Published Monday, October 21, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens Registration is open for our 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld March 14 to 17. It is a cliché to add “hope to see you there!” But, I really do have high hopes that our members turn out in full force to what I expect will be a terrific meeting in a great venue. more»
Published Thursday, October 3, 2013
On September 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) to treat adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). Six clinical studies in which adults with MDD were randomly assigned to receive Brintellix or placebo demonstrated that Brintellix is effective in treating depression, according to the FDA press release. An more»
Published Tuesday, September 24, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens I was pondering what I should focus on for the president’s column, and then I received an email reminder about upcoming deadlines for poster submissions for the AAGP Annual Meeting in Orlando, March 14–17. Specifically, I noted that New Research Posters are due October 1, and Early Investigator Posters are more»
Published Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Now that Congress has returned from its five-week summer recess, it is anticipated that, prior to the end of this year, it will act on a bill that would block cuts to Medicare’s physicians payments on January 1. The question is whether lawmakers will pass a temporary fix, as they have for the past ten years, or whether they will finally make this the more»
Published Monday, July 29, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens It is a truism that the strength of any organization lies in the individual strengths, talents and involvement of its people. AAGP is a strong organization because its members are passionate about our field and are willing to devote time to advancing our clinical, research and educational missions. Over the past couple more»
Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry's impact factor has reached an historic high of 4.131 for 2012, according to Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports®, jumping from 3.64 for 2011. The AJGP is now ranked 25 of 135 journals in psychiatry and 7 of 46 journals in geriatrics/gerontology. Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Dilip V. Jeste, MD, more»
Published Thursday, June 27, 2013
In June, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the official 2013 update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. This marks the first significant update to the plan, which was released in May 2012 and establishes five goals to prevent future cases of Alzheimer's disease and to better meet the needs of the millions of more»
Published Thursday, June 6, 2013
On June 3, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hosted a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House as part of an effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) applauds the Administration’s focus on mental health more»
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