Newsletter: May 2016
Older Americans Month
Did you know that Older Americans Month,an annual event dating back to 1963, was instituted by President John F. Kennedy to celebrate the contributions of older adults to the nation?
The 2016 theme is “Blaze a Trail”, which acknowledges perennial contributions of older adults and celebrates how older adults take charge of their health, get engaged in their communities, and make a positive impact on the lives of others.
For suggestions on how to "trailblaze" click here.
Follow on twitter at #OAM16
Stroke Awareness Month
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. For educational materials on Stroke Prevention of Ischemic Stroke in the Elderly, please take advantage of these two materials:
For more information or resources:
POGOe at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
Will you be attending the 2016 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting, the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery?
Come visit the POGOe booth at the AGS Marketplace and learn about our new projects. We are available to answer any of your concerns and look forward to hearing feedback and suggestions for site improvements.
We will also be demonstrating how to create unique web-GEM assignments.
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.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Silberman Aging's 2nd Annual Conference: Navigating the Complexities of Caregiving
American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
British Society of Gerontology
Widener University,Sexuality and Aging Institute
International Psychogeriatric Association
35th Annual GAPNA Conference
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Congress 2016
International Society of Geriatric Oncology
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.