AAGP 2019 Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA

March 1-4, 2019…

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 1,200 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.

9:45 - 11:15am | Saturday, March 2, 2019 | Public Policy Session 2: Architecture & Healing

Raising the bar on resident-centered, long term care facility design; Collaboration between subject matter experts in the field of geriatric medicine and healthcare architecture is crucial for our future in caring for the U.S. aging society. Using the Evidence Based Design (EBD) approach, this presentation will address the importance of providing homelike, residential environments for the care of the elderly and those with dementia in addition to implementing new technology to improve the quality of elderly care.

Speakers: Dr. Nery Diaz, Tushar Gutpa (EYP), Charles Griffin (EYP), and Laurie Waggener (EYP).


Tushar Gupta

Tushar Gupta, FAIA

Managing Principal, Houston & Design Principal

Anthony Haas

Anthony Haas, FAIA, FACHA

Regional Healthcare Leader

Charles Griffin

Charles Griffin, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC

Senior Director, Healthcare

Laurie Waggener

Laurie Waggener, RRT, IIDA, ACCN, CHID, EDAC

Director, Research for Healthcare