to all who participated in the
WV Geriatrics Society Annual Summit
January 20, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Just a few words and phrases heard during our first virtual Summit -
Great information today!
Covid Stress Syndrome
WV ranks 2nd in the nation in the number of older adults in poor health.
Eating is meant to be a social activity.
Be aware of how small actions serve everyone.
Omicron is NOT a kinder, gentler Covid.
Horrid times also create transformational change.
Engaging speakers today!
Stayed on schedule
So glad you held this event this year and in this way.
I learned so much today.
Key Note Speaker Dr. Clay Marsh
Vice President & Executive Dean for Health Sciences
Dean, West Virginia University School of Medicine
WV Coronavirus Czar
Moving Forward: Lessons from COVID-19 Applied to Public and Population Health
Review lessons learned from COVID-19 response in WV
Review data on what is centrally responsible for wellbeing in populations
Review approach to improve healthy aging in WV
Epidemic to Pandemic: The Experience of Rural Older Adults
Presenters: Dr. Shawn Allen, DSW, LGSW, Assistant Professor Social Work and Sociology, Concord University, Athens, WV and
Samantha Byrd, MSW, LGSW, Adjunct Professor Social Work, Concord University, Athens, WV
Outpatient COVID Treatments, Prevention, and Adverse Events
Presenters: Lisa Nord, RPh, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Huntington, WV and
Charles Babcock, Pharm.D, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Huntington, WV
The Effect of the COVID-19 Quarantine on Weight and
Nutrition in Rural Geriatric Patients
Presenter: Thomas R. McIntosh, 2nd Year Medical Student,
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Avoiding Court: Understanding the Legal Pitfalls of
Guardianship and Conservatorship Evaluations
Presenter: Timothy Saar, PhD, Forensic Psychologist, Charleston, WV
Thank you to our sponsors:
Genesis Healthcare Dunbar Center