Geriatric Update Conference

The 35th Annual Middle TN Geriatric Update Conference was held virtually on October 8, 2021.  

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35th Middle Tennessee Virtual Geriatric Update Conference

Friday October 8, 2021 (8:30 AM-4:15 PM Central Time)



8:30-9:30 AM                     Session 1 Keynote: Person-Centered Care in Geriatric Oncology. Supriya Mohile MD, University of Rochester

9:30-10:30 AM                  Session 2: The Age Lab – Reframing Aging with Technology. Taylor Patskanick, MPH, MSW, Massachusetts Institute for Technology

10:30-10:45 AM                Break

10:45-11:45 AM                Session 3: Social Determinants of Older Adult Health in Middle TN. Carson Cooper, Sara Fowler, Greater Nashville Regional Council

11:45-12 Noon                  Break

12-1PM                                Break-out groups: 28 min WNPT documentary Aging Matters: Aging in Rural

Communities   Following the film there will be a 20 min discussion –Nutrition, Senior Housing, and Older Adult Support Services - Facilitated by Community Leaders Break-out Groups: Conference participants will select a topic of interest related to aging concerns:

•   Nutrition – Madeleine Hallum, RD 

•   Educating First Responders about Dementia – Jennifer Hunt DNP

•  Older Adult Support Services – Gretchen Funk, FiftyForward

1-2 PM                                 Session 4: Pivoting of Social Supports for Older Adults during the Pandemic

                                                AgeWell Middle TN Grace Smith LCSW), Alzheimer’s TN (Cheryl Blanchard

                                                MSW), Senior Ride Nashville (Carrie Brumfield)

2-3PM                                   Session 5: Healthy Brain Aging. Monica Crane MD, Genesis Neuroscience Clinic, Knoxville TN

3-3:15 PM                           Break

3:15-4:15 PM                     Session 6: Supporting Long Term Care During the Pandemic – a Tale of Three Facilities. Blakeford (Monica Stout MD), Symphony South Shore, Chicago (Kimberly            Beiting MD), NHC Franklin (Jennifer Kim, DNP)