This year’s case presents an 80-year old woman with diabetes and generalized atherosclerosis who underwent repair of a 5.7 cm AAA with an endovascular stent. She had a stormy post-operative course and spent the next 4 months in the hospital.
Issues for discussion include: the evaluation of decision-making capacity, the risks and benefits of hemodialysis in a frail elderly patient, and the challenges of establishing goals of care when the patient had made no advance directive, is now incompetent, and has children who disagree with each other.
Attendee participation is encouraged with the program allowing for various stopping points to elicit audience opinions as to the next steps.
¨ Jane Schell, MD, FNKF - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Division of Renal-Electrolyte, University of Pittsburgh.
¨ Nivedita Gunturi, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.
¨ Fred Rubin, MD (Moderator) - Chief, Division of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside; Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
6:00 pm Registration, Reception and Visit with Exhibitors
6:45 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Program - Welcome and introduction of Panel - Fred Rubin, MD (Moderator)
Case Presentation - Nivedita Gunturi, MD
Expert Comments and Discussion with Audience — Jane Schell, MD, FNKF
8:15 pm Panel Q&A
8:30 pm Conclusion of Program
The program is complimentary to PAGS-WD members, but registration is required on or before June 11, 2018. Guests are welcome at a nominal fee.
For additional information, contact: Nadine Popovich, Administrator
Email: email@example.com / Phone (412) 321-5030
This program is sponsored by:
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This program is designed to be beneficial for internists, family practitioners, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who provide care to older adults.
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Nadine Popovich at (412) 321-5030.
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Recognize the increased risks of elective surgery in complex, elderly patients
2. Understand the approach to determining decision-making competence
3. Appreciate the risks and benefits of renal replacement therapy in frail elderly patients
4. Manage family conflict in more productive fashion
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society—Western Division. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of X AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals are awarded "X" continuing eduction units (CEU's) which are equal to X contact hours.
Jane Schell, MD, FNKF - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Division of Renal-Electrolyte, University of Pittsburgh.
Nivedita Gunturi, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.
Fred Rubin, MD - Chief, Division of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside; Professor of Medicine , University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used or consumed by patients.
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
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