Holiday Inn Executive Center • Columbia, MO
August 18-19, 2017


FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 • Pre-Conference Session
7:30-11:30 am
SICP: Serious Illness Care Planning – Communication in Serious Illness
This pre-conference session is limited to 45 participants and registration is required.
Continental breakfast will be provided for participants.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 • Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference


  • 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: Pursuing the Triple Aim: A Pathway to High Quality End of Life Care – Rani Snyder, MPA, Program Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • 1:00
    Best Practices in Infection Control in the Long Term Care Setting – Joyce Berkowitz, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, CWCN, SSM Health Care
  • 1:50
    Technological Innovations: Early Illness Detection in the Frail Elderly – Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Director, MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging; Marjorie Skubic, PhD, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, University of Missouri
  • 2:40
  • 3:00
    Lewy Body Dementia – A Need for Greater Awareness – David Beversdorf, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Psychological Sciences, Thompson Center; William and Nancy Thompson Endowed Chair in Radiology, University of Missouri
  • 3:50
    Workforce Challenges in Providing Quality Care – Marcia Flesner, PhD, RN, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing; Cathy Murray, EdD, MBA, BHSM, RN, NHA, Senior Research Project Analyst, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing
  • 4:40
    Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
    Poster Session and Reception
  • 5:40



  • 7:00
    Breakfast, Exhibits
  • 8:00
    Welcome and Awards Presentation – Karli Urban, MD
  • 8:20
    Keynote: Comprehensive Advance Care Planning – David Atashroo, MD, UCSF Medical Center and Beacon Urgent Care
  • 9:40-10:30

    • Dermatological Findings in the Aging Population – Jon Dyer, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Missouri
    • Non-Pharmaceutical End of Life Comfort Measures – Kevin Craig, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri; Christi Lero, LMSW, Hospice Social Worker, Hospice Compassus; Kate Walker, MSW, Certified Yoga Teacher, University of Missouri Health Care
    • Literature Review – James J. Stevermer, MD, MSPH, Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine, Medical Education Director of MU Area Health Education Centers and Assistant Director of Family Medicine Residency Program, University of Missouri
  • 10:30
    Break and Exhibits
  • 10:45-11:35

    • Dysrhythmias in the Elderly – Greg Flaker, MD, Sorenson Chair in Cardiovascular Reseach, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri
    • How To Train the Frontline Care Partners of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia – De Minner, RN, BSN, Associate Faculty, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing
    • Death Cafes: Making Death a Comfortable Conversation Topic – Ashley Gage, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Central Missouri; Megan Jo Mooney, MSW, Research Specialist, University of Missouri
  • 11:45
    Lunch and Exhibits


  • 12:45
    The Impact of Health Care Policy on Our Aging Population – M. Ryan Barker, MSW, MPPA, Vice President of Health Policy, Missouri Foundation for Health
  • 1:45
    Break/Transition to Concurrent Session 3
  • 2:00-2:50

    • Pre-Surgical Frailty Index – Jeffrey Coughenour, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Missouri
    • Digital Storytelling – Abagail Rolbiecki, PhD, MPH, MSW, MU Center for Patient Centered Outcomes Research, University of Missouri
    • Multi-disciplinary Session – Conference Fellows
  • 3:00
    The Happy Medium – Principles of Appropriate Prescribing in Older Adults
    – Milta Little, DO, CMD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • 4:00

A downloadable pdf file of the program is available.