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The Aging Population: Economic and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Shift in Demographics

Elderly Adopters: Older Adults and the Promise of Health Care Technologies

Presented by: College of Engineering

           

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Today we are witnessing two demographic trends that have vast societal implications. The number of older adults, especially those 75 and older is increasing dramatically. At the same time, rapid technological developments are transforming the way people perform work, educational, and daily living tasks. This panel will explore the promise of technology in transforming health care delivery – with in-home monitoring, interactive communication between patient and provider, the transfer of information, and peer support. Panelists will offer insight into the opportunities that arise as people of all ages learn to adapt to these technology systems in order to perform routine tasks and function independently.
  • Sara J. Czaja, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Industrial Engineering, Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE), Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
  • Barry Hix, Director of Health Solutions, 3Cinteractive
  • Joseph Sharit, Department of Industrial Engineering, Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE), University of Miami
  • Shihab Asfour, Associate Dean and Interim Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Miami College of Engineering (moderator)
                        

"The Silver Mirror" - A Global Documentary Film Shedding New Light on Aging: Preview and Panel Discussion   

Presented by: Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies

By 2050, the world’s “graying” population is forecasted to reach 1.5 billion people, more than triple what it is today. Preparing health providers and societies to meet the needs of the elderly is essential: training health professionals for aging and elderly care; preventing and managing age-associated chronic diseases; designing sustainable long-term care policies; and developing age-friendly services and environments. The preview of this highly visual upcoming feature documentary film follow stories from five continents and sheds new light on breakthrough research including the evolutionary reasons for longevity, preserved longevity genetic pathways and caloric restriction. It also explores the implications of extending the human life/health span on environmental resources, health care, economies, the shrinking workforce, generational succession, and more notably, life's purpose. This film, a production of the University of Miami’s Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies, is supported by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, and is directed by award-winning filmmaker Ali Habashi.  For more information visit www.thesilvermirror.org.

  • Carlos T. Moraes, Professor, Neurology and Cell Biology and Anatomy, Lois Pope LIFE Center, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
  • Stephen Sapp, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami
  • Masami Takahashi, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Ali Habashi, Director, Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies and Adjunct Faculty, Motion Picture Program, University of Miami (moderator)

                  
Supported Living Options and Innovations: Partnerships, Quality and Affordability

           
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Presented by: School of Business Administration

Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care for Older Americans

  • Jennie Chin Hansen, CEO, American Geriatrics Society and Immediate Past President, AARP

Panel Discussion

Demographics on aging clearly indicate that long-term care will remain a critical issue in the health care landscape in the years ahead.  By 2020, the number of older Americans in need of long-term care services will jump to 12 million. This panel will bring together industry leaders to discuss emerging models for providing long-term care services, key trends shaping this vital sector of the health care industry, and the opportunities and challenges that have arisen. Panelists will focus on such areas as home health services, facility-based services, community-based services, assisted living, and insurance options.

  • Jeffrey Freimark, President and CEO, Miami Jewish Health Systems
  • Paul J. Klaassen, Founder and Chairman, Sunrise Senior Living Inc.
  • Randall J. Richardson, President, Vi
  • E. Joseph Steier, III, President and CEO, Signature HealthCARE LLC
  • Jennie Chin Hansen, CEO, American Geriatrics Society and Immediate Past President, AARP (moderator)
                     

Care Models, Economics and Ethics of the End–of-Life Decision Making

         
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Presented by: School of Business Administration
The aging population is growing larger and living longer, a phenomenon felt around the world. As they face scarce health resources, nations must develop policies associated with the provision of care and the quality of the dying process. This panel will examine models for delivery of palliative and end-of life-care, and in turn explore the business, economics, ethics associated with this decision process.

  • Amy P. Abernethy, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine and Director, Duke Cancer Research Program
  • Barry M. Kinzbrunner, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, VITAS
  • Richard Payne, MD, Professor of Medicine and Divinity, Duke University
  • Stephen Sapp, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami
  • Tim O’Toole, CEO, VITAS (moderator)
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