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Yale Community Showcased at AGS Conference

May 25, 2023
by Julie Parry

At the recent American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Yale School of Medicine’s Departments of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery, along with Yale School of Nursing and Yale New Haven Health’s Northeast Medical Group, had an impressive showing, hosting 30 poster presentations, talks, and breakout sessions.

The event, the first in-person AGS Scientific Meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic, drew health professionals from across the United States to showcase various aspects of clinical care, research, and new models of care delivery.

Terri Fried, MD, Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and section chief, Geriatrics, was thrilled with the Yale contingent. “This event shows how geriatrics, while a small section, has established collaborations across the medical school to promote aging research across specialties. The breadth and depth of representation at AGS illustrates the important clinical, educational, and research activities in which the section is involved. I am particularly proud of our geriatric fellows, who showcased their work in presentations and posters. Additionally, congratulations to our award-winning faculty,” said Fried.

The event culminated with the award ceremony, during which Jennifer Ouellet, MD, won the Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year, and Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS, earned the Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award. In addition, Gettel was selected to present an abstract as part of the Plenary Paper Session, which was selected as one of the top three abstracts.

The Yale participation over the three-day event is listed below.

Plenary Paper Session / Paper Session

Poster Sessions

  • Alexandra Hajduk, PhD, MPH: Cognitive Trajectories after COVID-19 Hospitalization in Older Adults: the VALIANT Study
  • Snigdha Jain, MD, MHS: Distressing Symptoms and Disability after Critical Illness among Older Adults
  • Stephen Lee (mentor: Lauren E. Ferrante, MD, MHS): Associations of Social Support with Overall Symptom Burden and Mental Health Symptoms After a COVID-19 Hospitalization Among Older Adults
  • Judy Li: Association of COVID-19 Symptoms with Cognitive Impairment Six Months After Hospitalization Among Older Adults in the VALIANT Study
  • Jennifer Ouellet, MD, and Angela Catic, MD: Patient Priorities Care Train-the-Trainer Tele Education: Preparing Geriatric Educators to Teach Priorities Aligned Decision Making.
  • Deborah Oyeyemi, MD: From Twenty-Eight to Eight: One Patient’s Experience at a Federally Qualified Health Center’s Deprescribing Clinic

Discussions / Presentations / Breakout Sessions

  • Ensuring Equity in Your Research: Breaking Down the Whys and Hows for Early Career Investigators
  • Understanding Diversity in Research in Emergency Medicine Symposium
  • AGS/AFAR Clin-Star Mentoring and Grantsmanship Workshop

Special Interest Groups / Section Meetings

Clinical Skills & Education Workshops

Submitted by Julie Parry on May 23, 2023