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web-GEMs Special Update


With the start of the new academic year, it’s the perfect time to integrate web-GEMs into your curriculum.

What are web-GEMs?
web-GEMs are an interactive way to further develop your trainees' understanding of the role of geriatric medicine in your specialty. Web-GEMs are a series of short, peer-reviewed interactive case modules based on the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies that can be easily integrated into trainings in a range of specialties from Neuroscience to Emergency Medicine.

Who can benefit from taking a web-GEM?
web-GEMs can be used for educating individuals in:
• Clerkships
• Residences
• Nursing programs
• Physician Assistant programs
• Fellowships
• Interprofessional team training

How can I use web-GEMs in my teaching?
The web-GEMs cases develop learners’ understanding of geriatric medicine, and integrate that understanding as they expand their skills in other specialties.

In order to utilize web-GEMS most efficiently, you must have an easy to obtain “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 your online institutional bio.

web-GEM Highlights

Atypical Presentation of Urinary Tract Infection (Mrs. Ianucci)
Today is the first day of your outpatient medicine clerkship. Your preceptor is Dr. Sonia Adams, who asks you to see her first patient of the day, Mrs. Ursina Ianucci. Mrs. Ianucci is a functionally independent 83-year-old female who lives in an assisted living facility and is here to establish primary care with you. Dr. Adams asks you to take a thorough history and perform a complete exam.

Dementia (Mrs. Rosenzweig)
Mrs. Hilda Rosenzweig is an 85-year-old woman who presents to your outpatient office for memory complaints. She missed the most recent appointment she had scheduled with you. Today, the patient is accompanied by her husband, Bill.

Medication Management in Elders: Hypoglycemics (Mrs. Green)
You are on your clinical rotation and your team is on-call. The senior resident was called to the Emergency Department to admit Mrs. Green, an 85-year-old widow with Diabetes Mellitus Type II (DM II) who was brought in after being found down. At home, her fingerstick glucose was 45 mg/dL.

Check here for the complete list of web-GEMs.

2016 Reynolds Foundation Grantee Annual Meeting

October 24, 25, 26, 2016
New Orleans, LA

The 2016 Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grantee Annual Meeting is open to a limited number of clinician-educators from non-Reynolds Foundation sponsored schools. An applicant must be an MD or DO, involved in teaching medical students, residents or fellows or faculty at a U.S. medical school or teaching hospital, not funded by the Donald W. Reynolds grant.

Physicians at all levels, from novice to experts in the field of geriatrics, are welcome to apply. Application submission deadline is Friday, July 22, 2016.Space is limited; first-come, first-served. For more information please click here

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 Mini-Fellowships in Geriatrics, Medical Education, and Quality Improvement are 3-day faculty development programs, customized for each campus and intended to ‘Geriatricize’ non-geriatrician faculty. Mount Sinai’s geriatrics experts help develop a cadre of attending faculty to become more effective educators who can teach, assess trainee competence, and engage together in QU to improve patient safety. 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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