Advancing academic geriatrics and supporting the workforce we all need as we age means leading cutting-edge efforts in care, research, and training. With the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), ADGAP champions a diverse portfolio of programs rooted in enhanced workforce training and optimal care for older adults. They represent the depth of expertise accelerating not just care but also the expert education that keeps our care moving forward.

Learn more about several of our ongoing projects.

Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI)

Launched by the AGS in 1994, the GSI has conducted collaborative activities with numerous organizations and leaders representing the surgical specialties, all designed to increase awareness of and knowledge in the care of older adults among surgical and related medical specialists.

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Emerging Leaders in Aging (ELIA) Program

The AGS and ADGAP have partnered with Tideswell at UCSF on an innovative national leadership program designed for emerging leaders in aging. ELIA offers a hands-on, practical, and evidence-based platform for developing skills in care, research, advocacy, and education.

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The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) aims to further integrate geriatrics and primary care to better meet the needs of older adults and their families. The GWEP Coordinating Center brings together local GWEPs from across the country to share resources and take actions toward creating age-friendly health systems.

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AGS Annual Scientific Meeting

The AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, innovative models of care delivery, and geriatrics education.

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