Newsletter: May 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 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 GeriatricsCareOnline.org 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 your institution will have free access to web-GEMs through June, 2018 (MedU has already notified users who are ‘grandfathered’ about the process). If your institution was not grandfathered in, Med-U will begin to charge a fee to use web-GEMs commencing in July, 2017. Information on pricing is available through MedU. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions about this transition please reach out to Elvy Ickowicz.
New Material Spotlight
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Dentures
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition. As many as 1 in 5 adults in the US will experience a mental health condition during their lifetime which additionally impacts family and friends. During the month of May, NAMI and other mental health agencies have been raising awareness for mental health by fighting the stigma, providing educational and advocacy support for equal care. Get involved and show your support on social media by using the hashtag #IntoMentalHealth.
For more information on Mental Health please visit NAMI.
POGOe Products on Geriatric Mental Health:
CME OpportunitiesGeriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
July 17-19, 2017
2017 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
Reverse 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.
37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society
AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Spring Biannual Symposium
The British Society of Gerontology 46th Annual Conference
Geriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care
21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
36th Annual GAPNA Conference
13th International Congress of the EUGMS
2017 SIOG Annual Conference
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.