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June 25, 2014
Dementia & Depression:
Understanding the Challenges, Improving the Outcomes

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry & Population Health
Director of the Pearl I. Barlow Center of Memory Evaluation and Treatment
Associate Director of the Alzheimer Disease Center
NYU Langone School of Medicine

January 22, 2014
Panel Discussion on Elder Abuse

Elizabeth Loewy, Assistant D.A.
Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit
Special Victims/Special Prosecutions Bureau

Lin Saberski, Deputy Commissioner
Adult Protective Services

Fay S. Kahan, LCSW
Social Worker/Care Coordinator - Martha Stewart Center

January 7, 2013 (rescheduled from October 29, 2012)
Preparing for Health System Change:
ACOs and Home Visiting Practitioners

Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

April 3, 2012
Risk Adjustment in an HCC world

Dr. Bruce Kinosian, University of Pennsylvania

June 22, 2011
The case for gentle intervention in frailty

Dr. John Sloane, University of British Columbia
Author of: A Bitter Pill, How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly

June 15, 2010
It Takes a Village: When Your Patient Needs More than Medical Care

Dr. John Carter, VNSNY Hospice Medical Director

Helena Ross, Social Work Director of Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
Julie Brandfield, Associate Director of New York Legal Assistance Group
Diane Rose, Community Coordinator of New York City Department of the Aging

Click here for information for participating agencies.

February 3, 2010
Everyone Is Like Someone, Everyone Is Like No One. Cultural Competency in the Home

Cynthia Pan , MD

June 16 , 2009
The Promising Future of Home Medical Care

Peter Boling, MD

June 18 , 2008
Palliative Wound Care: Guidelines for Success

Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD., CCT, FAPWAC


Feb 13, 2008

Home Care Billing and the Audit Process: A Home Care Physician's Experience

Andrew Lyons, MD


May 8, 2007

Preparing for challenges and opportunities in house call medicine over the next decade

Kevin Jackson, MD

November 13, 2006
Environmental hazards of patients with dementia

Rosemary Bakker, M.Sc.

June 14, 2006
Medicare Reimbursement: Rules for Physician Home Visits and Care Plan Oversight


July 20, 2005
Mobile Communications and Therapeutics in the Home

C. Gresham Bayne , MD

June 15 , 2005
Detection and Treatment of Depression in Home Care Patients

Gary Kennedy, MD and Paula Marcus, MD

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January 19, 2005
Feeding issues in late stage dementia: Options and Alternatives

Judith Ahronheim, MD
Dr. Ahronheim is our nation's expert on feeding issues in those with late stage dementia and other terminal illnesses.  In her talk she addressed:
·         The ethical framework for feeding issues for those with late stage dementia
·         New York State law regarding feeding and withholding of feeding
·         How to counsel family members who are asking about feeding tubes

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October 27th, 2004

Care of the Homebound Patient: Pain Management and Wound Care Management
James Avery, MD, the medical director of VNSNY Hospice spoke on pain management.
George Taler, MD, the Director of Long Term Care at the Washington Hospital Center In Washington, D.C. spoke on Wound Care Management.
Mary Farren, Clinical Nurse Specialist, VNSNY, presented case studies in wound care.

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September 29th, 2004

Health Policy and the Future of Home Care
Peter Boling, MD
Dr. Boling is Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, past president of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians and author of the textbook: The Physician's Role in Home Health Care .

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August 4, 2004

Case Studies in Elder Abuse and Neglect
Mark Lachs, MD, MPH
Fay Kahan, CSW

Dr. Mark Lachs is Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. His major area of interest is the disenfranchised elderly, and he has published widely in the areas of elder abuse and neglect. Ms. Kahan is a social worker in the Coffey Geriatrics Practice at the Mount Sinai Hospital. She is the director of the Mount Sinai Elder Abuse Program. This program, funded by the New York State Crime Victims Board, was developed to identify elderly patients in the hospital who had experienced elder abuse or neglect, and to provide counseling, support, advocacy and referral.
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March 31, 2004

Palliative Care in the Home
Sonni Mun, MD and Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD

Dr. Mun and Dr. Fischberg are both attending physicians at the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital with extensive experience caring for patients at home.
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>> Handouts from the The End of Life / Palliative Education Resource Center website included the following articles, available online:
  ·dyspnea at end-of-life
  ·treating terminal delirium
  ·treatment of nausea and vomiting
  ·syndrome of imminent death

January 15, 2004

The Modern Era of Housecall Medicine in New York: Three Perspectives
Philip W. Brickner, MD
Andrew Lyons, MD
David Muller, MD
Philip W. Brickner, MD has been making housecalls with the Chelsea-Village Program at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York City for 30 years and is a leading authority on home health care. Andrew Lyons, MD is an internist with a private practice in New York City where he exclusively makes housecalls. David Muller, MD is co-founder and co-director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, the largest academic house call call program in the country.
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