2020 VGS Annual Conference Fall
Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1, 2020

Gregory Golladay, MD

Dr. Golladay is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at VCU Health. He is the fellowship director for Adult Reconstruction and the Director of the Orthopaedic inpatient Unit at VCU. He is a board member of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society and is specialty delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia. He did undergraduate studies at UVA, medical school at LSU, residency at University of Michigan and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is involved in a variety of current research projects related to hip and knee replacement and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arthroplasty and is on the Publications Committee of AAHKS.
Best Practices in Contemporary Joint Replacement
October 30, 2020, 7:30 am

Stamatina Danielides, MD

I graduated from the University of Padua in Italy. I did my residency at the Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University and my fellowship at Columbia University in New York. I did a second, clinical research fellowship on Sjögren's syndrome.
Cooling Off Overheated Immune Systems in Older Patients: Rheumatology Update
October 30, 2020, 8:30 am

Rachel Selby-Penczak, MD

Rachel Selby-Penczak is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at VCU Health Systems. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1995, completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny University Hospital, and her Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals of Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been part of the Geriatric Division for just under 17 years providing medical care to complex patients in a variety of settings. Over the past 6 years she been part of the palliative care interdisciplinary team at VCU providing consultative services and care to patients and families throughout the hospital. For the past 5 years she has been Medical Director for New Century Hospice. Rachel holds board certification in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Care. She has been a member of the Virginia Medicaid's Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee since 2005 and a Member of the Planning Committee for the Virginia Geriatrics Society Annual conference since 2008. She is a committed teacher, to learners at all stages of their formal training, as well as to patients and their families.
Medicare Hospice, Palliative Care and POST Old and New
October 30, 2020, 10:00 am

Matt Kestenbaum, MD, FAAHPM

Dr. Kestenbaum is an internist and hospice and palliative medicine physician. He is the Chief Medical Officer at Capital Caring Health, a non-profit organization specializing in hospice and advanced illness care serving Virginia, DC, and suburban Maryland. Dr. Kestenbaum is the Medical Director of the Virginia POST Collaborative. In addition, he is a member of the Plenary and Executive Councils of National POLST and serves as the chair of National POLST's Program Standards Committee.
Medicare Hospice, Palliative Care and POST Old and New
October 30, 2020, 10:00 am

Christian Bergman, MD

Dr. Carl J. "Christian" Bergman, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA and his internal medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA where he specialized in post-acute care and participated in the ABPLM sponsored CMD-mentored fellowship. He is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he is focusing on improving transitions of care throughout the VCU Health System. Dr. Bergman is actively involved at the state and national level of AMDA and AGS. His research interests are transitions of care, care coordination, geriatric education leadership and advocacy, neurodegenerative disorders, and clinical applications related to ketosis.
COVID 19, Home Health and Nursing Home Care
October 30, 2020, 11:00 am

Peter Boling, MD

Peter Boling is a Professor of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he chairs the Geriatric Medicine Division. For 28 years he has promoted house calls and physician engagement in home care, and has sought in many ways to strengthen the field. He has served locally and nationally as a home agency medical director, and has spoken and written extensively on home care including a single author book in 1997 and an edited book in 2009. He has worked to improve quality of care throughout his career and chaired the Joint Commission’s Home Care advisory committee in 2008-9. He is a past president of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians and has been honored with the Nascher-Manning award by the American Geriatrics Society and the 2010 MCV Physician’s Distinguished Clinician award given by peer vote to the best clinician in his 650 physician academic multi-specialty group. For several years he has been voted best Geriatrician in Richmond. His active clinical practice informs his teaching and health policy work, and includes outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, and home care work, covering the continuum of care, where he works closely with 8 physicians and 12 nurse practitioners.
COVID 19, Home Health and Nursing Home Care
October 30, 2020, 11:00 am
Plenary Panel: Fountain of Youth? Healthy Aging Panel Discussion
October 31, 2020, 3:15 pm

Robert Fix, PhD, OTR/L, CSRS

Dr. Fix has been working for Virginia Commonwealth University Health since 2005 as an acute care occupational therapist and since 2019 as a rehab services supervisor, providing therapy to patients in orthopedics, neurology, surgical trauma, general medicine and respiratory services. He received a certificate in aging studies in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences program in 2018 at VCU. Dr. Fix is adjunct faculty at the VCU Department of Occupational Therapy and serves as a clinical field work instructor for occupational therapy students. He also provides clinical lab instruction in areas such as patient occupational performance evaluation, vital signs and lines/leads.
Occupational Therapy: Who Can Name That Tool?
October 30, 2020, 1:00 pm

Mack Hendrix, MD

Bad Back? Managing Spinal Osteoporosis
October 30, 2020, 2:00 pm

Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, CGP

Ericka Crouse received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After graduation she completed a Geriatric Pharmacy Residency at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina, and a Pharmacy Residency in Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System here in Richmond. She continues to work on inpatient psychiatry at VCUHS. Ericka also serves as a program director training pharmacists in psychiatric pharmacy.
Beating the Blues: Drugs for Depression in 2020
October 30, 2020, 3:30 pm

Sherri Simons

Sleep, Chocolate, and Fuzzy Slippers
October 30, 2020, 4:30 pm

Carol Manning, PhD, ABBPP-CN

Carol Manning, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Associate Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia. She has appointments in Psychology, Neuroscience, and the School of Nursing. Dr. Manning is the Vice Chair of the Central and Western Virginia Alzheimer’s Association and on the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission. Her research involves neurodegenerative disease, memory, and decision making.
Dementia? Who Should Have Neuropsychiatric Testing and Why?
October 31, 2020, 7:30 am

Emily Ihara, PhD, MSW, FGSA

Dr. Ihara's research focuses on interventions, policies, and system changes necessary to eliminate health inequities for older adults and non-dominant populations. Current projects include the scaling up of a Music and Memory intervention for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, examining the effects of TimeSlips, a creative storytelling method for individuals living with dementia, and using agent-based modeling to address the complexity of dementia caregiving among non-dominant populations.
Out of the Box Techniques in Dementia Care
October 31, 2020, 8:30 am

Catherine Tompkins, MSW, PhD

Out of the Box Techniques in Dementia Care
October 31, 2020, 8:30 am

Megumi Inoue, Ph.D., MSW, RN

Dr. Inoue is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University. Her research focuses on health and aging, and she is interested in improving the lives of older adults who are affected by health problems, with a particular focus on protecting and promoting their autonomy and dignity.
Out of the Box Techniques in Dementia Care
October 31, 2020, 8:30 am

John Morley, MD

Dr. Morley is the Dammert Professor of Gerontology and the Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine as well as the Director of the Division of Endocrinology at St Louis University Medical Center. He also serves as Medical Director for two nursing homes. Dr. Morley earned a medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Witwatersrand, and completed a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to editing many textbooks and publishing over 1000 papers, he has been honored with many awards, most recently receiving the James Pattee Award for Educational Excellence from the American Medical Director's Association.
What Can We Do to Prevent Dementia?
October 31, 2020, 10:00 am
Plenary Panel: Fountain of Youth? Healthy Aging Panel Discussion
October 31, 2020, 3:15 pm

Justin Mutter, MD

Making Choices: Managing Medical Conditions in Patients with Dementia
October 31, 2020, 11:00 am

Ashley Shoultz, MSN, CWON, FNP-C

Worrisome Wounds and Wound Care Wizardry
October 31, 2020, 1:00 pm

Katherine Coffey-Vega, MD

Katherine is a Staff Geriatrician at the McGuire VA. She is the medical director of GHCC and GEM. Medicine is her second career. She previously worked as a mechanical engineer for NASA and Motorola designing things like space satellite sensors and paging devices. After transitioning to medicine, she became fascinated with the use of complimentary therapies to treat chronic pain syndromes. She has been offering acupuncture to her geriatric primary care patients for several years.
Silent Epidemic Chronic Liver Disease Frail Older Patients
October 31, 2020, 2:00 pm

Zachary Henry, MD

Silent Epidemic Chronic Liver Disease Frail Older Patients
October 31, 2020, 2:00 pm

Paul Aravitch, MD

Plenary Panel: Fountain of Youth? Healthy Aging Panel Discussion
October 31, 2020, 3:15 pm

Beverly Roberts-Atwater, MD

Chronic Pain: Going Beyond the Order for "PT Evaluate and Treat"
November 1, 2020, 7:30 am

Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, CGP, BCACP

Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, is an Associate Professor within the VCU School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science and the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program. As an ambulatory and geriatric certified pharmacist, she has practiced within the Veteran's Affairs Health System, family medicine, and most recently within the Center for Advanced Health Management. Her areas of research and clinical interest include medication reconciliation and assessment of appropriateness, regimen complexity and the de-prescribing of un-necessary medications.
Advanced Diabetes Management
November 1, 2020, 8:30 am

Megan Lemay, MD

THC and CBD: Review of Evidence for Clinical Efficacy and Safety
November 1, 2020, 10:00 am

Anit Mankad, MD

Priming the Pump: CHF Best Practices in 2020
November 1, 2020, 11:00 am
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