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The 2019 Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine meeting will be held April 25-27 in Pittsburgh, PA. This CME accredited course is a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and the American Geriatrics Society, among other healthcare organizations. More than 400 attendees will attend this course, which focuses on the healthcare challenges related to caring for older adults.
The format of the course includes plenary and keynote sessions, interactive breakout sessions, and presentations by nationally and internationally 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.
This award-winning annual 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:
• “Year in Review,” covering recent advances and controversies
• State of the art updates for most common geriatric conditions and with the approach tailored to each clinical setting, i.e., office, hospital, home, nursing home
• Symposium on the latest updates in geriatric cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure, AFib, aortic stenosis; and our evolving understanding of geriatric hypertension
• New approaches to chronic pain
• Medical marijuana for seniors
• Practical approach to Alzheimer's disease
• Urine retention
• Agony of “da feet”
• Case-based solutions to end of life
For more information about this event, visit the 2019 Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine event page, or learn more by reviewing the event brochure.