Sages' Symposium

April 30, 2020, Chicago area

Sages’ Symposium to Expand Researcher Readiness (POSTPONED)

WHEN:          Postponed; to be scheduled at a later date

WHERE:         Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
                       9700 Gross Point Road
                       Skokie, IL 60076 (or virtual)    

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration is Free, but Required for this Event

The Sages’ Symposium will bring together researchers and older adults who require long-term services and supports to expand opportunities for engaged research. Attend in person or virtually!

Our Objectives for this Symposium are to:

  • Bring researchers and older adults with care needs together
  • Review the benefits and obstacles of engaged research
  • Support researchers’ readiness to conduct engaged research
  • Identify new partnership opportunities
  • Share tools and resources 

Things to Know About Our Symposium:

  • We will meet for one full day (April 30, 2020) from 9 am to 4 pm. We understand some people will need to come late, leave early, or need breaks. We welcome you at any time during the day.
  • We are meeting at CJE Senior Life’s Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation. This is about 30 minutes north of Chicago.
  • There will be keynotes, presentations, and active discussions during our Symposium.
  • Registration and attendance are FREE! We do not reimburse for travel, but you can attend this meeting virtually if you are unable to travel.
  • You can come to the Registration Desk Meet & Greet the day before the Symposium (April 29, 2020) from 5-7 pm (light snacks will be available). This is a great time to meet other attendees and review the Symposium purpose and agenda. Or, you can collect your name tag and materials the day of the event.
  • The day’s discussion will lead to documents that support further research partnerships among older adults and researchers. Keep an eye on our website for our results! 

Here are some of the Symposium Presenters confirmed so far! Stay tuned for additions!

Kate Boyd headshot Thomas Concanon headshot Tam Perry headshot

Kate Boyd, DrPHc

Program Officer,         Engagement Awards, PCORI

Thomas Concanon, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation, Director of Stakeholder and Community Engagement at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Tam Perry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Wayne State University.

 

Sages’ Symposium Funder 

A Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award EAIN-00060 funds the Sages’ Symposium to Expand Researcher Readiness as a LeadingAge LTSS Center, Collective Insight, and CJE partnership. This award was selected through a highly competitive review process in which applications were assessed for their ability to meet PCORI’s engagement goals, objectives, and program criteria. Click here for more information about PCORI’s funding to support engagement efforts. Click here for more information about PCORI’s funding to support engagement efforts..

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 (reauthorized in 2019) to fund comparative effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

Click here to view the Sages’ Symposium to Expand Researcher Readiness project summary.

The Sages’ Symposium is informed by our Sages’ Symposium Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee provides guidance on the following:

  • Symposium agenda
  • Presenters and their focus areas 
  • Approach for managing sessions 
  • Outreach strategies for Symposium participants and presenters
  • Accessibility of the Symposium location, process, and materials 
  • Symposium lessons learned and next steps

Steering Committee Members

  • Marc Cohen, Clinical Professor of Gerontology at UMass Boston and Co-Director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center@UMass Boston
  • Verena R. Cimarolli, Senior Health Services Research Associate for LeadingAge and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston
  • Rachel Lessem, Research Scientist for CJE SeniorLife
  • Robyn Stone, Senior Vice President for Research; Co-Director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston
  • Susan Finkl, Bureau of Sages Member at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania (JHEP)
  • David Gordon, Bureau of Sages Member at the CJE SeniorLife Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Mary Ana Nemenski, Bureau of Sages Member at the CJE SeniorLife Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Karen Beppler, Bureau of Sages Member at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania (JHEP)
  • Erin McGaffigan, Facilitator, Founder of Collective Insight LLC

 

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