Schedule

SAGE

Continuing Education Re-Imagined!

Previously known as, “The Annual Board Review in Geriatrics and Palliative Care,” The San Antonio Geriatric and Palliative Education (SAGE) Symposium is an innovative 3 day inter-professional continuing education conference for primary care physicians, nurses, and social workers focused on improving health care for older adults.

How SAGE is Different: Most continuing education conferences require attendees to passively sit in their seats 8 hours a day while experts click through PowerPoint slides. SAGE feels that busy health care providers should expect more from their continuing education conferences. During a conference, providers should be able to actively engage with faculty. After a conference providers should feel energized and able to apply new knowledge and skills when they return to work. They should also have a way to stay engaged with learning opportunities and support while continuing to accrue CE credit. Therefore we have re-imagined ourselves and the way continuing education could be.

Skills Sessions: The first two days of the SAGE Symposium are focused on reviewing key geriatric and palliative care concepts. Skills sessions will include topics such as assistive devices for hearing loss in the elderly, fall assessment and prevention, completing advanced directives, and redefining hope. Providers should leave these two days of the conference with renewed confidence in their ability to perform at least 4 geriatric or palliative skills.

Senior Health Fair: The third day of the SAGE Symposium starts with a Senior Community Health Fair. Providers will take the skills they learned in days 1 and 2, and use them to staff booths in the health fair. That’s right—providers don’t even have to wait to get home to hone their skills on an older adult population. During the fair, expert faculty will be there to give reassurance every step of the way. This health fair will end with a bang, with our keynote speaker and panel of experts & community members.

Longitudinal: SAGE does not end on the last day of the conference. Providers who attend SAGE will give input on creating a longitudinal CE granting activity to keep them connected to each other and to SAGE providers over time. They will additionally gain online access to our monthly CE granting Geriatrics Grand Rounds.

SAGE has planned fresh, innovative, and creative ways to learn, engage, and improve geriatric and palliative care skills all while gaining CE credit. We cannot wait for you to join us!

Registration and Breakfast
Welcome
  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Orientation
Becky Powers, MD
Associate Professor/Clinical
  • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Surrogate Decision Makers
Rachel Vanermeer
Title
  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break
  • 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
1. Legacy Project

2. Falls/Functional Assessments

3. Supporting Dignity in Care of Patients Facing Terminal Illness

4. Medication Reviews and Safe Disposal


  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • See floor plan for locations
Break
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Ethics
Phillip Holcomb
Adjunct Professor, geriatrics, Gerontology, Palliative Medicine
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break (and get lunch)
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Plenary: Cancer Screening and Prevention in the Older Adult
Ambili Ramachandran, MD, MS, FACP
Assistant Professor, Division of General & Hospital Medicine
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Diabetes in the Older Adult
Nicolas Musi, MD
Director, Barshop Institute, Chief, GRECC
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break
  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
1. Complimentary and Integrative Medicine

2. Cognitive Assessment

3. Geriatric Foot Exam

4. Driving Evaluation in the Older Adult


  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • See floor plan for locations
Break
  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Geopardy Game
Kathryn Sawey, MD
Associate Professor/Clinical
Christina Mireles, MD
Physician
  • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Wrap Up
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome
  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Osteoporosis
Andrea Alvarez, MD
Physician, UT Family Medicine Geriatric Group
  • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Self Care
Jennifer LaCoss, MD
Assistant Professor, UT Health San Antonio Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break
  • 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
1. Dementia Caregiver Support

2. Advanced Care Planning

3. Redefining Hope

4. Depression Screening


  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • See floorplan for locations
Break
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Ethics
Phillip Holcomb, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Palliative Medicine
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break (get lunch)
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Plenary: Assessing Capacity & Establishing Goals of Care
Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, MD
Director, Geriatric Evaluation Clinic
Teresa Hale, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Health Psychologist
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Transitions of Care
Nadya S Davila Lourido, MD
Staff Physician South Texas VA
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break
  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
1. Assistive Devices

2. The Pain Game

3. Opioid Conversions

4. Hearing Loss


  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • See floorplan for locations
Break
  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Palliative Game
Huma Khan, MD
Staff Physician, Palliative Care, South Texas Veterans Health System
Angelica Davila, MD
Physician, UT Family Medicine Geriatric Group
  • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Wrap Up
Set up (Physicians) and Breakfast
  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Physician Pre-brief
Becky Powers, MD
Conference Director
  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Health Fair
  • 8:30 AM - 11 AM
  • See floorplan for locations
Lunch with the Doctors
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break and Transition to Keynote Room
  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Health Fair De-brief and Introduction
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote Speaker, Doris Griffin

Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussion, Audience Questions, Wrap Up

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Break
  • 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Focus Group
Becky Powers, MD
Conference Director
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Grand Ballrom
Geriatrics Update
Sara Espinoza, MD
Associate Director for Clinical Programs
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Palliative Update
Katie Stowers, DO
Hospice & Palliative Care Specialist
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Grand Ballroom
Wrap Up
SAGE Senior Health Fair
  • 8:30 AM - 11 AM
  • Grand Ballroom Foyer/La Joya Ballroom
Lunch with the Doctors
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  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Grand Ballroom
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Keynote Speaker

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Doris Griffin, Director Jefferson Outreach
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Grand Balroom
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