2021 National Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Conference Recorded Presentations

The National Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Virtual Conference trains and educates healthcare professionals across Advocate Aurora Health, as well as multiple other health systems across the country and beyond. We will continue to seize the opportunity to use technology and reach more healthcare workers than ever before by offering this conference virtually. By bringing in national speakers from around the world, this conference helps to implement best-practice models of care in our own communities and draws national attention towards the efforts to improve care for vulnerable, older adults.

Target Audience

This course is intended for Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical/occupational/speech therapists, social workers, and other allied health care providers involved in the care of older adults.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  1. Understand and address the unique vulnerabilities of older adults who are acutely ill or injured. 
  2. Describe practice improvements to better address the needs of older individuals in the emergency department, in our hospitals, in programs to avoid hospitalization, and in transition between health care settings.
  3. Describe key lessons learned as our health system prepares to care for populations of older Americans.
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Course Director: Michael Malone, MD; Advocate Aurora Health

Suzie Ryer, DPT, GCS, CEEAA; Advocate Aurora Health
David Levine, MD, MPH, MA; Brigham and Woman's Hospital
Allison Mays, MD, MAS; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Art Walaszek, MD; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Kevin Schleich, PharmD, BCACP; University of Iowa



The following faculty speakers and/or planning committee members have disclosed the following:

Faculty Name

Name of Ineligible Companies

Nature of Relationship

David Levine, MD


-PI-initiated grant & codevelopment
-PI-initiated grant

The other planner(s) and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose. Conflict of interest have been identified and mitigated prior to the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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