32nd Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

April 25, 2024 to April 26, 2024

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.
 

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 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 and feel inspired to advance the quality of care for their older adult patients

2.    Topics and Structure

•    Pragmatic, relevant, clinical pearls for a broad range of topics facing clinicians who care for older adults, addressing everyday challenges in geriatric pharmacology, wound care, lymphedema, and end-of-life care.
•    Keynote presentation on critical illness survivorship and humanistic care in the post-COVID era by Dr. Wes Ely, nationally renowned thought leader in critical care medicine and author of the award-winning book Every Deep-Drawn Breath.
•    Several sessions, highlighting practical strategies for the care of patients living with memory disorders including diagnosis, medication management, and patient communication tips, as delivered by local experts (Varon, Tew, Kowinsky, Page).
•    Geriatric Cardiology Symposium featuring national authorities on cardiac diagnostic testing, management of heart failure, and frailty in cardiovascular disease (Hummell, O’Neill, and Forman).
•    Practical communication skills for navigating patients and families through serious illness discussions by the co-developer of the acclaimed “VitalTalk” (Arnold).
•    A geriatrician’s perspective on engaging older adults in conversations around sexuality, gender identity, and sexual health (Chandra).
•    Important updates on vaccinations for older adults (Nace).
•    Interdisciplinary approaches to the management of urinary incontinence, with opportunities for interactive Q/A with a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health (Glod) and a nationally recognized physician expert (DuBeau).

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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 14.50 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.
  • 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
  • 14.75 ASWB
  • 14.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/15/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
04/25/2024 - 12:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/26/2024 - 12:00am EDT
Cost:
$1.00
Virtual Platform and Zoom
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
Division of Geriatric Medicine

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

Guest Faculty:
Catherine DuBeau, MD
Professor of Medicine
Section of General Internal Medicine – Geriatric
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH

E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH
Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Co-Director, Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS)
Center Associate Director of Aging and Research, VA-GRECC

Scot Hummell, MD
Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Section Chief, Cardiology, VA Ann Arbor

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
Shauna Assadzandi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Jillian Caster DPT, CWS, CLT
Certified Wound and Lymphedema Physical Therapist
Allegheny Health Network

Anita Chandra, MD
Primary Care – Geriatrics
Allegheny Health Network

Carrie Chiusano
Executive Director, Dementia Care Center of Excellence
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

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

Megan E. Glod, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA
Staff Physical Therapist
Women’s Rehabilitation and Men’s Health
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Amy Kowinsky, BS
Executive Director, Dementia360
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

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

Rachel Ombres, MD
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Allegheny Health Network

Heather Sakely, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Director, Clinical Pharmacist Services
Director, PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency
UPMC St. Margaret Department of Medical Education

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

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

Daniel Varon, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry 
University of Pittsburgh

Planning Committee:
Daphne Bicket, MD
Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Michelle Criss, PT, PhD 
   
Lauren Dornin, DNP, AGNP
Shuja Hassan, MD
Anne-Marie Hanzes, LMSW
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
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 14.75 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 health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Physical Therapy (PT) 
This course provides 12.0 hours (12.0 GEN, 0 DA) of Physical Therapy credits. Approval Number: PTPR015904 PTs and PTAs should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 14.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 14.50 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.
  • 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
  • 14.75 ASWB
  • 14.75 Attendance

Price

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

Registration Information

Early registrations are those submitted online by March 11, 2024. 

Registration with no additional late fee is open until April 10, 2024.

Late Registration will be accepted with an additional fee of $50.00 from April 11 through April 22, 2024. 

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/32nd-annual-clinical-update-geriatric-medicine

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

  • Click the Register tab, then choose your registration category and click add to cart to proceed to checkout.
  • After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided us when you registered.


Registration Fees:
 

 

Early Registration

(Received on or before

March 11, 2024)

 

Registration

(Received after

March 12 through April 10, 2024)

 

Late Registration

(Received after

April 11 through April 22, 2024)

 

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 April 11, 2024, will pay an additional $50.00 in each category. No registrations will be accepted after April 22, 2024.    

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 one year (CME credit can be obtained for 30 days after the conclusion of the program)


NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PAYMENT.

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 April 22, 2024.  

If have difficulty registering online, please contact Eileen Taylor at etaylor@acms.org.  / 412.321.5030 x105 or Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org / 412.321.5030 x110.

Cancellation – All cancellations must be sent via e-mail to Eileen Taylor at etaylor@acms.org
No cancellations will be accepted after April 22, 2024. 

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 that you use to 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 Eileen Taylor at etaylor@acms.org


ON DEMAND VIEWING TO RECEIVE CREDIT - AFTER THE CONFERENCE
Monday, April 29th – Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

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, April 29th – Wednesday, May 29th, 2024.

Please Note: This option is only available for registrants.