28th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 5, 2020 to March 7, 2020

We hope you will join us for this award-winning course. The course annually attracts up to 400 attendees, many of whom attend every year.

Many ingredients contribute to its popularity:

  • It focuses on the challenges of caring for older adults, and incorporates new topics suggested by past attendees
  • It is designed by a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, academics, and payers
  • It showcases approaches that are both state of the art and feasible, i.e., ones you can incorporate immediately
  • It is delivered by speakers selected not just for their expertise but also for their ability to teach
  • Most of the speakers are nationally/internationally renowned
  • It includes a variety of formats, including plenary and keynote talks, multiple smaller breakout sessions, and even opportunities for attendees to present their most challenging cases to subspecialists who are experts in both their own field and geriatrics

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Shuja Hassan, MD             Neil M. Resnick, MD             Lyn Weinberg, MD

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 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.
  • 20.00 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.
  • 20.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 20.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/05/2020
Course expires: 
03/18/2021
Event starts: 
03/05/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
03/07/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Thursday March 5, 2020
7:00 AM Registration / Continental Breakfast / Visit Exhibit/Vendor Booths

7:25AM Welcome/Introduction – Shuja Hassan, MD

MORNING SESSION

7:30 am to 8:05 am Hyponatremia Made Ridiculously Simple – Khaled Nashar, MD

8:05 am to 8:40 am The Hot Joint – Mary Chester Wasko, MD

8:40 am to 9:25 am De-Prescribing in an era with Diagnosis Drift and Polypills
– Sunny Linnebur, Pharm.D, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS, BCGP;
President, American Geriatrics Society

9:25 am to 9:40 am Break: Visit Exhibit/Vendor Booths

9:40 am to 10:15 am Vaccinations in the Elderly – David Nace, MD, MPH

10:15 am to 10:50 am Common Infections in the Geriatric Population – Nathan Shively, MD

10:50 am to 11:50 am Geriatrics: Year in Review – David Nace, MD, MPH and Fred Rubin, MD

11:50 am to 12:40 pm Lunch – Visit Exhibit/Vendor Booths


AFTERNOON SESSION

12:40 pm to 1:20 pm Falls – Clinical Pearls – Rollin Wright, MD, MPH, MS

1:20 pm to 2:00 pm Neurocognitive Disorders – Diagnostic Strategies – Daniel Varon, MD

2:00 pm to 2:40 pm Update on Bone Health – Susan Greenspan, MD

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm Break: Visit Exhibit/Vendor Booths

3:00 pm to 3:40 pm Managing Incontinence – Neil Resnick, MD

3:40 pm to 4:20 pm Expert Panel: Q&A Rapid Fire (Drs. Wright, Varon, Greenspan and Resnick)

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm Clinician Wellness – Thomas Campbell, MD, MPH

4:50 pm Conference Adjournment for the Day

5:15 pm Dinner – Optional – Remember to register for the dinner when you register (Dinner Fee $60.00)

6:15 pm 4M’s: Medication in an Age Friendly Health System – Sunny Linnebur, Pharm.D, FCCP,
FASCP, BCPS, BCGP; President, American Geriatrics Society

7:15 pm Dinner Adjournment


Friday March 6, 2020
7:00 am Continental Breakfast: Visit Exhibit / Vendor Booths

7:25 am to 7:35 am Welcome / Introductions – Shuja Hassan, MD

MORNING SESSION: CARDIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

7:35 am to 8:05 am Statin Therapy for Older Adults: Evolving Concepts of Management – Daniel Forman, MD

8:05 am to 8:40 am Hypertension Treatment in Older Adults: Balancing Efficacy with Safety -
Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS, FACC

8:40 am to 9:15 am Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction--Embracing Complexity –
Parag Goyal, MD, MSc

9:15 am to 9:50 am Oral Anticoagulation and Stroke Prevention Strategies in Older Adults with Atrial
Fibrillation – Deirdre O’Neill, MD, MSc, FRCPC

9:50 am to 10:20 am Cardiology Expert Panel – Q & A – (Drs. Forman, Goyal, Krishnaswami, and O’Neill)

10:20 am to 10:40 am Break: Visit Exhibit/Vendor Booths

10:40 am to 11:20 am Breakout Session I
Repeats at 11:20 am
⋅ A. Ask the Endocrinologist – Mary Korytkowski, MD
⋅ B. Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults: A Primer for Primary Care Practitioners
– Lena Makaroun, MD
⋅ C. Ask the Psychiatrist – James Tew, MD
⋅ D. Ask the Dentist: Geriatric PotPourri – Elaine Berkowitz, DMD

11:20 am to 12:00 noon
Breakout Session II (Repeat of 10:40 am Breakout Session I)
⋅ A. Ask the Endocrinologist – Mary Korytkowski, MD
⋅ B. Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults: A Primer for Primary Care Practitioners
⋅ – Lena Makaroun, MD, MS
⋅ C. Ask the Psychiatrist – James Tew, MD
⋅ D. Ask the Dentist: Geriatric Potpourri – Elaine Berkowitz, DMD

Noon – 12:45 pm – Lunch Break – “Grab and Go” – Visit with Exhibitor/Vendor Booths

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:45 pm to 1:00 pm Geriatric Teacher of the Year Award Presentations – Rollin Wright, MD ,
Chair Awards Committee

1:00 pm to 1:35 pm Case Studies in LFT Abnormalities – Michael Babich, MD

1:35 pm to 2:10 pm Why Is My Patient in Observation Status? What Can I Do About It? –
Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPhil

2:10 pm to 2:55 pm Geriatric Dermatology for the Non-Dermatologist– Justin Vujevich, MD, FAAD, FACMS

2:55 pm to 3:10 pm Break: Visit with Exhibit/Vendor Booths

3:10 pm to 3:50 pm Breakout Session III (Repeated at 3:50 pm)
⋅ E. Evaluation and Treatment/Injection of Common Shoulder Complaints – Matthew Flanagan, MD
⋅ F. Hearing Loss – Evaluation and Management - Lori Zitelli, AuD
⋅ G. Podiatry in the Elderly – Jessica Sciulli, DPM
⋅ H. Ask the Cardiologist – 5 Most Common Hospital Cardiology Consults – Krishna Tummalapalli, MD

3:50 pm to 4:30 pm Breakout Session IV (Repeat of 3:10 pm Breakout Session III)
⋅ E. Evaluation and Treatment/Injection of Common Shoulder Complaints – Matthew Flanagan, DO
⋅ F. Hearing Loss – Evaluation and Management - Lori Zitelli, AuD
⋅ G. Common Disorders: Podiatry – Jessica Sciulli, DPM
⋅ H. Ask the Cardiologist – 5 Most Common Hospital Cardiology Consults – Krishna Tummalapalli, MD

4:30 pm Conference Adjournment for the day

Saturday March 7, 2020
7:30 am Breakfast on your Own / Coffee will be provided
Visit with Exhibit/Vendor Booths

MORNING SESSION


8:00 am to 9:00 am Early and Late Discussions of Goals of Care - Robert Arnold, MD

9:00 am to 9:35 am Sleep Apnea in the Elderly – Sanjay Patel, MD, MS

9:35 am to 10:10 am Treating Diabetes in the Older Adult – Patricia Bononi, MD

10:10 am to 10:25 pm Break: Visit with Exhibit/Vendor Booths

10:25 am to 11:00 am Wound Care 101 – Elisa Taffe, MD

11:00 am to 11:35 am Hazards of Hospitalization – Lyn Weinberg, MD

11:35 am Closing Remarks and Adjournment of Conference

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

The conference has contracted a limited number of hotel rooms at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center for our conference attendees.

Room rates are $149 per night plus applicable taxes and fees.

You may book a room by calling the hotel directly at 412-471-4000 or 800-228-9290 and state that you are attending the Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine conference. The room block is limited and only available until Wednesday, February 11, 2020, by 3:00 pm. Space cannot be guaranteed once the block expires or the block is filled, whichever occurs first.

Book your group rate for Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine Conference 

If you experience difficulty with arranging your reservations, please contact Nadine Popovich, administrator Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society- Western Division at (412) 321-5030 or email to npopovich@acms.org.

 

Parking

Parking is on your own and not covered by conference tuition.  Below are the current rates for the parking garage connected to the Hotel (note rates are subject to change without notice). The entrance is located on the side of the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center hotel.

Additional parking can be found across the street from the hotel at the parking lot (across from the PPG Paints Arena facility).

1-2 Hours                     $10.00
2-12 Hours                   $14.00
12-24 Hours                 $20.00
Self-Parking Rate         $26.00 (includes in and out privileges)
Valet Rate                    $30.00 (includes in and out privileges)

Course Directors

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Shuja Hassan, MD

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Neil M. Resnick, MD

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Lyn Weinberg, MD

Planning Committee

Namita Ahuja, MD, MMM

Jordan F. Karp, MD

Daphne P. Bicket, MD

David A. Nace, MD, MPH

Judith S. Black, MD, MHA

Karen P. Powers, MD

Melissa Connelly, DNP, FNP-BC

Benjamin Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Lauren Dornin, DNP, AGNP

Fred H. Rubin, MD

Christine M. Herb, MD

Victor M. Rudkin, MD

 Lianne Glaus Vighetti, DHE, LSW

Heather A. Sakely PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division. 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.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim 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 20.0 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)

This knowledge-based activity provides 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. 

Other health care 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.

 

Credit breakdown by day:
Thursday = 9.0
Friday = 7.75
Saturday = 3.25
Full Conference=20.0

Available Credit

  • 20.00 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.
  • 20.00 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.
  • 20.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 20.00 Attendance

Price

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

Registration after March 1st is accepted ON-SITE only.  Proceed to the registration desk and staff will assist with your on-site registration. Questions may be directed to Nadine Popovich at 412.321.5030 or to npopovich@acms.org On-site registrants will pay $25 more than the late registration fee.