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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:

EPGS 27th Annual Research Night
Featuring Techniques in Presenting TEDx Talks

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 5:30pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Network with colleagues, enjoy a casual dinner and learn from health professionals as they present innovative research and lead discussion. Mindy Chernoff will also share her experience of doing two TEDx talks including how she conceptionalized her ideas and "sold" her talks. Please share this information with anyone who may have interest in presenting or attending.

Presenter Criteria: Physicians currently enrolled in a doctoral or post-doctoral degree program or fellowship; nurses, social workers, therapists, or related health professionals with a concentration in geriatrics/gerontology who are currently enrolled in a fellowship, masters and doctoral level program with a concentration in geriatrics or gerontology. Click here for more information for Presenters. Awards will be separated into two groups, physicians and non-physicians.

Click Here to Register by May 10, 2019!

2019 Members: $25 / Fellows: $25
Non-Members: $35 / Presenters: No charge

For more information, contact Ilene Warner-Maron at aldengeriatrics@gmail.com.

Recent Events:

Forum for the 4Ms: Age-Friendly Health Systems

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the EPGS Program, Forum for the 4Ms- Age-Friendly Health Systems at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

A special thank you to our speaker, Leslie Pelton, Director of Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters
who helped make this event possible:

Co-Host and Sponsor
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Silver Sponsors
Acadia Pharmaceuticals
ECRI Institute

Thank you to PCA as a 2019 Corporate Member of EPGS

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.

Click here to view other recent EPGS events.

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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