2020 Conference Program

Beyond Medicare: 
Maximizing Community Resources to Assist Older Adults

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 provide support to informal caregivers

2020 MGA Conference Program - Planning Agenda
Thursday, April 30, 2020

8:30 am - 9:00 am         Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibitors/Research Poster Session

9:00 am                Welcome

                                      Ted Gross, President of MGA

9:10 am - 10:00 am       Keynote: Medicare Overview and Senior Medicare Patrol:

On the Front Lines of Medicare Fraud

Rebecca Kinney, Acting Director, Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling

Administration for Community Living  


                                  Learning Objectives:



10:05 am - 10:50 am     Mobile Dental Care, Dr. Roslyn Kellum

Dental Director, Mission of Mercy 


                                   Learning Objectives:



10:55 am – 11:45 am     Access HEARS, Dr. Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

                                    Learning Objective:


11:45 am - 12:30 pm    Exhibitor Fair and Poster Session


12:15 pm – 1:30 pm      Lunch/Awards/Raffles

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

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm        Family Caregiver Support - Prepare to Care

                                      Patty Palmer, MSN, RN, AARP


                                    Learning Objectives:


2:20 pm - 2:30 pm        Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm        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


                                    Learning Objectives:


3:35 pm- 4:30 pm         Questions and Answers with SHIP Coordinators


                                    Learning Objectives:



4:30 pm - 5:00 pm      Poster Session and Networking Reception

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 5 hours of Category I Continuing Education Units. 

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