Feb 10, 2014

Senior Congress X a Major Success

The Future Foundation’s tenth annual Senior Congress held last Wednesday at St. Max’s Church in Westlake Village drew a standing room only crowd to hear speakers on the topic,  “Demystifying Senior Medical Concerns: What Every Senior Should Know”
Dr. David Reuben Addresses Senior Congress

Registration for the event started at 8:45 a.m., but seniors began arriving as early as 8:15 to get a good seat. They weren’t disappointed.  Exhibits were opened at 8:45 and Dr. David Reuben, MD, Director, UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology,  was the leadoff speaker at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Reuben’s talk, “Senior Medical Concerns: A Reality Check,” was as entertaining as it was informative.

After welcoming remarks by Future Foundation Chair, Louis Celaya, and Senior Congress X Chair, Carolyn Kopp, the program was in full swing. Steven Russak, MD, with Kaiser Permanente spoke on “Quarterbacking Your Health Care, and Dr. Ja-Hong Kim, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology, UCLA School of Medicine filled us in on What Everybody Wants to Know, But Nobody Wants to Talk About.” From Dr. Lucia Dattoma, MD, Geriatrician, UCLA Health, Thousand Oaks, we learned that “No Fall is an Accident.”

Senior Congress Attendees 2014
After a one hour break for lunch, we heard from Dr. Razmig Krumian, DO, Medical Director, Buena Vista Hospice about “How Health Changes Impact Seniors and Families.” The next topic, “Is it Becoming Harder to “Do No Harm?” was presented by Melissa Dinolfo, PharmD, BCOP, Director, Pharmacy, Department of Medicine Hematology Oncology Practices, UCLA Health. Our final speaker was Dr. Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health, who spoke on “Senior Lead innovation- The Path to the Future of Healthcare.”

Exhibits Provide Valuable Information
Senior Congress was free to all attendees and would not have been possible without the support of premier sponsor UCLA Health and the 31 other sponsors. The Future Foundation is grateful to them all.

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