Continuing Education Info

This webpage is displaying information from the 2019 AGS Annual Meeting, which was held in Portland, OR. Please check back at a later date for information regarding the upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting.

Target Audience

The AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery. The Annual Meeting Program Committee has worked hard to create an exciting program that will present high quality clinical and scientific content to our diverse audience. The 2019 Annual Meeting will address the educational needs of geriatrics health professionals from all professions. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, health care administrators, and others can update their knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize current research findings in geriatrics and describe their relevance to the care and treatment of older adults
  • Interpret information on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of clinical disorders in older adults
  • Identify prevalent psychosocial problems in older people
  • Describe medical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative interventions to improve independence and quality of life of older people
  • Describe the problems of comorbidity, multiple morbidity, and burden of illness and their relation to normal aging, frailty, disability and adverse outcomes of care
  • Teach geriatrics effectively to interprofessional healthcare providers, students, and trainees
  • Identify ethical issues in healthcare delivery, medical treatment, and decision-making
  • Discuss the impact of different cultural/ethnic/language backgrounds & health literacy/numeracy on the care of older adults
  • Describe current health policy relating to financing and delivery of geriatric care
  • Describe effective delivery of geriatric health care in acute, sub-acute, post-acute, outpatient, care transitions, long-term care, and other settings
  • Analyze results of geriatric and risk assessment of older patients, specify appropriate interventions, and identify anticipated outcomes

Learning Formats

  • Clinical Skills: Hands-on experience in a small-group interactive learning environment to develop clinical skills relevant to the care of older adults.
  • Paper Sessions: Oral presentations of research abstracts grouped around a common theme or topic.
  • Poster Sessions: Posters of original research displayed for informal browsing with opportunities for individual discussion with authors. 
  • Pre-conference Sessions: Expanded sessions covering current topics that impact how we care for older adults. Attendees pay an additional fee to attend these sessions on the day before the official start of the meeting.
  • Symposia: Typically involve 3 presentations on a subject of vital importance to a broad segment of annual meeting attendees.
  • Workshops: Interactive sessions that emphasizes the exchange of ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques and skills. The audience size may be limited.

Speaker Slides

The 2019 Annual Meeting PowerPoint™ presentations from our educational sessions will be available on the AGS website here at the end of each day.  We hope that you will find the slide resource useful following the meeting.


As an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education, the American Geriatrics Society continuously strives to ensure that the education activities planned and conducted by our faculty meet generally accepted ethical standards as codified by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the American Medical Association (AMA).  To this end, we have implemented a process wherein everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity has disclosed to us all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests within the past 12 months.  Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest, and if identified, such conflicts are resolved prior to final confirmation of participation. Faculty, Program Committee, and Reviewer disclosures can be found on our website.  The material presented in this activity represents the opinion of the speakers and not necessarily the views of the AGS.

AccreditationACCME logo

The American Geriatrics Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education

The American Geriatrics Society designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn Medical Knowledge Points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program as listed above. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To claim up to 27.25 ABIM MOC Points, you must complete a two step process:

  1. Apply for CME via the online CME site.  
  2. Answer the MOC questions in this survey.

To claim MOC points you must be enrolled in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  For questions about ABIM’s MOC program, visit or contact ABIM at 800-441-2246.

Category II Continuing Education Credit

The American Geriatrics Society is authorized to award a maximum of 27.25 hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credit for this program towards advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied towards Category II credit should list their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

American Academy of Family Physicians Prescribed Credit

This Live activity, American Geriatrics Society 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, with a beginning date of 05/01/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Osteopathic Association

The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ as AOA Category 2 credit.

Certified Medical Director credit Statement

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 22 management hours and 21.5 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

For a breakdown of the schedule by CMD hours, click here.

Continuing Nursing Education

The American Geriatrics Society has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. CEP 10299) to provide continuing education.  The 2019 AGS Annual Meeting program is eligible for up to 27.25 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Jointly Accredited Provider Interprofessional Continuing EducationGeriatrics Society and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Hour Statement 

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy ACPE logoEducation as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge based activity provides 5.5 contact hours for Thursday May 2, 2019; 7.25 contact hours for Friday May 3, 2019; 5.5 contact hours for Saturday May 4, 2019 for a total of 18.25 credits (JA0006133-9999-19-018-L04-P). To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each session and complete an evaluation. ACPE credits will be posted online to the CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks following the activity.

For a list of the sessions approved for pharmacy credit, click here.

To receive CE credit, participants must complete a two step process: 

  1. Apply for CE and evaluate sessions via the online CE site by June 3, 2019.  
  2. Answer the ACPE questions in this survey.

Geriatrics Recognition Award

Nurses, physician assistants, and physicians can apply continuing education credits earned at this meeting towards the Geriatrics Recognition Award (GRA) of the AGS, which recognizes individuals who are committed to advancing their continuing education in geriatrics/gerontological nursing.  For more information about continuing education credits and the GRA, please click here or call the AGS office at (212) 308-1414.

CME/CE Credit Tracking Card, Certificates & Evaluations

At this year’s annual meeting, AGS will be using the QR Code on the front of your meeting badge.  Your meeting badge will allow you to sign into sessions for CME/CE tracking.  Simply hold your meeting badge in front of the scanner at the entrance of each session you attend to track credits earned.  We encourage attendees to scan in to all sessions you attend, even if you do not need CME/CE.  This data helps the Annual Meeting Program Committee determine what kind of sessions draw our members’ attendance and interests, and is taken into account when we plan for future meetings.  

There will be a link on the AGS website to the online CME/CE session evaluation and certificate service.  The site will be available beginning on Thursday morning.  Sessions will be posted to the site the day after the live session occurs, so you will be able to log in and evaluate the sessions you attended within 24 hours of attending them.  You will be required to provide course evaluation information in order to successfully complete the educational requirements and produce your CE Certificate listing the sessions you attended.

Your impressions of the annual meeting are important to us, and we appreciate your ideas and suggestions. Please take a moment to complete the evaluation section for the sessions you attended at the meeting.