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American Geriatrics Society welcomes Mark A. Supiano, MD, AGSF as new President at 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

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American Geriatrics Society

New York (May 7, 2024) — Mark A. Supiano, MD, AGSF will step into the role of President of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) at the 2024 AGS Annual Scientific meeting which is taking place virtually May 9-11, 2024 (pre-conference days May 7-8). An AGS member since 1985, Mark has held many leadership roles within the Society, including: Program Chair of the 2006 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting, Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) from 2000 to 2005, and President of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs from 2013 to 2015.

"I am deeply honored to be elected as the new President of the American Geriatrics Society," remarked Dr. Supiano. "With an enduring commitment to improving the lives of older adults, AGS plays a vital role in shaping a more inclusive and supportive society for us all as we age. An organization with a rich history of dedication to improving the health and quality of life for older adults, AGS represents a community of passionate professionals committed to championing interprofessional teams and advocating for policies that promote a just society where biases and discrimination no longer hinder healthcare access and outcomes. I look forward to working alongside the 6,000+ AGS members to continue advancing our mission of enhancing the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people."

Currently, Dr. Supiano is the University of Utah Geriatrics Division Research co-chief and Executive Director of its Center on Aging. His clinical interests include providing comprehensive geriatric assessment consultations with a particular interest in high blood pressure and disorders of blood pressure regulation. Throughout his career, Mark has responded to the demographic imperative of aging in his clinical practice, in conducting person-oriented clinical research, and in medical education.

"Dr. Supiano is a true champion for geriatrics, with a remarkable record of service and dedication to advancing the field," said Donna Fick, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN, AGSF. "From his extensive roles within the American Geriatrics Society to his leadership of the University of Utah Geriatrics Division and its Center on Aging, Mark's commitment to improving the lives of older adults and fostering collaboration within the healthcare community is unparalleled. I am excited about the impact he will have as President, and I look forward to working with him to advance our mission in the coming year.”

As outgoing AGS president, Dr. Fick becomes Chair of the AGS Board of Directors when Dr. Supiano assumes his new post. The other Board members that serve as officers of the Society are Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP AGSF (President-Elect), Alison Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF (AGS Treasurer), and Judith L. Beizer (Judy), PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF (Board Secretary). G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF, FACP, the outgoing AGS Board Chair, is finishing his term on the Board at this meeting. Dr. Harper has been an AGS member for 28 years, and has served on the AGS Board since 2014. On the Board, he served as AGS Treasurer, President-Elect, and President, before becoming Board Chair.

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About the American Geriatrics Society
Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our 6,000+ members include geriatricians, geriatrics nurse practitioners, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists who are pioneers in advanced illness care for older individuals, with a focus on championing interprofessional teams, eliciting personal care goals, and treating older people as whole persons. AGS believes in a just society, one where we all are supported by and able to contribute to communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers. AGS advocates for policies and programs that support the health, independence, and quality of life of all of us as we age. AGS works across patient careresearchprofessional and public education, and public policy to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. For more information, visit AmericanGeriatrics.org.

About the 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, and innovative models of care delivery. More than 2,600 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene virtually, May 9 – 11 (pre-conference days: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7-8) to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit https://meeting.americangeriatrics.org/.


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