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7/19/2024

New from the AGS: The Assisted Living Nursing Syllabus (ALNS)!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Assisted Living Nursing Syllabus (ALNS), a vital resource designed to enrich the knowledge and practices of nursing staff and educators involved in caring for older adults in Assisted Living Communities (ALCs). The ALNS provides comprehensive content on management and leadership and the latest clinical care practices tailored for older adults. This online resource is essential for navigating the complexities of managing multiple comorbidities, equipping nurses and clinical staff with the necessary expertise to deliver optimal care.

 ALNS comprises 50 chapters and is available in digital format only. ALNS is divided into six sections: Assisted Living Setting, Management and Leadership, Approach to the Patient and Philosophies of Care, Syndromes, Psychological Health, and Diseases and Disorders. Up-to-date and practical references and webpages are also available for readers to pursue topics in greater depth.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable resource!

Learn More about ALNS and purchase your subscription today on GeriatricsCareOnline.org.

Registration Open: AGS Vaccine Ambassador Virtual Workshop

Register now for the AGS Vaccine Ambassador Virtual Workshop on September 17 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the AGS Older Adults Vaccine Initiative's website, resources, and strategies to actively promote the CDC's Standards of Adult Immunization Practices (SAIP) within their health systems and with the older adults they care for. The workshop agenda will include background about the AGS Older Adults Vaccine Initiative, information and insights on becoming a AGS Vaccine Ambassador, latest vaccine guidance from the CDC, guidance on coding for vaccinations, and how to combat vaccine fatigue. You can register by clicking here.

Get more information at vaccines.agscocare.org.

Enroll in the AGS/ADGAP Leadership & Life Skills Curriculum

Early Career Professionals and Fellows in Training are invited to participate in LLSC, a self-guided course that will equip you with essential leadership and life skills to enhance your career.

Enrollment Opened: July 15, 2024

Program Dates: September 20, 2024-July 1 2025

Format: Virtual, self-guided educational modules

LLSC Highlights:

  • Self-directed online curriculum
  • Engaging audio companions and supplemental readings
  • Quarterly workshops with curriculum authors and advisors
  • A vibrant online community for networking

Click here to learn more.

ABIM Geriatric Medicine Board Seeking Patient or Caregiver

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Geriatric Medicine Board is seeking a public member with patient or caregiver experience in geriatric medicine. The position is an initial three-year term beginning July 1, 2025, with the option to renew once. Applications are due Monday, July 22, 2024.

APPLY HERE

Visit ABIM’s website for more information on governance and opportunities to join.

Updated Guidance on the RSV Vaccine and Older Adults

Last month, the CDC released new recommendations for the RSV vaccine in older adults. Everyone ages 75 and older, and those 60-74 years of age who are at increased risk of severe RSV, should receive the vaccine. We have updated AGS public educational resources based on this newest guidance from the CDC on RSV vaccines. 

NIA Approves New Research Concepts

The NIA National Advisory Council on Aging has approved three newly proposed research concepts. To review the May 2024 concepts and see if any spark your interest - read the full blog post here. Then, consider taking steps now to map out a plan to assemble the right personnel, other resources, and collaborations that could lead to a competitive submission. If you have questions, be sure to connect with the listed program officer contact.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force App

Did you know that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has a free app called Prevention TaskForce? This app can help healthcare professionals identify which screenings, counseling interventions, and preventive medications are right for their patients. It includes all current Task Force recommendations and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex/gender, and selected behavioral risk factors. Download the app, on mobile or desktop, to find the preventive services that can help keep your patients healthy.

For more information and to download the app, click here.

New Opportunities for Investigators & MyAGSOnline Calendar Events

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 MyAGSOnline Events Calendar is a valuable resource to discover and register for upcoming events, webinars, and other opportunities. We'd like to highlight the following upcoming event: 

  • The BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving will introduce their newest toolkit during a webinar entitled "Disseminating Evidence-Based Programs to Support Family Dementia Caregivers: The Role of Public Health," taking place on July 24, 2024 at 1 PM ET.

Have an opportunity or event you'd like to see listed? Email the details to Jennifer Fisher at jfisher@americangeriatrics.org

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