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Engaging older adults in research: A CARE Network discussion 

October 31, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

From the Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE), an ICTR-CAP affiliate program

Engaging older adults in research: A CARE Network discussion

What are effective ways to engage older adults and their family caregivers throughout the research process? How can you support the participation of people living with cognitive impairment? What is it like to go from being a patient to giving input on studies, and how can researchers facilitate that transition?

Bring your questions to this informal virtual discussion with an older adult advisor, patient engagement coordinator, and researcher:

Rosie Bartel, Patient Advisor/Partner; works with researchers and scholars from the Aging Initiative, is a member of the Aging Initiative Patient and Caregiver Advisory Council, was part of developing a NIH roadmap for doing research in long-term care which led to a research paper, and is a PCORI Ambassador representing older adults. In 2009 she underwent a right knee replacement that developed into a MRSA infection and led to 58 surgeries, 200+ hospitalizations, 100+ blood transfusions, 14 incidents of septic shock, amputation of her right leg and hip, and the removal of most of her pelvic bone.

Sydney Hoel, Research Specialist in Dr. Nasia Safdar’s research program in the Division of Infectious Disease, School of Medicine and Public Health; coordinates stakeholder engagement activities, working with two groups: The Patients Engaged in Education and Research (PEER) Group, and the Veteran Research Engagement Group (VetREG) at the Madison VA. The PEER Group consists of patients and caregivers with lived experiences of healthcare-associated infections who share input on infection prevention-related projects. The VetREG is composed of Veterans (and aims to recruit family members of Veterans in the future) and shares input on projects related to Veterans’ health and care.

Mary F. Wyman, Clinical Psychologist/Research Investigator, W.S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital; focuses her research on improving health services for older adults with dementia, specifically to support effective partnership with family caregivers of the older patient to improve outcomes. She has a particular interest in caregiving and services utilization among underrepresented groups. She has served on national VA advisory groups related to mental health and dementia care, and in 2018 received a VA Strategic Priority Award for her leadership in establishing Madison VA as the first Dementia Friendly VA hospital in the U.S.

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Meeting ID: 995 8332 3745
Passcode: 542074


October 31, 2022
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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