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November 2015 Newsletter

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Newsletter: November 2015

Product of the Year

The 2015 Donald W. Reynolds’s Foundation Grantee's Meeting was as successful as ever. The annual gathering of geriatric clinician educators, held in St. Louis, MO in October, showcased the innovative work being produced throughout the country and gave an opportunity for collaborators to connect and network.

The Marketplace highlighted some of the educational products  institutions have created. Here is a list of the top three products presented at the Marketplace as voted on by the meeting participants.

University of Missouri * 1st Place *

  • Palliative Care Case by Karli Urban, MD, Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, Kevin Craig, MD, MSPH, Debbie Parker-Oliver, PhD, MSW, Lori Popejoy, PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC, Paul Tatum, MD, MSPH

Using a case study participants will follow an older patient who requires increasing levels of care. After breaking into interdisciplinary teams led by leaders in transitions of care, participants will discuss goals, long-term care planning, and transitions in and out of hospital.

University of California, San Francisco * 2nd Place *

This two-hour interprofessional curriculum brings together fourth year medical students and pharmacy students in their clinical years in a hands-on, interactive small group session. Learners are assigned one of five roles on Mr. Moore's healthcare team and are supplied with knowledge unique to the team member. Learners discover and discuss discrepancies in high-risk medications, gain an appreciation of systems hurdles for patients and healthcare providers.

University of Texas at Southwestern * 3rd Place *

The goal of this clinical skills session is for students to gain skills in working in teams during a particularly difficult situation: the team disclosure of medical errors. There will be an encounter with a standardized patient (SP) acting as a family member, followed by feedback from the SP and for some students, a review of the recorded interview in a meeting with their mentors and mentor group.

Reynold's Meeting Plenary Presentations

All of the amazing presentations from the plenary sessions are now available on POGOe. The powerpoints are accessible and can be easily downloaded. The topics presented ranged from utilizing social media in education to geriatricizing the EMR to inventing academic careers to discussing physician assisted suicide.

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. For more information contact the representatives below.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Contact: Karen Sauvigné

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

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly
March 9-12, 2016
Chicago, IL

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
March 17-20, 2016
Washington, D.C./p>

Aging in America
March 20-24, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Annual Scientific Meeting of The American Geriatrics Society
May 19-21, 2016
National Harbor, MD

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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