The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education Newsletter: March 2014

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Newsletter: March 2014

Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents Toolkits

Thanks to the American Geriatrics Society and the John A. Hartford Foundation there is a new Teaching Tool on POGOe that will comprise of 8 toolkits focusing on educating residents in specific disciplines.

The Geriatrics for Specialty Residents toolkits are a compendium of geriatrics education tools and resources that address unique issues involved in specialty care of older adults. Each toolkit’s framework was created by a team of specialty clinician-educators and their colleagues in geriatrics to assure that the toolkits reflect how faculty in each discipline typically search for materials to use in training. Currently, four toolkits are available; the balance will follow later this Spring.

GSR Toolkits available:


web-GEM Highlight

Non-Pharmacological Management of Agitation in Patients with Dementia

You are asked to see Mrs. Williams-Owens, a 79 year old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, urinary incontinence (urge type), stroke 10 years ago, coronary artery disease (myocardial infarction 5 years ago), and dementia (vascular and Alzheimer disease, mixed-type), who was admitted from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility.

Among other teaching points, this case discusses the underlying causes of agitation in people living with dementia, and highlights the most common manifestations of agitation.

All web-GEMs are peer-reviewed, AAMC competency based, and interactive. These are excellent flipped learning teaching tools. Faculty guides and “Takeaway” documents are available for each.

Supplement Your Teaching with Video

Conversations about Health and Aging

The Geriatric Patient with Dementia in Long Term Care

Home Safety Assessment

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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
Mini-Fellowship Program
June 9-13, 2014
Contact: Thekla Manoloudis

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

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Mini-Fellowship Program
May 21-23, 2014
Contact: Christy Ann Lau

Duke University School of Medicine
Mini-Fellowship Program
April 7-11 & June 2-6, 2014
Contact: Michele Burgess


Annual Meetings

California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics
April 4, 2014
Sacramento, CA

Annual NICHE Conference
April 6 - 8, 2014
San Diego, CA

Annual Aging Policy Briefing
April 22 - 23, 2014
Washington D.C.

Annual Virginia Geriatrics Society Conference
April 25 - 27, 2014
Richmond, VA

Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
May 15 - 17, 2014
Orlando, FL

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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