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Session Description: National and leading expert, Diane Meier, MD, will discuss the case for integrated geriatric and palliative care strategies as well as describe what works to improve quality care and reduce costs for vulnerable older adults. She will also address the questions of how to face outwards towards future needs of our patients, their families, policy makers, payers, and health system leadership.
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. Under her leadership the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than tripled in the last 10 years. She is also Co-Director of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center; Vice-Chair for Public Policy and Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics; and was the founder and Director of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, 1997-2011, all at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Explain the case for integrated geriatric and palliative care strategies.
Identify strategies to improve quality and reduce costs for vulnerable old people.
Describe how to face outwards towards future needs of patients, their families, policy makers, payers, and health system leadership.