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27th Annual Albert J. Silverman
Research Conference

Caring for the Growing Population with Dementia: Novel Interventions for Patients and their Caregivers

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
8:00 am - 12:15 p.m
Depression Center and Ambulatory Psychiatry
Rachel Upjohn Building
4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor

Albert J. Silverman, M.D.

Program Agenda:

8:00 – 9:45 a.m.
(2nd Floor Atrium)
Poster Session & Continental Breakfast
9:55 – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Introduction of Speakers
Gregory W. Dalack, M.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. The Impact of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia on Costs and Healthcare Utilization
Donovan Maust, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan; Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia:  Is there a better way?
Helen C. Kales, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry; Director, The Program for Positive Aging; Associate Director for Mental Health and Aging Research, The Geriatrics Center, University of Michigan; Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical Management Research; Research Scientist, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. From Brain Care Discovery to Brain Care Delivery in Less than a Decade
Malaz A. Boustani, M.D., MPH
Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research; Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer, Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, Indiana University and Indiana CTSI; Founding Director, Center for Brain Care Innovation, Eskenazi Health
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Announcement of Poster Awards

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Invited Speaker:

Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH
Eskenazi Center for Senior Health
Indiana University Health

Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPHMalaz Boustani, M.D., MPH is the founding director of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation. Building on his international expertise in brain care research and health care innovation, Dr. Boustani is leading the Sandra Eskenazi Center in developing and implementing a futuristic and cutting-edge model of brain care for the 21st century.

Dr. Boustani is also the chief operating officer of the Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, the associate director for the Center for Aging Research, and the Richard M. Fairbanks Professor in Aging Research. As director of the Eskenazi Health Center Healthy Aging Brain Center, he has improved the quality of brain care for more than 5,000 patients and their family caregivers.

Through his various leadership roles, Dr. Boustani focuses on the rapid translation and implementation of research discoveries into clinical practice, utilizing the tools of implementation science, medical informatics and public health.

Contact: Annunciata Porterfield, (734) 936-8269,