AGS volunteer leaders are vital to the American Geriatrics Society’s efforts to insure that older adults have access to high-quality, person-centered care. Your contributions of time and expertise to committee, section, or SIG membership are one of our most important and valued resources.
AGS Committee members are offered a wide range of opportunities to lead and serve on subcommittee and committee projects which help advance the field of geriatrics and provide better care for our ever growing older adult population.
All Committees meet face-to-face once a year at the AGS Annual Meeting to plan ahead for the future. Additionally, there are virtual meetings held each November to discuss mid-year progress.
Complete the Nominations Package for NEW or RENEWING Committee Members
Staff Contacts: Dennise McAlpin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sections are groups that were created to encourage networking among specific disciplines or trainees that are members of the American Geriatrics Society. All sections meet during the AGS Annual Meeting.
Fellows-in-Training SectionCo-Chairs: Lena Makaroun, MD & Morgan Mihok, MD
Medical Subspecialties SectionCo-Chairs: Lauren Ferrante, MD & Una Makris, MD
Nurses SectionChair: Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN
Pharmacists SectionChair: Todd Semla, PharmD
Physician Assistants SectionCo-Chairs: Kathy Kemle, MS, PA-C & Freddi Segal-Gidan, MS, PA-C
Residents SectionChair: Carl Johan Christian Bergman, MD
Social Workers SectionChair: Dawn Butler, JD, MSW
Section of Surgical and Related Medical SpecialistsChair: Andrew G. Lee, MD
Teachers SectionChair: Amy Westcott MD, AGSF
Special Interest Groups
Staff Contact: Dennise McAlpin
These grass-roots groups meet once a year during the AGS Annual Meeting to network and discuss areas of mutual interest. Depending on member interest, SIGS are active throughout the year, communicating electronically. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are open to all AGS members with an interest in the area of focus. Members of SIGs are encouraged to develop symposia proposals for submission to the Annual Meeting Program Committee, and to present collaborative project ideas to committees. Active participation in a SIG is encouraged for members who are interested in becoming engaged with AGS Committees, subcommittees, and liaison activities.