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Conference Agenda - Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.Continental breakfast/sponsor exhibits open

General sessions

8:30-8:45 a.m.Opening remarks/conference overview
8:45-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Session: "Navigating the Dementia Continuum of Care"

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Kim Tarver, MDAssistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Director of Clinical Services, The MIND Center, UMMC, Jackson, MS

  • Identify the services and integrating mechanisms of the dementia system of care.
  • Compare the various types and settings of dementia care services and when they may be appropriate based on disease and symptom progression.
  • Review opportunities to promote more seamless care transitions along the continuum to improve patient-centered care and family support.
10:15-10:45 a.m.Break/sponsor exhibits open
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: "A Roadmap of Caregiver Services"

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Sue Ann Meng, LCSW, moderator – Social Worker, The MIND Center, UMMC, Jackson, MS

Tiwanna O’Rear, CHA, panelist – Chief Operations Officer, Sanctuary Hospice House, Sanctuary Hospice, Tupelo, MS

Tarlyn Gates, panelist – Green House Guide/Shabaz Trainer, Traceway Retirement Community, Methodist Senior Services, Tupelo, MS

Cassidy Roberts Patton, LCSW, panelist - Program Director, Senior Intensive Outpatient Program, North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc,  Pontotoc, MS

Mary Shearrill, panelist – Program Administrator, Senior, Mississippi Access to Care (MAC), Mississippi Department of Human Services, Jackson, MS

  • Identify the various care settings along the dementia care continuum and the services each provides.
  • Recognize the differences in care settings, appropriate interventions based on level of care required, and the financial options available.
  • Explore opportunities for individualized, patient-centered care across care settings.
12:15-1 p.m.Lunch provided
1-2 p.m.

"Unraveling Dementia Types"

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Lee Greer, MD - Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Jackson, MS

  • Explore the underlying causes of the most common types of dementia and how each manifests.
  • Discuss how dementia types are diagnosed leveraging the use of imaging and other diagnostic tools.
  • Recognize the phases of Alzheimer’s and dementia across the spectrum of progression, including mild cognitive impairment.

2-2:15 p.m.

Break/sponsor exhibits open

2:15-3:45 p.m.

Panel discussion: "A Patient’s Journey from the Physician’s Perspective"

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Kim Tarver, MD, moderator – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Director of Clinical Services, The MIND Center, UMMC, Jackson, MS

Rinki Varindani Desai, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, CDP, panelist – Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology, UMMC, Jackson, MS

Juebin Huang, MD, PhD, panelist – Neurologist, Associate Professor of Neurology, UMMC, Jackson, MS

Lucas McElwain, MD, panelist - Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialist, North Mississippi Health Services, Tupelo, MS

Ardarian G. Pierre, MD, panelist - Geriatric Specialist, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UMMC, Jackson, MS

T. Ray Perrine, MS, MD, FAAFP, panelist – Faculty Attending, Family Medicine Residency Center, North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS; Medical Director, Cedars Health Care Center, Tupelo, MS

Brian Thomas, PsyD, ABPP (CN), panelist - Clinical Neuropsychologist, Thomas Neuropsychology, Tupelo, MS

  • Define the various health care providers who may be involved in caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Describe what care and services each specialist provides and what role they play in the diagnosis and treatment process.
  • Identify the patient referral criteria for the provider and how and when to select a specific specialist for consultation or treatment.
3:45-4 p.m.Break/sponsor exhibits open
4-5 p.m.

"Your Caregiving GPS"

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Laura Pannell, PhD, CPG - Credentialed Professional Gerontologist, Lead Faculty Psychology and Social Work, Itawamba Community College, Belden, MS

  • Increase awareness of resources available for older adults and those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Explore service implementation opportunities within existing older adult programming.
  • Identify access points for diverse older adult services including bilingual, veteran and ADA services.
5-6 p.m.Welcome reception with sponsors
6 p.m. Meeting concludes - dinner on your own