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HELP at 2017 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting

We have several exciting announcements about HELP at the 2017 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.  THE AGS Annual Scientific Meeting will take place in San Antonio, Texas on May 18-20th.  For more information about the meeting, click here.  The following events will feature HELP at the meeting:

HELP Symposium - Adaptation and Outcomes of HELP: Implementation and Spread 

5/18, 7:30 am – 9:00 am in Room 304

Moderator: Ariba Khan, MD, MPH


Volunteer and Electronic Medical Record Adaptations to Facilitate Spread Throughout a Large Community Hospital - Fred H. Rubin, MD

Impact of HELP on Hospital Readmission Rate and Mobility - Mark A. Supiano, MD

Adaptations of HELP in Surgical Setting without Volunteers - Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen, RN, DNSc

Adaptation of HELP to the Nursing Home Setting: Preliminary Feasibility and Outcome Data - Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS

Discussant - Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

HELP Special Interest Group

5/18, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in Room 304

Co-chairs:  Jonny A. Macias, and Heidi R. Wierman, MD


The Impact of a Bundled Hospital Elder Life Program© (HELP and HELP at Home) on Outcomes of Care-Preliminary Data - Michelle Simpson,  PhD

Collaboration between Hospital Elder Life program (HELP) and Rehab Aides to improve early mobilization of older adults - Jonny A. Macias, MD