Laura Mosqueda, MD, Dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Expert on Preventing Elder Abuse, to Deliver #AGS19 Henderson Lecture
- Laura Mosqueda, MD, of @KeckMedUSC to deliver prestigious #Henderson lecture at @AmerGeriatrics’ #AGS19 on preventing #ElderAbuse, the mistreatment of older adults http://ow.ly/3LNI30oddHj
New York (March 27, 2019)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today announced that Laura Mosqueda, MD, AGSF, Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will deliver the prestigious Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19; May 2-4 in Portland, Ore.). Her talk, Disrupting the Silent Winter: Geriatrics Role in Stopping Elder Abuse, will discuss the state-of-the-art in elder abuse identification, treatment and prevention, a subject on which she’s one of the country’s foremost experts. Dr. Mosqueda’s talk will examine geriatrics’ approach to elder abuse in clinical practice, research and education, including how the field has advanced, ongoing challenges, future horizons, and the vital role of geriatrics health professionals.
“As one of the first geriatrics health professionals to lead a major medical school, Dr. Mosqueda is helping steer medicine—and medical education—toward a deeper appreciation for meeting our needs as we age,” notes Laurie G. Jacobs, MD, AGSF, AGS President. “In a fundamental way, that begins by ending the mistreatment of older adults with the type of strong social supports Dr. Mosqueda is so well known for identifying.”