Vanderbilt Nursing

5th Annual Geriatric Conference
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VUMC's Nursing Education and Professional Development and Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, and Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center prouldly present the

5th Annual Geriatric Conference

April 25, 2014
8:00am sharp to 3:00pm
7:00am registration/Exhibit Hall Open
Millennium Maxwell House

Contact Hour LogoAdmission FREE for both VUMC and Non-VUMC staff; no charge for parking.

Light breakfast and lunch served.

Registration required. 
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Questions? Contact:
Sandy McGill at sandy.mcgill@vanderbilt.edu


Conference Agenda

8:00am -
Dr. Habbermann and
Sandy McGill, MSN, MBA, RN
Inpatient Medicine/ACE/Palliative Unit Nurse Educator

8:30am -
Keynote Address:

presented by Richard Miller, MD
Dr. Miller Dr. Miller started his career at Vanderbilt when he entered his fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care in 1990.  Since 2012, has been in his current role of Chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.  Miller is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a frequent guest lecturer, and has authored more than 50 publications, including five book chapters..

9:30am - 10:00am BREAK

presented by Laura Beth Brown, MSN, RN and Beth Anctil, MSN, RN
Laura Beth Brown
Laura Beth Brown, MSN, RN
Laura Beth is President of Vanderbilt Home Care Services, Inc where she has worked for the past ten years. She has led the efforts in establishing the agency as one of the dominant home care providers in the nation.  She is responsible for the day to day operations and oversight of servicing an average daily census of 600 patients and over 250 employees.   In January of 2012, Laura Beth was named Vice President for Vanderbilt Health Services, Inc. (VHS).  In her role as Vice President of Vanderbilt Health Services, Inc., Ms. Brown’s scope of responsibilities include operational oversight for VHS and its subsidiary entities, ensuring Vanderbilt fiduciary investment in these partnerships.   Laura Beth Brown is a graduate of the first inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows.
Beth Anctil
Beth Anctil,
As Administrative Director of Transition Management for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Beth is responsible for leading Vanderbilt’s collaborative, system-wide effort to ensure patients receive care in the appropriate setting and experience seamless transitions across the care continuum.  In addition to having operational responsibility over care coordination services (including case management and social work) for the adult enterprise, Beth directs and supports transition related project teams focused on designing reliable care processes with patient centered solutions.  Projects include scheduled patient discharges, interdisciplinary transition huddles, “one med list” (source of truth for patient medication record), Post-Acute Care referral network development, improved handovers, community engagement through congregational health network design, and complex care population management for both acute and chronic disease.

11:30am - 1:00pm LUNCH

1:00pm -
Sandy McGill, MSN, MBA, RN
Michele Hasselblad, MSN, RN

1:30pm -
presented by
Cathy Maxwell, PhD, RN
Cathy Miller Cathy is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing with current research interest in predictors of outcomes for hospitalized injured older adults, cognitive and physical function impairment in injured older adults, early mobilization strategies for older adults, and community based fall prevention strategies.


Sponorship Opportunities

Sponsorship options will be available for this successful nursing conference which focuses on the care of the geriatric demented patient and open to the healthcare community of Middle Tennessee.

Click for details and pricing.

Questions? Contact:
Sandy McGill at sandy.mcgill@vanderbilt.edu


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, and Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center present the 5th Annual Geriatric Conference.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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