Program areas at The American Geriatrics Society
Grants and special projects1. Geriatric emergency department collaborative (gedc) . The john a. hartford foundation and The gary and mary west health institute launched The gedc program to further enhance emergency department (ed) care for older adults. The program brings together experts from The American college of emergency physicians (acep), The American Geriatrics Society (ags), The emergency nurses association (ena), The Society for academic emergency medicine (saem), and a growing number of hospitals and health systems. (continued on schedule o)2. The Geriatrics workforce enhancement program coordinating center (gwep). The ags will create and oversee a gwep coordinating center funded by The john a. hartford foundation to provide assistance to gwep sites through national meetings, networking opportunities, mentoring, a centralized repository of resources for professional and public education, and site visit consultations with Geriatrics experts. 3. U13 bench-to-bedside conference series. The ags will continue a series of prestigious scientific conferences on emerging issues in Geriatrics thanks to sustained funding from The national institute on aging (nia) as part of The national institutes of health (nih) research conference cooperative agreement (or "u13") program. 4. Dissemination of The ucla alzheimer's and dementia care program. Under this 3-year subaward grant, ags provides assistance with The marketing of The ucla alzheimer's and dementia care program to our membership and public networks. This effort includes The development of marketing materials and their dissemination through our websites, journals and exhibiting at various professional conferences. 5. Clin-star coordinating center. The clin-star coordinating center, managed by The American federation for aging research, brings together clinician-investigators from across The us who are committed to careers focused on aging research. This supplement will support ags activities with The clin-star cc to stimulate aging research, foster networking and collaboration across disciplines, and identify and support high priority and understudied areas of aging research. 6. Ags/aging learning collaborative. The overarching goal of The ags/aging learning collaborative is to develop a national self-directed learning curriculum focused on The science of multiple chronic conditions research. Through The ags/aging learning collaborative, we will design, implement, and widely disseminate an innovative, multi-disciplinary, clinical, and translational geriatrics-relevant research curriculum to reach emerging clinician and translational investigators. 7. Specialty societies advancing adult immunization. The ags is one of seven specialty medical societies with a subaward under a council of medical specialty societies (cmss) contract with The cdc to increase adult vaccination rates (across all vaccines) in this country, called improving adult immunization rates for covid19, influenza, and routine adult vaccinations through partnerships and medical subspeciality professional societies
Publication of The journal of The American Geriatrics Society (jags), co-publishing of two nursing journals and a journal focused on long term care providers, training materials for Geriatrics health professionals.
The annual educational meeting, educational seminars and other related geriatric training courses designed to inform The geriatric health care professional on current medical issues and other related topics in The health care of older adults and raising public awareness of The need for high quality culturally sensitive healthcare so that an empowered, proactive public can drive The improvement in The quality of care that older persons receive.
Public affairs, outreach, education and membership