The Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine is pleased to present the 2018 Gerson Sanders award to Tess Hogan! This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving care for older adults in emergency medicine. Tess is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed the prestigious Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship and authored the landmark article on The Geriatric Competencies for Emergency Medicine Residents. Her work has helped to track and define the number and characteristics of Geriatric Emergency Departments across the United States. Dr. Hogan has been advocating and championing Geriatric Emergency Care since the 1990's, right alongside Art Sanders and Lowell Gerson, for whom this award is named – often working for them on task forces and project they led. She serves as a member of theWest Health/John A. Hartford Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative and on the Board of Governors for Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. Her persistence and continuous championing of geriatric patient care in the ED setting through education and research has been committed and longstanding.