2021 Update in Internal Medicine (UIM) Virtual: Advances Changing Practice

October 21-22, 2021

Update in Internal Medicine


On behalf of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine, we invite you to join us for the 2021 Update in Internal Medicine (UIM): Advances Changing Practice course.

The course provides a comprehensive update on major advances in internal medicine as well as a review of various medical-and surgical-related topics impacting daily practice from a panel of nationally recognized faculty. Participants also receive updates on disease practice activities. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based approaches to practical and innovative healthcare delivery, including care pathways that emphasize key elements in the diagnosis and management of various diseases. The course fosters the cooperation, coordination, and collaboration of professionals of different medical specialties in delivering cost-effective, patient-centered care.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID19 requirements, and feedback from attendees, the Department of Medicine has decided to offer this course virtually this year. Our goal for the virtual event is to continue to offer our participants a safe environment to obtain a comprehensive update on the major advances in internal medicine, while earning continuing education credits and learning from highly regarded clinicians, educators, and researchers. 

See full agenda here.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for by general internists, family practitioners, advanced practice providers, physicians assistants, nurses/nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other health care professionals.

Course Directors

  • Amar Bansal, MD, FASN
  • Barbara Barnes, MD, MS
  • Kathryn Berlacher, MD, MS
  • Mehret Birru-Talabi, MD, PhD
  • Michael Donahoe, MD
  • Daniel Glunk, MD, FACP
  • Lara Groetzinger, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Christiane Hadi, MD, MPH, MSc
  • Reena A. Karnik, MD
  • Amanda Lenhard, MD
  • Janet Leung, MD
  • Rebecca Lutheran, DNP FNP-C
  • Cassie Myers, CRNP
  • Anthony J. Pinevich, MD, MBA, FACP
  • Benjamin Reynolds, PA-C
  • Karen Selk, DO 
  • Francis Solano, MD
  • Terence Starz, MD
  • Patrick Strollo, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM

Continuing Medical Education

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, ACPE, and AAPA Category 1 CME. 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.

In support of improving patient care, 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 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn ABIM MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ as AOA Category 2 credit. Reporting of CME earned from an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ activity to the AOA is the responsibility of the physician.

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

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 14.75 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)

This knowledge-based activity provides 7.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Health Care Professionals

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.


Registration is available here. For more information, contact Jenna Ferguson at domuim@upmc.edu.