2019 Forum On Aging In Rural Oregon - Call For Presentations

08/17/18  Portland, Ore.

The Oregon Office of Rural Health seeks proposals for presentations at the 3rd Annual Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon, May 1-3, 2019, in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Interested presenters are encouraged to submit a proposal to the Oregon Office of Rural Health by September 21, 2018.

Background

Rural Oregon communities have the potential to be ideal places to age. This event provides a forum where people can gather to talk about their experiences, learn from one another, bring forth new ideas, and receive inspiration and other resources to create their own successes. Attendees include health care providers, policy makers, community members, family caregivers, elder care professionals, philanthropists and anyone interested in making it easier for seniors to age in place in rural Oregon.

Presentation Topics

Proposed presentations should provide actionable information for attendees and/or share success stories and best practices to increase the ability of elders to age in community in rural Oregon. Presentations that utilize interaction between presenters and audience or among audience members are particularly encouraged. Presentations are NOT an opportunity to sell a product or service. We welcome proposals on any relevant topic. However, the planning committee has expressed interest in the topics listed below. These are merely suggestions; successful proposals are not limited to the topics on this list.

Proposal Requirements

The proposal should be a maximum of one page and must include the following information:

  • Name, contact information and brief bio of presenter(s)
  • Name and contact information of person submitting the proposal, if different than above
  • Title of presentation
  • Summary description of presentation
  • Two learning objectives
  • Presentation style (e.g., PowerPoint, facilitated discussion, panel, etc.)

All correspondence, including acknowledgement of receipt of submission, will be conducted electronically. Please submit proposals and/or questions to Rose Locklear at no later than 5:00 PM, Friday September 21, 2018.

Possible presentation topics include, but are not limited to

Clinical

  • Geriatric competencies for primary care providers
  • Community health workers, telemedicine and paramedicine in primary care teams for rural elder health
  • Identifying elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Clinical support and training of family caregivers by rural clinicians
  • Medicare options, dual eligibility, long term services and supports – what clinicians should know
  • Cultural approaches to elder care
  • Behavioral health of elders
  • Oral health of elders
  • Health departments and elders/caregivers
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Aging with chronic illnesses
  • Polypharmacy

Social Services

  • Community, state, and national resources
  • Outreach and navigation assistance
  • Improving behavioral health of elders and caregivers; management of mental health crises
  • Long term services and support
  • The role and services provided by ombudspersons
  • SHIBA volunteers and Medicare
  • Lifestyle, nutrition and wellness for elders
  • Addressing the needs of senior veterans

Community Approaches to Support Aging

  • Elders as resources
  • Facilities and equipment suitable for elders
  • Supporting or developing community programs for elders and caregivers
  • Accommodating the needs of employees who are family caregivers
  • Community partnerships for elder and caregiver health
  • Local government and community initiatives
  • CCOs and elder health/dual eligibility
  • Community health assessments and elders/caregivers
  • Affordable transportation for elders
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren