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POGOe September 2013 Newsletter

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Monthly Newsletter: September 2013

Medication Management Materials Reviewed in JAGS

Three POGOe Educational Materials were reviewed in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society by Ravishankar Ramaswamy, M.D., Assistant Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a POGOe Content Editor. The three materials presented in this review showcase pearls of medication management for medical and other professional students in novel learning formats that can be administered without major prior preparation. The review compares and contrasts the materials in descriptive and tabular formats to enable its appropriate use by educators in promoting self-learning or group learning among their learners. Enjoy!

Video and Image Library

Are you in need of a geriatric video or image to accompany a lecture? Would you like to show a documentary or perhaps a short clip of a gait assessment test? Our newly designed Video Library is a collection of videos that have been extracted from current POGOe Educational Materials. The library has over 90 downloadable videos covering a variety of topics such as communicating with patients, PowerPoint lectures with imbedded videos, to examples of normal and abnormal gaits, delirium and more.

New web-GEMs Cases

web-GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules) is POGOeís series of interactive peer-reviewed case modules based on the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies. Five new modules have been posted. Highlighted this month is Sexuality in Older Adults, the Case of Mr. Hernandez.

Your first patient in an outpatient primary care office clinic is a 72-year-old gentleman, Mr. John Hernandez. This is his first appointment with you. He reports being generally healthy and has no specific concerns. On the pre-visit questionnaire however, he indicated that he has lost about 15 lbs. in the past 6 months. After reviewing his past medical, social, and functional history, what are you considering in your differential as the most likely explanation(s) for his unintentional weight loss?

Assign to your students or challenge yourself.

web-GEMs cases develop learnersí understanding of geriatric medicine, and aid in integrating that understanding into their care of older adults in all specialties. Individual cases can be integrated into several different third year clerkships with emphasis on ìcore topicsî, such as psychiatry or neurology, or the curriculum can be used as a whole within a geriatrics, internal medicine, or family medicine clerkship. Visit our web-GEMs page to learn more about the curriculum key features and other cases.

A Sample of New Educational Materials

Featured Geriatric Site

CSWE Gero-Ed Center The mission of the Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center is to promote gerontological competencies in baccalaureate and masterís level social work programs nationwide to prepare students to enhance the health and well-being of older adults and their families.

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FD~AGE Mini-Fellowships

The FD~AGE Physician Mini-Fellowships in Geriatrics are intensive courses for non-geriatricians seeking training in geriatrics education and curriculum development. The course is free of charge to participants who are not from Reynolds-sponsored schools. CME credit is awarded.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
November 18-22, 2013
Contact: Karen SauvignÈ

Johns Hopkins University
Contact: Laura Gibson
(410-550-3268 or

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Contact: Christy Ann Lau

Duke University School of Medicine
Contact: Michele Burgess


Annual Meetings

32nd Annual GAPNA Conference
September 18-21, 2013
Chicago, IL

3rd Annual Sexuality, Intimacy and Aging Conference at Widener University
September 27-28, 2013
Chester, PA

16th International Pyschogeriatric Association (IPA)
October 1-4, 2013
Seoul, Republic of Korea

9th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society(EUGMS)
October 2-4, 2013
Venice, Italy

If you know of a national or international meeting in geriatrics or gerontology that isn't listed here, let us know at


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