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26th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

April 5-7, 2018

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:

  • Recognize and focus on the challenges of caring for frail and older adults
  • Understand the latest updates on common geriatric conditions
  • Incorporate clinical approaches that are both state of the art and feasible to geriatric medicine

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
Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Neil M. Resnick, MD

Jointly sponsored by:

The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging
And University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

This course provides a partnership effort of:

Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and University of Pittsburgh
Allegheny Health Network – Forbes Family Medicine Residency Program
Allegheny Health Network- Department of Medicine
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program of Pennsylvania (GWEP/PA), University of Pittsburgh
Heritage Valley Health System
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Health Plan
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC St. Margaret
Washington Health System’s Geriatrics Fellowship

Continuing Education Credit

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 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
(The 19.25 does not include the 1.5 hour dinner symposium on Thursday.) Thursday=8.25 Friday=7.5 Saturday=3.5)

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

Nursing Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Center for Continuing Education in the Health Science and School of Nursing are collaborating in the development of this educational activity. Nurse participants successfully completing this learning activity (attending the full session, completing and submitting a program evaluation and a CE verification form) may receive up to a maximum of 18.42 contact hours.

Social Work Credit

This program is offered for 20 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.

For more information on conference details and credit offerings, please visit our website:, phone Krystal Golacinski: 412-647-7050, or e-mail us:

The maximum amount of continuing education credit that can be granted for this program is 17 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.


Early registrations will be accepted at a reduced rate through Thursday, March 1, 2018. After March 1, 2018, the registration fee will increase and will be accepted through Sunday, March 31, 2018. 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 1, 2018. 

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