Newsletter: November 2016
Update From 2016 Reynolds Foundation Grantee Annual Meeting
POGOe lives on!
Following the October Reynolds meeting we received a number of questions regarding POGOe and web-GEMs. So we want to make clear the future of both.
Starting in mid-2017, the POGOe website will be hosted and maintained by the AGS and materials will be available for free for the foreseeable future. Changes on POGOe are currently in the works to improve navigation and enhance the user experience, but you will still be able to enjoy access to the POGOe educational material that you know and love. For more information please reach out to Elvy Ickowicz.
Web- GEMs geriatrics teaching modules will continue to be hosted and available for access through POGOe until July, 2017. Starting in July 2017, the web-GEMS modules will be moved to Med-U. If your institution created web-GEMs assignments before September 2016, you will be “grandfathered” into web-GEMs on Med-U and will have free access to web-GEMs through June, 2018. If your institution was not grandfathered in, Med-U will begin to charge a fee to use web-GEMs commencing in July 2017. More information on that pricing will be available soon. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions about this transition please reach out to Elvy Ickowicz.
Plenary slides, meeting agenda, virtual goodybag from the 2016 Reynolds Meeting can be accessed here.
New Material Spotlight
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Osteoarthritis: An Overview
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Advance Directives
CME OpportunitiesGeriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
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POGOe Tips & Hacks
Geriatrics Wizard Looking for materials that address a specific AAMC Geriatric Competency for Medical Students? Consult the Geriatrics Wizard! In this section of POGOe you can quickly and easily find Educational Materials or Web-GEMs under the precise competency you wish to cover. All 26 competencies are individually matched with multiple materials.
McMasters Evidence Updates
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 QI to improve patient safety. For more information contact the representatives below.
2016 Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting
International Society of Geriatric Oncology
British Society of Gerontology
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly
Aging in America: The Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Geriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
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.