AGS Viewpoint

AGS Viewpoint

Their work—published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society—explores the intersection between our personal care goals and innovations in science, education, and public policy as the place where healthy aging may be understood best.

According to AGS experts, the proposal outlined by CMS presents a high risk for significant unintended consequences and could negatively impact patient care, especially for people with complex care needs.

This AGS GEM Tool provides an overview of palliative symptom management.

Since 1994, the American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS’s) Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI) has brought together organizations and leaders in the surgical and related medical specialties to increase awareness of and knowledge in caring for older adults.

Presentations at the prestigious Plenary Paper Session at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18) in Orlando, FL, this past May represented some of geriatrics’ most promising scholarship as assessed by peer experts and program planners from a pool of more than 1000 abstract submissions—the most in AGS history.

Home to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18), the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, FL, has long been a place for the “young and young at heart”—but it shares more with geriatrics than you might think.

Phillip P Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery at UConn Health, said, “despite its prevalence among older adults, incontinence remains underreported and undertreated, a reality for many of the conditions addressed through the AGS-NIA conference series."

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According to AGS Chief Executive Officer Nancy E Lundebjerg, MPA, “The future we’re working for at the AGS—a future where all older Americans have access to high-quality, person-centered care—begins by building the workforce to make it possible—and by ensuring that workforce can connect us to the tools and supports we need as we age.”

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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) will work with a team of experts in geriatric emergency care to support health systems across the United States in identifying, studying, and sharing best practices in emergency care for us all as we age. 

Frailty remains understudied and underutilized according to researchers reporting on a prestigious conference for recipients of the NIA’s Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists Transition into Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program.