Program Outline

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The overall theme of ACE 2017 is ensuring safe passage for frail and vulnerable patients across the hospital continuum

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration Open

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Plenary Session 1

8.30am Official Welcome
Len Gray, The University of Queensland, Australia

8.40am Welcome to Country
Songman Eric Blair

8.50am Opening Address
Robyn Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President (Research) at the University of Queensland and Acting Executive Dean of Medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia

9.00am Keynote Presentation: International launch of the interRAI Hospital Systems and new interRAI Acute Care
Len Gray, The University of Queensland, Australia

9.30am Keynote Presentation: Improving the Care of Older People in Hospital
Samir Sinha, Sinai Health System and University Health Network Hospitals, Canada

10.00am Keynote Presentation: New Standards for Comprehensive Care
Amanda Walker, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Australia

Read more: Dr. Samir K. Sinha Professor Len Gray Associate Professor Amanda Walker
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session 2A - Nursing Care to Prevent Harm

11.00am Delivering Care Differently in Hospitals: Where is the Evidence from Nursing Science?  
Elizabeth Beattie, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

11.30am Preventing harm to older people in hospital: An analysis of the standard risk screening and assessment forms used in hospitals
Bernice Redley, Deakin University, Australia

11.45am Challenges in implementing a new comprehensive care standard for acute care
Veronica Casey, Queensland Health, Australia

12.00pm Screening of Older Adults in Emergency Departments: interRAI tool
Veronique Boscart, Conestoga College, Canada

Session 2B - Modernising Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

11.00am It’s broke! Fix it! Challenging the status quo of geriatrics in acute care
George Heckman, University of Waterloo, Canada 

11.30am Mobile Geriatric Unit: take care not only treat. A challenge for taking charge of frail patients from the emergency department.
Clara Girardi, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Switzerland

11.40am G-COACH: geriatric co-management for cardiology patients in the hospital: development and implementation of a practical framework
Mieke Deschodt, University of Leuven, Belgium

11.50am Profiling Patients Diagnosed as “Social Admissions”
Rohit Bansal, Queensland Health, Australia

12.00pm InterRAI AC-CGA: The Nordic Study and Icelandic Plans for Utilization of the Hospital System
Palmi Jonsson, Landspitali National University Hospital, Iceland

Session 2C - Community Systems

11.00am Sarcopenia and frailty in older women: predictors, patterns and impacts on health service use
Paul Gardiner, The University of Queensland, Australia

11.30am Telegerontology: A Home Based Care Model using Skype
Roger Butler, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

11.40am Funding community care for older adults: findings from a case mix validation study in three New Zealand District Health Boards
Sally Heppenstall, interRAI Services, New Zealand

11.50am Lessons learned: ACE Quality Improvement Spread Collaborative
Nicole Pollack, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Canada

12.00pm  Primary care geriatric assessment – the final frontier or a bridge too far?
Leon Geffen, Samson Institute For Ageing Research, South Africa

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Lunch, Seminars, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Lunchtime interRAI information seminars

Note: Seminars will run from 1.00pm - 1.45pm.

Seminar 1 -  Meet the Acute Care Experts 1

Elizabeth Beattie, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Samir Sinha, Sinai Health System and University Health Network Hospitals, United States of America
Veronique Boscart, Conestoga College, Canada

Seminar 2 -  interRAI 101 for assessors (Nurses)

Bonnie Pimm, The University of Queensland, Australia
Brigette Meehan, interRAI Services, New Zealand

Seminar 3 - interRAI 101 for clinicians and administrators

George Heckman, University of Waterloo, Canada
Len Gray, The University of Queensland, Australia

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session 3A - Older People in ED

2.00pm The Development of a Geriatric Emergency Care Screening and Assessment System from a Multinational Context – Opportunities and Challenges
Andrew Costa, McMaster University, Canada

2.30pm Feasibility and Validity of the InterRAI ED Screener
Elfa Gretarsdottir, Landspítali-The National University Hospital of Iceland, Iceland

2.40pm Feasibility and acceptability of the interRAI Emergency Department Screener© (iED Screener) at the triage in the Emergency Department
Nathalie Wellens, Public Health Department of the Canton Vaud, Switzerland

2.50pm Comparison of interRAI Emergency Department Screening Tool, Isar and Trst to Predict Adverse Outcomes After ED Discharge
Eva Topinkova, Charles University, Czech Republic

3.00pm CARE-PACT:  optimising systems across the care continuum for acutely unwell residents of aged care facilities
Ellen Burkett, Queensland Health-Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

Session 3B - Assessing in Hospitals

2.00pm Structured geriatric assessment using the interRAI Acute Care for Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Len Gray, The University of Queensland, Australia

2.30pm Potential iatrogenic decline of functional capacity during acute care episode, in 5 hospitals, in Finland 
Harriet Finnes-Soveri, National Institute of Health and Welfare, Finland

2.40pm Using interRAI Data to identify our Elderly who may be at Risk of Suicide
Sharon Adler & Philippa Greco, Southern District Health Board, New Zealand

2.50pm Utility of a Frailty Index in Geriatric Surgery
Hui-Shan Stella Lin, The University of Queensland, Australia 

3.00pm Assessment of Adult Inpatients: The interRAI Acute Care
Nancye Peel, The University of Queensland, Australia

Session 3C - New Zealand

2.00pm Better Assessment, Better Care, Better Outcomes
Brigette Meehan, interRAI Services, New Zealand

2.30pm Results from interRAI Assessments in New Zealand: Comparing Outcomes for Older People in Home Care, Long Term Care with Clients in Acute Care
Michele McCreadie, Central Region's Technical Advisory Services, New Zealand

2.40pm Geographic Distribution of New Zealand's interRAI Cohort
Paul Beere, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2.50pm Pain in Older New Zealanders Using the interRAI-HC
Jennifer Jordan, University of Otago, New Zealand

3.00pm Urinary incontinence, but not faecal incontinence, is a risk factor for admission to aged residential care of older persons in New Zealand
Philip Schluter, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha, New Zealand

3.10pm New Zealand interRAI Data
Hamish Jamieson, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Afternoon Tea, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Plenary Session 4

4.00pm Keynote Presentation: Senior friendly emergency departments – their evolution and inevitability
Andrew Costa, McMaster University, Canada

4.30pm Keynote Presentation: After assessment: preventing geriatric syndromes across the hospital
Alison Mudge, Queensland Health – Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia

Read more: Assistant Professor Andrew Costa Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be held in the Exhibition Area, Boulevard Foyer of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration Open

8:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Plenary Session 5

8.15am Welcome Address Day Two

8.25am Bronze Sponsor Address - Robert Astrom, CEO, Oy Raisoft Ltd

8.30am Keynote Presentation: Translating nursing assessments into person-centred fundamental care
Alison Kitson, University of Adelaide, Australia

9.00am Keynote Presentation: Frailty in the acute care setting
Ruth Hubbard, The University of Queensland, Australia

9.30am Keynote Presentation: Transcending the care settings: Whole of system assessment
Anja Declercq, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

10.00am Keynote Presentation: Designing Case Mix Systems for Acute Care
Brant Fries, University of Michigan, United States

Read more: Professor Anja Declercq Associate Professor Ruth E. Hubbard Professor Alison Kitson Dr. Brant E. Fries Oy Raisoft Ltd
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session 6A - Workshop

11.00am Implementing the interRAI AC nursing assessment 
Len Gray, The University of Queensland, Australia
Bonnie Pimm, The University of Queensland, Australia
Susan Wood, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand
Julie Finucane and Kate Hawkins, Queensland Health – QEII Jubilee Hospital, Australia

Session 6B - Quality of Care and Cognitive Impairment

11.00am Barriers and interventions to bring about change in hospital care for people with cognitive impairment
Fred Graham, Queensland Health – Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

11.30am CogChamps: a model of implementing evidence-based care in hospitals
Catherine Travers, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

11.40am Improving the Care of Older People with Dementia in ED
Linda Schnitker, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

11.50am Outcome Quality Indicators in Acute Care
Melinda Martin-Khan, The University of Queensland, Australia

12.00pm Unlocking the Power of Data: From Point of Care to Health System Performance in Canada
Adrian Dallo, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canada

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Lunch, Seminars, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Lunchtime interRAI information seminars 

Note: Seminars will run from 1.00pm - 1.45pm.

Seminar 1 - Training the interRAI systems

Bonnie Pimm, The University of Queensland, Australia
Brigette Meehan, interRAI Services, New Zealand
 

Seminar 2 - Meet the Acute Care Experts 2

Andrew Costa, McMaster University, Canada
Katherine Berg, University of Toronto, Canada

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session 7A - Beyond Acute Care

2.00pm Early ADL Improvement as Predictor of Successful Discharge from PAC
Katherine Berg, University of Toronto, Canada

2.30pm Singapore’s Telerehabilitation Experience: Its Basis, How It Works and Preliminary Findings
Gerald Koh Choon Huat, National University of Singapore, Singapore

2.40pm Aging and service use among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
Lynn Martin, Lakehead University, Canada 

2.50pm Understanding Post-Acute Care in the US
John Morris, Hebrew Senior Life (HSL), United States of America

3.20pm Q&A

Session 7B - Frailty

2.00pm Data sharing across care settings enabled by the interRAI Suite: A pilot study on the perspective of the acute hospital setting
Nathalie Wellens, Public Health Department of the Canton Vaud, Switzerland

2.30pm Identifying Frailty in the Emergency Department Patients with a Brief Geriatric Assessment
Audrey-Anne Brousseau, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada

2.40pm Gait speed and frailty status in relation to adverse outcomes in older inpatients: A prospective cohort study
Aparna Arjunan, The University of Queensland, Australia

2.50pm Frailty index predicts chemotherapy outcomes
Robyn Berry, Queensland Health, Australia

3.00pm Mid-life patterns of sitting time predict frailty in older women
Maja Susanto, St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane, Australia

3.10pm Q&A

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Afternoon Tea, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Plenary Session 8

4.00pm Keynote Presentation: Information systems for better care
Nigel Millar, Southern District Health Board, New Zealand

4.30pm Keynote Presentation: The future of assessment
John Hirdes, University of Waterloo, Canada

5.00pm Best Paper Awards and Closing Comments 
Len Gray, University of Queensland, Australia

Read more: Dr Nigel Millar John P. Hirdes