Spotlight: Three More Weeks Until #AGS17 CME/CE Closes!
Did you attend #AGS17? Log into the registration portal to view your account and apply for CME/CE credits. Don't forget to complete your evaluations before the portal closes on Thurs., Aug. 31!
Here's What's Trending on MyAGSOnline
- What advice do you have for an advanced practice nurse new to geriatrics? Welcome a new member and share a story here...
- Does your home consultative service utilize any software that can help with data tracking or optimizing schedules and routes? Provide recommendations here...
- Wondering if you missed anything on MyAGSOnline while you were away? Check out this quick summer recap...
Congratulations to this week's most active members: Lynn Wilson, DO; Delia Takagi, MD; Randy Davidoff; and Belinda Setters, MD, AGSF. Thank you for your contributions!
- From the Kaiser Family Foundation: What's the Near-Term Outlook for the Affordable Care Act?
- From the Kaiser Family Foundation: An Early Look at 2018 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation on ACA Exchanges
In Letters to Congress, AGS Offers Continued Support and Expertise for Future Health Reforms
In letters to leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the AGS offered its continued support to help develop public policy proposals that promote high-quality, person-centered, and affordable health coverage for us all as we age. In our letters, we encouraged bipartisan collaboration on future proposals and urged Congress to invite stakeholder input, to hold public hearings, and to provide ample opportunity for feedback from the American public. We also sent a separate letter to Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) thanking them for their opposition to previously considered proposals that would have increased costs, reduced health coverage, and cut key services for millions of Americans. Read more.
Spotlight on HealthinAging.org: New Research Translations for Older Adults & Caregivers
To provide up-to-date, accurate information on the latest geriatrics research for older adults, caregivers and the public, the HealthinAging.org blog (the official blog of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS)) provides summaries of recent research published in JAGS. Visit the blog today for easy-to-digest summaries of some of the newest research in geriatrics, including:
- A Personalized Approach to Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
- Older Adults May Need Better Follow-up After Emergency Room Screenings for Suicide
- Some Frail Older Adults May Receive Potentially Inappropriate Medications When Admitted to Nursing Homes
- Poor Appetite and Food Intake in Older Adults
- Touring Senior Centers, Interacting with Older Adults Positively Impacts Medical Residents' Careers, Enhances Knowledge of Issues & Needs
Members & Geriatrics in the News
- The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) will host an #NCEAnow Twitter chat with the FrameWorks Institute on Thurs., Aug. 17, from 11am-12pm PT. Learn more.
- Apply for the Evidence-Based Program Review through the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for an opportunity to receive funding through the Older Americans Act (OAA). Learn more.
- New to Twitter? Send "Hey @AmerGeriatrics, I'm tweeting #geriatrics" and we'll add your profile to our "Friends to Follow" list.