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2020 Industry Supported Presentation Theater (ISPT) - Detailed Information (Annual Conference)

The Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) invites you to attend an Industry Supported Presentation Theater (ISPT) at the first 2020 Virtual Conference!

The programs were independently produced, not subject to review by GAPNA, and are not part of the scientific/educational program offered by GAPNA. The ISPT schedule is listed below.

Wednesday Sept 23, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Supported by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Title: A Deeper Dive into the Use of Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) in Patients 65 and Older with OAB Symptoms of Urge Urinary Incontinence, Urgency, and Urinary Frequency

Description: In this session, we will discuss the clinical impact and physiology of overactive bladder as well as the latest perspectives on management and treatment.

Faculty: Jo Ann Fisher, MSN, FNP-BC

Thursday Sept 24, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Supported by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Title: Clinical Insights in VTE: Treatment and Risk Reduction Through Prophylaxis

Description: This lecture will discuss venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, as well as treatment options for patients with deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, and how these treatment options may reduce the risk of recurrent thrombotic events.

Faculty: Meenakshi Patel, MD, FACP, MMM, CMD
Principal Investigator, Valley Medical Research
Clinical Associate Professor, Wright State University
Centerville, Ohio

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Supported by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Title: The First LAMA for Inhalation Using Natural Breathing Including Chronic Bronchitis and/or Emphysema

Description: This interactive program will review the impact of COPD in the long-term care (LTC) setting, current clinical practice recommendations to improve outcomes, and the first LAMA for inhalation using natural breathing.

Faculty: Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD

Friday Sept 25, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Supported by ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Title: Understanding the Impact and Consequences of Hallucinations and Delusions Associated With Dementia-Related Psychosis From the Long-Term Care Perspective

Description: This disease-awareness program will feature an overview of hallucinations and delusions associated with dementia-related psychosis from the long-term care perspective. The program will focus on the prevalence, impact, and proposed neurobiology of hallucinations and delusions across the dementias and the unmet need for individuals experiencing these symptoms.

Faculty: George T. Grossberg, MD
Samuel W. Fordyce Professor Departments of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Director
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Time: 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Supported by Lilly USA, LLC

Title: BAQSIMI™ (glucagon) nasal powder Product Theater

Description: This program is sponsored by and the speaker is presenting on behalf of Lilly USA, LLC. It is being presented consistent with FDA guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit.

Join us for a discussion on the efficacy, safety profile, usability data, and administration of BAQSIMI. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the faculty questions about the data presented.

Faculty: Joseph L. Micca, MD

Saturday Sept 26, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Supported by Sanofi Pharmaceuticals NA

Title: Addressing Challenges in T2DM Treatment: Role of Fixed-Dose & Fixed-Ratio Combination Therapies

Description: Presentation will focus on the unmet needs and current therapy guidelines for the management of T2DM in the elderly patient, including the potential place in therapy for Fixed Ratio Combinations (FRCs). Appropriate patient selection, timing and therapy selection will be addressed along with case study report(s)

Faculty: Katherine Whitmire, APRN

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Supported by Smith & Nephew

Title: The New Science of SANTYL: Debridement That Delivers More

Description: Have you ever thought, “There must be more happening in the wound bed as a result of debriding with SANTYL”? Join us as we discuss the new science of SANTYL in this new presentation. Amy Bruggemann MSN, APRN-BC, CWS overviews 55 years of SANTYL evidence, concluding with what we now know SANTYL creates.

Faculty: Amy Bruggemann MSN, APRN-BC, CWS

Additional Information for ISPT

What is an ISPT?
An ISPT is a dedicated time for Industry to host a session that provides information on a specific product or service of interest to NPs working in the area of gerontology. Since these sessions may be promotional and are specific to a certain product, no CNEs are available for these sessions.

The ISPT will allow you the opportunity to highlight your product or service to APNs while focusing only on your product and the APNs in virtual attendance. ISPT sessions do not compete with any other educational programming in the time period allotted.