2020 Virtual Conference Program

Beyond Medicare in the Age of COVID-19: 
Maximizing Community Resources to Assist Older Adults
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Featuring Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Kinney

Administration on Community Living

Conference Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn to identify the various types of Medicare programs

  • Participants will learn about new programs to fill gaps in Medicare coverage

  • Participants will identify strategies to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 

2020 MGA Virtual Conference Program
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

8:30 am - 9:00 am       Registration/Chat with Sponsors and Exhibitors


           9:00 am                                                               Welcome

                               Ted Gross, President of MGA

9:10 am - 9:50 am                                               Keynote

                               Medicare Overview and Senior Medicare Patrol: On the Front Lines of Medicare Fraud

Rebecca Kinney, Director, Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling

Administration for Community Living  

                                   Exhibitor Highlights


 10:00-10:30 am             Mobile Dental Care, Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Dental Director, 

                                       Linda Ryan, Executive Director, Mission of Mercy 


                                                            Exhibitor Highlights


  10:40- 11:10                Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging:  Advancing a Public Health Approach to Hearing Care

                                       Dr. Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

                                    Exhibitor Highlights

  11:20-11:50 am            Maximizing Medicare Choice Options for Older Adults in the Community

Ann Kayrish, Senior Program Manager, National Council on Aging

Brandy Bauer, Associate Director, Center for Benefits Access, National Council on Aging



                                      Remarks from Honorable Rona E. Kramer, Secretary, Maryland Department of Aging (Invited)           


                                                                             Poster Session

                                      STEADI Protocol in Primary Care, Sarah Neser, BSN, RN, University of Maryland           

                                                                       Break-Out Sessions & Networking                         

           1:00 pm               CEU Final Check-in, Final Evaluation, Conference Conclusion


CEU Credits

 The Maryland Gerontological Association is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for Continuing Education for licensed social workers in Maryland and maintains responsibility for this program.  This conference will provide 

2 hours of Category I Continuing Education Units.