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Innovations and Controversy: Updates in Geriatrics

Session moderated by Lekshmi Santhosh

As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, new innovations and controversies emerge regularly: everything from the use of cannabis for older adults, to the role of hugely expensive and marginally effective treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease, to the complexities of advanced care planning. Anna Chodos and Alex Smith from the UCSF Division of Geriatrics will walk us through the latest innovations and controversies facing our aging population and those who care for them.

Speakers:
Anna Chodos, MD, MPH, is associate professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at ZSFG and the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF Health. She is the principal investigator of Dementia Care Aware, a state-wide program to improve detection of dementia in older adults who have Medi-Cal benefits. She is also co-principal investigator of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, which trains providers in geriatrics principles. Finally, she directs Whole Person Geriatrics for the San Francisco Health Network, as well as the outpatient Geriatrics Consult Service and the Geriatrics-Neurology Cognitive Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Alexander Smith, MD, MPH, MS, is professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the SFVAHCS. His research focuses on improving quality of life and patient-physician communication for older adults, particularly those with a limited prognosis. He co-founded ePrognosis.org, an online compendium of prognostic calculators, and GeriPal, a geriatrics and palliative care podcast for health care professionals. He also is an executive editor at the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) and is director of UCSF's NIA-funded T32 program.

This Grand Rounds will be Zoom-only. Watch live using the link below or at your convenience on our YouTube channel.

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The session will be recorded for later play here.

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Zoom Information:
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by clicking:
https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/92507991004?pwd=UGg0NU0xS2R0Q1RtREpSK2UzUyt2dz09
Webinar ID: 925 0799 1004
Passcode: 500062

Or join by phone by dialing (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or
+1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592
International numbers available: https://ucsf.zoom.us/u/abBh6VatYU

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