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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:

Due to unpredictable weather-related challenges in the forecast and the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society's desire to provide the best education opportunity possible, the decision has been made to reschedule our March 20, 2018 program, "Challenges in Developing New Medications for Alzheimer's Disease."

The new date for this program will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:30pm at the same venue. Please contact Nancy Carpey with any questions.

Challenges in Developing New Medications for Alzheimer's Disease

The past decade has seen repeated failures in efforts to develop new medicines for Alzheimer's disease. Likely reasons for these failures will be presented and point to new approaches that will improve future chances of success. In particular, the development of new PET imaging biomarkers for amyloid and tau pathology will enable trials targeting subjects much earlier in the disease process who are likely to progress to dementia.

Why have we seen so many promising treatments for Alzheimer's disease in recent years fail to demonstrate efficacy? The most likely explanations for the inability to demonstrate the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals will be presented in this program, which will also discuss some promising new approaches.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 6:30pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Michael Egan, MD

Dr. Egan is Vice President, Clinical Neuroscience, Merck Research Labs. Since joining Merck 12 years ago, he has led the development efforts on drugs targeting Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Prior to that, Dr Egan was a principal investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health where he focused on genetics of cognition. Dr. Egan has published over 140 papers in peer reviewed journal and was in the top 1% of cited scientists in Neuroscience from 2004 to 2014. His work has been highlighted in the journal Science in its runner up Breakthrough of the Year for 2003. He is a member of the Society for Biological Psychiatry and a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

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.

Click here to register now!

Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40 / Fellows & Students: $30
2018 Membership + Event Discount: $80
Dinner will be served

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

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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:

Monday, December 4, 2017:
The EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on December 4, 2017 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

A special thank you to our Keynote Speaker, William Benson, Health Benefits ABCs, LLC, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Administration on Aging. Mr. Benson also served in key staff leadership positions with congressional committees and subcommittees including the Senate Special Committee on Aging and the House Select Committee on Aging.

Our congratulations to our Award Recipients:
Arthur Weisfeld, Executive Director, Senior Community Services, the Charles Ewing Memorial President's Award for extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of older adults.
Jason Karlawish, MD, University of Pennsylvania, the Barbara Bell, MD Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Medicine.
Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Nancy Tatum, RN Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Nursing.
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN, NHA, FCPP, Alden Geriatric Consultants, Inc., 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:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:
(Sponsored Keynote Speaker)

Thank you to PCA as a 2017 Corporate Member of EPGS.

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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