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12/2/2022

AGS/AGING LEARNING Collaborative Webinar: Measuring Multimorbidity and Important Outcomes in Older Adults on Dec. 15 at 11:00 AM ET

The AGS/AGING LEARNING Collaborative is excited to announce the kickoff of a webinar series focused on conducting clinical and translational research on the prevention and management of Multiple Chronic Conditions across the lifespan. 
 
This webinar, being held Thursday, December 15 at 11:00AM ET, is the first in a series of webinars featuring the authors and editors of Data, Measures, and Measurements. Created by the AGS/AGING Learning Collaborative, the curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of tools and strategies for including older adults with multiple chronic conditions in research. The webinars are designed to elucidate key points from the curriculum and offer an opportunity to ask the authors questions. Inclusion across the lifespan and of people with multiple chronic conditions is foundational to ensuring that study populations reflect the population that is being studied and the curriculum will provide new and emerging investigators with a strong foundation of knowledge on this topic.  Please click here to view details and register for the webinar.
 
To learn more about the AGS/AGING LEARNING curriculum, click here

Draft 2022 AGS Beers Criteria® Update Public Comment Period Open Through December 9 at 5:00PM ET

The public comment period for reviewing the draft updated 2022 AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults is now open. Last updated in 2019, the AGS Beers® Criteria remain one of the most frequently cited reference tools in geriatrics, detailing certain types of medications which may be inappropriate to prescribe to older people who are not receiving hospice or palliative care.
 
Comments from any and all members of the public can be submitted here through December 9, 2022 at 5:00PM ET. If you have any questions or are having difficulties using the online form, please contact Mary Jordan Samuel at mjsamuel@americangeriatrics.org

Support the AGS Health in Aging Foundation with Amazon Smile!

When you shop for the holidays via AmazonSmile, you can help support the AGS Health in Aging Foundation at no additional cost to you!  All you need to do is connect your account, start your holiday shopping, and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be automatically donated by Amazon to the Health in Aging Foundation. 
 
Simply log into your account with AmazonSmile and choose to support the Health in Aging Foundation when you place your order.

Single-Dose Vial Presentation for Pfizer (12+) Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

On November 14, HHS authorized the use of single-dose vials of the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 12 years of age or older. The U.S. government has made the single-dose vials available immediately through its distribution network that reaches more than 70,000 vaccine administration sites. The authorization comes in response to widespread requests from healthcare professionals for greater flexibility that will allow the updated COVID-19 vaccines to be offered in places that may not have the capacity or demand to keep multi-dose vials of the vaccine on hand. To learn more about this effort, click here.  

Applications Open for Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging Program

The Tideswell at UCSF/AGS/ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 cohort cycle. This will be the ninth interprofessional cohort of national scholars working in clinical, research, education and policy settings who seek to transform care for older adults and lead the next generation of health professionals. Applications are due Tues., January 3, 2023.  
 
To learn more and to download application instructions, click here.

Call for Health and Aging Policy Fellows for 2023-2024 Cycle Applications

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program (HAPF) aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health care of older adults. The one-year Fellowship runs from October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024 and has full-time and part-time tracks. It is conducted as a hybrid program of mentoring, networking, learning and practicum experiences. 
 
Applications for the HAPF Program are due April 17, 2023. Click here to learn more and apply. Additionally, several HAPF Information Sessions will be offered via Zoom between December 2022 and March 2023. 

Resources for National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (ODSAW)

December 5-9, 2022 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week which aims to promote older drivers’ safety. Healthcare professionals play an important role in ensuring older driver safety. HCPs can discuss driving safety with potentially at-risk drivers and their family.
 
AGS offers a suite of free educational materials for clinicians on assessing and counseling older drivers: 

New 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 include:
  • The Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services (HEADS) Center is offering pilot grants to identify and quantify the range of care needs of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and the economic consequences for patients, families, and caregivers. Letter of Intent are due January 3, 2023 11:59PM ET.
  • The 2023 Summer Workshop on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Disparities will convene early and mid-stage scientists who are designing studies related to disparities in ADRD research with a focus on advancing proposal development for external funding and analyses for peer-review publication. The application deadline is January 17, 2023 11:59PM ET
Have an opportunity or event you'd like to see listed? Email the details to Brooke McPherson at bmcpherson@americangeriatrics.org