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Please Join EPGS in Conjunction with Abramson Center for Jewish Life for our Upcoming Program:
Diabetes Care in the Geriatric Patient
Tuesday April 29, 2014 - 6-8PM
Abramson Center for Jewish Life
1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454
Stanley Schwartz, MD
Stanley Schwartz, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the cardio-metabolic syndrome, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes, hypoglycemia disorders, and general endocrinologic problems.

He has co-authored the Type 2 Medication Guidelines for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Co-Authored the Self-Assessment of Diabetes for Internists published by the American Diabetes Association.

For over 32 years, Dr. Schwartz was an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, most recently directing the Diabetes Program at the Philadelphia Heart Institute, becoming Emeritus Associate Professor in 2011. Dr. Schwartz maintains a private practice in Ardmore, PA and is an Affiliate of the Main Line Health System.
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.
Network with Geriatrics Professionals in the Tri-State Area
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Registration is Free - Light Dinner will be served
For more event information:
contact Nancy Carpey at 610-812-1583 or nancy@epgeriatricssociety.org

EPGS 22nd Annual Research Night
Tuesday May 27, 5:30PM
Justice Roberts Room at Montgomery, McCracken Walker & Rhoads
123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Network with Colleagues, enjoy a casual Dinner and Learn from Health Professionals as they Present Innovative Research and Lead Discussion
Presenter Criteria:
Any physician interested in geriatrics/gerontology and currently enrolled in a doctoral or post-doctoral degree program or fellowship, masters and doctoral students in non-medical education programs with a concentration in geriatrics. (more details)
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Members - $25 / Fellows - $25 / Non-Members - $35 (Free to all participants)
For more event information:
contact Nancy Carpey at 610-812-1583 or nancy@epgeriatricssociety.org

EPGS Board Meetings
- Tuesday, June 10
- Tuesday, September 9

All Board meetings are held at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Rowland Hall, Room 206 at 6PM.

Past EPGS Events
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May 15, 2012 - 20th Annual Research Night
Thank you to everyone who attended the EPGS 20th Annual Research Night and congratulations to all of our presenters. Our Geriatric Fellow participants represented the following institutions: Thomas Jefferson University, University of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey, Abington Memorial Hospital, Temple University/Crozer Chester, and Sacred Heart Hospital.

This year's winners were:
First Place: Dr. Christian White, University Of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine - "A Comparison of Nursing Home Staff who use a Person-Centered Perspective to Those who use a Standard Paradigm Perspective on Related Stress"

Second Place: Dr. Alyson Dobracki, Temple University Hospital - "Under-Recognition of Weight Loss in Community-Dwelling elders"

Third Place: Dr. Nataliya Dementovych, Abington Memorial Hospital - "Improving Function After Hospitalization in Older Adults With Co-Morbidities"

Dr. Cosmina Popa
Dr. Jenny Chiang

October 12, 2011 - Preventing Elder Investment Fraud: Assessing Your Patients for Vulnerability to Financial Exploitation
- by Joshua D. Uy, M.D., UPenn, Department of Medicine & Michael J. Byrne, Pennsylvania Securities Commission (Powerpoint - 4MB)

March 15, 2011: Hoarding in the Elderly: A Threat to Aging in Place
Presented by Dr. Mary Ann Forciea, UPenn-Medical Director, In-Home Program, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Hoarding in the Elderly: A Threat to Aging in Place (PowerPoint)
- Self Neglect Severity Scale (PDF)

October 14th, 2009: Hospice Care, The New Frontier for Compliance & Enforcement
- Click here to download a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation
- Oregon Hospice Pays $1.83 Million to Settle False Claims Act Liability

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EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
December 5, 2013

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