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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»

2017 EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Monday, December 4, 2017 – 6:00pm
Union League of Philadelphia 140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join us as we honor:

• Jason Karlawish, MD, University of Pennsylvania
• Arthur Weisfeld, Executive Director, Senior Community Services
• Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN, NHA, FCPP, Alden Geriatric Consultants, Inc.
• Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Keynote speaker:

William Benson, Managing Partner, Health Benefits ABC
"Where Art Thou, Claude Pepper and John Heinz: Aging Policy and Politics & 21st Century Demographics"
Claude Pepper, former long-time Senator and Member of the House of Representatives (D-FL), and John Heinz, former Senator from PA (R-PA), were both leaders in national aging policy.

Bill Benson is former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Administration on Aging and served in key staff leadership positions with congressional committees and subcommittees including the Senate Special Committee on Aging and the House Select Committee on Aging.

Health Benefits ABC, an organization offering health and aging policy, educational and strategic planning and consulting services.

Click here to register now!

Members: $75 / Non-Members: $85
2018 Membership + Event Discount: $135

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

Network with Geriatrics Professionals in the Tri-State Area

Sponsorship and Display Opportunities Available:
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available sponsorship and display opportunities.

Join the EPGS:
Your support strengthens our ability to offer quality educational and networking programs like this one which enhance the quality of geriatric care. To become a New Member or Renew your current Membership, simply complete the online payment form: Individual or Corporate.

Recent Events:

Telemedicine and Telehealth:
Defining the Future Impact on Senior Healthcare

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 6:00pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Speaker Panel:
Dr. David Chess, MD: Geriatrician, internist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in working to improve care for patients. He is a co-founder of Triple Care which provides access to high quality physician care after hours in post-acute settings via telemedicine.

Chris Schabowsky, PhD Program Manager and Healthcare Consultant at ECRI Institute in the Applied Solutions Group. He has his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Chris has recently worked as part of a team that involved a means to compare telehealth platforms for decision-making and selection.

Paul Nordeman, MHA, NHA President and CEO of Meadowood Senior Living, a not for profit single site life plan community in Montgomery County, PA. He has been with this community since 2007, and has been instrumental in leading his team to develop and implement an innovative masterplan and strategic plan that includes the utilization of telemedicine and telehealth.

Beth Cwiklinski, MSW, MBAVice President of Residential Health Services at Meadowood Senior Living. She has worked as part of the team at Meadowood that operationalized the usage of telemedicine in both the skilled nursing and personal care areas of the Health Center.

Panel approach on how to best define the differences between telemedicine and telehealth, and how they can be part of the solutions to face future healthcare challenges in professional and front-line direct care, cost effectiveness, and ongoing quality improvement.

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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