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February 2017

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Newsletter: February 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 continue to 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. We will be eliminating the registration and log-in process for users, therefore also eliminating the restricted access portions of the site. Several learner assessment materials will be moved to the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) Assessment Toolbox on and will be available only to ADGAP members. For more information please reach out to Elisha Medina-Gallagher


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.


February is National Heart Month


Take a look at these educational materials on Heart Disease on POGOe:

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: COPD Management in Older Adults with Heart Disease or Diabetes
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step1 Prep Series: No. 107--The Case of the BIG Heart
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step1 Test Prep Series 2012: Group 6 - Don't Go Blocking My Heart
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

For more information/resources on heart health check out the American Heart Association

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

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

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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