Newsletter: March 2016
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, please take advantage of these useful materials related to cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer.
This free Cancer Screening app helps trainees and practicing clinicians guide conversations with elderly patients of whether to start, stop, or continue breast cancer and/or colorectal cancer screening. The app is created around the idea that estimating prognosis is a critical aspect in the decision to recommend for or against cancer screening, as there is a long 'lag-time to benefit' for these interventions.
This material will teach about the guideline recommendations of cancer screenings for colon, breast and cervical cancer. It will provide guidance whether or not to recommend cancer screenings in older patients, how to estimate an older patient’s life expectancy, and how to incorporate a patient’s preference and goals of care into their care plan.
Web-Gems are an interactive way to further develop your understanding of the role of geriatric medicine in your specialty. Based on AAMC Geriatric Competencies case modules can be easily integrated into clinical trainings in a range of specialties from Neuroscience to Emergency Medicine.
Check here for other web-GEMS
If you are a faculty member looking to shake up your course assignments, make sure to request access to be able to create web-Gem assignments for your students.
Bibliographies posted by Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center
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
Johns Hopkins University
Association for Education and Ageing International Conference
Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit
Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
International Federation on Ageing 2016 Summit
31st International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI 2016)
31st British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting 2016
American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
If you know of a national or international meeting in geriatrics or gerontology that isn't listed here, let us know at Editor@POGOe.org
POGOe is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.