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27th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

April 25-27, 2019

Intent and Objectives

The goal of this award-winning course is to provide an evidence-based approach to help clinicians take exceptional care of older adults.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Provide evidence-based updates for common geriatric disorders
  • Understand how the approach to geriatric care differs by clinical setting
  • Understand innovative new initiatives and programs to improve the care of the older patient
  • Get answers to specific clinical questions from their own practice


Marriott Pittsburgh City Center
112 Washington Place 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for family practitioners, internists, geriatricians, and other health care professionals who provide care to older adults. Previous attendees will also be interested because of the conference’s continually changing topics, speakers and approach.

Course Directors

Shuja Hassan, MD
Neil M. Resnick, MD

Premier Partner 

UPMC Health Plan 

Partnering Institutions

  • Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute 
  • Allegheny Health Network – Forbes Family Medicine
  • Residency Program
  • Heritage Valley Health System
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network
  • University Center for Social and Urban Research
  • UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine Residency Program
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Washington Health System Geriatrics Fellowship

Continuing Education Credit

Types of credit: CME, AAFP, Nursing, Social Work, and ACPE
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the 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 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (The 21.5 includes the 1.5 hour dinner symposium on Thursday.) Thursday = 8.25; Dinner =1.5; Friday = 8; Saturday = 3.75.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Nursing: UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work Credits: This program is offered for 21.5 hours of Social Work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a Council of Social Work Education accredited school and, therefore, a Pennsylvania pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy the requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For more information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-3711. (The 21.5 hours includes the 1.5 hour dinner symposium).

The maximum amount of continuing education credit that can be granted for this program is 19.5 contact hours. Participants must complete the course outcomes assessment, evaluation and credit designation form to receive credit. Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits will be uploaded using the participant’s National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) eMonitor number. (The 19.5 hours includes the 1.5 hour dinner symposium) 


Early registrations will be accepted at a reduced rate through Thursday, March 21, 2019. After March 21, 2019, the registration fee will increase and will be accepted through Sunday, April 21, 2019. Once the online registration system is closed, onsite registrations will be accepted at an additional cost only if space is available. Please call 412-647-8232 to confirm space availability after April 21, 2019.


If you are unable to register online, please submit a request for a paper registration form by emailing