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March 2015 Newsletter

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Newsletter: March 2015


Have you taken advantage of our web-GEMs modules? These peer-reviewed interactive case modules based on the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies are great for independent learning and can be integrated into clinical training. The whole curriculum can be used within a geriatrics, internal medicine, or family medicine clerkship as well as in nursing, physician assistant, and interprofessional team training. The web-GEMs cases develop learners’ understanding of geriatric medicine and integrate that understanding as they expand their skills in other specialties. This has been a collaborative effort developed over several years by authors from 27 different institutions.

Furthermore, POGOe users with Confirmed Faculty status can now create unique assignments for students to complete and instantly receive a report on the progress of students.

See below to become Confirmed Faculty.

Current Cases

Atypical Presentation of Pneumonia

Atypical Presentation of Urinary Tract Infection

Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia

Cultural Competency




Elder Abuse

Functional Status and Home Safety

Medication Management in Elders: Anticoagulants

Medication Management in Elders: Hypoglycemics 

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Case: Neck Pain

Outpatient Osteoarthritis / Low Back Pain

Pain Management

Pressure Ulcers

Prognosis and Screening

Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Needs


Sexuality in Older Adults

Tube Feeding

Urinary Concerns in Older Men

Urinary Incontinence

Interprofessional Education web-GEMs

Communication Skills and Teamwork 

Roles and Responsibilities 

Confirmed Faculty Access

You must have "Confirmed Faculty" status on POGOe in order to utilize web-GEMs most efficiently. As a confirmed faculty member, you can create assignments specific to your students needs and receive detailed student reports of cases completed and time spent on each case.

Please fill out this brief request form and be sure to include a link to your online institutional bio.

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

California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics
September 18-21, 2015
Chicago, IL

3rd Annual Sexuality, Intimacy and Aging Conference at Widener University
April 10, 2015
Sacramento, CA

Annual NICHE Conference
April 14-17, 2015
Orlando, FL

Annual Scientific Meeting of The American Geriatrics Society
May 14-17, 2015
National Harbor, MD

International Conference on Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care
September 9-12, 2015
Munich, Germany

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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