Care of The Aging, Prevention of Disability to Be Focus of Spring Clinical Day

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 7, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "The Aging American" will be the theme of the 61st annual Spring Clinical Day to be held by the Medical Alumni Association of the University at Buffalo on April 25.

The program will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. It will be open to public. There is a registration fee for non-alumni and non-dues-paying alumni of the medical school.

Edward D. Wagner, M.D., M.P.H., a 1965 graduate of UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and director of the W.A. MacColl Institute for Health Care Innovation in Seattle, Wash., will present the Stockton Kimball Lecture at the noon alumni luncheon. His topic will be "New Ways to Care for Older People: Building Systems Based on Evidence."

Wagner is professor of health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He is senior advisor to the National Institutes of Health on managed-care initiatives and serves on the editorial boards of Health Services Research, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and HMO Practice. His research interests include development and testing of models of care for frail elderly and those with chronic diseases, cost and effectiveness of prevention programs and prevention of disabilities in older adults.

o 8:15 a.m. -- "Musculoskeletal Changes in the Elderly," Stephen R. Kaplan, M.D., UB professor of medicine

o 9 a.m. -- "Cost of Caring for the Elderly," Thomas P. Hartnett, Ph.D., president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York

o 10:15 a.m. -- "Dementia in the Elderly," John A. Edwards, M.D., UB professor of medicine and acting head of the UB Division of Geriatrics/Gerontology

o 11 a.m. -- Panel discussion of "The Aging American," featuring Wagner, the presenters, and Evan Calkins, M.D., UB emeritus professor of medicine

For registration and information, call 716-829-2778.