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Upcoming Webinars

Chronic Insomnia in Older Adults: Epidemiology and Approaches to Assessment in the Primary Care Setting

Friday, July 16
12:30 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above
Free for everyone

In this webinar, sleep health experts present information on the value of detecting and treating insomnia in older adult patients in the primary care setting. The presentation addresses insomnia’s impact on various clinical outcomes in older adults and its relationship with other clinical conditions. Appropriate screening tools for primary care teams and key elements of an evaluation are discussed. Presenters also review a clinical case study to illustrate the webinar’s practical implications.

Presented by:

  • Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, Professor, Chair of the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Past President, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
  • Christopher N. Kaufmann, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Data Science in Gerontology, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Adam P. Spira, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair for Research & Faculty, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Katie L. Stone, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco; Senior Scientist, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute

This webinar is co-developed with Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) and supported by Eisai Inc.

COVID Conversation #1: How bad was the pandemic for older adults? (COVID Conversations Series, "Learning from the Pandemic — Implications for Gerontology")

July 20, 2021
12 p.m. ET
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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was a particular challenge to older adults. In the period before vaccination, COVID was the second leading cause of death among people aged 85+ and the third leading cause for people aged 75-84 (JAMA, December 17, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.24865). The long-term care population bore the brunt of these deaths, but community residents also died in ICUs, lost important health and supportive services, and had their lives upended in almost every way. In this conversation we examine the pandemic’s impact on older Americans, with a special focus on health and medical care.

Presented by:

  • Elizabeth (Betsy) White, APRN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, and Investigator, Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at the Brown University School of Public Health
  • Andy Sharma, PhD, Public Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

What lessons does the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic hold for gerontology?  Do we need to re-examine our field in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? How much of the mortality of COVID could we have prevented? To what extent could we have lessened the mental health impact of the pandemic lockdown? Building on the work of the GSA COVID taskforce, the COVID Conversations series will examine the pandemic with these large questions in mind. GSA scientists who have published research on COVID will take up these questions and consider how bad the pandemic was for older adults (July), how the pandemic deepened health inequities for minority older adults (August), what worked and what didn’t work for older people in our response to the pandemic (September), and how well older people and LTC workforce adapted to the pandemic (October). The conversations, curated and moderated by Innovation in Aging journal editor Steven Albert, will come together in a special session at the November GSA meeting. 

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