29th Annual Virtual Update in Geriatric Medicine

April 8-9, 2021

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the UPMC 29th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine will be held virtually on April 8-9, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org.

This two-day CME event aims to address the need to make complex, evidence-based clinical decisions when tackling healthcare challenges related to caring for older adults, and to provide evidence-based pearls that can immediately be incorporated into practice.

The format of the course includes plenary and keynote sessions, interactive breakout sessions, and presentations by nationally renowned experts in the field of geriatrics. The course directors are Neil Resnick, MD, chief of the Department of Geriatrics, and Shuja Hassan, MD, medical director of UPMC Canterbury Place, and Lyn Weinberg, MD.

In addition to its nationally renowned experts, this award-winning course has two key aspects:

  • It focuses on common but confounding conditions, those for which research (much done in Pittsburgh) is revealing new approaches with immediate, practical application.
  • It’s delivered by highly regarded clinician-educators and clinician-researchers who have both the experience with these approaches and the ability to teach them effectively.

Course Highlights Include:

  • Tips for de-prescribing high-risk medications by an international expert in Geriatric Pharmacy
  • Updates on COVID-19 in the Post-Acute/Long Term Care population from AMDA’s President and a front-line geriatric physician from University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • “Osteoporosis” by the President of the National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Geriatric Cardiology Symposium featuring authors of AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Elderly
  • Practical tips on Palliative Medicine by the co-developer of the acclaimed “VitalTalk”
  • Pearls on Incontinence by the co-developer of the AHRQ, MDS, and WHO guidelines
  • Strategies for optimizing telemedicine visits for the geriatric patient
  • State of the Art updates on geriatric syndromes, each tailored to relevant clinical settings


Special topics include:

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Pain Management
  • Nephrology
  • Anemia
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious disease in older adults


 As of this year, all registrations must be submitted online. To receive the early registration price, you must register by March 8, 2021. However, we will accept late registrations, that will incur an additional fee, until April 1, 2021. 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.

To register, click here.

For more information about this event, contact Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org or view the event brochure.