We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
“Engaging the Next Generation” is the first and only symposium focused on the critical contributions to palliative care education and workforce development made by faculty from across the country, in academic institutions large and small. Whether it is educating future health care professionals on delivery of palliative care, or students in all courses of study about palliative care’s importance in caring for those they love, this symposium will reinforce palliative care’s vital inclusion in today’s academic curriculum.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging is offering its Summer Research Institute (Getting Started and Advanced) which is designed for clinicians and researchers from any field or discipline who wish to advance a particular intervention that can improve the lives of older adults and/or their families/communities. The program's research training focus is in keeping with the Hartford ChangeAGEnt initiative in that we help participants understand the big picture of health and human services in which their novel interventions may reside, how to engage stakeholders from the start of constructing an intervention, how to cost their intervention and plan for its evaluation and eventual widespread implementation.
The QSEN National Forum has historically been a source for innovation and dissemination of information related to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. The 2016 National Forum maintains that tradition by bringing together leaders in nursing practice and education to participate in important conversations surrounding healthcare quality and safety.
Join Community Catalyst's Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation and The John A. Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative for a webinar, "Working to Improve Care for Older Adults: Using Data for Policy Change," featuring Julie Bynum, MD, lead author of the recent Dartmouth Atlas report, "Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population."
Cancer treatment and supportive care tailored to the diverse needs of older cancer patients. This multidisciplinary symposium will provide healthcare professionals with knowledge about the evaluation and management of older adults with cancer. Methods to efficiently integrate elements of a geriatric assessment into a daily oncology practice will be included. Experts will discuss management and treatment of non-oncological conditions in cancer. Nursing and other allied healthcare professionals will also discuss specific older adults’ medical and social needs.
Join the New York Academy of Medicine for a critically important discussion on Dying in America. The expert panel will present their experience with End of Life choices for patients, families and themselves.
Join C-TAC and NQF’s National Quality Partners, co-hosts of the Wednesday, April 27 (9 pm-10 pm ET) #hpm TweetChat, “Measures that Matter in Advanced Illness Care.” To participate, follow NQF and C-TAC on Twitter, and use the hashtag #hpm in all comments or questions.
The New York Academy of Sciences, together with the NIH Geroscience Interest Group, the Gerontological Society of America and the American Federation for Aging Research will present the 1.5-day Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit on April 13–14, 2016, in New York City. This landmark event will convene basic, translational, and clinical researchers from academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, who work in the disparate fields of HIV/AIDS, oncology, diabetes, and aging research in an effort to better understand the complex relationship between chronic diseases and age-associated decline.
Senior Program Officer Amy Berman will be presenting at the 2016 Sharing the Experience event hosted by the Richmond Academy of Medicine on "The Power of the Conversation." The event will take place on April 12, 2016 from 2:30 PM- 5:00 PM.
This two-day international conference is designed to educate HELP teams regarding strategies for delirium prevention, using HELP to improve hospital-wide care of older adults, and creating a climate of change. Expert clinicians and experienced members of HELP sites will share evidence-based information and clinical insights on selected topics regarding the influence of HELP, delirium updates, and the larger policy implications of care for older adults. Updates on collaborative papers, expansion of the program, and innovative site projects will also be presented.