2018 Speaker Sessions

 Track 1Track 2Track 3Track 4Track 5
Health Care Policy &
Social Determinants
of Health
Current & Emerging Health PracticesComplementary – Integrative HealthNetworking, Research & Conversations
10:15-11:30 am1A. Public Health Overview
by Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner,
MN Health Dept.
2A. Enhancing Wellness for Older Adults through Community Networks by James Falvey, E.D., Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly;
Julie Roles, Prog. Dir., Vital Aging Network
3A. Community-Based Health Care Support
by Mary Hertel, Coor., Healthy Aging Programs Minnesota Board on Aging
Sara Lindquist, MD, Director of Healthcare Integration, Juniper;
Nora Slawik, Director, Juniper
4A. Chiropractic Care for Older Adults by Meghan Coleman, DC, Assoc. Prof., Metro State College;
Paul Osterbauer, DC, Assoc. Prof., Northwestern;
Cara Borggren, DC, Fairview Health Services
5A. MGS Network in Action: Speed Questions Workshop
Diverse leaders from various aging services professions will be available for Q&A
1:15–2:30 pm1B. Funding Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) in Minnesota
by Kari Benson, E.D., MN Board on Aging;
Rajean Moone, E.D., MN Leadership Council on Aging; LaRhae Knatterud, Director, Aging Transformation, DHS
2B. Therapeutic Landscapes –
Impacts on Wellbeing in Later Life by Jessica Finlay, Doctoral Fellow, UMN3B. Quality of Life at the End of Life – hospice, ethics, palliative care by Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, Twin Cities Physicians
4B. Healing
Touch for Health and Well-Being by Sheila Judd, MA, Integrative Health Instructor
5B. Conversation Circles
Select from one of six in-depth discussions:
1. Medical Aid in Dying – End of Life Options
2. Elder Abuse Prevention
3. Connecting Older Adults to Health Info.
4. Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
5. Healing Power of Nature/Aging in Place
6. Healthy Eating – Healthy You
2:45–4:00 pm1C. Future of Medicare and Medicaid
by Kari Thurlow, Sr. V.P., LeadingAge MN;
Erin Parrish, Assoc. State Director, AARP-MN
2C. Shattered Dreams / Reasonable Hope: Essential Links
by Ted Bowman, MDIv,
Family and Grief Educator
3C. Cultural Awareness in Dementia Care
by Nancy Lee, MRP, MN Board on Aging;
Tolulope Ola, PhD, Prog. Dir., Progressive Individual Resources;
Said Ali, EMT
4C. Wellness is Inside
by Michelle Raskovich, OT, Qigong Instructor
5C. Poster Session Presentations
Faculty and Students who display research posters will describe their projects with Q&A; See list of Poster Session Presentations