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1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models

1–30 Apr 2019
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome from the Chairs of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models

1 April-30 April 2019

We invite you to contribute your innovative work focused on geriatric care models. Geriatric patients represent a population for which care management may be beneficial to improve outcomes and to provide value-based, patient-centric healthcare. Many healthcare organizations are struggling to develop risk-based population health management strategies. Geriatric care models focus on high-risk high-need patients, and can be valuable resources for healthcare organizations.

Consider submitting your work on geriatric risk assessment and management, social and behavioral determinants of health, functional assessment, caregiver support, team-based care, and telehealth. The utilization of Big Data, artificial intelligence, and electronic health records (EHRs) to identify and monitor high-risk patients is of great interest. In addition to clinical needs, the high-need population will also require consideration of behavioral, functional, and social needs with enhanced provision of social and community support services.

Potential contributors to this Special Issue of Geriatrics may include investigators and participants in innovative models of care such as accountable care organizations, advanced alternative payment models, transitions of care models, telehealth programs, patient-centered medical homes, acute care for elderly units, early mobility and healthy aging programs, medication reconciliation, and quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) programs. Submissions with data and analyses are particularly welcome. Additionally, thoughtful descriptive proposals of data analytics and continuous feedback to clinicians, the identification of high-need patients, improving the cultural environment and attitudes regarding aging and society, health policy concerns, and successful team-based and collaborative care models are welcome.

Geriatrics a peer-reviewed scientific journal edited by MDPI, will organize and sponsor the First International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models. Contributions dealing with any discipline promoting geriatric care models will be welcome.

The conference will be held on the Internet ( on 1–30 April 2019. It will allow you to present your models to the wider community and provides the opportunity to start free exchanges of information with practice and academic groups from all over the world. Participation as an author or a visitor is ABSOLUTELY FREE of charge (simply create an account on the home page).

On behalf of our dynamic editorial staff and active scientific committee, we warmly invite you to join us at this First International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models. We look forward to posting your contribution.

Sincerely yours,

James S. Powers, M.D.

Kenneth J. Shay, DDS, MS


Call for Papers

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models

1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models (IECGCM-1) will be held from 1 to 30 April 2019. All proceedings will be held online at

Time Schedule

  • Abstract Submission: 10 Mar. 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: 20 Mar. 2019
  • Presentation Submission: 28 Mar. 2019
  • Conference Open: 1-30 Apr. 2019

Throughout this event, we aim to cover the following five topics:

  • Long Term Care
  • Home and Community Based Care
  • Outpatient care
  • Inpatient geriatric evaluation
  • Transitions of care
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models is free of charge for contributors and visitors. It is a good way for scholars to share ideas online without time and space barriers. Authors are invited to provide a short abstract online at from now until 10 March 2019. Acceptance of the abstract will be determined before 20 March 2019. Author(s) will be asked to present their work (in English) in the form of a slide show (or a video) using the PPT template provided by the conference (see Instructions for Authors). For accepted abstracts, the presentation needs to be submitted by 28 March 2019. All accepted presentations will be displayed on the internet, at, from 1–30 April 2019.
Authors are welcome to submit the extended version of their work for consideration and publication in a Special Issue of Geriatrics. 50% discount is offered for all the authors participating in this conference.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving contributions in response to this call, and will be glad to provide any further information to interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the chairman, Prof. James S. Powers, Dr. Kenneth J. Shay, or the conference secretary at or

We thank you in advance for your presence at this conference and your contribution to its success.

Conference Chairs

Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 7159 Vanderbilt Medical Center East,Nashville, TN 37232, USA; Clinical Associate Director, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Nashville TN, USA Website

James S. Powers, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Director at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (TVHS GRECC), Nashville TN. He is the Geriatrics Fellowship Program Director. He has over three decades experience consulting, developing, evaluating, and sustaining primary care and geriatric healthcare models and educational programs. Dr. Powers focuses on quality improvement and evaluating educational and clinical outcomes, maintains a large practice, and teaches geriatrics to healthcare professionals of all disciplines.

Formerly director of Geriatric Programs, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA Website

Kenneth J. Shay was Chief of Geriatric Programs for the US Department of Veterans Affairs from 2005–2018 and worked tirelessly to foster the development of new healthcare models and testing of quality improvement innovations through the VA’s Center of excellence for Geriatrics, the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECC). The VA represents the largest US integrated learning healthcare system.

Conference Committee

Division of Health Care Policy & Research, University of Colorado, ‎Denver, CO, USA


Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA


Instructions for Authors

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.
  1. Researchers interested in attending the conference must submit the abstract, on this website and no later than 10 March 2019.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the author fits in the scope of The 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models. All authors will be notified by 20 March 2019 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. After the abstract is accepted by the Scientific Committee, the authors will be invited to prepare a full description of their work preferably under the form of a PowerPoint and/or video presentation, and to upload it before 28 March 2019 to ensure final check.
  4. The presentations will be accessible on during the conference time.
  5. After the conference, the authors are also welcome to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Special Issue of Journal Geriatrics with a 50% discount off the Article Processing Charge.
Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a power point presentation using the template provided by the Conference (see download below). Slides will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. They can be prepared in the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models MS Word Template File

International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models Poster template file

International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models PPT template file

Video Presentations
Authors are also welcome to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer ( or to get to know more about the procedure.

Tips for authors: If you would like to prepare a video (15-20 minutes) based on your PPT presentation, you may use the "record slide" function in the PowerPoint. After recording, you can save the file as type: MPEG-4 Viedo (*.mp4).

Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their research works. Hence, by submitting a contribution to this conference, the authors retain the copyright of their contribution, but they grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this contribution online on the platform. This means the authors can easily submit their contribution to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (3)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Poster PDF
sciforum-024185 Disability among the Elderly in Indonesia: An Analysis of Spatial and Socio-demographic Correlates


Submitted: 20 Feb 2019

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sciforum-024211 Cost-Effective Reduction of Acute Care Utilization using Home-Based Heart Failure Program. , , , , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-024671 Multicomponent interventions to prevent and manage pressure injuries in hospital


Submitted: 09 Mar 2019

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, N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract

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Conference Secretariat

Ms. Frankie Yang
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing