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05/20/2022

Spotlight on #AGS22: Welcoming in New AGS Leadership

We were so glad to finally be able to reconnect in-person with our AGS community at the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in sunny Orlando, FL last week! We welcomed our new AGS President Mike Harper, MD, AGSF to take the helm for 2022-2023. 

 

"I believe that the AGS is making important contributions to ensuring that we achieve our future vision of a society 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," said Dr. Harper. "I am extremely proud of our members, leaders, and staff who are working collaboratively to advance this vision.”  

 

As we congratulate Dr. Harper on his new role, we would also like to express our gratitude to outgoing AGS President Peter Hollmann, MD, AGSF, who will now transition to his role as Chair of the AGS Board of Directors, and outgoing AGS Board Chair Annie Medina-Walpole, MD, AGSF, who will continue to work on the AGS's Intersection of Structural Racism and Ageism Initiative with Lena Makaroun, MD and CEO Nancy Lundebjerg, MPA

 

Many thanks to Drs. Harper, Hollmann, and Medina-Walpole for always leading by example as we move toward a future of high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age! Read the full story here.

Thanks for Joining Us at #AGS22! Here's Your Resource Recap:

In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI): Here's everything you need to know about accessing resources related to #AGS22

  • Meeting.AmericanGeriatrics.org is still your online hub for all things meeting-related. Everything listed in this story can be found on the meeting website in one central location!
  • #AGS22 On-Demand recordings will be available through August 14, 2022
  • Don't delete your annual meeting app! You'll be able to continue accessing speaker powerpoint slides, your notes, and program highlights through the app, and will also be able to install updates when the time comes for #AGS23!
  • Get the #AGS22 poster and presentation abstract supplement from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society here.
  • Remember to submit your CME/CE evaluations by August 2022. 
  • The deadline to apply for pharmacy CE credit is June 11, 2022 and you must complete this additional application.
  • Applying for ABIM MOC points? You must complete this application to get MOC credit. 
  • Submit a proposal for AGS23 in Long Beach, CA! 
  • Want to see the lineup for what's ahead? Check out past & future meeting info here

New in 2022: Geriatrics at Your Fingertips® (GAYF)

Geriatrics at Your Fingertips® (GAYF), an AGS member favorite, is an annually updated reference that provides quick, easy access to the specific information clinicians need to make decisions about the care of older adults. Updates have been made to every chapter for the 2022 version with all new sections on radiological imaging, sleep disturbances in dementia, and chronic urinary retention. To access your free member subscription to the newest edition GAYF, simply log into GeriatricsCareOnline.org with your AGS member email address and password, then locate GAYF in the My Library tab beneath the Books & Online Texts header.
 
Looking for a paper copy to share? Remember, AGS members also receive special discounted pricing for the print edition, including discounts on bulk purchases of GAYF. Purchase here or by calling 1.800.334.1429 ext. 2338.

Congratulations to the Newest Cohort of AGS Fellows!

At #AGS22, we honored 20 leading health professionals who joined the newest class of AGS Fellows, a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age. They include:

 

  • Martine Sanon, MD, AGSF 
  • Quratulain Syed, MD, AGSF 
  • Rosemary S. Browne, MD, AGSF 
  • Sara M. Bradley, MD, AGSF 
  • Anupam Chandra MD, CMD, AGSF 
  • Tsewang Ngodup, MD, AGSF 
  • Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, AGSF 
  • Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, AGSF 
  • Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, AGSF 
  • Kourosh Arthur Philip Moshiri, MD, CMD, HMDC, FACP, FAACWS, AGSF
  • Joshua Raymond, MD, MPH, AGSF 
  • Xiangrong Shao, MD, FACP, AGSF 
  • Andrea W. Schwartz, MD, MPH, AGSF 
  • Mark R Katlic, MD, MMM, FACS, AGSF 
  • Maryjo L. Cleveland, MD, AGSF 
  • Lobna Ali, MD, CMD, AGSF 
  • Jonny Macias Tejada, MD, AGSF 
  • Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, AGSF 
  • Saeeduddin Khan, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF 
  • Sangeeta A. Rana, MD, MPH, AGSF

A Call for Submissions and Volunteers to Develop the Business Case Toolkit 

AGS/ADGAP plans to create a Business Case Toolkit which will include resources and tools from members on making the case for geriatrics at their institutions. We are recruiting volunteers to oversee the development of the toolkit. The volunteer workgroup will review members’ submissions and work with academic programs on suggested changes that would help other programs to adapt and adopt the resources and tools. The anticipated time commitment is as follows:  

  • Monthly call for first six months with 1-3 hours/month for review/email time (dependent on volume of submissions) 
  • After six months, we anticipate call frequency will change to every other month with review/email time requiring 1-3 hours 
  • Once toolkit is published, we will continue to solicit tools; toolkit will be reviewed every 3 years 

Please email Anna Kim (akim@americangeriatrics.org) to volunteer. 

If you have made the case at your institution, please share the resources and tools used (e.g., slide decks, economic arguments or analyses, arguments for well-coordinated care) or contact Anna Kim (akim@americangeriatrics.org) for additional details. 

This Week in Advocacy and Public Policy

AMA Resources for Integrating Behavioral Health into Practice  

The American Medical Association (AMA) developed the following resources to help integrate behavioral health into practices and prioritize personal mental well-being:  

We Say Gay: Help Us Support LGBTQ+ Individuals

We're committed to achieving our future vision of a society where all people are protected equally and treated fairly, and it's going to take all of us acting together to achieve this goal. At AGS22, we rallied against hate but now there's still work to be done! We hope that you will consider writing your Representative and Senators to stand against hate and oppose laws that discriminate against vulnerable populations. Additionally, please consider donating to one or all of the following organizations given the important role they play in advocating for and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals: Free to Say Gay, SAFE USA, and The Trevor Project

Register for the AGS Virtual Career Fair! June 7th, 5:00-8:00PM ET

Join AGS for its virtual career fair on Tues., June 7th, 5:00-8:00pm ET. Participants can browse employers and privately interact with them via live text or video chat on a mobile device or desktop. It’s free to attend! Register here.
 
Are you hiring? Recruiters/Employers: Connect with qualified professionals from the comfort of your desk. You’ll get a virtual booth which you can easily customize to showcase your brand and job opportunities long before the event even takes place. Attend during the hours of the fair and chat with candidates. Post-fair, follow up with candidates who impressed you to fill your recruiting pipeline. Learn more and register here!

Opportunities for Investigators

The AGS Opportunities for Investigators resource serves as a central location for geriatrics and aging-related opportunities such as grant funding, presentation or publication submissions, travel stipends for scholarly meetings, networking events, comment periods, and in-person or virtual meetings and webinars. Some upcoming opportunities we'd like to highlight are:

  • Applications for the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment Mentorship Program are due June 3 at 11:59PM ET. This 1-year mentorship program is intended to identify and support clinicians and service providers, researchers, policy makers and advocates from multiple disciplines who wish to focus on improving care for older adults experiencing or at risk of experiencing elder mistreatment. Applicants representing or working with underserved populations are encouraged to apply.
  • NIH is seeking public comments on draft supplemental information to the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing to address privacy considerations. The comment period is open through June 27. 

Have an opportunity you'd like to see listed on the page? Email the details to Brooke McPherson at bmcpherson@americangeriatrics.org