Newsletter: January 2017
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
Building Caregiver Partnerships Through Interprofessional Education
Mini-Cog Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)
Mobility Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)
CME OpportunitiesGeriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
July 17-19, 2017
Pasadena, CA Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
2016 INTENSIVE UPDATE WITH BOARD REVIEW IN GERIATRIC AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE Annual CME Course
September 12- 15, 2017
New York, NY
Any questions, please contact course administration
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma impacts the lives of over 3 million Americans and is a major issue for the aging population. Known as "the sneak thief of sight" because there are no symptoms, can lead to permanent vision loss. Please raise the importance of regular eye examinations with your patients. For more information on the leading cause of preventable blindness, please click here.
Take a look at these educational materials on Glaucoma on POGOe:
Aging from the Outside In
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Aids for Patients with Low Vision
Aging Q3 Curriculum on Vision and Aging in Older Adult Patients
Mini-Fellowships in Geriatrics, Medical Education, and Quality Improvement
These 3-day sessions give your faculty a unique opportunity to learn from expert Geriatrics faculty about best practices in geriatrics, medical education and quality improvement. Proven CME faculty development program is 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 geriatric care, assess trainee competence, and engage together in QI to improve patient safety. For more information and prices contact the representatives below.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference
American Society on Aging Annual Conference
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
37th Annual Scientific Meeting of he Canadian Geriatrics Society
AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Geriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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.