30th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

March 31, 2022 to April 1, 2022

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

This year, we are excited to bring you the 30th Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine in a virtual format. Our Course Directors and Conference Planning team have created a program that will deliver a practical as well as an evidence-based approach. This year’s conference also includes Q&A sessions, vendor halls, and opportunities to engage in conversations with speakers, exhibitors, and fellow attendees.

Highlights

1.    Speakers– handpicked by a multidisciplinary committee of clinicians from academics, practice, and the payer community. Selection was based on two criteria:
•    Expertise- which in most cases is nationally recognized and often responsible for the recent advances relevant to practice
•    Ability to convey information, in a practical, succinct, and entertaining way that will allow attendees to immediately incorporate lessons into their practice

2.    Topics and Structure

•    Pragmatic, implementable clinical pearls on dementia, dermatology, pain management, and infectious diseases in the older adult
•    Tips for de-prescribing high-risk medications by an international expert in Geriatric Pharmacy (Turner)
•    Updates on COVID-19 in the Post-Acute/Long Term Care population from AMDA’s President (Nace) and a front-line geriatric physician from University of Pennsylvania Health System (Uy)
•    “Osteoporosis” by the President of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (Greenspan)
•    Geriatric Cardiology Symposium featuring authors of AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Elderly
•    Practical tips on Palliative Medicine by the co-developer of the acclaimed “VitalTalk” (Arnold)
•    Pearls on Incontinence by the co-developer of the AHRQ, MDS, and WHO guidelines
•    Strategies for optimizing telemedicine visits for the geriatric patient
•    State of the Art updates on geriatric syndromes, each tailored to relevant clinical settings
•    Evidence-based solutions for multiple other relevant topics, including geriatric psychiatry, nephrology, diabetes, and anemia
•    Interactive “Ask the Expert” discussions in pulmonology and cardiology 

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 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.
    • 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 0.25 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 0.25 ASWB
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/12/2021
Course expires: 
07/31/2022
Event starts: 
03/31/2022 - 7:35am
Event ends: 
04/01/2022 - 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
Director, Division 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, FACC
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, BPharm, MClinPharm
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Centre de recherche, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

Joshua D. Uy, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director
University of Pennsylvania

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
Allegheny Health Network

Patricia Bononi, MD
Division of Endocrinology
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 Prevention and Treatment Center, UPMC
Director, Bone Health, Magee Women’s Hospital

Alicia J. Kaplan, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Allegheny Health Network 

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 Center
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
Division of Infectious Diseases
Allegheny Health Network

James Tew, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Chief, WPIC Inpatient Services
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
Medical Director, WPH Geriatric Psychiatry Ambulatory Services
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Planning Committee
Namita Ahuja, MD
Daphne Bicket, MD
Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
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
James Tew, MD
Lianne Glaus Vighetti, DHCE, LSW
Lyn Weinberg, MD

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, ACPE, AAPA Category 1 CME, and ASWB. 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

  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 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.
    • 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 0.25 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 0.25 ASWB
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

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

Visit our online registration site at https://cce.upmc.com/30th-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.