Florida Geriatrics Society - Advancing Geriatric Care in Florida Since 1989
Ignatz Leo Nascher, MD, argued that medical care for older adults should be considered a separate specialty, for which he coined the term “geriatrics” in 1909. Dr. Nascher’s pioneering work in the field was the foundation for what we now recognize as clinical geriatrics healthcare.
Our Mission Statement: The Florida Geriatrics Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization devoted to improving the quality of life and advancing the health care of older adults through education, research, networking, and improving public awareness of professionals involved with caring for the elderly living in Florida.
Don't miss out on updates, news, and events - FGS Annual Memberships are valid January 1 thru December 31. Now is the time to renew your membership or even better - why not consider becoming a Lifetime Member and never miss out on the news and events that may impact geriatric professionals caring for older adults in Florida. Visit our membership page for more information.
For a listing of 2023 Bills Impacting Health Care Professionals click on the link below:
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2022 Dr. David T. Lowenthal Founder's Award Poster Session Winner: Thomas Hartmann. Mr. Hartmann presented his abstract "Micro-Computer Tomography Imaging of Mice Femurs Treated with Nanobubble - Targeted Osteoporotic Therapy" during the FGS 33rd Annual Meeting held at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort on Sept 24-25, 2022.
Mr. Hartmann is a member of the FGS, he and his co-authors Pedram Sotoudeh and Mehdi Razavi attend the College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
It is always a good time for all older adults to review with their healthcare provider the CDC Recommended Vaccinations for Adults over 65 years of age, use the CDC Vaccine Assessment Tool below to determine which vaccines you need and then schedule with your healthcare provider. No data is collected nor stored by the Florida Geriatrics Society regarding entries made during the use of this Assessment Tool. Click anywhere on the image below to access the online Vaccine Assessment Tool or cut & paste this URL into your browser: