The Gerontological Society of America 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

November 16, 2016 to November 20, 2016

New Orleans, LA

On November 16, researchers from our team will travel to New Orleans for the 6-day Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. This year’s theme is New Lens on Aging: Changing Attitudes, Expanding Possibilities.

If you plan to attend the GSA event and would like to prearrange a meeting, please contact us.

RTI International’s Scientific Contributions at GSA

RTI researchers will contribute a range of oral presentations and papers at this year’s meeting:

Wednesday, November 16

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Cross-Cutting Quality Measures: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going?

Pre-conference Workshop
Howard Degenholtz, Karen Reilly, Karen Hirschman, Candace Kemp, Lindsay Schwartz, Maureen Henry, Franziska Rokoske

12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Common Data Elements for International Research in Long-term Care Homes

Pre-conference Workshop
Kristen N. Corazzini, Michael Lepore, Katherine McGilton, Ruth Anderson, David Edvardsson, Barbara Bowers, Elena Siegel

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Housing Market Factors, Composition, and Service Availability and Aging in Place

An Exploration of the Role of Housing Suitability for Older Adults Who Are Aging in Place
Lawren Bercaw

Thursday, November 17

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | Person-Directed Care Planning in Nursing Homes: Multiple Perspectives on Cultural Transformation

Person-Directed Care Planning: Foundations, Elements, Barriers, Facilitators, and Outcomes
Michael Lepore, Kezia Scales, Trini Thach, Kristie Porter, Ruth Anderson, Eleanor McConnell, Jill Flanagan, Kirsten Corazzini

Goals, Roles, and Control: Eliciting Stakeholder Views on Person-Directed Care Planning
Kezia Scales, Kirsten Corazzini, Ruth Anderson, Eleanor McConnell, Kristie Porter, Trini Thach, Yuting Song, Michael Lepore

Directors of Nursing, Adaptive Leadership, and Person-Directed Assessment and Care Planning
Kirsten Corazzini, Ruth Anderson, Eleanor McConnell, Kezia Scales, Yuting Song, Bada Kang, Julienne Meyer, Michael Lepore

Residents’ Challenges from Different Stakeholders’ Perspectives: An Adaptive Leadership Framework
Yuting Song, Kezia Scales, Michael Lepore, Ruth Anderson, Vivian Lou Weiqun, Eleanor McConnell, Kirsten Corazzini

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | What Do People Want in Long-Term Care Financing Reform? Knowledge, Concerns, and Financing Options

What Do People Know About Long-Term Services and Supports?
Galina Khatutsky, Joshua Wiener, Trini Thach, Angela Greene

What Are People’s Concerns About Becoming Disabled, and What Are They Willing to Do About It?
Angela Greene, Trini Thach, Joshua Wiener, Galina Khatutsky

Long-Term Services and Supports Financing Options: Which Options Do People Support?
Joshua Wiener, Galina Khatutsky, Angela Greene, Trini Thach

Preferences for Long-Term Care Insurance Features: Results from a Discrete Choice Experiment
Derek Brown, Benjamin Allaire, Joshua Wiener

Friday, November 18

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Research Related to Hospice and End-of-Life Care

Implementation of the Hospice Item Set (HIS): Lessons Learned and Future Implications
Meredith Kirk, Sarah Birken, Noha Sherif, Michelle Brazil, Franziska Rokoske

Saturday, November 19

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Care Coordination and Care Transition: Initiatives to Improve Quality of Care Across the Continuum

Assessing Discharge to Community Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings
Poonam Pardasaney, Melvin Ingber, Ila Broyles, Anne Deutsch, Denise Clayton, Jennifer Frank, Emily Haines, Tara McMullen

Assessing Potentially Preventable Hospital Readmissions Following Discharge From Post-Acute Care
Laurie Daras, Melvin Ingber, Christopher Beadles, Natalie Chong, Maryann Nguyen, Jessica Carichner, Allison Briggs, Shivaani Prakas

Evaluation of CMS Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents
Zhanlian Feng, Melvin Ingber, Nan Tracy Zheng, Nicole Coomer, Joyce Wang, Alison Vadnais, Nathaniel Breg, William Bayliss

Association Between Live Discharges and Quality of Care in Hospices
Qinghua Li, Ila Broyles, Nan Tracy Zheng, Franziska Rokoske

Demonstrations Under the Financial Alignment Initiative: Early Findings on Care Coordination
Angela Greene, Edith Walsh, Galina Khatutsky, Amy Chepaitis, Diane Justice, Eileen Griffin

5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Voices of Experience: The Value of Qualitative Methods in Addressing Health Policy Issues

Person-Directed Care Planning in Nursing Homes: Stakeholder Insight on Policy Implementation
Kezia Scales, Kirsten Corazzini, Eleanor McConnell, Ruth Anderson, Kristie Porter, Trini Thach, Yuting Song, Michael Lepore

Sunday, November 20

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Gender Issues in Later Life

Race and Gender Differences in Hospice Quality Measures
Jennifer Frank, Qinghua Li, Noha Sherif, Steven Spivack, Natalie Chong, Nan Tracy Zheng, Franziska Rokoske

*RTI author names appear in italics

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