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Florida Geriatrics Society 

Advancing Geriatric Care in Florida Since 1989 


In October of 1989, David T. Lowenthal, MD, PhD, a Geriatrician at the University of Florida founded the Florida Geriatrics Society on the simple idea of bringing like-minded healthcare professionals with an interest in caring for the elderly together to share, network, and learn from each other. Today the FGS continues to bring geriatric-focused healthcare providers together to share, network, and learn from one another. Each year in honor of our Founder, Dr. David T. Lowenthal the Florida Geriatrics Society presents the Dr. David T. Lowenthal Founder’s Poster Session Award in Geriatrics to the author whose abstract has been judged to best exemplify excellence within a topic area pertinent to geriatric care.

Call for Abstracts Opens in the Spring of 2024          

Each year during our annual meeting the Florida Geriatrics Society presents the David T. Lowenthal Founder's Poster Session Award in Geriatrics.   Authors may submit abstracts in one of the listed categories (see below) or any other topics pertinent to geriatric care and as approved by the FGS Education Committee. Download Full Requirements Overview document for more details. 

Final acceptance of the abstract is contingent upon at least one of the authors registering to participate, registering and paying the meeting registration fee, and attending the Annual Meeting Poster Session. In addition to this, you must be registered as a current FGS member and present your poster at the assigned Poster Session Judging time(s) at the Annual Meeting to be considered for the Lowenthal Founder's Poster Session Award. If you are not a current member of the Florida Geriatrics Society please apply for FGS membership here become a member today

 Downloadable Documents - Forms - Criteria - Checklist

*Upon approval of your completed registration to participate you will be emailed the required Author(s) Disclosure Form
For additional assistance email FGS Executive Director at: 

Call for Abstracts:

1. All Florida Geriatrics Society members are eligible to compete for the David T. Lowenthal Founder's Poster Session Award for Excellence in Geriatrics. 

2. Authors may submit abstracts pertaining to original research, case series and case studies from clinical practice, clinical innovation & quality improvement (including models of geriatric care), clinical trials, epidemiology, ethics, and qualitative research, geriatrics bioscience, geriatrics education, geriatric medicine in other specialities, interprofessional education, geriatric syndromes, and clinical/therapeutic pearls, health services & policy research, neurologic & behavorial science, or any other topics pertinent to geriatric care and as approved by the FGS Education Committee. 

3. All posters will be judged by criteria that will encompass scientific merit, presentation, and pertinence to the field of geriatrics and the author's oral presentation if selected as a finalist for the poster session.

4. Your abstract must be submitted along with contact information for any co-author(s) prior to the cutoff date in order to be considered for the Lowenthal Founder's Award. 

5. The primary/presenting author must be a current FGS member and available to present their work during our annual conference's Lowenthal Award Poster Session, in order to be eligible for the Lowenthal Founder's Award. 

2023 Annual Conference Important Dates and Deadlines: 

  • FGS annual conference Poster Session will be held on Saturday, September 23,  2023, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL
  • All entries must be submitted online on or before 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, 2023. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
  • All necessary disclosure forms must be completed and received no later than July 12, 2023, or submission will not be accepted for consideration.
  • Notification of FGS Education Committee's decision regarding abstract acceptance will be made on or before July 15, 2023, via email. 
  •  Accepted abstracts will be invited for poster presentation at the FGS 2023 Annual Conference. 
  • Notification of an accepted entry as an oral presentation during the general session at the FGS 2023 Annual Conference will be announced on July 17, 2023, via email and posted on the FGS website. 
  • Poster session and oral presenters will need to register for the annual conference no later than Tuesday,  August 1, 2023. All Poster Session participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses related to attending the annual conference. 
  • Authors need to be present for the Poster Presentation Session(s) on the Saturday of the 2023 FGS Annual Conference to be considered for the Lowenthal Founder's Poster Session Award. 
  • Announcement of the David T. Lowenthal Founder's Award for Excellence in Geriatrics Poster Session winner will take place during the Saturday events of annual conference. Time TBA location:  Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL 

2023 Lowenthal Founder's Award Winner: 


Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Sept 23, 2023 

2022 Lowenthal Founder's Award Winner: 

Thomas Hartmann, College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences-University of Central Florida, Orlando 

 "Micro-Computer Tomography Imaging of Mice Femurs Treated with Nanobubble - Targeted Osteoporotic Therapy"

 co-authors Pedram Sotoudeh and Mehdi Razavi 

2021 Lowenthal Founder's Award Winner: 

Peter Senada, M.D., Naples Community Hospital, Naples

A Case of Fournier's Gangrene in an Elderly Patient

2020 Lowenthal Founder's Award Winner: 

Catherine Reizun, D.O., Naples Community Hospital, Naples

Recurrent Hypoglycemia due to Massive Abdominal Tumor in a Nonagenarian: A Case Report and Review of the Literature 

2019 Lowenthal Founder's Award Winner: 

Daniel Morales, M.D., Naples Community Hospital, Naples

To Close or Not to Close a PFO After a Cryptogenic Stroke?

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