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July 2014 Newsletter

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Newsletter: July 2014

Thank You

POGOe is growing faster than ever and now has over 20,000 registered users. This massive resource is only as useful and engaging as our users make it. To the contributors, authors, advisors, commenters, students, and general public we extend a huge thank you!

Our staff continuously looks to improve the site to promote geriatrics education. One of our current areas of emphasis is the communication between and among users. Constructive comments on materials help the community as a whole to better understand which materials to use and how to use them. Currently, all comments are anonymous, but soon your POGOe username will be attached to each comment in an effort towards transparency. Seeing a positive comment from a trusted colleague is certainly more reassuring than from 'anonymous'. Please assist in our efforts to build this community by rating and commenting on materials.

web-GEM Highlight


The case begins,"Halfway through your general medicine rotation, your resident asks you to go to the Emergency Department to check on Mrs. Davis. She is 85 years old and is being admitted for confusion."

Among other teaching points, this case will educate learners on identifying risk factors for delirium and how to differentiate between delirium and dementia.

All 20 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.

Educational Materials Sample

Interprofessional Collaboration with Pharmacists by William Lyons, MD, MPH, Kristen Cook, Pharm. D., Linda Farho Sobeski, Pharm. D.

Computer Based Learning, Third Edition by Jonathan M. Flacker, MD, AGSF, Manuel A. Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, Thomas Price, MD, Anna Mirk, MD, Phyllis Tawiah, MD, J. Lisa Tenover, MD, Jonathan Hsu, MD

Anatomy Image Atlas on Aging: Heart by Emily Kaditz, MD, Krista Johansen, MD, Henri Cuenoud, MD, Colleen Burnham, MD, Sarah McGee, MD

Reynolds Foundation Product of the Year Submission

This year’s Annual Reynolds Grantees Meeting will be October 6 - 8, 2014. POGOe is still accepting submissions for the “Product of the Year”, which is awarded to the best educational material presented during the Marketplace by a Reynolds funded school.

How to participate:

  • Enter materials that have not been entered at previous Reynolds Meeting Marketplaces by Friday August 8th.
  • Only one product per school is eligible for entry into the competition.
  • If not posted on POGOe already, please indicate product’s status in the Additional Information field.
  • Submit your materials here

How do you use POGOe?

Our POGOe community is the best resource for other users and we want to hear from you! Please tell us how you use POGOe as an educator or learner. You can be as specific or general as you want, but sharing how you become a more efficient educator will benefit us all. Comments will appear in future newsletters.

We are eager to hear from you. Please email us at

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
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
Contact: Christy Ann Lau

Duke University School of Medicine
Mini-Fellowship Program
Contact: Michele Burgess


Annual Meetings

10th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
September 17-19, 2014
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

33rd Annual Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Conference
September 17-20, 2014
Orlando, FL

4th Annual Sexuality, Intimacy, & Aging Conference
September 19-20, 2014
Chester, PA

12th Annual Reynolds Grantees Meeting
October 6 - 8, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

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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