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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:

2016 EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Monday, December 5, 2016 – 6:00pm
Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join us as we honor:
Dequilla Hurt, NP, Crozer-Keystone Health Network
Joel E. Streim, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
David Hoffman, JD, FCPP, David Hoffman & Associates, PC
Terri Clark, MPH, Prevention Services Coordinator, Action Wellness

Keynote speaker:
Barbara Bradley Hagerty,
Former Contributor to NPR and author of a new book, Life Reimagined

"There are concrete steps we can take to make midlife the best time of life. Bring novelty into your marriage, tweak your career to seek meaning rather than mere success, find a new passion, build your friendships – essentially, engage those things that matter with intention and verve. I made my own life a case study, to sometimes comical effect, as my husband and I rented an RV, I began to cycle competitively, and I decided on a completely new trajectory for my career. When I began the research, I was depressed with my station in life." This book focuses on research from neuroscientists around the country to help us understand how to maximize our cognitive function.

Click here to register now!

Members: $75 / Non-Members: $85
2017 Membership Discount + Event Discount: $135

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

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:

Is Alzheimer's Disease Preventable?
Scientific Updates on Medications in Clinical Trials

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – 6:00pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cherian Verghese, MD
Medical Director, Keystone Clinical Studies
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine

Novel Approaches to Treatment
Clinical Trials

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

May 3, 2016 – 24th Annual Research Night

Thank you to everyone who attended the EPGS 24th Annual Research Night, and thank you to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia for co-hosting this event at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Thomson Gallery.

Congratulations to all of our presenters. Our Geriatric Fellow participants represented the following institutions: Abington Hospital Jefferson Health, Einstein Medical Center, Rowan University SOM NJISA, Thomas Jefferson University, St. Joseph's University, and University of Pennsylvania.

Thank you to our supporter: Avanir Pharmaceuticals

This year's Winners and Presenters were:

First Place: Dr. Francisco Medrano, University of Pennsylvania
"Projected Savings from Independence at Home (IAH) as a Medicare Benefit"

Second Place: Dr. Shakira Grant, University of Pennsylvania
"Quality of Direct Oral Anticoagulant Prescribing in Elderly Patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation"

Third Place: Dr. Eric Glantz, Rowan University NJISA
"Hospital-Based Factors that Predict Re-hospitalization among Community Dwelling Patients Discharged to Subacute Rehab Facilities"

Dr. Sara Collins, Abington Hospital Jefferson Health
"Aortic Stenosis is a Significant Risk Factor for Readmission from Skilled Nursing Facilities among Heart Failure Patients"

Dr. Patrick Doggett, Dr. Kate McGrath, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
"A Needs Assessment and Implementation of a Chapter of No One Dies Alone"

Dr. Amy Hurst, Einstein Medical Center
"Prognostic Significance of Dementia in Solid Tumors"

Dr. John Pennisi, Rowan University NJISA
"Patient Expectations of Communication Between Healthcare Providers"

Dr. Adam Perry, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
"The Pennsylvania Geriatric Readiness Project: Building a Common Language for Geriatric Emergency Care"

Dr. Leonard Powell, Rowan University NJISA
"Establishing a Standardized Procedure for Medicare Annual Wellness Visits"

Dr. Manjit Singh, Abington Hospital Jefferson Health
"Administration of IV Bisphosphonate (Zoledronic Acid) in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)"

Dr. Eileen Sullivan, St. Joseph's University
"Cross Comparison of Textile and Color Palette Selection for People with Dementia in Relation to Their Family Members and/or Caregivers and Current Published Literature"

Dr. Dae Hyoun Jeong, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
"Utilization of Exercise Prescriptions for Older Adults in Geriatrics"

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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