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Many Older Adults Take Multiple Medications; an Updated AGS Beers Criteria® Will Help Ensure They Are Appropriate

  • Today, @AmerGeriatrics released the 2023 update to the AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18372). http://ow.ly/P0Q850Og2Zf

New York (May 4, 2023) — Today, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released the 2023 update to the AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18372). The AGS Beers Criteria® serves as a comprehensive list of medications that older people should potentially avoid or consider using with caution because they often present unnecessary risks for this population. Given that, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, United States (NCHSUS), more than 88% of older people use at least one prescription and more than 66% use three or more in any given month, the AGS Beers Criteria® are an important clinical, educational, and quality assurance tool for clinicians across disciplines and the healthcare system as a whole.

AGS Welcomes 16 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/cHCI50O69xY

New York (May 1, 2023) — Today the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced the 16 AGS members who have been awarded AGS Fellowship.  This distinction recognizes AGS members for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age.  The new AGS fellows will be formally recognized at the 2023 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23; May 4-6). 

“We are delighted to be recognizing our AGS member colleagues for their collective dedication to the work of AGS,” noted G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF, AGS Board Chair.  "Through their exceptional contributions to research, advocacy, teaching, and clinical care, they reflect the breath of geriatrics expertise and the passion that our members have for serving our community.”

Hailing from across the United States, this year’s fellows are:

AGS Honors Expert & Emerging Geriatrics Leaders at 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23)

New York (April 27, 2023) – The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually honors researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older adults. This year’s award recipients include 19 leaders representing the breadth of medical disciplines championing care for us all as we age. 

Clinical Student Research Award

  • Matthew Ryan Cosmai 

Clinician of the Year Award

  • Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD

David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award

  • Alan Lazaroff, MD, AGSF

Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award

AGS Honors Dr. Alan Lazaroff for his Commitment to Geriatrics with the David H. Solomon Public Service Award

  • Dr. Alan Lazaroff to be honored with @AmerGeriatrics David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award at #AGS23 http://ow.ly/Mayu50NV52N

New York (April 26, 2023) — Today, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced that it will be honoring Alan Lazaroff, MD, AGSF with its David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award, for his passionate advocacy to better align Medicare payment to meet the unique healthcare needs of older adults and to improve care coordination for patients with chronic conditions.  

“Dr. Lazaroff has been involved with the work of the American Geriatrics Society for over 25 years,” said AGS President G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF.  “When the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) created a seat for geriatrics in 2012, he became the first occupant. In this role he effectively articulated the work of caring for older adults. His deep knowledge of the physician payment system has helped the AGS advocate to CMS for changes in how geriatrics health professionals are paid to prioritize reimbursement for services that improve care for older adults with multiple complex and chronic conditions. Like Dr. David Solomon, for whom this award is named, Dr. Lazaroff gives the AGS the gift of his time and expertise and I can think of no one more deserving of this award.”

Champion for Improved Perioperative Care for Older Adults: Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD, MCG Honored as AGS Clinician of the Year

  • Today, the @AmerGeriatrics announced Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD, MCG of @DukeGeriatrics as the 2023 recipient of the AGS Clinician of the Year award. #AGS23 http://ow.ly/6s5350NQGPM

New York (April 25, 2022) — The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today announced Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD, MCG, as 2023 Clinician of the Year. Dr. McDonald, who is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, will be honored at the 2023 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23) being held in Long Beach, CA, from May 4-6 (preconference day is May 3).

“Our 2023 Clinician of the year, Dr. Shelley McDonald, is a national champion for improved perioperative care of older adults undergoing surgery,” said AGS President G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF. “She is the Geriatrics Medical Director of the Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH) program at Duke. In that role, she exemplifies the team-based approach to care that is the hallmark of geriatrics practice, always putting the older person at the center of care with a focus on their goals and needs. An extraordinary geriatrician, she has collaborated with surgical champions to reach across disciplines and specialties to build POSH in a way that is inspiring others to implement POSH at their own institutions.”

Dr. Elizabeth Whitlock to Be Honored at #AGS23 For Her Cross-cutting Work in Geriatrics, Anesthesiology, and Epidemiology

  • Today, @AmerGeriatrics @HealthinAging announces Dr. Elizabeth Whitlock @LizWhitlockMD as the 2023 recipient of the Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties http://ow.ly/7gGC50NOgkt

New York, NY (April 20, 2023) — The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation today announced that Elizabeth L. Whitlock, MD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is the 2023 recipient of the Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties. 

The award will be presented at the 2023 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23) which is being held in Long Beach, CA from May 4-6 (preconference day is May 3).  The award recognizes Dr. Whitlock for her cross-cutting work in geriatrics, anesthesiology, and epidemiology.

Dr. Dae Kim to be honored with the 2023 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation Award at #AGS23

  • At #AGS23, Dr. Dae Kim (@DaeKimMD) to deliver Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award Lecture on Unleashing Frailty from Laboratory to Real World http://ow.ly/7IQC50NN8fg

New York (April 19, 2022) — The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation (HiAF) today announced that the 2023 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation will be awarded to Dae Kim, MD, MPH, ScD,  Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Scientist at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, and Attending Geriatrician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

The award will be presented at the AGS 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23), May 4-6 (pre-conference day May 3).  At the conference, Dr. Kim will deliver a lecture on Unleashing Frailty from Laboratory to Real World.

AGS Honors Dr. Kathryn Denson with Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award at #AGS23 for Her Many Contributions to Geriatrics Education

  • Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Denson of @MedicalCollege, @MCWmedger, on being awarded the 2023 Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award for her work advancing geriatrics education. She will receive the award at #AGS23 http://ow.ly/90ex50NKIK6

New York (April 17, 2023) — Today, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced that Kathryn Denson, MD, will be honored with the Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award for her many contributions to improving the knowledge, competence, and skills of all health professionals who care for older adults. Dr. Denson is recognized for her lasting innovation and exceptional teaching expertise and is celebrated for her many important contributions to the advancement of Geriatrics education.

Dr. Debra Saliba to deliver the Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at #AGS23, focusing on giving voice to frail older adults so that the care and services they receive are more targeted to their needs and goals

  • Dr. Debra Saliba (@DebraSalibaMD), Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecturer at @AmerGeriatrics’ #AGS23 annual meeting, will discuss giving voice to frail older adults http://ow.ly/7BKq50NInVv

New York, NY (April 13, 2022) — The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) celebrates Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, AGSF as recipient of the 2023 Edward Henderson Award for her lifelong focus on giving voice to frail older adults so that the care and services they receive better reflect their needs and goals. She will deliver the Society’s Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AGS 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23) in Long Beach, CA (May 4-6, pre-conference day May 3).

Research Presented at #AGS23 Focuses on Electronic Medical Records, Geriatric Emergency Departments, and Life Expectancy Predictions

  • At #AGS23, @AmerGeriatrics and #geriatrics experts cast a wide net for social & scientific innovations shaping better care for us all as we age. http://ow.ly/gLWj50Nt1lI

New York (March 27, 2023) – Researchers presenting at this year’s American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23) to be held May 4-6, 2023 in Long Beach, California, represent the best and brightest in geriatrics scholarship, with this year’s selection drawn from a pool of more than 1071 submissions. Highlights from this year’s prestigious AGS23 Plenary Paper Session (Thurs., May 4 9:30-10:15am) include:

When Should Electronic Medical Records Stop Reminders for Cancer Screening in Older Adults? – A National Physician Survey (presented by Nancy L. Schoenborn, MD, MHS)

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