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January 2016 Newsletter

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Newsletter: January 2016


The web-GEMs library and case use continue to grow. To date there has been over 7,000 users accounting for 25,000 case sessions!

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.

To become confirmed faculty, please fill out this brief request form and be sure to include a link to your online institutional bio.

Geriatrics Wizard

Looking for materials that address a specific AAMC Geriatric Competency for Medical Students? Consult the Geriatrics Wizard! In this section of POGOe you can quickly and easily find Educational Materials or Web-GEMs under the precise competency you wish to teach. All 26 competencies are individually matched with multiple materials.


In order to easily save and organize the materials and resources you frequently use on make use of our bookmark function. Simply click on the bookmark button and the material will be stored in Bookmarks under My Account. This will save precious time searching for your favorite materials. You can also sort the bookmarked items by title and date bookmarked. Furthermore, each page on POGOe is now shareable via email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

FD~AGE Mini-Fellowships

The FD~AGE Physician Mini-Fellowships in Geriatrics are short, intensive courses for those seeking training in geriatrics education, career development, and Quality Improvement. For more information contact the representatives below.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Contact: Karen Sauvigné

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Duke University School of Medicine
Contact: Michele Burgess

Annual Meetings

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
March 3-6, 2016
Long Beach, CA

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.

American Society on Aging
March 20-24, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
April 14-16, 2016
Vancouver, BC

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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