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July 2016 Newsletter

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Newsletter: July 2016

New Material on POGOe

Dementia & Delirium TBL
The Commonwealth Medical College

Sensitivity: Demystifying Social Work With Older Adults Lecture
Monmouth University

When Patients Die: Decision-Making and Communication
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Urinary Incontinence OSCE
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Your Role in Delirium Detection and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Maine Medical Center


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

Depression (Mr. Rodriguez)
A 78-year-old man presents to your preceptor's office. Mr. Rodriguez has a past medical history of: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, osteoarthritis, coronary artery disease (CAD), and status post myocardial infarction (MI) 4 months ago, which resulted in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. The patient is accompanied by his son, Luis, who had called the previous week saying he wanted to discuss some problems his dad was having.

Pain Management and Health Literacy
A 79-year-old male with Bladder Cancer is admitted to the Emergency Department complaining of pain and a urinary obstruction. Students will discuss the impact of pain in the older adult; perform a comprehensive pain assessment; and be able to recognize the impact of limited health literacy in the older adult.

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.

This annual 2½ day meeting is for all levels of clinician-educators in geriatrics and focuses on developing leadership skills and professional development.

Physicians at all levels, from novice to experts in the field of geriatrics, are welcome to apply. Application submission deadline is Tuesday, August 30, 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

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

British Society of Gerontology
November 23-25, 2016
Glasgow, SCT

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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