PAGS-WD Fall Program: The Problem of Alzheimer's: How It Became A Crisis & What We Need To Do

November 10, 2021

Target Audience

This program is designed to educate healthcare professionals and to explore how Alzheimer’s came to be described as a crisis and a look into the benefits and limitations of pharmacotherapeutics, such as drugs targeting brain beta amyloid. Attendees will gain insight into the opportunities to improve care for persons living with dementia.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program
1. Describe the how Alzheimer’s came to be described as a crisis.
2. Explain the benefits and limitations of pharmacotherapeutics such as drugs targeting brain beta amyloid.
3. What are the opportunities to improve care for persons living with dementia.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 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.
  • 1.25 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.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 ASWB
  • 1.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/09/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
11/10/2021 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
11/10/2021 - 7:30pm

PROGRAM AGENDAA G E N D A
6:00 pm Welcome Christine Herb, MD - President
6:05 pm to 6:15 pm Virtual Visit with Exhibitor – Presbyterian SeniorCare Network
6:15 pm to 6:30 pm Fall Business Meeting – Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division,
Christine Herb, MD, President
6:30 pm Introduction of Jason Karlawish, MD – Christine Herb, MD, President
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It -
Jason Karlawish, MD
7:15 pm to 7:30 pm Q&A with Jason Karlawish, MD / Moderated by Christine Herb, MD
7:30 pm Conclusion/Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

Faculty Disclosure:  

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
•    Jason Karlawish, MD receives grant/research support for clinical trials sponsored by Lilly Inc, and                                  .

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and 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 1.25 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 1.25 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE) 
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

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 1.25 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 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.
  • 1.25 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.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 ASWB
  • 1.25 Attendance
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Questions? Contact Nadine Popovich, npopovich@acms.org or (412) 321-5030.