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Wednesday, March 7, 2018



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Sponsored by:

The New York Academy of Medicine and the Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society (MAGS)


$25 Fellows & Members | $40 General Public and MAGS members who have not yet paid the yearly membership fee
Please note: if you already paid your yearly MAGS membership fee, please do not register online. Call Carolyn Stem at 212-8227254 or email to confirm your registration.

Fellows and Members: enter your email address below to receive your discount. Your discount will be applied at checkout.

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Older adults with multiple conditions receive healthcare that can be burdensome; potentially harmful; fragmented across diseases, providers, and settings; and not always focused on what matters most to them. Over the past three years, with input from patients, caregivers, primary and specialty clinicians, health system leaders and redesign experts, and payers, we designed a prototype that aligns clinical decision-making and healthcare with each patient’s health priorities, namely their health outcome goals and care preferences. We are now piloting patient priorities care in  a primary care and cardiology practice in Connecticut. The underlying premise for patient priorities care is that decision-making should be predicated on achieving each patient’s priorities not merely managing their individual diseases.


Dr. Mary Tinetti, MD, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Section Chief, Geriatrics, Yale University School of Medicine


Mark L. Kissinger
Speical Advisor to the Commissioner of Health
New York State Department of Health

Mark Kissinger was recently appointed Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Health for Aging and Long Term Care. He formerly served as the Director of the Division of Long Term Care for the Office of Health Insurance Programs.

Mr. Kissinger has also served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Long Term Care, President of the Home Care Association of New York State, and the Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services where he was the lead policy advisor on health and human service issues including Medicaid, mental health services, long term care, welfare and children’s services.
During his career, Mr. Kissinger’s assignments have included Senior Program Associate for both the New York State Governor’s office and the New York State Senate Majority Leader’s office.
He also was the Director of the Senate Committee on Social Services and the Committee on Aging.

Mr. Kissinger, who lives in Delmar with his wife and two sons, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Political Science and has won many awards for his leadership and commitment within the health and human services field.