May 13-15, 2021

Pre-conferences: May 12, 2021

Learn from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you choose!

Although the format will be different, the virtual AGS Annual Scientific Meeting will continue to provide the latest evidence-based clinical practice and scientific information that will improve your ability to care for older adults. The meeting will offer multiple concurrent sessions with opportunities for Q&A with speakers, networking events, virtual posters, and much more. You will also be able to earn more continuing education credit than ever before and have access to recordings for sessions you weren’t able to attend for 3 months after the meeting! 

Below is a list of session titles. The full meeting schedule will be posted soon so check back for additional information.


  • Henderson Lecture: Leveraging the Potential of Interprofessional Teams in Primary Care Practice
  • It’s Not Just Dialysis or Death: Considerations When Starting, Stopping, and Forgoing Dialysis
  • Geriatrics Literature Update: 2021
  • COVID-19 Clinical Update
  • Yoshikawa Award Lecture: Confessions of an Unfocused Researcher
  • Plenary Paper Session
  • Public Policy Plenary
  • AGS Members Business Meeting
  • AGS Awards Ceremony


  • Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults: Re-Revisited
  • Pharmacotherapy Update: 2021
  • Do More, Do Nothing, or Do Less: Decision-Making About Blood Pressure Control in Older Patients
  • Augmentation Therapies for Depression in Older People: Science and Practice
  • Decision Making for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: The American Geriatrics Society Guiding Principles on the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity
  • Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management Strategies: Use of Supplements, Cannabidiol (CBD) and Mind-Body Therapies
  • Boning Up on Osteoporosis Management: The Clinician’s Role in 2021
  • >Deprescribing Cardiovascular Medications in Older Adults: A Practical Approach
  • Sleep in Older Adults:  Practical Approaches for Common Problems
  • Genitourinary Health for Older Women
  • Opioid Use Disorder and Older Adults: What Geriatrics Healthcare Providers Need to Know
  • Immunizations in Older Adults
  • Disruptive Behaviors and Delirium in Dementia: Best Treatments and Best Practice
  • UTI in the Microbiome Era
  • Firearms &Dementia
  • Cognitive Screening in Primary Care: Making the Case and Choosing the Tools
  • Use of Neuroimaging in Cognitive Impairment and Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Innovative and Clinically Feasible Tools to Screen for Frailty in Older Adults with Cancer
  • Taking Flight: Preparing for a Generation of Older Air Travelers
  • Sepsis in Nursing Home Residents: Recognition and Response
  • Global Deprescribing Updates: Lessons Learned and Needs for the Future
  • Complex Surgical Decision-Making in Older Adults
  • Controversies in Managing Anticoagulants in Older Adults
  • That Was the Year that Will Be
  • Geriatric Education Materials and Methods Swap
  • The ABCs of NIA Grantsmanship - For Early Career Researchers and Their Mentors
  • How to Implement Patient Priorities Aligned Care in Your Practice
  • Narrative Medicine: Communicating to the Public, Policy Makers and Funders
  • NIA Symposium for Researchers at Mid-Career and Beyond – Opportunities for Established Researchers
  • Leadership Curriculum: Upward or Onward: Building a High-Performing Team on Top of a Solid Culture Foundation
  • Home-Based Acute Care: The New Acute Care Alternative for the Geriatric Patient
  • Implementation Science: Moving Models of Care for Older Patients from Research Evidence to Real World Action
  • CPT Coding: Basic Principles and Practice
  • Safe Mobility for Older Adults Across Healthcare Settings
  • Stealth Geriatrics: An Interprofessional Approach to Incorporating Geriatrics in Non-Traditional Venues
  • Expanding the Age-Friendly Movement: Tools, Techniques and Resources
  • CPT Coding: Beyond Basic E/M
  • Lightning Science Brief Presentations of Top-Rated Abstracts 
  • Updating the Medical Student Competencies in Geriatrics for 2021 Using the Geriatrics 5Ms Framework, An AGS Initiative
  • Leadership Curriculum: Negotiating with the C-Suite
  • You Can Make a Difference: Learn About and Get Involved in AGS’ Efforts to Advance Payment for Care of Complex Patients
  • Using Patient-Centered Outcomes to Measure and Improve the Quality of Care for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions
  • Staying in the Green—Optimizing Your Effectiveness by Regulating Your Reactivity
  • Coding and Reimbursement:  Stump the Professor
  • Medication Management to Promote What Matters Most across the Prognostic Spectrum: An Interprofessional Workshop Using the 5Ms Framework
  • Quick Hits: Geriatrics Specialty Care Delivery Models Available for Implementation
  • Survive and Thrive: The Role of Persistence and Resilience in Turning Failure into Success in Aging Research
  • New Frontiers in Geriatrics Interprofessional Education (IPE): Extending the Reach Beyond Academia
  • Leadership Curriculum: Bringing Value to the Value-Based Equation
  • Competent Care for Immigrants and Refugees
  • Social Isolation: Its Relationship with Social Determinants of Health, Bidirectional Relationship to Health Conditions, and How It Impacts Access and Delivery of Care


  • Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
  • Fellowship Directors Pre-Conference Session
  • Buprenorphine Waiver Training for Clinicians
  • Geriatric Medicine Board Review
  • ADGAP Leadership Session


  • Presidential Poster Session
  • Student & Resident Poster Session



  • Fellows-In-Training
  • Medical Specialties
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Residents
  • Social Workers
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Women in Geriatrics


  • Achieving Health Equity among Diverse Older Adults (AHEAD)
  • Acute Hospital Care
  • Aging and Oral Health
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use (ATOD) Among Older Adults
  • Cancer and Aging 
  • Care Transitions
  • Clinical Care for Homeless Adults
  • Clinical Research in Dementia
  • Clinician Wellness
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Ethnogeriatrics
  • Family Physicians in Geriatrics
  • Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA)
  • Geriatrics Consultative Services
  • Geriatric-Surgical Co-Management Programs
  • Geroscience
  • Health Systems Leadership (HSL) in Geriatrics
  • Healthcare for Low-Income Seniors
  • Healthy Aging
  • Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) / Delirium Prevention
  • Information Technology Issues
  • International Activities
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice in Geriatrics
  • Junior Faculty Research Career Development
  • Make it Safe to Grow Old!  The Policy Networking Group
  • Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons
  • Older Adults Facing Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Kidney Failure
  • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Priorities Aligned Care for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions
  • Polypharmacy
  • Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • SGIM Geriatrics
  • Tideswell Leaders in Aging Program
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • Wound Prevention and Management