Membership FAQ

What is MyAGSOnline?

MyAGSOnline is your member portal where you can:

  • Easily access valuable member resources such as Geratrics Care Online and Career Connections
  • Ask questions, get advice, and share your knowledge in topical discussions
  • Search the directory and network with other members

How do I access MyAGSOnline?

You can access MyAGSOnline by logging into americangeriatrics.org or going directly to http://myagsonline.americangeriatrics.org/ .   If you did not set up a username and password while joining the AGS , as s a new member, your default MyAGSOnline login is your primary email address and your password is the five-digit member ID number on your Membership ID card. If you’d like to change your password you can do so by visiting the Change My Password page to select a new password.  If you forget your password, click the “forgot your password” LINK at the bottom of the login page and it will be emailed to you. Once you’ve signed in, refer to the “steps to get started”.

If you have trouble accessing MyAGSOnline, please contact the AGS Membership Department at (800) 247-4779.

When does my AGS membership expire?

In 2012, AGS membership moved from calendar year to anniversary year renewals. This means that your membership will be valid for one year from your join/renew dates, instead of all memberships expiring on December 31st of each year. This allows you the opportunity to enjoy a full year’s worth of membership before you are asked to renew. To find out when your membership expires, please log in to MyAGSOnline and visit the My Transactions page or contact the AGS Membership Department at 800-247-4779.

How do I access the AGS Journals online?

Access to AGS journals including JAGS are available through at www.geriatricscareonline.org. As an AGS member, you do not need to sign up for a new account. Your GCO username and password are the same as your MYAGS Online log-in credentials (see info on accessing MYAGS Online above)  Once you’ve logged in, go to “My Library” to access your journal subscriptions, you complimentary subscription to GEMS and any other product subscriptions you have purchased.

How can I join an AGS committee?

AGS members who wish to serve on an AGS committee can apply to serve a 3 year term starting in May of the upcoming year. AGS Members interested in volunteering for committee service will be asked to complete an application and submit a brief biographical sketch, and two recommendations by current Board and/or committee members. All appointments for committee membership (including re-appointments, external liaison appointments, etc.) are made at the beginning of the calendar year. Full Guidelines and application can be found on in the Get Involved section of the website. 

How do I participate in a Special Interest Group (SIG)?

SIGs meet in-person during the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting, and many have communities in MyAGSOnline to network and address mutual interests and concerns. A full listing of SIGs along with the day/times that they meet can be found in the AGS Annual Meeting Program. SIG communities in MyAGSOnline can be found here.

Am I eligible to apply for AGS Fellowship?

You are eligible to apply for AGS Fellowship if you are currently an active member of the AGS and have been for at least 5 years, and you have attended at least 3 Annual Meetings. 

Why should I apply for AGS Fellowship status?

Fellowship status is awarded to AGS members who have demonstrated a professional commitment to geriatric medicine, contributed to the progress of geriatric care, and are active participants in the Society's activities. Attaining AGSF status within the Society places members in a specially recognized group of healthcare providers who are dedicated to continuing education in geriatrics, teaching and research. They have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities and the Society by their service. Their dedication and longstanding commitment to AGS is appreciated by this mark of distinction. 

 

What is the Health in Aging Foundation Referral Service?

AGS members are invited to participate in the Health in Aging Foundation Referral Service, a free service which provides older adults and caregivers nationwide with referrals to geriatrics healthcare professionals in their areas.  To elect to participate in the service, members can opt in on MyAGSOnline or contact the AGS Membership Department.

What percentage of my AGS dues is tax deductible?

85% of AGS member dues are tax deductible. The remainder is allocated to the JAGS/AGS Newsletter.  AGS does not lobby, we just inform legislators of Geriatrics issues. Therefore, no portion of member dues relate to lobbying.

 

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Contact us: membership@americangeriatrics.org  or 212.308.1414.