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Date: 6/21/2019

Spotlight on #AGS20: One Week Left to Submit Your Program Proposal!

Want to help shape #AGS20 (May 6-9 in Long Beach, CA)? Submit a Program Proposal before our deadline of Fri., June 28. Get all of the info you need about submitting here, and visit the online submission site here to get started. 

Don't have a proposal, but still want to be involved? Consider becoming a proposal reviewer. Apply here.

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Here's What's Trending on MyAGSOnline

Call for Papers: Orthogeriatrics in JAGS and EGM

The role of orthogeriatric collaborative care has greatly expanded over the last few years. To address the anticipated increase in the numbers of hip fracture patients, clinical initiatives such as the AGS CoCare: Ortho™ program have been developed to better incorporate geriatricians into the daily care of hip fracture patients and improve clinical outcomes. Similar care models have been developed and tested in Europe, Australia, Asia, and other countries across the globe. In addition, orthogeriatric care has recently expanded to involve the care of other older orthopedic patients undergoing elective joint and spine surgery. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) has published many excellent papers in the past five years focused on hip fracture epidemiology and related geriatric syndromes and clinical interventions, but many knowledge gaps remain.

To address some of these knowledge gaps, JAGS is collaborating with European Geriatric Medicine (EGM) to announce a Call for Papers for an upcoming mini-focus series of papers devoted to orthogeriatrics. JAGS will accept papers from North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) and Asia; EGM will accept papers from Europe, Africa, Central/South America, and Australia/Oceania. The deadline for submission of papers for this mini-focus series is Tues., Dec. 31. It is essential that authors indicate in their cover letter that the manuscript is being submitted for consideration in the Orthogeriatrics Mini-Focus Series. All manuscripts will undergo peer review and acceptance is not guaranteed. Learn more.

Vote for Your Favorite Sock Swag

The next election may not be until November, but you can get practice rocking the vote now for our AGS sock design!

Click here and help choose between two apparel options for the next item from the House of AGS (because socks are #SoIn right now!).  Want to be kept in the loop on when you can make a purchase? Our survey has space for providing contact information.

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Nab an #AGS19 Flannel (and Help the AGS Health in Aging Foundation) Before They're Gone!

Flannel was so in at #AGS19, thanks to the official AGS staff uniform of 2019. Want to grab some geriatrics-branded Portlandia of your own? Click here and make a $200 contribution to the AGS Health in Aging Foundation, and we'll send you an official #AGS19 flannel of your very own.

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Updates from the InsideNIA Blog

  • In a post to the InsideNIA blog, Marie A. Bernard, MD, the NIA Deputy Director, announced the latest National Institute on Aging (NIA) cleared concepts. These concepts, approved at the May 2019 National Advisory Council on Aging meeting, provide the research community with a preview of possible future NIA Program Announcements, Requests for Applications, or Notices of Special Interest. Approved topics include optimizing emergency care of persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD), metformin effects on aging and longevity, and biopsychosocial research on the impact of social connectedness and isolation. Concept summaries and program contact information for all new concepts are listed on the approved concepts page of the NIA website. Please note that every concept will not necessarily end up converting to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
  • In another InsideNIA blog post, Elena Fazio, PhD, a Health Scientist Administrator in the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, and Courtney Wallin, PhD, a Health Science Policy Analyst with the NIA, encouraged all interested members of the community to respond to the Request for Information (RFI) for the Second National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers. As you may be aware, the NIA will be hosting the Second Dementia Care & Caregiving Summit Mar. 24-25, 2020. Preparations have begun and NIA is currently seeking input on topics of consideration from all stakeholders, including persons living with dementia and their caregivers. All input will be considered in the development of the agenda for this Summit. Drs. Fazio and Wallin invite you to submit input to this RFI electronically at DementiaCareSummit2020@NIH.gov. Note: All responses must be received by Fri., June 28, 2019.

New Funding Opportunity: Alzheimer's Disease Program Initiative

The Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Grants to States and Communities program announcement (HHS-2019-ACL-AOA-ADPI-0360) seeks to support and promote the development and expansion of dementia-capable home- and community-based service (HCBS) systems in states and communities.

There are two application options contained in the single funding announcement: Grants to States (Option A) and Grants to Communities (Option B). Note that no entity is eligible to apply for both state and community options. The dementia-capable systems resulting from program activities under either option are expected to provide quality, person-centered services and supports that help people living with dementia and their caregivers remain independent and safe in their communities. 

There will be an informational call on this funding opportunity on Tues., June 25. This grant opportunity closes on Tues., Aug. 13. Learn more about the opportunity here, and for further information or if you have questions, please contact Erin Long at erin.long@acl.hhs.gov.

Things We Like: Interesting Resources from Around the Web

  • ADA Foundation Grant: Access to Care. The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation has announced its Senior American Access to Care grant, providing support to organizations supplying dental care to older adults. Learn more.
  • America's Health Rankings: 2019 Senior Report. The United Health Foundation has released its "America's Health Rankings 2019 Senior Report," created in partnership with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). The annual report analyzes a set of behaviors, public and health policies, community and environmental conditions, and clinical care data. Access the report here.
  • Design for Healthy Aging. OpenIDEO, AARP Innovation and other aging innovation groups are combining forces to support design for healthy communities. The Designing for Health webinar, coming Tues., June 25, at 3pm ET, will teach participants about ways design can impact health.