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May 2016 Newsletter

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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:

Stroke Prevention in the Elderly

Ischemic Stroke in the Elderly

For more information or resources:

National Stroke Association

Stoke Association

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.

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

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Annual Meetings

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

European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Congress 2016
October 5-7, 2016
Lisbon, PT

International Society of Geriatric Oncology
November 17-19, 2016
Milan, IT

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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