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Send the UCLA Geriatrics Fellows to AGS18!

$12,905
64%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
20 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 09, at 12:00 AM PDT
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Send the UCLA Geriatrics Fellows to AGS18!

Everyone knows someone who is aging. Whether that person be your parent, grandparent, or even a close friend or mentor, you want your loved one to experience an  outstanding quality of life and superior medical attention when necessary. Between 2010 and 2030, the population of those older than 80 is projected to rise 79 percent, but the number of family caregivers available is expected to increase just 1 percent. This leaves a huge gap which must be filled by  medical professionals.  

The next generation of geriatricians and gerontology specialists are already training at UCLA. By supporting this campaign, you can ensure that our fellows explore the full spectrum of Geriatrics research and build on their knowledge of the fields best practices.

Held annually, the AGS conference offers an opportunity for fellows to engage in mentoring with industry professionals, network with their academic peers from other universities, learn about the latest research. Attending and participating in this conference has become a vital part of our professional community, and many UCLA graduates remember their own time at the conference fondly. 

Past VA-UCLA Geriatric Fellows at AGS

The 2018 conference takes place May 3-5 in Orlando, Florida. Our goal is to raise $20,000 which will cover the costs to send up to 12 fellows to the conference. The funding we collect will directly support our fellows’ participation in the conference, including registration fees, airfare, and hotel.

Conference Registration: $475 per fellow

3 Night Hotel Stay: $250 per night

Roundtrip Airfare: $500 per fellow

Total: $1,725 per fellow

 

$1,725 is quite an expense for our fellows, who are just starting out in their careers. In order to reduce the cost to the students to attend the conference, we are turning to Geriatrics alumni, faculty, friends, family, and the UCLA community. With your help, all 12 of UCLA's current fellows can attend the conference with as many expenses covered as possible. All in all, we are hoping to raise at least $20,000 in support of the next generation of UCLA geriatricians.

The VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is the largest and one of the oldest, most distinguished geriatric medicine fellowships in the United States. Since 1990, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center consistently has been ranked among the top three hospitals in the United States for geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report, and our over 200 graduates can be found in academic institutions throughout the United States and the world. 

 

The VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellows and the Division of Geriatrics would like to thank you for taking the time to read about our crowdfunding project. Any and all donations are appreciated and our students would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, concerns, or simply more information, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Loew at bloew@support.ucla.edu.

Are you a former UCLA Fellow? If so, we'd love to connect. Please contact Michelle Nguyen at MichelleTNguyen@mednet.ucla.edu.

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$50

Coffee Mug

Thanks for supporting a UCLA Fellow! As a thank you for your gift, we'll send you a UCLA Geriatrics coffee mug. (tax deductible donation of $45)

3 of 30 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2018

$100

Towel

Thanks for supporting a UCLA Fellow! As a thank you for your gift, we'll send you a UCLA Geriatrics beach towel. (tax deductible donation of $90)

5 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2018

$250

Hear from a Fellow

Thanks for supporting a UCLA Fellow! You'll be hearing from one of the current Fellows you supported. (fully tax deductible)

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2018

$1,000

Chief Donor

Thanks for supporting a UCLA Fellow! As a thank you for your gift, we'll send you a UCLA Geriatrics coffee mug and beach towel, plus a personalized thank you message from the Chief of the Division of Geriatrics. (a tax deductible donation of $985)

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2018

$2,500

LEVEL SIX

Thanks for supporting a UCLA Fellow! Check your calendar because we'd like to invite you to join all 12 fellows for lunch! We'll also send you some UCLA Geriatrics swag. (tax deductible donation of $2,465)

0 of 4 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2018

$5,000

LEVEL SEVEN

Thanks for supporting 3 fellows! Your philanthropy earns you lunch with UCLA Geriatrics leadership and attendance at select Division events throughout the course of the year, including continuing education workshops! We'll also send you some UCLA Geriatrics swag. (tax deductible donation of $3,815)

0 of 2 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2018
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