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Heart Disease and Cancer “Exacerbate Risk of One Another”; Geriatrics Experts Explore Relationship Between the Top Two Leading Causes of Death

  • Geriatrics experts at AGS/NIH funded U13 Virtual Bench to Bedside Conference explore the relationship between heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death. http://ow.ly/EYHN50JQMa4

New York, NY (July 6, 2022) —  Experts’ discussions and recommendations (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17921) addressing the interface between cancer and heart disease were published this month in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), summarizing sessions from a virtual bench to bedside conference hosted by the American Society of Geriatrics (AGS) and funded by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH’s) National Institute on Aging (NIA).

NEW AGS PRESIDENT COMMITS TO TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF STRUCTURAL RACISM AND AGEISM IN HEALTHCARE

  • New @AmerGeriatrics President G. Michael Harper (@GMHarperdoc) promises to lead the AGS in its efforts to combat discrimination and bias in healthcare for all Americans as we age. #Geriatrics http://ow.ly/jGgH50J0yHE

New York (May 5, 2022)— G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF, will step into the role of President of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) when healthcare is still facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on our communities. But he’s also at the forefront of positive change, stepping into a leadership role and continuing his long service as a prominent voice advocating for the Society’s vision to contribute to our communities and maintain our health, safety, and independence as we age. He is taking the helm as the AGS ramps up its efforts to achieve a collective future that is free from discrimination and bias.   

Research Presented at #AGS22 Focuses on Prescribing Practices, Early Mobility Programs and Evaluating Mortality Risk and Dementia

  • At #AGS22, @AmerGeriatrics and #geriatrics experts casts a wide net for social & scientific innovations shaping better care for us all as we age. http://ow.ly/H6OV50IZluC

New York (May 4, 2022)– Researchers presenting at this year’s American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS22) held May 12-14 in Orlando, Florida represent excellence in geriatrics scholarship, with this year’s selection drawn from a pool of more than 900 submissions. Highlights from this year’s prestigious AGS22 Plenary Paper Session (Thurs., May 12 9:30-10:15am) include: 

American Geriatrics Society Opposes Policies that Discriminate against LGBTQ+ Individuals 

New York (May 3, 2022) —The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) stands against discrimination, harassment, prejudice, systemic injustice, and violence targeting any individual for their identity. We have long called for healthcare policies that require equal treatment for LGBTQ+ individuals, regardless of age, and for recognition of the preferred name and gender identity of transgender individuals, regardless of legal or biological gender status.  

The AGS opposes policies that discriminate against persons who are LGBTQ+ such as the recently enacted Florida law that prohibits classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade and laws enacted in Texas, Alabama, and Utah that discriminate against transgender individuals. We believe that legislation, orders, or policies that single out or target groups or individuals—implicitly or explicitly—impede the progress we have made, and directly stigmatize and isolate already vulnerable populations. Our members know first-hand the negative impact that a lifetime of discrimination has on the health, well-being, and quality of life of older people.  

AGS Welcomes 20 New Fellows Recognized For Exceptional Commitment To Geriatrics

  • . @AmerGeriatrics welcomes its newest class of fellows—a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age. http://ow.ly/6rak50IXr2Z

New York (May 2, 2022)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today honored 20 leading health professionals who joined the newest class of AGS Fellows—a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age.

“Collectively, these new fellows are being honored for their active participation in the work of AGS, and for their contributions to advancing the field through scholarly activities, advocacy, teaching and excellence in patient care,” noted incoming AGS President G. Michael Harper, M.D. The fellows will be formally recognized at the 2022 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AG22; May 12-14).

This year’s fellows hail from across the country and reflect the dedication to geriatrics education, clinical care, and research indicative of our Society’s commitment to quality care for us all as we age. They include: