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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island



Geriatric Medicine

American Geriatrics Society - AGS is a professional organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of older adults. The Society's membership is predominantly physicians, but anyone with an interest in geriatric health care can join. Check out their list of publications, which includes the "Complete Guide to Aging and Health" and a practice guideline, "The Management of Chronic Pain in Older Persons". Source: AGS

Cyberounds - This site is produced by interMDnet Corporation. It offers interactive grand-rounds style conferneces on a wide variety of topics. Each conferneces is moderated by an academic expert, and each month the moderators post new presentations. Biographical information about each topic moderator is readily available. Conference topics available include cardiovascular medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, health law and bioethics, and more. Source: Cyberounds

Geriatrics in Residency Training - This is a link to the John A. Hartford Foundation Consortium for Geriatrics in Residency Training web site. From here, you can view and purchase educational materials developed through the support of the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City. Materials available include geriatric curriculum manuals, packaged methods for teaching geriatric skills, stand-alone teaching aids, faculty development program materials, and residential faculty development courses. Source: SUGERC

Medscape - From this site viewers can access articles on a wide variety of healthcare and public health issues. You can get a weekly list of links to recent articles on topics in a variety of health disciplines, such as internal medicine, nursing, pharmacy, cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, and more, delivered to you via email. Access to the articles is free, but viewers are required to register.

UPCOMING RIGEC PROGRAMS

Workshop 5: Safe Transitions in a Changing Health Care System - 6/2/2014

Go to Program Calendar.

 

2014 Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics - 3/19/2014

Couldn't attend the Thewlis Lecture?
Watch it on your computer via Livestream!

(Audio kicks in at 13:53, during Dr. Clark's intro)