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



Past EPGS Events
The EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Monday, December 8

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on December 8 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

A special thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Robert I. Field, PhD, MPH, JD, Professor of Law at the Kline School of Law and Professor of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health at Drexel University for offering insight into his recent book, "Mother of Invention: How the Government Created 'Free-Market' Health Care," which presents a historical overview of government programs in creating and maintaining the health care system and places health reform in the context of an ongoing evolutionary process. His discussion was followed by an insightful question and answer session on related topics.

Our congratulations to our Award Recipients:
  • Professor Robert I. Field of Drexel University, the Charles Ewing President’s Award for extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of the elderly.
  • Philip C. Taylor, MD, the Barbara Bell, MD Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Medicine.
  • Barbara Reall, MBA, MSN, CRNP of Optum (formerly Evercare), the Nancy Tatum, RN Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Nursing.
  • Paul Nordeman, MHA, NHA of Meadowood Senior Living, the Grace W. Harrison Award for distinguish service in the field of long term care.
Thank you to our Sponsors and supporters who helped make this event possible:
~ GOLD ~
MARIS GROVE
OPTUM (formerly EVERCARE)
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF GERIATRICS

~ SILVER ~
SANOFI DIABETES

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BOEHRINGER-INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
CROZER-KEYSTONE HEALTH SYSTEM
INGLIS HOUSE
INNOVATIONS SERVICES
MEADOWOOD SENIOR LIVING
RYDAL PARK
THE QUADRANGLE
THOMAS R. KLINE SCHOOL OF LAW-DREXEL UNIVERSITY



EPGS 22nd Annual Research Night
May 27, 2014


1st Place Winner Dr. Amy MacKenzie
Left photo: (l to r) Dr. Shao-ChunYeh, Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, Dr. Rebakah Abel-Boenerjous, Dr. Su Jung Kim, Dr. Nesha Wijeyakuhan, Dr. Alysa Krain, Dr. John Liantonio, Dr. Kadesha Collins-Fletcher, not pictured: Dr. Amy MacKenzie

1st Place Winner Dr. Amy MacKenzie

Dr. Su Jung Kim &
Dr. Nesha Wijeyakuhan
Thank you to everyone who attended the EPGS 22nd Annual Research Night and to Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLC for hosting this event.

Congratulations to all of our presenters. Our Geriatric Fellow participants represented the following institutions: Thomas Jefferson University, Abington Memorial Hospital, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine & New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging/Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Crozer Chester Medical Center/Temple University Hospital.

Thank you to our supporter: Sanofi

This year's winners and Presenters were:
First Place: Dr. Amy Mackenzie, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - "Self-Reported Health Related Quality of Life in a Senior Adult Oncology Clinic”

Second Place: Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine & New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging/Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine - "Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea and the Older Dental Patient: How Do Dentists Respond?"

Third Place: Dr. Alysa Krain, University of Pennsylvania - "Standing Order: Influenza Vaccination Protocol at a Long Term Care Facility"

Dr. Rebakah Abel Boenerjous, Crozer Chester Medical Center/Temple University Hospital - “How Well Are We Communicating?”

Dr. Kadesha Collins-Fletcher, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - “The Number of Medications as a Predictor for Hospitalizations”

Dr. Su Jung Kim, Abington Memorial Hospital - “Recruitment Insights Multicenter Clinical Trial: Improving Community Ambulation After Hip Fracture”

Dr. John Liantonio, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - “Quality Improvement: Reducing Emergency Department Utilization and Hospital Admission in Our Home Visit Population”

Dr. Neshahthari Wijeyakuhan, Abington Memorial Hospital - “Telemedicine vs. Traditional Care: Assessing Patients and Families Knowledge of Medical Coverage Protocols in Long Term Care”

Dr. Shao-Chun Yeh, Rowan University SOM NJISA - “Nursing Home Preparedness for Geriatric Sexuality”


Diabetes Care in the Geriatric Patient
April 29, 2014

We would like to thank the Abramson Center for Jewish Life for hosting this EPGS Program. Also a special thank you to Dr. Stanley Schwartz for his engaging, educational, and informative presentation: Therapeutic Interventions in Type 2 Diabetes, A Proactive Clinician’s Pathophysiologic Approach to Therapy in Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A New Paradigm. (click here to download a copy of Dr. Stanley's PowerPoint Presentation)
Thank you to our Supporter: Sanofi-Diabetes


Photos from past events

EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
December 5, 2013



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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.
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

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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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