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January 2017 Newsletter

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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.

POGOe site

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.

CME Opportunities

Geriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
July 17-19, 2017
Pasadena, CA

The American Geriatrics Society Courses + Conferences

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
September 12- 15, 2017
New York, NY
Any questions, please contact course administration

The American Geriatrics Society Courses + Conferences

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
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Environmental Geriatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Aids for Patients with Low Vision
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Aging Q3 Curriculum on Vision and Aging in Older Adult Patients
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

FD~AGE Mini-Fellowships

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.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Contact: Karen Sauvigné

Annual Meetings

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly
February 22- 25, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference
March 9-12, 2017
Miami, FL

American Society on Aging Annual Conference
March 20-24, 2017
Chicago, IL

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
March 24- 27, 2017
Dallas, TX

37th Annual Scientific Meeting of he Canadian Geriatrics Society
April 20- 22, 2017
Toronto, CA

AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
May 18-20, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Geriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
July 17-19, 2017
Pasadena, CA

21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
July 23-27, 2017
San Francisco, CA

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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