Recent Press Releases
AGS Congratulates New Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Members
- Today, the AGS (@amergeriatrics) announced the results of recent AGS Board and Nominating Committee elections. See here for details: http://ow.ly/iuxL50NeIO
New York (March 10, 2023) – Today, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced the results of recent AGS Board and Nominating Committee elections.
The AGS Board and Nominating Committee are comprised of geriatrics health professionals who are committed to improving the health, independence, and quality of life for all of us as we age. The following AGS Members were elected to the AGS Board of Directors by AGS members:
Mark Supiano, MD, AGSF, AGS President-Elect
Mark Supiano, MD, AGSF is the Chief of the Geriatrics Division at the University of Utah, where he also serves as the Executive Director of the university’s Center on Aging. An AGS member since 1985, Dr. Supiano has held many leadership roles within the Society, including: Program Chair of the 2006 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting, Associate Editor of the JAGS Editorial Board (2000-2005), and as a Board Member of the ADGAP Board of Directors (2007-2017), ultimately serving as both its President and Board Chair. Dr. Supiano is now concluding his third year as AGS Treasurer.
Judith L. Beizer, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF, AGS Board Member (2nd term)
American Geriatrics Society Calls on Congress & the President to pass legislation protecting people’s access to health care across the lifespan
New York (June 28, 2022) – “The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) believes in a just society, one where we all are supported by and able to contribute to communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers. We condemn the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic. This ruling has significant implications for the health, well-being, and quality of life for women as well as transgender and non-binary people across the lifespan. It sets a dangerous precedent for legislative interference in the physician-patient relationship and laws have already gone into effect in multiple states that criminalize personal health decisions, limit access to health care, and penalize clinicians. We believe that this ruling will further exacerbate the inequities that exist in our health care system and that the greatest harm will be to racially and ethnically minoritized women, transgender and non-binary people, and families. We call on Congress and the administration to protect people’s access to health care and right of self-determination across the lifespan.”
American Geriatrics Society Opposes Policies that Discriminate against LGBTQ+ Individuals
- .@AmerGeriatrics opposes policies that discriminate against LGBTQ+ Individuals. http://ow.ly/rqqy50IYg5W
New York (May 3, 2022) —The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) stands against discrimination, harassment, prejudice, systemic injustice, and violence targeting any individual for their identity. We have long called for healthcare policies that require equal treatment for LGBTQ+ individuals, regardless of age, and for recognition of the preferred name and gender identity of transgender individuals, regardless of legal or biological gender status.
The AGS opposes policies that discriminate against persons who are LGBTQ+ such as the recently enacted Florida law that prohibits classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade and laws enacted in Texas, Alabama, and Utah that discriminate against transgender individuals. We believe that legislation, orders, or policies that single out or target groups or individuals—implicitly or explicitly—impede the progress we have made, and directly stigmatize and isolate already vulnerable populations. Our members know first-hand the negative impact that a lifetime of discrimination has on the health, well-being, and quality of life of older people.
AGS Honors Expert & Emerging Geriatrics Leaders at 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS22)
- .@AmerGeriatrics Honors Expert & Emerging #Geriatrics Leaders at #AGS22 http://ow.ly/kKat50IVGOz
New York (April 29, 2022)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually honors researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older people. This year’s award recipients include more than 20 leaders representing the breadth of disciplines championing care for us all as we age.
Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine Who are Focused on the Care of Older Adults
- Anil Makam, MD, MAS (University of California, San Francisco)
Choosing Wisely® Champion Award
- Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA (Northwestern University)
Clinical Student Research Award
- Dallas Mindo-Panusis (University of California, San Francisco)
With Thanks to NIA/NIH, AGS Set to Deliver Cutting-Edge Geriatrics Curriculum & Conferences
- More than $1 million from the NIA will support the development of a new @AmerGeriatrics curriculum supporting researchers focused on older adults & multiple chronic conditions; and a series of scientific conferences focused on the concept of resilience. http://ow.ly/HTCC50GnNwH