Join AAGP in LA in March for the 2013 Annual Meeting

Published Friday, August 31, 2012

AAGP 2013 Annual Meeting 
Finding the Golden Years at the Dawn of a Silver Age
March 14-17, 2013
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE  
Los Angeles, California
www.AAGPmeeting.org

Advance Program Available
October 2012

AM 2013 Registration Opens
October 2012

New Research Poster Submissions Due
October 1, 2012

Early Investigator Poster Submissions Due
October 15, 2012

Early Bird Annual Meeting Registration Deadline
January 25, 2013

Regular Annual Meeting Registration Deadline (Higher Rate)
February 20, 2013 

Registration opens in early October for AAGP’s 2013 Annual Meeting to be held March 14-17 in Los Angeles, California, at the new JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE. The 2013 conference will provide attendees relevant education on a variety of topics in geriatric psychiatry. Over the past several years, the meeting has diversified to include case presentations, topic roundtables, and additional workshops and plenary sessions, in addition to traditional sessions. In 2013, take advantage of even more workshops, offered each day of the meeting, and new case presentation sessions.  

During the March 15 plenary session, Patti Davis, the youngest daughter of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2004, will talk about the importance of support for caregivers of family members and friends with dementia. Davis helped launch a support group at the UCLA medical center in 2011 called Beyond Alzheimer’s, and a second group in Santa Monica, California, in 2012, to give caregivers and family members opportunities to talk, hear advice and gain strength. Participants discuss the practical considerations of Alzheimer’s and the emotional challenges of losing someone to the disease. 

On March 16, attendees are invited to a plenary focused on the recent Institute of Medicine report titled The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, which details recommendations to build a more robust workforce to meet the needs of a rapidly growing older population. Hear from members of the IOM committee as they discuss the ideas in the report and how it was crafted. 

The opening plenary session on March 14 will feature the incoming AAGP president, David C. Steffens, MD, MHS, and the AAGP awards presentation, in which members are honored for contributions to the field. The session will be followed immediately by the opening reception, a chance for participants to reconnect with colleagues and meet other attendees. 

During the 2013 Annual Meeting, four case presentation sessions will be offered, in which faculty will present unique and interesting patient cases for the audience to discuss. For the third year, the meeting will also include discussion roundtables, informal discussions of a topic of interest. Participants can choose from more than 20 topics.

So mark your calendars for the AAGP 2013 Annual Meeting!  Please note that the meeting begins on a Thursday and ends on a Sunday, a slightly different schedule from previous years. Learn more at www.AAGPmeeting.org and beginning in October, access the Advance Program and register online. 

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