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Call for Posters Now Open!

“Tomorrow and Beyond: Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life” 

The Call for Poster abstracts is now open for the 2019 WV Geriatric Society Annual Conference.

We are accepting Student/Resident Original Research or Case Study posters.

  • Submit your completed application and IRB approval (if applicable) at the website links listed below
  • Include a pdf file of your poster
  • The submission format is listed below
  • Submission Deadline, August 16th 5 pm ET

Guidelines to Complete Original Research Application Form

1. Title
2. Purpose/Hypothesis/Background: State objectives/hypothesis/purpose of this project.
3. Methods/Design: Retrospective, prospective, pre-post, randomization, blinding, etc.
a)  Outcome Measures: What are you measuring? e.g. change in blood pressure, length of stay, response rate, death rate
b)  Study Setting: Name of institution where the study took place; what clinic; in/outpatient setting?
c)  Participants: Inclusion/exclusion criteria; Number entering and finishing the study.
4. Results: State main findings with statistical procedures and statistical significance, if appropriate.
5. Conclusions: State conclusions and clinical applications if any.
6. Support: List source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, etc.
7. IRB: Attach proof of appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from your home institution.

Submit Original Research Abstract – HERE 

Guidelines to Complete Case Study Application Form

1.  Title
2.  Background: State topic and why it is important.
3.  Description: Describe the essential elements needed to understand the case.
4.  Conclusion: Discuss evidence from one’s own observations and from pertinent literature that defends one’s conclusions. State how this information is useful clinically.
5. IRB: A case study that includes just one patient will not need IRB approval; however a Case Study Presentation submitted with more than one patient case requires attaching proof of appropriate IRB approval from your home institution.

Submit Case Study Abstract – HERE

WVGS Welcomes 2019 Board of Directors


Huntington, WV, April 19, 2019.  The West Virginia Geriatrics Society is pleased to announce the 2019 Board of Directors:

JT Hunter
Alzheimer’s Association- WV Chapter

President Elect:
Teresa Sexton RN, MSNeD
Director of Senior Services and Nursing
Cabell Huntington Hospital

Cindy Farley, RN
Genesis Healthcare

Immediate Past President:
Carma Korman, MSW
Robert C. Byrd Clinic

Board of Directors:

Charles Babcock, PharmD
Marshall University School of Pharmacy

David Elliott PharmD
WVU- Charleston School of Pharmacy

Pavithra Indramohan, MD
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Melanie Hall, MSN, RN
Hospice of Huntington, Inc.

Jane Marks, CDP
Jane’s Sandwich Caring

Julie A. Testman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy

Brenda Wamsley, Ph.D.
West Virginia State University

The mission of WVGS is to improve geriatric care through interdisciplinary professional teamwork, education, advocacy, and public policy.  Membership is open to professionals interested in the health and wellbeing of older West Virginians.  It is an opportunity to network with others who share an interest in the care of older persons and the education of those provide that care.  For more information please visit www.WVGeriatrics.org or call (304) 370 3200