2020 Update in Internal Medicine (UIM) Virtual: Advances Changing Practice

October 22, 2020 to October 23, 2020

On behalf of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine and the Update in Internal Medicine Course Directors, we invite you to join us for the 2020 Update in Internal Medicine (UIM) Virtual: Advances Changing Practice course taking place on October 22-23, 2020.

Each year, the Department of Medicine hosts this 2-day educational event. Throughout the years, the event has averaged 300 attendees, including general internists, family practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses/nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. The course provides a comprehensive update on major advances in internal medicine as well as a review of various medical-and surgical-related topics impacting daily practice from a panel of nationally recognized faculty. Participants also receive updates on disease practice activities. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based approaches to practical and innovative healthcare delivery, including care pathways that emphasize key elements in the diagnosis and management of various diseases. The course fosters the cooperation, coordination, and collaboration of professionals of different medical specialties in delivering cost-effective, patient-centered care.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our anticipated requirements to maintain “social distancing,” the Department of Medicine has made the decision to offer this course virtually this year. Our goal for the virtual event is to continue to offer our participants a safe environment to obtain a comprehensive update on the major advances in internal medicine, while earning continuing education credits and learning from highly regarded clinicians, educators, and researchers.

Target Audience

Physician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, and Physician Assistant.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

•  Define care management pathways for common diseases encountered in primary care;

• Synthesize current scientific evidence for managing various diseases and disorders; and

• Analyze the impact and outcomes of newer medications, preventative measures, techniques and medical management.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 8.50 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 1.25 Opioid Education
    • 2.00 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 14.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 2.00 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 14.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/07/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
10/22/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/23/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

 

Tentative as of 7/21/2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 (55 min)

Technical Support and Virtual Exhibits Open

7:55 (5 min)

Conference Welcome

Terry Starz, MD

8:00 (40 min)

Medical Management of NASH

Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD

8:40 (40 min)

Infection Prevention in the Skilled Nursing Facility

David Nace, MD, MPH

9:20 (40 min)

COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Elise M. Martin, MD, MS

10:00 (10 min)

Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple Presentation:

Starting Suboxone in the Hospital Made Ridiculously Simple

Allie Dakroub, MD and

Andrew Klein, MD

10:10 (25 min)

Break

Virtual Exhibitors

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Break Video Chat: Physician Profiling (limited space)

AJ Pinevich, MD, MBA, FACP

Break Video Chat: Attendee Networking (limited space)

Video Chat

10:35 (40 min)

Breakout Sessions

A.

Managing APP’s to Their Full Job Satisfaction

Ben Reynolds, PA-C

B.

Are Hospital Readmissions Truly Preventable?

Ben Sprague, MD

C.

Street Medicine

James Withers, MD, FACP

11:15 (60 min)

Lunch

Virtual Exhibitors

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Lunchtime Video Chat (limited space)

TBD

12:15 (10 min)

Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple Presentation:

Supplemental Oxygen Made Ridiculously Simple

Matt Gorgone, DO

12:25 (40 min)

Sports Medicine Problems in Primary Care

Eric Anish, MD

1:05 (40 min)

Cardiac Amyloidosis

Prem Soman, MD, PhD

1:45 (40 min)

Reversal Agents for Anticoagulation Therapy

Joseph Kiss, MD

2:25 (25 min)

Break

Virtual Exhibitors

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Break Video Chat: Endocrinology (limited space)

Sandra Sobel, MD

Break Video Chat: Fibromyalgia (limited space)

Terry Starz, MD

2:50 (10 min)

Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple Presentation:

Discussing Code Status: Made Ridiculously Simple

Carla Khalf-McStay, MD

3:00 (40 min)

Vaccine Development and Immunization Guidelines

Andrew Nowalk, M.D., Ph.D.

3:40 (40 min)

Vaping Associated Lung Injury

Michael Lynch, MD

4:20 (40 min)

Top 10 Prescribing Mistakes Providers Always Make

Lara Groetzinger, PharmD

5:00

Adjourn

Virtual Live Online Meeting

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 14.25 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)|
This knowledge-based activity provides 14.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. 

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 8.50 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 1.25 Opioid Education
    • 2.00 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 14.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 2.00 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 14.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Registration Information:

    • Early Bird (ends at 5:00pm on September 10th)
      • MDs, DOs and PharmDs: $245
      • Nurses, PAs, and other HCPs: $145
      • 1st Year MD, DOs and PharmDs: Fee Waived
      • Residents and Fellows: Fee Waived
    • Regular Registration (ends at 5:00pm on October 15th)
      • MDs, DOs and PharmDs: $270
      • Nurses, PAs, and other HCPs: $170
      • 1st Year MD, DOs and PharmDs: Fee Waived
      • Residents and Fellows: Fee Waived

Registration cancellations must be sent via email to domuim@upmc.edu no later than Wednesday, October 7, 2020, by 11:59 pm. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. Refunds will be issued in the form of the original payment method. No refunds will be issued, for any reason, after Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 11:59 pm.

Participation by all individuals is highly encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by email domuim@upmc.edu or calling 412-376-7123.

Conference Manager:
Jenna Ferguson
domuim@upmc.edu
412-376-7123.