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2018 AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY 

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Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society

Western Division


ANNUAL REPORT 2020
PA GERIATRICS SOCIETY - WESTERN DIVISION


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29th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

A Message from our Course Directors

We invite you to register for this award-winning course, which is a collaboration between The University of Pittsburgh, the AGS state chapter, and many healthcare organizations.

Many ingredients contribute to the popularity of this annual conference:

  • It focuses on the challenges of caring for older adults, and incorporates new topics suggested by past attendees
  • It is designed by a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, academics, and payers
  • It showcases approaches that are both state of the art and feasible, i.e., ones you can incorporate immediately
  • It is delivered by speakers selected not just for their expertise but also for their ability to teach
  • Most of the speakers are nationally/internationally renowned
  • It includes a variety of formats, including plenary and keynote talks, multiple smaller breakout sessions, and even opportunities for attendees to present their most challenging cases to subspecialists who are experts in both their own field and geriatrics

We look forward to your participation in April!

Shuja Hassan, MD
Neil M. Resnick, MD
Lyn Weinberg, MD



29th Annual Clinical Update

Virtual Platform Access 


Registrants Only:  Please click on the link below to access the 29th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine conference

Virtual conference access

Important:  You will need to log in with the email you registered under

For technical or computer issues contact CE21 customer support at (877-602-9877 / Support@ce21.com).  

Should you have a  CME related question, please direct your question to Nadine Popovich (npopovich@acms.org / 412.321.5030).




PA Geriatrics Society - Western Division         Spring, 2021 Newsletter

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The Society has compiled list or resources which may be helpful for organizations and businesses that serve older adults. Check the site periodically as we will continue to update this list as new information becomes available. Contact Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org if you have a resource that we can add to the list. 





ADDITIONAL LINKS AND RESOURCES

Home Centered Care Institute

https://www.hccinstitute.org/

POLST COVID-19

https://polst.org/covid/

OHSU Center for Ethics in Healthcare

https://vimeo.com/399981062

What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care Documentary by Jewish Healthcare Foundation

https://youtu.be/l_rn54K1gKI 


  • Provides  links to information for Allegheny County residents, information for specific groups including businesses and organizations, and updates.
  • Stay up-to-date by signing up for Allegheny Alerts  and subscribing to COVID-19. 
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United Way's PA 2-1-1 Southwest has established a formal arrangement to assist the Allegheny County Health Department. 2-1-1 resource navigators can provide general information about health questions related to the virus, referring those who need further evaluation to the Health Department;  connect individuals and families with services to meet emergency basic needs, like food, rent and utility payments; and provide the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations from local authorities. Those seeking help should dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898-211, or visit PA211.org

United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a trusted source for reliable information. To receive text messages with the most up-to-date information and resources, sign up at  pa211sw.org/text-alerts.

GoodRX Iis offering Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening and Triage at no charge.


Allegheny County Medical Society

COVID-19 RESOURCES 

Telehealth Payment Toolkit


CDC - THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION 

  • The PA Department of Health - COVID-19 site lists frequent updates on confirmed cases in the state, overview information about Coronavirus, social media graphics that you can post, state press releases, guidance, and links to many resources.


RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS

Self-care for providers - These apps are providing free subscriptions to providers (headspace requires an individual NPI). The apps focus on mediation, and other relaxation techniques.

Headspace is offering free subscriptions to all US healthcare workers in 2020, given the circumstances. This is a mindfulness meditation app that comes highly recommended, though not usually inexpensive. To redeem a free subscription, one must provide his/her state and NPI, name, and email address.

Ten Percent Happier is another program/app offering free access for health care workers, with a PROMO Code of HEALTHCARE (in ALL CAPS). One needs to download the app onto a mobile device—a desktop computer will not work—and must log into the app using the same method used to redeem access on the website. The company asks that no one create more than one account and cautions that the website has been overwhelmed, thus necessitating multiple attempts to redeem access.


Who We Are

As a regional affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, the organization provides leadership for professionals, policy makers and the public in the area served. The organization aids in the efforts of the American Geriatrics Society in developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional education, public policy and public information for the Pennsylvania and region.

The strategic goals of the PAGS-WD are to:

1. Promote geriatric education for all geriatric healthcare professionals.

2. Provide an active forum and opportunity for networking and engagement with other professionals who share an interest in improving care for the older adults

3. Advocate for programs and public policy, which will improve the
health and well being of older adults.

4. Encourage students and residents to pursue a career in geriatrics.

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As a member, you are an integral part of the Society and aid in our efforts and mission: to EDUCATE, COMMUNICATE, and ENGAGE healthcare professionals (representing all disciplines) in the provision of quality healthcare for all older persons.  Strengthen our voice and become a member today.


Member benefits

This is an example of member benefits. Describing advantages for your members can help you to attract new members.

Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for geriatric health in our region.

Conferences & Programs: We  provide quality education and networking opportunities for geriatric health professionals, and members can attend at a reduced registration fee.  Check out our events page for more information.

Free Informational Services: The Society keep you  in touch with your peers and current issues through the  web site, newsletter and email updates of emerging issues relevant to geriatric health. 

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About us

The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older persons. It is a non-profit organization of physicians and other health care professionals committed to the provision of quality health care for older persons.


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Pennsylvania Geriatric Society - Western Division
850 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323

Michelle Besanceney - Administrator
michelle@acms.org



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