24th Annual Oregon Geriatrics Society Conference

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Conference description

The Oregon Geriatrics Society (OGS) is a medical specialty society that focuses on education for health care professionals specializing in the care of older adults, and long-term care. 

Conference date

October 6-8, 2023

Conference location

Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Target audience

Geriatricians, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who work with older adults in various care settings.

Pre-registration closed

Online pre-registration for this event is closed. Please contact Mary Olhausen at oregongeriatrics@comcast.net if you intend to register on-site.

Friday, October 6

6:50    Registration and breakfast    

7:50    Welcome    

8:00    Geriatrics Literature Update I - Kathleen Drago, MD, FACP

9:00    ICU and Post-ICU for Older Adults: Neuroscience of Our Last Words and Moments - Tarvez Tucker, MD

10:00    BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

10:30    Innovative Models to Promote Age-Friendly Care Transitions - Jane Driver, MD, MPH

11:30    Are We Ready? Identifying Behavioral Needs of Older Adults and Resources in Oregon - Nirmala Dhar, MSW, LCSW

12:30    LUNCH    

2:00    What's New in SNFs? - Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, HEC-C

3:00    BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

3:30    Policy Updates: What Train is Leaving the Building? - E. Foy White-Chu, MD, CWSP, AGSF

4:30    ADJOURN 

Saturday, October 7

6:50    BREAKFAST    

8:00    Geriatrcs Literature Update II - Kathleen Drago, MD, FACP

9:00    Hospital at Home Program - Jessica Flynn, MD, Christian O'Keeffe, MSN, Ayako Mayo, MD

10:00    BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

10:45    Bipolar Disorder in the Older Adult - Maureen  Nash, MD, MS, FAPA, FACP

11:45    Anemia!! - Thomas DeLoughery, MD, MACP, FAWM

12:45    LUNCH    

2:15    Wilderness Medicine and the Elderly - Thomas DeLoughery, MD, MACP, FAWM

3:00    Hyperparathyroidism:  A Case-Based Review - Troy Dillard, MD

4:00    Schizophrenia in Older Adults: Evaluation and Management - David Mansoor, MD

5:00    ADJOURN     

Sunday, October 8

7:00    Registration and breakfast    

8:00    Art and Science of Prognostication in Patients with Heart Failure - Lena Hillenburg, MD

9:00    Food Insecurity, Medically Tailored Meals, and Meals on Wheels - Suzanne Washington, Chief Executive Officer

10:00    BREAK    

10:10    Ron's Odyssey: Navigating the Perils of the Healthcare System - Jessica Wright, PA-C, Elizabeth Schmick, DO, M.Ed

11:10    Is Advance Care Planning Controversial? - Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, HEC-C

12:10    ADJOURN 

OGS Members*

Doctoral and Master’s Prepared Health Care Professional: $425
Other Health Care Professionals: $275
Health care professionals in training (Fellows, Residents, Students): Free

*You must be a paid member of the Oregon Geriatrics Society in order to take advantage of the member conference rate. Any non-members utilizing the member rate will be invoiced for membership dues.
You can pay your dues online by visiting the OGS website www.oregongeriatricssociety.org   Alternatively, contact OGS and request a membership form to pay by check.

Non-OGS Members

Doctoral and Master’s Prepared Health Care Professional: $585
Other Health Care Professionals: $400
Health care professionals in training (Fellows, Residents, Students): Free*

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by September 21, 2023 will be refunded, minus the $35 administrative fee; requests made after this date will not be refunded.
Cancellations requests should be emailed to cme@ohsu.edu.

Should conditions warrant, the sponsors reserve the right to cancel this program with a full tuition refund.

Accommodations at Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort offers OGS Annual Conference  attendees  special rates with a specific room block.  Please call 1-800-547-3922 to make your lodging  reservations and be sure to mention Oregon Geriatrics Society. The room block will be released on August 30, 2023 and is subject to sell-out prior to that date. If reserving a home or condo through Sunriver Resort, please do so no later than August 5th.


If you have questions regarding your registration please email cme@ohsu.edu.

For all other questions about the activity contact Mary Olhausen at oregongeriatrics@comcast.net.

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact Mary Olhausen at 503-880-7383 or email  oregongeriatrics@comcast.net as early as possible, but no less than twenty (20) business days before the Conference.