Register to attend the 28th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine conference, jointly provided by the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division (PAGS-WD), UPMC/ University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences. The conference will be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center and please note the earlier conference date of March 5-7, 2020.
The fastest growing segment of the population comprises individuals above the age of 85 years. The purpose of the conference is to provide an evidence-based approach to help clinicians take exceptional care of these often-frail individuals. Designed by course directors Shuja Hassan, MD; Neil Resnick, MD; and Lyn Weinberg, MD, along with members of the PAGS-WD planning committee, this award-winning course is designed for family practitioners, internists, geriatricians, and other healthcare professionals who provide care to older adults.
Speakers are selected by a multidisciplinary committee of academic and practicing clinicians and based on two criteria:1. Expertise – nationally recognized and often responsible for advances relative to practice, and
2. Ability – to share it in a practical, succinct, and entertaining way to facilitate its easy incorporation into a practice.
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Conference credits include AMA PRA Category 1 credits™, AAFP, Nursing, Risk and ACPE credits.
Registration is now open! Members of the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division receive a discount when registering. To become a member of for details on the conference, please contact Nadine Popovich, administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 321-5030.
27th Annual Clinical Update - April 25-27, 2019
More than 390 geriatrics professionals from all disciplines, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, and health care administrators participated in the 27th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine conference held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel April 25-27. The course attracted registrants from numerous states, including California, North Carolina, New York and Washington.
Previously awarded the American Geriatrics Society Achievement Award for Excellence in a CME program, this conference continues to be a well-respected resource to educate healthcare professionals involved in the direct care of older persons by providing evidence-based solutions for common medical problems that afflict older adults daily and for which rapidly evolving research (much done in Pittsburgh) is revealing new approaches that are feasible for the real world.
Under the leadership of course directors Shuja Hassan, MD, and Neil M. Resnick, MD, who worked tirelessly with the planning committee, the course is a premier educational event in the region. The course attracts prominent international and national lecturers and nationally renowned local faculty.
New this year, a Geriatric Cardiology Symposium and Cardiology Expert Panel Q&A,, which was rated exceptional by attendees. The symposium and Cardiology panel featured guest faculty Parag Goyal, MD, MSc, and Benjamin Wessler, MD with local faculty presenters Daniel Forman, MD and Jared Magnani, MD. Another highlight of the conference was the lecture by guest faculty Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, the “Year in Review for Geriatric Medicine,” which addressed recent advances and controversies.
The annual conference ensures that each lecture, symposium and breakout session offer participants evidence-based “pearls for practice” designed to be immediately incorporated into the realities of daily practice.
The conference is jointly sponsored by the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division; UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute; and University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences.
The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older persons. It is a non-profit organization of physicians and other health care professionals committed to the provision of quality health care for older persons.
Pennsylvania Geriatric Society - Western Division
Nadine Popovich - Administrator