2019 Update in Internal Medicine: Advance Changing Practice
This continuing education course, held annually in October, highlights essential advances in adult medicine. Participants learn the newest approaches to patient management from a variety of general and sub-specialty areas. Expert clinician-educators and researchers use evidence-based, yet practical approaches in their presentations. All presentations focus on critical elements in the diagnosis and the management of adult medical conditions.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Define care management pathways for common diseases encountered in primary care including dyspnea, prostate cancer, depression, chronic kidney disease, dementia, hypersomnia, obesity, and dermatology challenges.
• Synthesize current scientific evidence for managing cerebrovascular disease, motility disorders of the GI tract, atrial arrhythmias, acute pain in the hospitalized patient with substance use disorders, smoking cessation, and antibody screening in rheumatic disorders.
• Analyze the impact and outcomes of newer anticoagulation agents, medical marijuana, preventive cardiology, medication use in the elderly population, home antibiotic management, travel medicine, and sharing your DNA for analysis.
Kathryn Berlacher, MD, MS
Bernard J. Bernacki, DO, MPH
Michael Donahoe, MD
Daniel Glunk, MD
Lara Groetzinger, PharmD, BCCCP
Reena A. Karnik, MD
Melissa A. McNeil, MD, MPH
Larry W. Moreland, MD
Anthony J. Pinevich, MD, MBA
Benjamin Reynolds, PA-C
Fred H. Rubin, MD
Sandra Indacochea Sobel, MD
Francis X. Solano Jr., MD
Terence W. Starz, MD
Patrick J. Strollo Jr., MD
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education to the health care team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn ABIM MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
This activity is approved for AOA Category 2 credit.
This Live activity, 2019 Update in Internal Medicine, with a beginning date of 10/10/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.75 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. AAFP members are to stop by the onsite registration desk to sign-in for the activity.
This knowledge-based activity provides 14.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Universal Activity Number List: - JA4008223-9999-19-002-L04-P
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 14.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Nurses will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
Other Health Care 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.
- 14.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 14.00 ACPE PharmacyThe 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.
- 14.00 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.
- 14.00 Attendance
This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM, AAPA Category 1 CME and ACPE pharmacy credit.
ABIM members must provide date of birth and ABIM number as part of their account profile. In addition, you must complete a post-test with a score of at least 70%.
Pharmacists must provide date of birth and NABP number as part of their account profile.
Nurse Practitioners will receive 2 certificates. To claim continuing education credit, complete the course evaluation and claim credit. You will also have the opportunity to separately claim pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.