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Spotlight on #AGS18: Remember to Apply for CME/CE
Still need CME/CE credit from the #AGS18 sessions you attended this past May? Be sure to submit your evaluations before Fri., Aug. 31, to claim your credits. Please note: You will need to submit a full meeting evaluation in order to print your certificate.
As we gear up for Portland and #AGS19, you'll notice changes and updates to the annual meeting website. Still need #AGS18 resources? Have no fear: They're still accessible from the bottom of the Annual Scientific Meeting homepage and you can find all relevant links below:
- Access #AGS18 presentations for free on GeriatricsCareOnline.org
- Support the Next Generation of Geriatrics Healthcare Professionals
- Download the 2018 JAGS Abstract Supplement
Be sure to bookmark meeting.americangeriatrics.org, and check back often for updates on all things #AGS19!
Here's What's Trending on MyAGSOnline
- Have any good reads for fellows in long-term care rotations? Cite them here...
- Interested in research involving older adults in long-term care environments? Connect here...
- Can co-management help reduce burnout? Share your thoughts here...
Congratulations to this week's most active members: Daniel Mendelson, MD, MS, FACP, CMD, AGSF; Richard Besdine, MD, FACP, AGSF; Louise Sullivan, PhD, ANP; and Lana Halaseh, MD, CGS, MCFP, MEAMA. Thank you for your contributions!
- From the National Institutes of Health: Neighborhood Atlas for Visualizing Socioeconomic Data at the Community Level
- From the Kaiser Family Foundation: Medigap Enrollment and Consumer Protections Vary Across States
- From PBS NewsHour: Amid New Hurricane Season, Maria Still Taking a Toll on Puerto Rico's Elderly
Global Call to Action to Improve the Care of People with Fragility Fractures
The AGS has joined more than 80 leading organizations from around the world in supporting a Global Call to Action (CtA) to improve care for people living with fragility fractures. Published online in Injury, the CtA proposes specific priorities for people with fragility fractures and advocacy organizations, individual those representing health workers, healthcare professional organizations, governmental organizations, insurers, health systems and healthcare practices, and the life sciences industry. The CtA, conceived at an annual congress of the Fragility Fracture Network, aligns nicely with ongoing AGS efforts to improve fracture care for older adults, including our work on AGS CoCare:Ortho™, a newly launched Geriatrics-Orthopedics Co-Management model. Read more about the CtA here, and check out the AGS CoCare: Ortho™ website for more about tools and resources geared toward improving hip-fracture care for older people.
Student & Resident Chapters: Remember to Complete Your Progress Report!
All student and resident chapters recently received a survey link to submit an annual progress report. Completing the report helps the AGS better understand student and resident interest in geriatrics, and provides us with ways we might be able to increase support for local interest groups. Submitting a progress report keeps chapters eligible for funding, and AGS will send stipends for the 2018-2019 academic year once the report is received. You can access the report survey here. If you have questions about the report, or if you'd like to start a local student/resident chapter at your institution, please email Lauren Kopchik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotlight on GeriatricsCareOnline: Updates Available in the GAYF App
The Geriatrics at Your Fingertips (GAYF) mobile app has been updated to reflect the new 2018 edition of the text. All current subscribers can access the updated material.
Don't have the app yet? Subscribe today at GeriatricsCareOnline.org, then download the app for your iPhone or Android and have the answers to all of your geriatric assessment and treatment questions literally at your fingertips!
New AmericanGeriatrics.org Resource: Geriatrics Workforce Numbers Infographic
New Blog Post "Supporting Families Living With Dementia" in EWA's #TogetherWeCare Series
Molly Fogel, LCSW, Director of Education and Social Services at the Alzheimer's Foundation, recently wrote a guest blog post for the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) on the importance of supporting families during a dementia diagnosis. This post continues EWA's year-long #TogetherWeCare campaign highlighting the workforce that cares for us all as we age. Click here to read the post.
Things We Like: CAPC's Mapping Community Palliative Care
The AGS is proud to support the Center to Advance Palliative Care's (CAPC's) Mapping Community Palliative Care. The Mapping Project will build a comprehensive inventory of community-based programs across all service settings in order to develop estimates of palliative care access in communities across the country and track growth over time. Participating programs also have the option to be listed in the Provider Directory on getpalliative.org, the leading online resource for palliative care information.
How can you help?
- In order for this project to succeed, we need all community-based programs to participate. Complete a brief survey on the Mapping Community Palliative Care website to put your program on the map. Participation takes less than ten minutes.
- Spread the word about the project by sharing this email with other community palliative care programs in your area.
More Things We Like: American Bankers Association Toolkit to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse
The American Bankers Association Foundation recently released a free resource with key information on ways to strengthen the collaboration and communication between banks, their customers, law enforcement and Adult Protective Services to help protect older adults from financial abuse. Learn more and access the guide here.
Members & Geriatrics in the News
- Kevin Biese, MD, MAT, and Mark Rosenberg, DO, discuss geriatric emergency departments in Modern Healthcare.
- Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, provides insights on connections between vision and brain health for Reuters and Healio.com.
- Terri Fried, MD; Thomas Gill, MD; Mary Tinetti, MD, AGSF, and colleagues at Yale University received renewed National Institute on Aging funding for the fifth time in a row.
- A recent NIH's "Under the Poliscope" blog post, "Recommendations for Moving to a Process for Retuning Research Results," focuses on the interests and values of research participants, specifically the growing recognition that research participants might want the individual results of the research returned to them.
- Check out these upcoming webinars:
- Funding Opportunities in Multiple Chronic Conditions Research on Tue., Sept. 18, at 12:30pm ET.
- Increasing Burden and Complexity in Heart Failure and Dementia on Thurs., Oct. 25, at 12pm ET.
- Apply for the Early Career Travel Award to attend the research symposium and workshop "Integration of Geriatrics Principles into the Care of Older Adults with CVD: Diagnostic Testing" (Oct. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.).