Week In Review

Date: 5/25/17

Spotlight on #AGS18: Program Proposals Now Being Accepted

With San Antonio in the rear-view mirror, the #AGS18 Program Committee is now soliciting proposals for our 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (May 2-5 in Orlando, FL). Program proposals may be submitted online through Fri., June 30.

#AGS17: Celebrating 75 Years of Caring for Older Adults

Last week, we welcomed more than 2,100 healthcare professionals to San Antonio for a Texas-sized celebration of geriatrics. We couldn't have done it without you. Thanks again to all the leaders, speakers, coordinators, and members who made this year's meeting such a success! We hope to see you again in Orlando, FL, May 3-5 (preconference day: May 2) for #AGS18.

In the mean time, remember you can access the 2017 session presentations on GeriatricsCareOnline.org, and be sure to check out the #AGS17 highlights on Twitter.

Here's What's Trending on MyAGSOnline

AGS Raises Serious Concerns on Cuts to Geriatrics Health Professional Training, Research, & Medicaid in 2018 Budget Proposal

The AGS voiced deep concern for proposed cuts to geriatrics health professions programs (which would be eliminated), healthcare research, Medicaid, and a range of services benefitting us all as we age—all cuts outlined by President Trump in his full budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Learn more.

Congratulations to Our New AGS Fellows!

At #AGS17, we welcomed 18 new AGS Fellows into elite ranks at the AGS:

  • Veronica E. Adoun MD, AGSF
  • Cynthia M. Boyd MD, MPH, AGSF
  • Anthony James Caprio MD, CMD, AGSF
  • Cathleen Colon-Emeric MD, MhSc, AGSF
  • Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver MD, AGSF
  • Suzanne M. Gillespie MD, RD, CMD, FACP, AGSF
  • Todd H. Goldberg MD, CMD, FACP, AGSF
  • Holly M. Holmes MD, MS, AGSF
  • Jessica Kalender-Rich MD, CMD, AGSF
  • Michael A. LaMantia MD, MPH, AGSF
  • Michael C. Lindberg MD, FACP, AGSF
  • Donald O. Mack MD, FAAFP, CMD, AGSF
  • Alison A. Moore MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF
  • Shirley M. Neitch MD, FACP, AGSF
  • Ravishankar Ramaswamy MD, AGSF
  • Amit Shah MD, FACP, AGSF
  • Niharika N. Suchak MBBS, MHS, FACP, AGSF
  • Michi Yukawa MD, MPH, AGSF

These new fellows join more than 350 colleagues who have dedicated themselves to geriatrics education, clinical care, research, continuing professional development as exemplified through their fellow status. The AGSF distinction is awarded to AGS members who have demonstrated a professional commitment to geriatrics, contributed to the progress of geriatrics care, and are active participants in the Society's activities.

Learn about AGS Fellowship here.

Celebrating Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Wiley (publisher for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society ), in collaboration with the AGS, STTI Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, supports research on healthy aging and has compiled a special collection of free research articles on older adult well-being. The collection addresses:

You can also celebrate Older Americans Month on social media using #OAM17 and #AgeOutLoud. Learn more.



Things We Like: Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults, edited by Diane Chau, MD, FACP and Thomas Osborne, MD delivers a broad range of current, evidence-based knowledge about innovative technology that has the potential to advance the care and well being of older adults. Learn more.

Members & Geriatrics in the News

  • Medscape chronicled several highlights at #AGS17 as part of its geriatrics news, including presentations by Kevin Biese, MD, MAT; Sei Lee, MD, MAS; Phillipe Martin, MSc; and Rebecca Sudore, MD.
  • In an interview with AMA Wire, Kathy Frank, RN, PhD, discussed a virtual electronic health record (EHR) tool that helps residents learn the complexity of caring for older adults.
  • Lona Mody, MD, MSc, and colleagues recently published research on reducing the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in community-based nursing homes.
  • The National Institute on Aging bid farewell to Nancy Nadon, PhD, chief of the DIvision of Aging Biology Biological Resources Branch.

Don't Forget

  • A new online toolkit from the FrameWorks Institute can help you better frame conversations with older adults, caregivers, colleagues, and the public about elder abuse.
  • The UN will host a briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York on Thurs., June 1, from 11am-12:45pm ET on "The Global Aging Population: Impact and Implementation of Agenda 2030." Register by Tues., 5/30. The briefing also will be streamed at webtv.un.org.