29th Annual Virtual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine 2021

April 8, 2021 to April 9, 2021

We are excited to bring you the 29th Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine in virtual format. Our Course Directors and Conference Planning team has created a program that will deliver an evidence-based approach to help clinicians take exceptional care of these often-frail individuals. This year’s conference is set with Q&A sessions, vendor halls, and opportunities to engage in conversations with speakers, exhibitors, and fellow attendees.

The fastest growing segment of the population comprises individuals above the age of 85 years. The purpose of our conference is to provide an evidence-based approach to help clinicians take exceptional care of these often frail individuals.

Target Audience

This course is designed for family practitioners, internists, geriatricians, and other health care professionals who provide care to older adults.  Previous attendees will also be interested because of the conference’s continually changing topics, speakers and approach.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

•    Provide evidence-based updates for common geriatric disorders. 
•    Understand how the approach to geriatric care differs by clinical setting.
•    Understand innovative new initiatives and programs to improve the care of the older patient.
•    Get answers to specific clinical questions from their own practice.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 14.75 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.
  • 14.75 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.
    • 1.50 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 14.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 5.25 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 14.75 ASWB
  • 14.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/16/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
04/08/2021 - 7:35am
Event ends: 
04/09/2021 - 4:15pm
Cost:
$1.00
Live Virtual Conference


 

Course Directors

Shuja Hassan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, UPMC Canterbury Place

Neil M. Resnick, MD
Thomas Detre Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director, Aging Institute of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh

Lyn Weinberg, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Division Director of Geriatrics
Medical Director, Hospital Elder Life Program
Allegheny Health Network

Guest Faculty

Parag Goyal, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program
Divisions of Cardiology and General Internal Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY

Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS
Cardiologist
Clinician Researcher
Kaiser Permanente, San Jose Medical Center
San Jose, California 

Nicole M Orr, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Justin Turner, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Local Faculty

Robert Arnold, MD
Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute

Rama Bhagavatula, MD
Division of Hematology and Cellular Therapy
West Penn Hospital
Allegheny Health Network

Daniel Forman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chair, Geriatric Cardiology, UPMC
Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Susan L. Greenspan, MD
Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Osteoporosis and Treatment Center, UPMC
Director, Bone Health, Magee Women’s Hospital

Alicia J. Kaplan, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Allegheny General Hospital 

Jennifer Gonzalez McComb, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of  Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Thoracic Associates
University of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Mohan, MD
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Geriatric Care Centers
UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program
University of Pittsburgh

Dave Nace, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Long Term Care
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief of Medical Affairs, UPMC Senior Communities

Neil M. Resnick, MD
Thomas Detre Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director, Aging Institute of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh

Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPhil
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jane Schell, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte
University of Pittsburgh

Nathan R. Shively, MD
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Allegheny Valley Hospital
Infectious Diseases
Allegheny General and West Penn Hospital

James Tew, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Chief, WPIC Inpatient
Medical Director, Quality & Clinical Pathways

Krishna Tummalapalli, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Justin Vujevich, MD
Medical Director, Vujevich Dermatology Associates
Chief, Dermatology
St. Clair Hospital
Chief, Dermatology
The Washington Hospital

Debra K. Weiner, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology and Clinical & Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Acting Associate Director, Education and Evaluation
VA Pittsburgh Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center

Ellen M. Whyte, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Planning Committee
Namita Ahuja, MD
Daphne Bicket, MD
Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Melissa Connelly, DNP
Lauren Dornin, DNP, AGNP
Shuja Hassan, MD
Christine Herb, MD
David Nace, MD, MPH
Neil M. Resnick, MD
Benjamin Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C
Fred Rubin, MD
Heather Sakely, PharmD
Lianne Glaus Vighetti, DHCE, LSW
Lyn Weinberg, MD

 

Faculty Disclosure: 

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Robert Arnold, MD – Disclosed commercial interest with VitalTalk-Founding Board Member, Up-to-Date, Editor; Salaries and Royalties with AAHPM PC FACS editor.

Patricia Bononi, MD – Is a Consultant for Big Foot Biomedical, Eli Lilly, Medtronic, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis and on the Speaker’s Bureau at Novo Nordisk.

Susan Greenspan, MD – Disclosed Grant support from Amgen.

Parag Goyal, MD, MSc - has received honoraria from Akcea Inc. and Bionest Inc. and consults on medico-legal matters related to heart failure.

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Credit
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.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 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 14.75 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 14.75 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 14.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Social Work 
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 14.75 continuing education credits.

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

  • 14.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 14.75 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.
  • 14.75 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.
    • 1.50 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 14.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 5.25 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 14.75 ASWB
  • 14.75 Attendance

Price

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

Online Registration is now closed. 
Late registrations* are accepted through Tuesday, April 6th at Noon (EST).
No registrations are accepted after Tueday, April 6th at Noon (EST).


Registration Fees                                                                                                            

 

Early Registration

Postmarked on or before

March 8, 2021

 

Registration

Postmarked after

March 8, 2021

 

MD (non-member of PA Geriatrics Society-WD)

$275

$295

MD (member of PA Geriatrics Society)

$245

$245

Nurses and Health Care Professionals

(non-member of PA Geriatrics Society-WD)

$210

$230

Nurses and Health Care Professionals

(member of PA Geriatrics Society-WD)

$180

$180

Residents, fellows, and other trainees

$100

$100

Pre-Professional Degree

$75

$75

 

Late Registrations after April 1, 2021 will pay an additional $25.00 in each category

Registration Information
PRE – REGISTER—All pre-registrations are due by March 8, 2021.
As of this year, all registrations must be submitted online. To receive the early registration price, you must register by March 8, 2021. However, we will accept late registrations, that will incur an additional fee, until April 1, 2021. Please note that our registration system only accepts credit cards as payment at the time of registering. Payment via checks, journal transfers, etc. cannot be accepted. 

Visit our online registration site at https://cce.upmc.com/29th-clinical-update-geriatric-medicine
1.    Log-in or create an account in the CCEHS system.  
2.    Click the Registration button and enter all the requested information
3.    After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to the email address     you provided us when you registered
Early registrations are those submitted online by March 8, 2021.  Late registrations will be accepted at an additional fee and we cannot guarantee space in the program or any program inclusions for those registrations we receive after this date.

When you register on-line, you will receive an immediate e-mail confirmation message.  Please note:  Registration is not complete until you receive this confirmation.  If you do not receive this letter within 5-7 days of registration, or you are having difficulty registering online please contact the CCEHS office at ccehs_support@upmc.edu or 412-647-7050

The email address you use to register must also be the email address you log into on the CE21 Virtual platform to attend the meeting. A cell phone number or number would be helpful if you are using your phone to log in to the program.

All cancellations must be sent via e-mail to Nadine Popovich npopovich@acms.org .  Cancellations received before March 22nd will be completely refunded.  After March 22nd a  $50 administrative fee will be assessed and no refunds will be made after March 29, 2021.