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Dr. C. Barrett Bowling to be Honored with the 2024 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation Award at #AGS24

  • At #AGS24, Dr. C. Barrett Bowling (@barrett_bowling) to deliver Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award Lecture on “Geriatricizing” Chronic Disease Research https://ow.ly/bvRg50R8mXe

New York (April 4, 2024) — Today, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation (HiAF) announced that the 2024 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation will be awarded to C. Barrett Bowling, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at Duke University School of Medicine.

Research Presented at #AGS24 Focuses on Genetics in Determining Longevity, the Cost Effectiveness of Home-Based Primary Care Programs, and Decision Regret in Patients

  • At #AGS24, @AmerGeriatrics and #geriatrics experts cast a wide net for social & scientific innovations shaping better care for us all as we age. https://ow.ly/eqei50R66WZ

New York (April 1, 2024) – Researchers presenting at this year’s American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS24) to be held May 9 – 11 (pre-conference days: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7-8) represent the best and brightest in geriatrics scholarship, with this year’s presentations drawn from a pool of more than 750 submissions. The presenters at this year’s prestigious #AGS24 Plenary Paper Session (Thurs., May 9 - 11:15 am – 12 pm EST) reflect the breadth and depth of research that is focused on improving the health and well-being of all of us as we age:

AGS Congratulates New Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Members

 

  • Today, the AGS (@amergeriatrics) announced the results of recent AGS Board and Nominating Committee elections. See here for details: https://ow.ly/AeUC50QUFOP

New York (March 15, 2024) – Today, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced the results of its recent AGS Board and Nominating Committee elections.

The AGS Board and Nominating Committee are comprised of geriatrics health professionals who are committed to improving health, independence and quality of life for all of us as we age. The following AGS Members were elected by AGS members:

Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP AGSF, AGS President-Elect

AGS Supports CMS Decision to Require Real-World Data for Monoclonal Antibodies

New York (July 11, 2023)  — The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) supports the recently announced decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to require the collection of real-world information via a registry to study monoclonal antibodies directed against amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This decision applies to monoclonal antibodies that receive traditional approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Currently, lecanemab (trade name Leqembi™) is the only monoclonal antibody with this approval.

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.

American Geriatrics Society welcomes Donna M. Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN as new President at 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

  • AGS @AmerGeriatrics welcomes Donna M. Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN (@agilis) as the new President at the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23)  http://ow.ly/4huC50OfQjR

New York (May 3, 2022) — Donna M. Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN will step into the role of President of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) at the 2023 AGS Annual Scientific meeting which is taking place May 4-6, 2023 (pre-conference day is May 3). An AGS member since 1999 and a member of its Board since 2015, Dr. Fick is committed to working with AGS leaders and members to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people.

“I have always appreciated AGS’ focus, support and advancement of an interprofessional team approach that puts older adults and caregivers at the center, embraces the best evidence and innovation, and is dedicated to caring for our workforce.” said Dr. Fick. “I am humbled and honored to be stepping into the presidential role at an organization that celebrates the joy of caring for older adults, supports its members to overcome the challenges that we face, and that is advocating for a future vision where we all are supported by and able to contribute to communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers.” 

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.”

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