All events will run from 12:30-2:30 Eastern Time.

12:30 – Networking and Expo Hall 

1:30 – Interactive Presentation

November 5

12:30-2:30 Eastern Time

ON THE STREETS: THE CRISIS OF ELDER HOMELESSNESS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

This session will address the nature and growing crisis of elder homelessness nationally and, especially, in Miami-Dade County.  It will include discussion of a model program in Boston that specializes in providing permanent supportive housing, as well as developments in Miami to respond to the dramatic increase in the number of elder homeless. 

Speakers include Mark Hinderlie, President & CEO, Hearth, Boston, Mass; Ron Book, Chair, Homeless Trust; Francis Afram-Gyening, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Camillus Health Concern, Inc. 

Past Events

September 23

12:30-2:30 Eastern Time

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY LOUISE ARONSON, MD MFA

Pulling from her vast experience as a geriatrician, writer, and professor, Louise’s keynote presentation will address many facets of contemporary aging. The interactive session will cover aging in the time of COVID, the effects of the disease on people in long term care facilities, as well as key points from her New York Times bestseller Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life.

Speaker is Louise Aronson, MD MFA

October 1

12:30-2:30 Eastern Time

HOSPITAL INNOVATIONS DURING COVID

Every industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is certainly true for hospitals. This session will focus on the new role of hospitals in our community, innovations that emerged to solve problems, novel partnerships that helped shape the response, and what hospitals will look like in the future. 

Speaker is Lourdes Boue, CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital 

October 23

12:30-2:30 Eastern Time

THRIVING WITH DEMENTIA: A NEW FOCUS ON STRENGTHS 

This session will address a positive new approach to working with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.  It will focus on novel ways to identify an individual’s strengths and to enhance the quality of life of those with the disease.  It will include discussion of new programs to help achieve these goals, with consideration for a world with COVID. 

Speakers include Marc Agronin, M.D., Senior Vice-President for Behavioral Health, Miami Jewish Health Systems, Amina Rivero, PsyD, MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health, and Chrystine Kopcsik, LCSW, MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health