13th Annual Katz Policy Lecture
09/04/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - The Conference Center at Benjamin Rose
The Conference Center at Benjamin Rose
11890 Fairhill Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44120
The Katz Policy Lecture was established in 2007 in honor of the late Sidney Katz, MD, Benjamin Rose’s Distinguished Scholar. The lecture convenes advocates to explore potential policy approaches to important issues of aging. Sidney Katz, MD — physician, scientist, teacher, mentor, author and public servant — pioneered the concept of active aging, championed the development of the field of geriatric care, and was responsible for the creation of local and national programs to enhance quality of life and improve long-term services for older adults.
This year, our keynote speaker, Dr. Malaz Boustani, will discuss strategies for successfully partnering community-based organization and health systems, utilizing examples from his extensive medical career. Following his remarks, a panel of local leaders will provide insights into the work being done in the Greater Cleveland community to bridge gaps between community-based organizations and health systems, and continued areas of opportunity for partnership throughout Northeast Ohio.
Eric H. Beck, DO, MPH
President, UH Ventures
Orion H. Bell, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Ardeshir Z. Hashmi, MD
Director, Center for Geriatric Medicine
3:30 PM-Welcome and Introduction
3:35 PM-13th Annual Katz Policy Lecture
4:35 PM-Reactor Panel
5:05 PM-Networking Reception
6:00 PM-Conclusion of Event
Founding Director, Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation & Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer for Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science
Dr. Boustani is a geriatrician, neuroscientist, and implementation scientist with extensive experience in developing, evaluating, implementing, and disseminating healthcare innovations focused on brain health. He is the Founding Director of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation and the Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer for Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science. Over the past decade, Dr. Boustani built a clinical laboratory of more than 2,000 ambulatory practices which impacts at least 10 million lives within Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. He also developed a combined human- and computer-based decision support system to detect cognitive impairments among hospitalized elders, reducing exposure to potentially harmful medications and procedures, and enhancing the recovery of brain health after critical illness. He contributed to the identification of the acute and chronic adverse cognitive effects of medications and developed the anticholinergic cognitive burden scale. His investigation led to the discovery that exposure to medications with adverse cognitive effect may lead to the future development of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Furthermore, he developed, evaluated, and implemented the collaborative Aging Brain Care model in primary care. This model has achieved the triple aim of improving brain health, improving brain care and reducing cost, and has become the standard of brain care in central Indiana and across the world.