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Are We Prepared? Four Chronic Diseases Transforming Aging and Health Care

May 10 @ 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Woodmont Country Club
1201 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
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The ninth annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium, Are We Prepared? Four Chronic Diseases Transforming Aging and Health Care: Cancer, Diabetes, Dementia and Heart Disease, commonalities and unique complexities of treating these diseases in an older population, is presented by Charles E. Smith Life Communities in partnership with Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The symposium is made possible by Drs. Ellen and Stuart Lessans, in loving memory of Stuart’s parents, Sara and Samuel J. Lessans.

Join leading physicians and public health experts for an inclusive and dynamic discussion on the complexity and challenges of treating and caring for an aging population in a total cost of care environment. Experts will review research surrounding the commonalities and complexities of treating cancer, diabetes, dementia and heart disease in an older population, how we will cost effectively treat them in an ever-growing aging population and how to assess value and quality metrics. Panelists will also provide information on the quality of care needed to treat these four most costly illnesses, the burden it places on our healthcare system and what this means for us as people live longer.

Keynote Speaker: Scott Berkowitz, MD, MBA, FACC, FAHA,  Senior Medical Director, Accountable Care,  Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients, LLC

  • Hear about the latest research surrounding the unique challenges of treating and caring for an aging population.
  • Gain insight into the commonality of these four diseases and the complexity of treating older adults with multiple diseases.
  • Understand the importance of assessing value and quality metrics.
  • Learn about the future of caring for an old population as we all live longer

Accredited Seminar: CEU and CME credits and contact hours for nurses will be available for physicians, nurses, social workers, and nursing home and assisted living administrators.