Aging in the 21st Century: Program

A detailed schedule with descriptions of each panel is also available.


Friday, Oct. 16

4 p.m.

Registration opens

5:30 p.m.

Donna Shalala, Ph.D.Opening session

What health reform could mean to senior health
Spotlight speaker: Donna Shalala, Ph.D., president, University of Miami; and former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

6:30 p.m.

Evening reception

Saturday, Oct. 17

7:45 p.m.

Registration opens

8 a.m.

Light breakfast buffet available

9 a.m.

Demographics of an aging society: What will we look like?

* Carl Eisdorfer, MD, PhD, Knight professor and director, University of Miami Center on Aging
* Richard Suzman, Ph.D., director, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging
* David Wilson, Ph.D., professor, biology, physiology and biophysics, University of Miami
* Moderator: Charles Ornstein, ProPublica

10:30 a.m.

Aging in the ethnic community

* Conchy Bretos, chief executive officer, MIA Consultant Group Inc.
* Horacio Soberon-Ferrer, Ph.D., vice president of planning and finance, Alliance for Aging
* Floyd Willis, M.D., chairperson, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Family Medicine
* Moderator: Paul Kleyman, director, Ethnic Elders Newsbeat, New America Media

Is the health care workforce prepared for a shift in aging?

* Sarah Greene Burger, R.N., M.P.H., coordinator, Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations at the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University
* Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D., professor of clinical biomedical science and associate dean for geriatric programs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University
* Edward S. Salsberg, director, Center for Workforce Studies, Association of American Medical Colleges
* Moderator: Irene Wielawski, independent journalist, Pound Ridge, N.Y. 


David KesslerLuncheon

Nutrition and aging
David Kessler, M.D., professor, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

2 p.m.

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and stroke: Cutting-edge brain research

* Thomas Brott, M.D., chairperson of neurosciences, Mayo Clinic
* Gary J. Kennedy, M.D., director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Fellowship Training Program, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
* Carlos Singer, M.D., professor of neurology, chief of Movement Disorders Division, University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine
* Moderator: Ivan Oransky, M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health

Finding the money to pay for senior health

* Larry Polivka, Ph.D., program director, scholar in residence, Claude Pepper Foundation
* Jean Setzfand, director of financial security, AARP
* Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, director, Health and Medicine Reporting Program, Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York 

3:30 p.m.

Community efforts to accommodate aging

* Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., professor, departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Engineering; co-director, Center on Aging
* Thomas R. Prohaska, Ph.D., co-director, Center for Research on Health and Aging, Institute for Health Research and Policy; professor of Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
* Moderator: Sam L Grogg, Ph.D., dean, School of Communications, University of Miami

Elder abuse: Confronting the challenges

* Melba Pearson, J.D., assistant state attorney, Miami Dade State Attorney's Office
* Jean Sherman, Ed.D, R.N., director, Center on Aging and Disabilities, University of Miami
* Moderator: Eileen Beal, independent journalist

5 p.m.

Workshop ends

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