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.
AGS Members who are applying for an AGS Committee (New and Renewing Committee applicants) are asked to complete the Nominations Form and update their member demographics information. Only those who complete both steps of the process will be considered as a complete application. Committee applications are due November 15th of each year.
Want to see a list of all AGS Volunteer Opportunities?
1. Log in using your member account credentials at MyAGSOnline.AmericanGeriatrics.org
2. In the blue tool bar at the top of the page, click "Get Involved at AGS" and then click "Volunteer Opportunities" from the drop-down.
3. Scroll down the page to view all volunteer opportunities and click the name of the opportunity you want to sign up for.
4. Click "Apply Today" at the top of the opportunity description.
5. Fill out the form & press "Submit."
Thank you for your interest in getting involved!
Staff Contact: Denise McAlpin
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 SectionChair: Elizabeth Ngoc Phung, DO, MPAS
Medical Subspecialties SectionCo-Chairs: Lauren Ferrante, MD & Nancy Woolard
Nurses SectionChair: Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN
Pharmacists SectionChair: Jeannie Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP & Carla Bouwmeester, PharmD, BCGP, RPh
Physician Assistants SectionChair: Freddi Segal-Gidan, MS, PA-C
Residents SectionFaculty Advisors: Maura Brennan, MD, AGSF, Skotti Church, MD and Kathryn Denson, MD
Social Workers SectionChair: Dawn Butler, JD, MSW
Section of Surgical and Related Medical SpecialistsChair: Andrew G. Lee, MD
Teachers SectionChair: Mandi Sehgal, MD
Special Interest Groups
Staff Contact: Denise 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.