News from the AGS Annual Meeting...
Together with Dr. Jeff Williamson, Dr. Supiano presented results specific to patients age 75 and older from the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). The presentation coincided with its on-line early access publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association ("Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control and Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Adults Aged >75 Years A Randomized Clinical Trial" -http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2524266) The new results stratify treatment benefits and harms by frailty status and gait speed. The data suggest that even the most frail patients benefitted from intensive blood pressure reduction – significant reductions in cardiovascular events and all cause mortality – without an increased rate of serious adverse events such as injurious falls. Additional information is available at http://healthcare.utah.edu/publicaffairs/news/2016/05/blood-pressure-frail.php
Other presentations included Dr. Tim Farrell’s podium presentation on “The Relationship between Interprofessional Team Process and Quality of Care Transition Plans” and a poster presentation by Antigone Kithas, a Medical Student Training in Aging Research awardee (shown below). Her work, “Customizing End of Life Care: Believing the Bereaved,” was conducted with her research mentor, Dr. Anna Beck.
Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Spring Newsletter
"Payer Innovations in Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care-the Regence BCBS Perspective"
Marriott City Creek
July 13, 2016
Guest Speaker: Dr. Bruce Smith, Executive Medical Director for Regence Palliative Care
2016 Utah Aging Alliance Annual Meeting
"The Business of Getting Old"
September 30th, 2016
Save the Date....
14th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference
"Embracing Geriatric Complexity: Applying Assessment Tools in Multidisciplinary Environments"
August 29-30, 2016
This year's conference will be held at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, by Salt Lake City, Utah.
Conference information, as it becomes available, can be found at:http://medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine/geriatrics/conferences/rm_conference/index.php
Presented by: Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah, School of Medicine
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Mark A. Supiano, MD
Executive Director - Center on Aging