MGS Annual Conference

“Connecting Again: Re-engaging the Aging Community”

April 7th-8th, 2022

Billings, Montana

MGS Welcomes Keynote Speakers: Claire Sexton, DPHIL and G. Paul Eleazer, MD, FACP, AGSF

Claire Sexton, DPHIL –

Claire Sexton, DPhil, is director of Scientific Programs & Outreach at the Alzheimer’s Association® In this role, she leads research programs and initiatives to accelerate the Association’s scientific agenda

Dr. Sexton works alongside a committee of expert researchers to develop scientific programming for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®), the largest and mist influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Annually, AAIC offers over 2,000 posters and more than 100 podium presentations on basic science, risk factors, diagnosis, causes, and potential methods of treatment and prevention to nearly 6,000 of the world’s leading researchers.

To expand the Association’s reach, Dr. Sexton also manages the AAIC Satellite Symposia, which bring researchers together to network and explore emerging dementia science in targeted areas around the world. She oversees conference programming, including speakers, poster sessions and opportunities to foster collaboration.

As an expert in the field, Dr. Sexton delivers presentations to audiences around the country on the Association’s role in scientific advancements and the overall state of Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

Dr. Sexton received her doctoral degree in psychiatry from the University of Oxford, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Manchester. Prior to joining the Association, Dr. Sexton served as an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, where her research focused on modifiable factors associated with risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit


G.Paul Eleazer, MD, FACP, AGSF

Dr. Paul Eleazer is a native of Columbia South Carolina and completed his undergraduate training at the University of South Carolina, Medical School at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. From there, he moved to Kentucky to complete his residency and Chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical School in Lexington, Kentucky.

There he met his wife Adele, and practiced Internal Medicine in Berea, Kentucky. After 3 years of private practice, he returned to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where he was the founder director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Geriatric Medicine fellowship program.

He has authored 65 peer-reviewed publications, 7 book chapters, and served on multiple editorial boards. After a 25-year career as a local and national leader in Geriatric Medicine, he joined the VA as Chief of Medicine at the Dorn VA in Columbia South Carolina in 2011. In 2013, he accepted a position as Chief of Medicine at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. In 2021, he returned to his first love: Geriatric Medicine, as a full-time member of the SLC VA Medical Center Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center [GRECC].

He is now the Acting Associate Director for Clinical Innovations for the GRECC. Dr. Eleazer reports that he loves taking care of older adults, especially veterans and teaching others how to better care for veterans.

MGS: Supporting Successful Aging

The Montana Gerontology Society (MGS) was formed in 1982. A group of professionals, volunteers and educators founded the organization in order to provide opportunities for individuals interested in gerontology to share common concerns and ideas.

MGS is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors. The organization is dedicated to enhancing professional development and understanding among providers of services, seniors, volunteers, researchers, educators, students, and others associated with the field of aging.

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