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October 2014 Newsletter

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Newsletter: October 2014

Product of the Year

POGOe was present earlier this month at the 12th Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Annual Grantees’ Meeting in Las Vegas. The Reynolds Foundation has been the most significant donor for Geriatric educational initiatives over the last decade, including funding POGOe. The conference featured many valuable speakers and presentations, as well as educational materials showcased during the Marketplace.

Each year, the participants vote for the best material at the Marketplace for the Product of the Year competition. Congratulations to this year’s Product of the Year award winner, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, for their Communication and Teamwork interactive case module. Communication is a core aspect of interprofessional collaborative practice, and a skill that all health professionals must cultivate to produce appropriate integrated care. This module focuses on six core interprofessional communication competencies developed by national health professions organizations.

Honorable Mention

An honorable mention is due to the runners up. The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine placed second with Interprofessional Standardized Geriatric Patient Exercise and Medical College of Wisconsin was third showcasing Can You Swallow This? A Practical Approach to Dysphagia .

Congratulations to all of those that participated. Browse all of the materials in the Marketplace.


We are proud to promote our peer reviewed interactive case-based web-GEMs modules that address the Minimum AAMC Geriatric Competencies. These 21 cases, with more in production, are engaging and formative ways to teach Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. Each case comes with a takeaway document for students, downloadable faculty guide and tracking tools for instructors. To take advantage of our most exciting teaching tool and become a confirmed faculty, click here.

POGOe Shortcuts

Make your visit to POGOe more efficient by eliminating the search for the materials you already prefer. Click on the Bookmark logo on any page to save your favorite materials and access them any time under My Account. Your favorite pages will be stored there for easy access and are sortable by title and the date saved.

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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
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

Aging in America Conference - American Society on Aging
March 23-27, 2015
Chicago, IL

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
March 27-30, 2015
New Orleans, LA

Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
February 25-28, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
February 26 - March 1, 2015
Nashville, TN

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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POGOe is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.