2023 AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
May 3– May 6, 2023
Long Beach, California
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee is pleased to announce the 2023 Annual Meeting "Call for Program Proposals." We will be accepting proposal submissions on our online submission site. All proposals must be submitted online - hard copy proposal submission will not be accepted. The proposal submission deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
The AGS Meeting brings together health care professionals from multiple disciplines, with the common objective of disseminating the most up-to-date information on the special health care needs of older people. The annual meeting addresses clinical, research, ethical, academic, and public policy issues pertinent to geriatrics. In order to continue to present a current and appealing program of high quality and strong educational benefit, we need to concentrate on new areas in geriatrics, as well as on new findings on topics we have explored in the past.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
In response to the ethical and scientific imperatives of inclusivity in research and in an effort to mitigate disparities in research participation and health, AGS has set a ten-year goal to ensure that all human subject research presented at the annual meeting takes into account factors that may present vulnerability to exclusion and disparity. These factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, self-identified race/ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, English-language ability, and immigration status. While heterogeneity within and across these sub-groups is substantial, they are commonly referred to as “underrepresented, disproportionately affected, and understudied” populations. Presentations address health equity and disparities where relevant. In any sessions that present clinical data, at least one presenter should include a discussion of diversity in the study with a focus on race, ethnicity, and age. The AGS also strongly encourages inclusion of presenters who reflect the diversity of the AGS membership.
Proposals containing clinical recommendations must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their use. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
Geriatric health care is interprofessional. Interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) occurs when members from two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to enable effective interprofessional collaborative practice and improve health outcomes. The AGS strongly encourages program proposals that focus on interprofessional issues in geriatrics and that involve speakers from multiple disciplines.