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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»


Recent Events:

May 22, 2018:
26th Annual Research Night

Thank you to everyone who attended the EPGS 26th 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, Rowan University SOM NJISA, Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University Hospital/Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing: NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health.

This year's Winners and Presenters were:

First Place: Dr. Christina Whitehouse, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing: NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health
"Telehealth Delivery of Diabetes Education During Transitions in Care"

Second Place: Dr. Tiffany Jean Gonzales, Abington Hospital Jefferson Health
"Make No Bones About It: Osteoporosis is a Poorly Identified Disease Entity in the Hospital"

Third Place: Katherine Mulquin, Christopher Capicotto, Olivia Questore, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
"Disinfectant Treatment of Pelvic Pressure Ulcers: A Crossover Pilot Study"

Dr. Jesse Abesh, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine NJISA
"Medication Self-Administration in Patients with Cognitive Impairment"

Dr. Elizabeth Collins, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
"Implementation of a Volunteer-Based Hospital Visitation Program for Older Adults"

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Thank you to everyone who attended our event
Challenges in Developing New Medications for Alzheimer's Disease
on April 4, 2018 at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

We would especially like to thank our presenter:
Dr. Michael Egan, Vice President, Clinical Neuroscience, Merck Research Labs

Special thanks to our exhibitor:
NewCourtland Senior Services



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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EVENTS
arrow May 22 - 5:30pm:
EPGS 26th Annual Research Night
 
arrow June 6 & September 12
2018 Board Meetings

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arrow David Hoffman testifies
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arrow Full-Time Marketing Outreach Manager
NewCourtland Senior Services
arrow Nurse Manager
Overbrook Friedlander Programs
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arrow Geriatric Family Physician
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