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Welcome to EPGeriatricsSociety.org
The Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (EPGS)

Geriatrics is one of those words that means different things to different people. Recently, I asked several people what they thought the term meant. A tall, well-groomed university student said geriatrics is..."The study of old people". more»

Upcoming Events:

2018 EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner:

Monday, December 3, 2018 – 6:00pm
Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join us as we honor:

Donna Brady Raziano, MD, MBA, FACP, AGSF Chief Medical Officer
Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE

Amanda Del Signore, MA, Managing Editor
Annals of Long-Term Care

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO

Lori Heyduk, RN, MSN
Holy Redeemer Health System

Keynote speaker:
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, PCOM

"How did We Get Here and Where do We Go"
Understanding the Use and Misuse of Opioid Prescribing for Older Adults
Dr.Galluzzi will explore the factors leading to the opioid epidemic and discuss how these medications should be used in the aging population.

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Director of Comprehensive Care at PCOM. She serves as Medical Director of VNA Hospice of Philadelphia, and attends patients at the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit at the Falls Center in East Falls, Philadelphia. Board certified in Family Practice/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Geriatrics, and certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the AOA and ABHPM, she is a Certified Medical Director through the American Medical Directors Association.

Click Here To Register Now!
Members: $75 / Non-Members: $85
Event Discount + 2019 Membership: $135

For more information, contact Nancy Carpey
at 610-812-1583 or

Sponsorship and Display Opportunities Available

Recent Events:

Guns: Armed and Aging
The United States is facing a crisis in firearm violence as evidenced by school shootings, mass shootings and calls both for and against changes to be made in gun laws. Increasingly, older adults are killed by guns or are killing others with guns.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 6:00pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Speaker Panel:
Shira Goodman, Executive Director, CeaseFirePA
Jennifer Spoeri, Director, Older Adult Protective Services, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN, Moderator, Assistant Professor, PCOM
Richard Brehant, Gun Permit Unit, Philadelphia Police Department

Panel Presentation:
Older adults, including those with dementia, depression, and psychosis, are at increased risk of being victimized or causing harm to others using a firearm. Since older adults now constitute the largest group of firearms owners, what should be the role of the geriatric health care team in the prevention of gun-related violence?

This panel will discuss the role of health providers in assessing, counseling and intervening for older adults at risk for gun violence.

This educational seminar is open to healthcare professionals and providers, practitioners, and others interested in this topic. Please feel free to pass this event information on to anyone who may be interested.

EPGS is Looking for a Few Good Men & Women!
Attention all Members: The Board of Directors Invites YOU to Become More Involved!
We have openings on the following committees and value your input:
  • Education Committee-responsible for planning educational programs
  • Finance Committee-responsible for creating a budget and running the financial affairs of EPGS
  • Membership Committee-supports efforts to increase membership, including website
  • Legislative Committee-responsible for advocacy & marketing EPGS
Committees meet by phone call, online and/or in person and are determined by the chairperson who serves on the Board of Directors.

For more information: Contact Nancy Carpey at 610-812-1583 or Nancy@EPGeriatricsSociety.org

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