2016 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY (AAGP) ANNUAL MEETING: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON BRAIN HEALTH & AGING
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AAGP is excited to announce the theme of the 2016 AAGP Annual Meeting will be "New Perspectives on Brain Health and Aging." We are making great strides in our understanding of the brain, its mechanisms, and pathologies. Breakthroughs are being made in our understanding of both normal and pathologic aging as well as in novel strategies to ameliorate age-related pathologies and to improve quality of life during normal aging.
The 2016 AAGP meeting will highlight the evolving science and practice of healthy aging by having presentations and discussion around the basic and applied science and practice of promoting and sustaining brain health during the aging process. Potential topics may include understanding how physical and mental exercise alters the aging process, cognitive training, mindfulness training as well as ways to integrate and train mental health professionals to be able to implement these research and clinical strategies in their practice.
In addition, the AAGP 2016 Program Committee also highlighted related topics that would be welcomed for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Some of these include:
• The science of behavior change
• Sex and Sexuality in aging
• HIV and aging
• Critical care and its impact on cognitive and emotional aging
• Head trauma and its aftermath
• PTSD/Trauma and aging
• Pain and analgesic use in aging
• Issues of marijuana use and substance use in aging
• Successful models of systems of care
• Is aging a disease?
• Challenges for aging veterans
• Normal and abnormal changes in emotional regulation in aging
• Training for the early career psychiatrist and developing the clinician educator
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal for consideration for the 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, DC, March 17-20, 2016. The AAGP 2016 conference theme focuses on New Perspectives on Brain Health and Aging, which will represent a broad array of topics that impact older adults and their mental health. We invite you to submit a proposed session, clinical case, poster, or oral paper presentation for this dynamic and exciting meeting.
There are many venues at the AAGP Annual Meeting that invite innovative and interactive programs targeted towards clinicians, researchers, and educators. Clinicians and investigators in all arenas of geriatric psychiatry, psychology, neurology, medicine, nursing, social work, and other related disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts of original work for presentation at the AAGP Annual Meeting. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the 2016 AAGP Annual Meeting Program Committee. We request that all program proposals include some content on their applicability to clinical practice and with an interdisciplinary team approach. Please consider adding a newer member of the profession as part of your presenter panel. Additionally, submitters are encouraged to consider any special patient care needs of minority or underserved populations.
Please review the guidelines for submission to the AAGP Annual Meeting before submission and don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if need assistance with your submission.
Many people who attend the AAGP Annual Meeting do not attend any other scientific meeting. This is an important venue to present original research, new data, exciting clinical applications, service delivery initiatives, educational activities, and other pioneering work impacting our field today.
Paul Newhouse, MD
2016 AAGP Annual Meeting Program Chair
Registration and Travel Policy
All presenters must be paid registrants of the AAGP Annual Meeting. Expenses associated with the preparation, submission, and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the author/presenter. All speakers and presenters are expected to make their own travel arrangements and pay their own expenses (with the exception of industry supported programs and other sponsored workshop programs).
Responsibility of Faculty
It is the responsibility of the Session Chair to submit all abstracts for the session, including the overall abstract and the individual speaker abstracts. Once the submission is complete, each individual speakers must log on to the site to submit their Conflict of Interest Disclosures, permission to record and declaration of any off-label use discussion.
Organize and plan outline of session with faculty and prepare general abstract for submission;
Submit overall abstract for session, which includes needs assessment, learning objectives and 5 CME questions;
Submit individual speaker abstracts for each faculty member (including yourself), which include:
individual speaker presentation titles,
individual abstracts, and
Serve as the contact person for the program committee, and facilitate any changes as directed by the Review Committee;
Work with the faculty to refine individual presentations to ensure that the program is well rounded and free from commercial bias;
Ensure final handouts are submitted in a timely manner.
The number of older adults with mental illness is growing at a rapid rate in our society and having a significant impact on our nation’s health. The AAGP Annual Meeting is the largest meeting of physicians and other health care professionals focused on late-life mental illness. Many of AAGP’s 1,500 members choose to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting over APA or other scientific meetings due to the specific content in the geriatric field and the meeting’s intimate size. In addition, the AAGP meeting is attracting an increased number of generalists who find they need to educate themselves on the latest information in order to better treat their increasing number of older adult patients.
The AAGP’s 2016 Annual Meeting provides high visibility to supporting organizations and unique opportunities to interact with AAGP leadership, members, and other conference attendees. The numbers of attendees continue to increase each year, as this meeting has become the primary scientific meeting for the presentation of cutting-edge research and new clinical innovations related to late-life mental illness. Exhibit hours have been scheduled at times that allow maximum opportunity to network. Receptions, Product Theaters, Posters, and breaks are hosted in the Exhibit Hall to increase traffic to you.
What does my company gain by exhibiting at AAGP?
Access to over 1,100 thought leaders and decision making physicians and other health care providers practicing in a variety of settings and treating older adults
What are the Exhibit Hall highlights planned in 2015?
• Dedicated breaks for the Exhibit Hall to promote traffic
• Product Theaters offering informative topical presentations
• Poster Sessions
• Lunch and Afternoon Receptions in the Exhibit Hall
What are the benefits to the Exhibitors?
• Opportunities to network one on one with geriatric mental health provider leaders
• Access to decision makers
• Complimentary listing in the Final Program
• Listing on the AAGP meeting website
AAGP’s Annual Meeting attendance is expected to include more than 1,100 scientific attendees including:
• Primary Care Physicians
• Medical Directors of Long Term Care
• Advanced Practice Nurses
• Directors of Nursing
• Social Workers