Special Policy Academy Offered to National Conference Registrants

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A SPECIAL HEALTH POLICY ACADEMY DURING THE CSG 2011 NATIONAL CONFERENCE!  

The Council of State Governments invites you to attend Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Emerging Issues and Policy Solutions, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. The session will immediately precede the CSG National Conference and North American Summit, scheduled for Oct. 19-23.  

ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The goals of this session are to understand the impacts on states of the growing numbers of aging Americans coping with Alzheimer's disease today and to learn about effective state policies to assist caregivers and people affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. You will hear from researchers on the state of science around prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. We will discuss new policy initiatives that apply a public health template to Alzheimer's disease. Successful state policy initiatives will be presented by sponsoring legislators and supporting advocates. 

CSG is pleased that our associate members Bayer HealthCare, Pfizer Inc. and the Alzheimer's Association are working with us to put together this Health Policy Academy. 

RSVP!

If you would like to attend any or all parts of the session, please email Paige Anderson at panderson@csg.org. Paige can also be reached by phone at 859.244.8241.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Debra Miller, director of health policy, dmiller@csg.org or 859.244.8241.      

AGENDA

9 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m.       
"The Silver Tsunami: A Direct Correlation with Increased Alzheimer's Disease"

  • Randi Chapman, J.D., Director, State Affairs, Alzheimer's Association
  • Lynda A. Anderson, Ph.D., Director, Healthy Aging Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

11 a.m.       
"Building Quality Systems of Care: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports"

  • Enid Kassner, Director, Independent Living/Long-Term Care, AARP Public Policy Institute

Noon (lunch provided)               
"The State of the Science: Prevention, Early Diagnosis, Treatment and Cure"

  • Manny Najera, El Paso, Texas  
  • Dr. Linda Teri, University of Washington

1:15p.m.                     
"Why State Legislators Should Care about Alzheimer's Disease"

  • George Vradenburg, Us Against Alzheimer's

2 p.m.                    
Building State Policy Solutions: Roundtable Discussion

  • State Alzheimer's plans: Sherrie Matsa, California  
  • Connecting consumers to services in North Dakota: Senator Dick Dever, Dr. Brad Gibbens, Gretchen Dobervich 

2:50 p.m.                    
Evaluation and adjournment

  • Debra Miller, Director of Health Policy, CSG