Improving Clinical Care and Prevention through Geriatrics Research
Since 2004, the AGS has convened scientific conferences focused on emerging issues in aging research thanks to sustained funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Conference Grant (or "R13") Program. The AGS goal for this series is to focus attention on geriatrics issues that are of pressing clinical concern where research has the potential to improve clinical care of older adults or prevent/delay onset of disease. Our long-range goal is to advance research that improves our health, quality of life, and supports our remaining independent as we age. Conferences have addressed urinary incontinence (2016), sleep and circadian rhythms (2015) and delirium (2014).
In 2021, the NIA awarded AGS over $173,000 in funding over five years that will support three additional conferences that will focus resilience - or how aging affects older adults' health to varying degrees. The conference series will examine resilience through the lens of what is needed at the bedside, and address basic, clinical, and population health research to form a roadmap for resilience research.