Find complete archives of AFAR-sponsored webinars on topics in aging research, geriatrics, and the science of healthy aging.
"Alzheimer's: Hope for the Future"
June 17, 2013
In today’s world of fast cures and pharmaceutical fixes, Alzheimer’s remains among the most devastating -- and feared – diagnoses. In a recent survey, Alzheimer’s was the second most feared disease among American adults, behind only cancer. But many experts believe that in knowledge, there is hope. This webinar provided an overview of the most promising therapies, and current care options. Richard Besdine, MD, Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Jason Karlawish, MD, Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine reviewed clinical care options, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, and provided insight on potential cures and therapies now under development. This one hour webinar included an audience Q&A session. The webinar was funded through an education grant from the Cigna Foundation.
"To Screen or Not to Screen?"
July 25, 2012
Leading health experts Christine Cassel, MD, President of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation, and Richard Besdine, MD, Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and AFAR Medical Officer, examined the risks and rewards of health screenings for diseases prevalent among older adults, reviewed recent screening developments and new research findings, and discussed screening implications unique to adults over age 60. This one hour webinar included an audience Q&A session. The webinar was funded through an education grant from the Cigna Foundation.
"Who Cares for Older Adults? - Workforce Implications of an Aging Population"
May 31, 2012
Richard W. Besdine, MD, Director of the Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and AFAR medical officer, documents the workforce crisis and describes hopeful public-private-academic approaches that are helping health care providers get ready to care for an increasingly older and challenging group of patients. John Feather, Grantmakers In Aging CEO, moderates the session. The John A. Hartford Foundation co-sponsored this webinar with AFAR.