Kline Galland: Distinguished Speaker Series

Kline Galland’s Distinguished Speaker Series hosts a dynamic lineup of speakers about aging and elder care related topics. This series aims to spark conversation, inform and inspire!

Genetics and Precision Prescribing:
Why it Matters, Especially for Seniors
with Kristine Ashcraft, BS, MBA
Moderated by Elana Zana

Tuesday, August 23   |   6:30p-7:30p   |   Zoom

You may know that seniors are 4x more likely to have an adverse drug event, but did you know that easily tested genetic variants play a large role, especially when patients take multiple medications? Learn how many drugs are impacted by pharmacogenetics, when Medicare will cover testing and why this matters for seniors.

Kristine Ashcraft, BS, MBA is a molecular biologist by training and is the former CEO and founder of YouScript, recently acquired by Invitae. She has worked in pharmacogenomics since 2000 and was named one of the 25 leading voices in precision medicine. She serves on the STRIPE Steering Committee, the FDA collaborative community for pharmacogenomics. Kristine has authored multiple publications on the clinical and economic benefits of pharmacogenomic testing including one lauded as one of the most influential publications at an American Medical Informatics Association meeting. She has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC Nightly News and has spoken at SXSW, American Society of Human Genetics, and numerous precision medicine conferences. She is committed to catalyzing the adoption of precision medicine.

 

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We are offering our supporters and friends the opportunity to engage and learn from seasoned experts who are leaders in their respective specialties, all of whom have shaped many lives across their impressive careers.

The topics will include: estate planning, caring for aging loved ones, medical treatments and trends, legislative issues, protections from elder abuse, retirement activities, traveling, mobility, memory loss, mental health, transportation, exercise and fitness, food access, health and wellness, housing, and lifestyle.

Join us in keeping at the forefront of enormous healthcare discoveries, including regulatory changes as we all share incredible takeaways, inspiration and energy to help us navigate the aging process.

 

PREVIOUS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS:

Tuesday, May 24, 2022: Congressional Update on the State of Senior Healthcare with Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08)

 Watch the recording here:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022: Tax, Investment and Legal Planning Strategies for Seniors with Jack Almo, Jay Riffkin and Kelly Nelson

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022: Joseph G. Ouslander M.D.

A conversation on the science of successful aging, as well as public health, policy and economic issues related to providing high quality care to our ever-growing senior population.

Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D. is Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Senior Advisor to the Dean for Geriatrics at the Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton Florida. Dr. Ouslander is an internationally recognized geriatrician and is a past-President of the American Geriatrics Society, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He is a co-author of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics and an editor of Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021: Dr. Ari Robicsek & Dr. Hope Druckman

In this session, we explore the impacts and trends of COVID-19 on seniors & older adults, from a regional and national perspective. Dr. Ari Robicsek is Chief Medical Analytics Officer and Senior VP of Research at Providence and Kline Galland board member. Dr. Hope Druckman is the Hospice Medical Director within Kline Galland.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021: An evening with Howard Behar

A discussion with Howard Behar, former President of North America of Starbucks, successful business leader, and esteemed author. With Howard, we will learn how to set goals and define your values for all aspects of your life–regardless of age. Howard proves you are never too old to start something new.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021: Rabbi Elana Zaiman

Deepen, heel, and uplift the relationships that matter to you most. Inspired by the ancient tradition of the ethical will, the Forever Letter is a letter we can write to our loved ones to share our values, wisdom, love, forgiveness, appreciation, and gratitude. In this session, we explore the forever letter as a tool you may use with your family and friends to surface what matters to you most.