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POGOe January 2014 Newsletter

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Monthly Newsletter: January 2014

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.

Sample of Educational Materials

AEGIS - Surgical Informed Consent of the Geriatric Patient: First Do No Harm by R. Bell, MD, V. Hirth, MD, J. Ali, MD, M. Dever-Bumba, J. Nottingham, MD, R. Rosenthal, MD, Walter Pofahl, MD, T. Stewart, PhD, D. Wieland, PhD

An Introduction to Grandparent Caregivers by Amanda Soong, MD

Shared Decision Making by Lynne Kirk, MD, Amy Johnson, MD, Craig Rubin, MD, Jake Harwood, MD, Jane Mohler, MD, Mindy Fain, MD, MPH

Web-GEM Highlight

Web-GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules) is POGOe's series of interactive peer-reviewed case modules based on the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies. Highlighted this month is BPH & Polypharmacy the case of Mr. Thompson.


Mr. Thompson is a 70-year-old man who lives alone and is independent in his basic ADLs and IADLs. He comes to the office today asking for, "something to stop me from going so often." Upon further questioning, it is revealed that he is not able to hold his urine for very long once he has an urge to void and he has to get up 3 to 4 times each night to urinate. Some days he notes he is tired because voiding interferes with his sleep. He wonders if this could be his prostate acting up. Several years ago, during a routine physical, his doctor mentioned that he likely had "BPH."


Here are some of the Educational Objectives of this case:

  • Define benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • List and describe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
  • Differentiate between LUTS associated with normal and abnormal aging
  • Identify different ways to assess LUTS, including DRE and PVR testing
  • Describe the effects of various drug agents on the lower urinary tract

Assign to your students or challenge yourself.

Visit POGOe in Nashville

POGOe is a proud partner of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicineís Conference on Medical Student Education. The conference is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN from January 30th to February 2nd. Our booth will be present throughout the conference and we look forward to meeting new and old friends. A focus of this year's conference will be inspiring learners, with the recognition that we are all learners who can inspire and can be inspired through our educational work.

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FD~AGE Mini-Fellowships

The FD~AGE Physician Mini-Fellowships in Geriatrics are intensive courses for non-geriatricians seeking training in geriatrics education and curriculum development. The course is free of charge to participants who are not from Reynolds-sponsored schools. CME credit is awarded.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mini-Fellowship Program
March 10-14 & June 9-13, 2014
Contact: Thekla Manoloudis

Johns Hopkins University
Mini-Fellowship Program
Contact: Laura Gibson
(410-550-3268 or

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Mini-Fellowship Program
February 5-7 & May 21-23, 2014
Contact: Christy Ann Lau

Duke University School of Medicine
Mini-Fellowship Program
February 10-14 & April 7-11 & June 2-6, 2014
Contact: Michele Burgess


Annual Meetings

40th Annual Meeting & Educational Leadership Conference - Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
February 27 - March 2, 2014
Denver, CO

Aging in America Conference - American Society on Aging
March 11 - 15, 2014
San Diego, CA

Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
March 12 - 15, 2014
San Diego, CA

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
March 14 - 17, 2014
Orlando, FL

28th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day
April 30, 2014
London, ON Canada

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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