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April 2016 Newsletter

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Newsletter: April 2016



The web-GEMs library continues to grow with the addition of two new web-GEMs, focusing on hazards of hospitalization.

Hazards of Hospitalization: Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning

You are on the hospital inpatient service and are taking care of Patty Smith, a 70 year-old woman admitted three weeks ago with shortness of breath and lower extremity edema. This is her third admission to the hospital in the past six months. She has a history of congestive heart failure (CHF), hypertension, coronary artery disease and osteoarthritis. She lives at home with her husband. She is now medically stable and your team is getting ready to discharge her.

Hazards of Hospitalization: Patient Safety in the Acute Care Setting

Mr. Mikesh is a 74 year-old man, who presented recently to his primary care physician with a 6 month history of weight loss, bloating and nausea, constipation, and bright red blood per rectum. He was sent for a colonoscopy and CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis that found a left sided colon mass. Biopsy showed adenocarcinoma so he was referred and electively admitted to the colorectal surgery service for a left hemicolectomy.

Utilizing web-GEMs

In order to utilize web-GEMs most efficiently, you must have “Confirmed Faculty” status on POGOe. 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 you online institutional bio.

Check here for a complete list of web-GEMs

Recent Postings

Below are materials contributed by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Each includes a video lecture on the given topic.

Dementia: A Practical Approach

IMPACT/INTERACT: Improving Care Transitions to Post Acute Care

Vascular Influences on Late-Life depression

End Stage Dementia

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

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Duke University School of Medicine


Annual Meetings

30th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day
May 4, 2016
London, ON

31st British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting 2016
May 11-13, 2016
Liverpool, UK

Silberman Aging's 2nd Annual Conference: Navigating the Complexities of Caregiving
May 20, 2016
New York, NY

American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
May 19-21 2016
Long Beach, CA

British Society of Gerontology
July 6-8, 2016
Stirling, SCT

Widener University,Sexuality and Aging Institute
August 4, 2016
Alexandria, VA

International Psychogeriatric Association
September 6-9, 2016
San Francisco, CA

35th Annual GAPNA Conference
September 21-24, 2016
Phoenix, AZ

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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