Social Media Spotlight: Who's New on Twitter?
As we continue to participate in the global #geriatrics conversation, we welcome new voices to help us enlighten and engage peers, the public, and policymakers.
Are you new to Twitter? Want to get introduced to new followers and expand your social media presence? Send "Hey @AmerGeriatrics, I'm tweeting #geriatrics" and we'll add your profile to our "Friends to Follow" list. If you're up to the challenge, go a step further and tell us why you do what you do using #IAmGeriatrics! Your answers could be featured in an upcoming edition of the AGS newsletter.
Though Republicans Senators have failed to garner support for either a replacement or full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), leaders continue to put pressure on legislators "vulnerable" to re-election challenges in 2018. Continue to reach out to your Senators—Democratic and Republican—to reiterate the importance of proceeding with meaningful, concrete, and bi-partisan proposals.
The Senate-proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) left much to be desired and the ACA certainly can be improved—but we can't cross the divide separating both without meaningful, concrete, and bi-partisain proposals.
- To learn more about geriatrics priorities for state and federal policy, click here.
- To call your Senators, click here.
- To tweet your Senators, click here.
Here's What's Trending on MyAGSOnline
- Can you share insights on the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Relative Value Units (RVU) targets for geriatrics? Add your thoughts here...
- Do you have a template note for post-acute care in your electronic medical record system? Provide guidance for developing one here...
- Do you, or does someone you know, speak Nepali? Help HealthinAging.org with a translation request here...
Congratulations to this week's most active members: Lynn Wilson, DO; Delia Takagi, MD; Jessica Steinberger; and Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF.
The AGS Advocacy Center: Take Action Today!
The AGS online presence continues its transformation with an updated Advocacy Center to match our brand-new website. Find your elected officials, subscribe to action alerts, and make your voice heard on campaigns and legislation that matter to geriatrics healthcare professionals and older adults.
What Does the Future Hold? Donald W. Reynolds Geriatrics Education Collaborative Paper Now Available in JAGS
In a series of papers stemming from the last ADGAP/Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grantee Meeting (a gathering of geriatric academic program leaders), a workgroup of experts from the conference addressed the future of geriatrics education and care. The most recent paper, "The 2025 Big 'G' Geriatrician: Defining Job Roles to Guide Fellowship Training," can be found in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, along with a companion piece on "Big 'G' and Little 'g' Geriatrics Education for Physicians."
2017 AMPAC Campaign School
AMPAC, the bipartisan political action committee of the American Medical Association (AMA), has launched the "AMPAC Campaign School" to give healthcare professionals, residents, medical students, and other healthcare stakeholders the skills and strategic tools you need if you're interested in pursuing elected office or learning more about political strategy. If you want to become more involved in the political campaign process, this 2.5-day program under the direction of political experts was custom-built for you! The program will take place Oct. 27-29 at the AMA Office in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Spotlight on Membership: Refer a Colleague and Save!
Tell your colleagues about the benefits of being an AGS member and receive $50 off your next membership dues payment for every new Physician or Other Healthcare Provider you recruit (or $25 off your next membership dues payment for every new dues-paying Trainee Member you recruit). Beyond saving money, you'll be spreading the word about how we all can improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults across the U.S.. Learn more about the refer a colleague reward here.
Members & Geriatrics in the News
- Philly.com reported on the challenges of identifying respectful language for referring to older adults, citing insights from the Leaders of Aging Organizations (which includes the AGS) and related changes implemented at the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
- Mary Tinetti, MD, AGSF, FGSA, and Jonathan Bean, MD, MPH, MS, FGSA, will recieve awards from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) for professional leadership in gerontolgy and contributions in the field of rehabilitation.
- Eric Widera, MD, commented on financial abuse of older adults in a report from Reuters.
- Check out the new resource, Geriatrics as a Profession, on the AGS website - and if you're interested in volunteering with web content creation opportunities, email email@example.com.
- The FDA Public Workshop "Reducing the Risk of Preventable Adverse Drug Events Associated with Hypoglycemia in the Older Population" will take place Tue., Sept. 12, at the FDA's White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD. Register here or watch the webcast here.