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

Speakers handpicked by a multidisciplinary provider committee of academics, clinicians, and payers. Selection was based on two criteria:

  •  Expertise, which in most cases is nationally recognized and responsible for the 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 and feel inspired to advance the quality of care for their older adult patients

2.   Topics and Structure

  • Pragmatic clinical pearls on challenges that primary care clinicians face daily in the care of older adults, including behavioral symptoms of dementia, dizziness, urinary tract infections, and polypharmacy.
  • New, proven strategies for aligning care with the specific priorities and goals of older adults coping with multiple health conditions -- delivered by the renowned expert who devised and tested them
  • Exploration of aging’s impact on cardiovascular function, dysfunction, and falls, delivered by the pioneer in the field.
  • A Geriatric Cardiology Symposium featuring authors of AHA/ACC’s national Guidelines for the Elderly
  • Interactive expert Q/A sessions on: osteoporosis by the President of the National Osteoporosis Foundation; and urinary incontinence by the co-developer of the AHRQ, MDS, and WHO guidelines
  •  Guidance on real-world decision-making for management of chronic pain in older adults, presented by an innovative leader in Geriatric Pain Medicine
  • Practical tips on Palliative Medicine by the co-developer of the widely acclaimed “VitalTalk” approach
  • Update on management of acute and long-term effects of COVID-19 in older adults
  • State of the art models focused on emergency department care through a geriatric lens
  • Evidence-based solutions for multiple other relevant topics specific to the geriatric population, delivered by specialists in Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology

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:

  • Describe how to approach and prioritize the clinical care of a complex older adult with multiple chronic illnesses
  • Provide evidence-based updates for common geriatric syndromes and disorders
  • Explore multidisciplinary-based models and system changes needed to improve the quality of care of the older patient
  • Have enhanced confidence in best practices and clinical decision-making for older adult patients
  • Obtain answers to specific clinical questions from their own practice

 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.75 AAPA Category I CME
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 15.00 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.
  • 15.75 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.
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 15.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management
    • 10.75 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 15.75 ASWB
  • 15.75 Attendance
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management
Course opens: 
11/12/2021
Course expires: 
07/31/2022
Event starts: 
03/31/2022 - 7:35am EDT
Event ends: 
04/01/2022 - 4:15pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00
Live Virtual Conference
Pittsburgh, PA
United States


 

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
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

Lewis Lipsitz, MD
Director, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research & Chief Academic Officer
Irving and Edyth S. Usen and Family Chair in Medical Research
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Zachary Marcum, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Associate Professor
David and Anita Bailey Term Faculty Fellow in Geriatric Pharmacy
Washington University
Seattle, WA

Deirdre O’Neil Vailas, MD
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Mary Tinetti, MD
Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine
Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Local Faculty

Heitham A. Abdul-Baki, MD
Celiac Center, Director
Fecal Transplant Program, Supervisor
Autoimmune Institute-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center of Excellence
Allegheny Health Network

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

Jason Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Chief of Emergency Services, UPMC Magee
Emergency Medicine Residency Evaluation Coordinator, Magee Site Director
Off-Service Residency Evaluation Coordinator, Magee Site Director
University of Pittsburgh

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

Saira Khan, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Endocrinology
Allegheny Health Network

Helena Levitt, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

David 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

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

Tom L. Walsh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Allegheny Health Network

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

Crystal White, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
Co-Director and Professor
Physical Therapy Post-Professional MS Program
University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Planning Committee:

Daphne Bicket, MD
Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Lauren Dornin, DNP, AGNP
Shuja Hassan, MD
Christine Herb, MD
David A. 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, HEC-C, LCSW
Lyn Weinberg, MD
Namita Yende, MD
 

 

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 15.75 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 15.75 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 15.0 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 15.75 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 15.75 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

  • 15.75 AAPA Category I CME
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 15.00 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.
  • 15.75 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.
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 15.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management
    • 10.75 Pharmacotherapeutic
  • 15.75 ASWB
  • 15.75 Attendance
    • 0.50 Opioid Education
    • 0.75 Patient Safety/Risk Management

Price

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

Registration closed on March 25, 2022.

HOW TO REGISTER
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IMPORTANT DATES TO REGISTER
As of this year, all registrations must be submitted online.

Early Registrations
All early registrations are due through February 28, 2022.

Registration (March 1 through March 19, 2022)

  • Registration with no additional late fee is open from March 1 through March 19, 2022.

Late Registrations (After March 20th)

  • As of March 20, 2022, all registrations for this course are accepted only as late registrations. Registration after this date will incur an additional $25 to the registration fee. We cannot guarantee space in the program or any program inclusions for those registrations we receive after this date.

CONFIRMATION NOTIFICATION
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.

No registrations will be accepted after March 25, 2022. If you do not receive this letter within 5-7 days of registration, or you are having difficulty registering online please contact Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org/412.321.5030 or Eileen Taylor at taylore4@upmc.edu /412.692.2387.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation – All cancellations must be sent via e-mail to Nadine Popovich npopovich@acms.org.
Cancellations received before March 23 will be completely refunded. After March 23 a $50 administrative fee will be assessed, and no refunds will be made after March 28, 2022.