The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

June 2015 Newsletter

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Newsletter: June 2015


Are you planning for the academic year and wondering how you will meet your Geriatrics education needs?

Look no further than web-GEMs, peer-reviewed interactive case modules based on the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies. web-GEMs are great for independent learning and can be integrated into clinical training. Each case comes with faculty guides and takeaways for students. Furthermore, faculty members can create unique assignments on POGOe and instantly receive reports on student progress. There are 22 cases with an additional 4 interprofessional education cases.

Become Confirmed Faculty and create your own assignment page.


Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was the lead author of a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society article published in February 2015 titled, “The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education: A 21st-Century Resource for Teaching Geriatrics.” The article includes a thorough explanation of all of’s offerings.

Reynolds Meeting

The 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grantee Annual Meeting is opening its doors to a limited number of physicians from non-Reynolds Foundation sponsored schools. The meeting is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, through its Geriatrics Education Coordinating Center grant, and organized by the Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (ADGAP) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The annual meeting spans 2 ½ days and is geared towards all levels of clinician educators in geriatrics and attracts thought leaders within the field. This year’s meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri October 14th - 16th. Applications are past due but a limited number of spots is still available.

Reynolds grantees have cultivated a collaborative atmosphere that promotes the exchange of strategies to enhance geriatrics training, introduce advances in medical education, and launch new geriatrics initiatives that catalyze moving the care of older adults into the mainstream of medical training. To view topics and presentations from the past annual meetings, please go here. For information about the Geriatrics Education Coordinating Center, click here.

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

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

11th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
September 16-16, 2015
Oslo, Norway

34th Annual Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Conference
September 30 - October 3, 2015
San Antonio, TX

International Psychogeriatric Association
October 13 - 16, 2015
Berlin, Germany

13th Annual Reynolds Grantees Meeting
October 14 - 16, 2015
St. Louis, MO

International Society of Geriatric Oncology
November 12-14, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

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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