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The 21st Florence Cellar Conference on Aging

April 17, 2015Cellar Conference 2015

The 21st Florence Cellar Conference on Aging explores the transitions across the health care continuum. It features the latest research findings in care transitions and care coordination including implications for quality and safety. Successful models of transitional care and quality and safety using evidence based practice will be presented.
  • Compare current models that guide development of programs to address care transitions for older adults
  • Identify the evidence to optimize quality and safety in care transitions
  • Describe factors related to successful care transitions and care coordination
  • Discuss communication barriers that obstruct interprofessional and team collaboration in care transitions and approaches to overcome them

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Keynote Speaker:

Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN
Marian S. Ware Professor of Gerontology
Director of New Courtland Center for Transitions & Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Dr. Naylor is also the National Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative, aimed at generating, disseminating, and translating research to understand how nurses contribute to quality patient care. Dr. Naylor received her MSN and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in nursing from Villanova University. Dr. Naylor has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses nursing. Currently, she leads a seminar for The Nature of Nursing Practice (N101) and Situating the Practice of Nursing (N102).

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Morning Speaker:

Robert Applebaum, PhD
Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project
Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Interim Associate Dean, College of the Arts and Science Scripps Research Fellow

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Luncheon Speaker:

Ellen Burts-Cooper, PhD, MBA
Senior Managing Partner, Improve Consulting and Training Group

Ellen Burts-Cooper, an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University, is the senior managing partner of Improve Consulting and Training Group, a firm that provides personal and professional development training, coaching and consultation. Ellen and her team work with large corporations, small companies, colleges/universities and nonprofit organizations to provide Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Certifications, project coaching, curriculum development, training and project deployment. In addition, she provides business outcome-focused leadership coaching as well as seminars and workshops on various topics from change leadership to project management.
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Afternoon Speaker:

Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Gerri Lamb started out as a home care nurse in lower Manhattan helping patients and families coordinate needed services. She went on to lead seminal research into care coordination, including a 1990s Medicare demonstration project that tested a fully capitated model for community-based care coordination. Recently, Lamb has been working with the National Quality Forum on performance measures around care coordination. She is also project co-director for INTERACT, a program that is helping reduce hospital admissions from skilled

Breakout Sessions

  • Alisa Bond, Executive Director, Fairfield Academy of Medicine Kathleen Blake, RN, BSN, System Service Line/Institute director for Seniors and Transitional Care, Summa Health System
    Sheila Haas, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
  • Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Dean at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing (QSEN and Transitions)
  • Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Research, University Hospitals; Nick Cohen, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Jim Campbell, MD, Chairman, Family Medicine/Geriatrics, The MetroHealth System Center for Connected Care; Better Health Greater Cleveland-An Alliance for Improved Health Care

UCAH Sites

Conference Contact Info

UCAH Executive Director:

Diana L. Morris, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Conference Chair:

Evelyn Duffy, DNP, ANP/GNP-BC, FAANP

About Florence Cellar

Florence CellarFlorence Cellar earned her Master of Nursing degree from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in 1938. After a nearly 40-year career at University Hospitals, she went on to establish the Florence Cellar Associate Professorship in Gerontological Nursing— the country's first chair in gerontological nursing and the first fully endowed professorship at the nursing school.

About the Center

Housed at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the University Center on Aging and Health has served as an interdisciplinary point at Case Western Reserve University for building and maintaining excellence in gerontological and geriatric research, education, and practice since 1978.

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