the Opioid Crisis: Implications for Our Vulnerable Elders –
    Randall Huss, MD, Medical Director, Silverstone Place Skilled Nursing, Rolla, MO; President, Missouri Association of Long Term Care Practitioners
  • 3:30
  • 3:50
    Geriatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in the Long-Term Setting –
    George Grossberg, MD, Samuel W. Fordyce Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 5:00
    Poster Session

Saturday • AM

  • 7:00
    Breakfast, Exhibits
  • 8:00
    Welcome and Awards Presentation – Karli Urban, MD
  • 8:20
    Urinary Incontinence in the Geriatric Population: An Approach to Patient Care – Lisa Brennaman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO; Debbie Ritchie, FNP, GNP, CS, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 9:20
  • 9:40
    Older Adults and Sex: Exploring Intimacy and HIV in Late Adulthood – Erin Robinson, PhD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri School of Social Work, Columbia, MO 
  • 11:00
    Concurrent Session #1

    • Diagnosis of Dementia in the Outpatient Setting – Milta Little, DO, CMD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Geriatric Fellowship Program Director, Saint Louis, MO; Angela Sanford, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    • Multi-disciplinary Sessions – Conference Fellows


  • 12:00
    Lunch and Exhibits
  • 1:00
    Concurrent Session #2

    • Vitamin D and Falls in the Geriatric Population – James Birch, Jr., MD, MSPH,Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, and Director, Geriatric Medicine Clerkship, Landon Center on Aging, Kansas City, KS
    • Telemedicine in the Care of Our Aging and Frail Population – E. Rachel Mutrux, Senior Program Director of Telehealth, Missouri Telehealth Network, Columbia, MO
    • Caring for the Caregiver – Karla Washington, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 2:10
    Dermatological Findings in the Aging Population – Jon Dyer, MD Associate Professor of Dermatology and Child Health; Director, Pediatric Dermatology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 3:15
    Update form the Medical Literature – James J. Stevermer, MD, MSPH, Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, Medical Education Director, MU-Area Health Education Centers; Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 4:20

Conference Program– downloadable pdf file