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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"

Kim Tarver, MDAssistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Director of Clinical Services, The MIND Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 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"

Sue Ann Meng, LCSW, moderator – Social Worker, The MIND Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 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"

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"

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

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

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

  • 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"

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