Our first guest today is Cindy Baier, President & CEO, Brookdale Senior Living. She will share some practical tips, resources and a thoughtful guide for creating a care giving plan for your loved ones. She will also share her personal story when she helped her own mother move into a senior living community.
There area wide variety of care solutions and it all begins with research. Communities like Brookdale offer a comprehensive menu of senior living options including independent living,assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. They assist in evaluating each individual situation and help ease the transition with loved ones. Brookdale is the largest senior living provider in the country, with more than 100,000 seniors who live in more than one thousand communities across the country. Offering a person-centered approach to care, Brookdale specializes in really getting to know its residents and tailoring care and activities to every individual. For more information, please visit: www.brookdale.com
Linda DeCarlo, USPS, Manager of Safety discusses dog attacks a nationwide issue and not just a postal problem. The Postal Service, joined by the American Humane, American Veterinary Medical Association, Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance, is driving home the message that dog bites are a national problem and education can resolve the issue.
The encouraging news is that the number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016. But it is still a big problem. Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is showcasing technology that alerts mail carriers of potential attacks while releasing its annual list of cities where the most dog attacks were recorded. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners. It is also interesting to note that half of the 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To spread the word on social media, use word the hashtag #preventdogbites.
Sherry A. Martin, MD, Vice President of Diabetes Global Medical Affairs at Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Martin she discusses the potential benefits of this neighborhood-based, data-driven approach to addressing the diabetes epidemic. Dr. Martin will also discuss how this program directly supports Lilly’s 30X30 initiative, the company’s goal to improve access to quality health care for 30 million people in undeserved communities every year by 2030.
Sherry A. Martin, MD, is Vice President of Diabetes Global Medical Affairs at Eli Lilly and Company with oversight for Diabetes Medical Affairs and Global Medical Affairs Hosted Capabilities for all therapeutic areas. Dr. Martin has been extensively involved in Phase 3-4 clinical trial research and regulatory submissions and has co-authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Diabetes Care, the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, and The New England Journal of Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. For 15 years prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, she was a private practice clinical endocrinologist in Mississippi, Medical Director of the North Mississippi Diabetes Treatment Center, and served as an executive board member and Chair of the Medical Staff for North Mississippi Health Services, the largest rural hospital system in the United States.
Our next guest is Roger Stupp, MD –from Northwestern Medicine he is a Neuro-Oncologist. He is a world-renowned brain tumor expert he discusses five innovative surgical treatment options that have transformed quality of life and survival rates for patients with glioblastoma; NeuroBlate, immunotherapy, Gamma Knife surgery, Tumor Treating Fields and endoscopic endonasal tumor removal. Dr. Stupp will also provide insight about medical management of brain tumors including tumor treating fields.
Roger Stupp is best known for his contributions in landmarks trials establishing temozolomide and, most recently tumor treating fields as the standard of care for glioblastoma patients. In 2017 he took new responsibilities as leader of medical neuro-oncology and cancer research within Northwestern Universities Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Brain Tumor Institute. He remains dedicated to translational cancer research, scientific cooperation and believes in the importance of well-designed clinical trials conducted within academic cooperative groups. For more information please visit braintumorinstitute.org
Our last guest is Dr. Kalynn Rohde, a clinical pharmacist with UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She will discuss how to properly store and dispose of old medicines to help prevent poisoning of children and pets, misuse by teens and adults, and other problems that could arise from accidentally taking a wrong or expired medicine. Dr. Rohde also talks about how to protect the environment from damage by chemicals.
Dr. Kalynn Rohde, a clinical pharmacist with UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Rohde represents UNC Health Care, which was honored with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Medication Safety. The award is offered in collaboration by the ASHP Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Rohde represents UNC Health Care, which was honored with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Medication Safety. The award is offered in collaboration by the ASHP Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation. For more information go to Unchealthcare.org