31st Annual Virtual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine 2023

March 23, 2023 to March 24, 2023

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 31st 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.

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 14.25 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 14.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/06/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2023
Event starts: 
03/23/2023 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/24/2023 - 3:55pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00
Live Virtual Conference

Virtual Platform and Zoom

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
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
Director, Division of Geriatrics
Medical Director, Hospital Elder Life Program
Allegheny Health Network

Guest Faculty

Eiran Gorodeski; MD, MPH
Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Center
University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Paula Leslie, FRCSLT, Reg HCPC, CCC-SLP
Center for Bioethics & Health Law
University of Pittsburgh (Research Ethics & Society Initiative)
Clinical Scientist, Northern Regional Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering
Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Edward R. Marcantonio, MD, SM
Section Chief for Research, Division of General Medicine, BIDMC
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Deirdre O’Neill, MD
Geriatric and Palliative Care Cardiology
University of Alberta Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Local Faculty

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

Patricia Bononi, MD
Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship
Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium
Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine

Michelle Criss, PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chatham University
Physical Therapist, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
Faculty, UPMC Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency Program

Daniel Forman, MD
Chair, Section of Geriatric Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Candace Fraser, DO
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Hospital

Robin L. P. Jump MD, PhD
Associate Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh 

David A. 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

Khaled Nashar, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Training
Medical Director, AHA Comperhensive Hypertension Center
Associate Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
Allegheny Health Network

Catherine Palmer, PhD
Interim Chair and Professor
Communication Science and Disorders
Professor, Otolarynoglogy
University of Pittsburgh
Director Audiology UPMC

Sinthana Ramsey, DO
General Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine

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, Allegheny Valley Hospital
Division of Infectious Diseases
Allegheny Health Network

James Tew, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Clinical Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Planning Committee
Namita Yende, MD, MMM
Daphne Bicket, MD
Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Michelle Criss, PT, PhD    
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
Pamela E. Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA
Lianne Glaus Vighetti, DHCE, HEC-C, LSW
Lyn Weinberg, MD

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 14.25 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 14.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

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
  • 14.25 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 14.25 Attendance

Price

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

Registration Information

Pre-register – All pre-registrations are due by February 15, 2023

As of this year, all registrations must be submitted online. To receive the early registration price, you must register by February 15, 2023. After this date, registrations are accepted until March 9, 2023. We will accept late registrations (which will incur an additional fee of $50.00) until March 20, 2023.

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/31st-annual-clinical-update-geriatric-medicine

Log-in or create an account in the CCEHS system.

Click the Registration button and enter all the requested information.
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 February 15, 2023.

Registration with no additional late fee is open until March 9, 2023.

Late Registration will be accepted with an additional fee of $50.00 from March 10 through March 20, 2023. 

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 20th. 

Registration Fees:                                                                                                                      

 

Early Registration

(Received on or before

February 15, 2023)

 

Registration

(Received after

February 15 through March 9, 2023)

 

Late Registration

(Received after

March 10 through March 20, 2023)

 

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

$275

$295

$345

MD, DO (member of PA Geriatrics Society)

$245

$245

$295

Nurse, PA, PharmD and Other Health Care Professionals

(non-member of PA Geriatrics Society-WD)

$210

$230

$280

Nurse, PA, PharmD and Other Health Care Professionals

(Member of PA Geriatrics Society-WD)

$180

$180

$230

Residents, fellows, and other trainees

$100

$100

$150

Pre-Professional Degree

$75

$75

$125

Late Registrations, after March 9, 2023, will pay an additional $50.00 in each category. No registrations will be accepted after March 20, 2023.

 

Tuition includes:
-Registration and comprehensive course materials
-Admission to Virtual Geriatric Annual program and to the Virtual Exhibit Hall
-Continuing education credit
-On demand viewing and access to the course for 30 days after

NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PAYMENT.

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 x110 or Eileen Taylor at etaylor@acms.org / 412.321.5030 x105.

Cancellation – All cancellations must be sent via e-mail to Nadine Popovich npopovich@acms.org.. Cancellations received before March 20 will be completely refunded. No refunds will be made after March 20, 2023.

Virtual Meeting Access – PLEASE NOTE!

Registrants will receive an email with a link to the Virtual Program several days before the event.
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 would be extremely helpful if you are using your phone to log in to the program.
Important: Please remember to use the email you registered under to access the Virtual Meeting Platform.  If you do not receive the Virtual meeting link, please contact Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org or Eileen Taylor at etaylor@acms.org

On demand viewing and access to the course for one year (CME credit can be obtained for 30 days after the conclusion of the program).
Monday, March 27th - Monday, April 3rd, 2023
If you cannot attend all or some of the sessions, they will be available, for up to 30 days, after the course. You will have the ability to log into the platform to view them and submit for continuing education credits within this timeframe. The timeframe after the course to receive credit is Monday, March 27th through Monday, April 3rd, 2023. 

Please Note: This option is only available for registrants.