Week In Review

Date: 5/5/17

Celebrating #NursesWeek

This and every week, we're thankful for our nurse members and all of our healthcare professional members who work toward high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age.

Celebrate using the #NursesWeek hashtag, and learn more about the history of Nurses Week here.

Spotlight on #AGS17: San Antonio is Just Days Away!

Who's ready for three days of learning, networking, and celebrating? We sure are! Come join us deep in the heart of Texas for an Annual Scientific Meeting and an AGS 75th anniversary you'll never forget. Here are some quick links to everything you need for #AGS17:

Have a question about #AGS17? Ask us at info.amger@americangeriatrics.org or 212-308-1414.

Here's What's Trending on MyAGSOnline

Congratulations to this week's most active members: Scott Snyder, MD; Delia Takagi, MD; Priya Mendiratta, MD, MPH, AGSF; and Denise Mohess, MD. Thank you for your contributions!

IssueWatch

From the Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicare's Role in End-of-Life Care

2017 CEDARTREE-NIDUS Delirium Boot Camp: Call for Applications

The Center of Excellence for Delirium in Aging: Research, Training, and Educational Enhancement (CEDARTREE), in collaboration with the Network for Investigation of Delirium across the United States (NIDUS), will be hosting a three-day intensive course on delirium research, Nov. 1-3 at the Inn at Longwood Medical in Boston, MA. Recognized experts in the field will discuss cutting-edge research approaches, from assessment and methodology to novel technologies and interventions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with world-renowned experts in delirium and related fields. Applications are due Fri., Jun. 23. Learn more.

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:

Things We Like: NIA Clinical Trials Tool

Have you checked out the clinical trials search tool from the National Institute on Aging? Access the search now to learn more about research on caregiving, medications, and other issues impacting older adults.

 

Members & Geriatrics in the News

  • Gwendolyn Graddy, MD CBS Evening News proposed Medicaid cuts that would harm a wide range of vulnerable individuals.
  • Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH, discussed "boot camp" dementia caregivers with Kaiser Health News.

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