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June 2016 Newsletter

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Newsletter: June 2016

Explore POGOe Resources

Check out some valuable resources on POGOe that you may not be aware of:


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.

Geriatrics Wizard

This easy-to use drop-down tool matches the best POGOe educational materials to the 26 minimum geriatrics competencies for medical students allowing educators to incorporate materials in formats best suited to a particular learner audience and maximize parity of learner experiences across sites.

Selected Educational Materials

Educational materials generally by the same authors or institution are grouped together for your convenience. The materials in each series are similar in format, cover a range of topics and can be easily integrated in your curriculum.

Question Bank

Geriatric quizzes, questions, and cases extracted from POGOe materials or developed by POGOe users. Faculty can create quizzes from existing questions or use their own questions to assess their learners.

McMasters Evidence Updates

Quality- and relevance-rated citations from McMaster University, to the latest journal articles in geriatrics from over 120 premier journals. Some articles are designated ‘stellar’ based on high ratings for clinical relevance and newsworthiness. Evidence updates can be used to help ‘keep up’ with the literature or to identify articles for review at journal club.


These are pre-formulated, automatically renewing searches on topics important to anyone who cares for older adults.

Image Library

Images (photos, X-rays and other radiographic images, histopathology slides, EKGs, diagrams) extracted from POGOe materials available to enhance teaching presentations.

Video Library

Videos extracted from POGOe materials available for use in teaching and as trigger tapes. For example, videos on components of geriatric assessments, screening osteopathic examination, focused neurological examination in a patient with falls, communication in a geriatric medical encounter can be used to illustrate specific teaching points effectively.

CME Opportunities

33rd Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review

September 7-10, 2016
Beverly Hills, CA

Intensive Update with Board Review in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine CME Course

September 13-16, 2016
New York, NY

The American Geriatrics Society Courses + Conferences

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

Annual Meetings

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 Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Conference
September 21-24, 2016
Phoenix, AZ

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

Canadian Association On Gerontology 45th Scientific & Educational Meeting 2016
October 20-22, 2016
Montreal, CA

2016 Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting
November 16-20, 2016
New Orleans, LA

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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