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UPMC Physicians and Researchers Present at the 2018 American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting

May 2, 2018

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will host the 2018 Annual Meeting in Orlando from May 2 to 5. UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will be well-represented in poster presentations, panels, case studies, awards, and educational discussions. Some of these presentations include:


Wednesday, May 2


1 p.m.

N. Hemisphere A3/4

Debra K. Weiner, MD

Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Pain Assessment to Target Treatment: The Foundation of Treatment Targeting


1:25 – 2:10 p.m.

Panel Three

Steven Handler, MD

Moving the Site of Care for Seniors: How Do We Move from Demonstrations to Sustainable Models of Care?


2 – 2:45 p.m.

HELP pre-conference-Asia 4

Fred Rubin, MD

HELP at UPMC Shadyside


Thursday, May 3


10:15 – 11 a.m.

N. Hemisphere B-E

Daniel Forman, MD

Community Dwelling Older Adults with Hypertension and a Greater than 2-Year Life Expectance Should Be Treated to Achieve a Target Blood Pressure Of 130/80 mm Hg


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Poster A – Asia 4

Nivedita Gunturi, MD and Amelia Gennari, MD

Patient-Centered Goals of Care: Using the CCM Code Towards Cooperative Goal Setting in the Multimorbid Elderly


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Poster A173 – Asia 4

Ellen M. Whyte, MD, LalithKumar K. Solai, MD, Kevin O’Toole, MD

Geriatric Mental Health Education for Primary Care Providers


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Poster A – Asia 4

Jennifer Hwang, DO, Karthik Kota, MD, and John Naumovski, MD

Nursing Home Exposure Enhances Geriatric Medical Knowledge in Graduate Medical Education


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Oral presentation P12- Asia 4

Daniel Forman, MD

Nitrite Improves Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Coupling and Walking Efficiency in Older Adults


5 – 6 p.m.

Poster B- Atlantic Halls/Pacific C
Mary P. Kotlarczyk, MD, Subashan Perera, PhD, David A. Nace, MD, Neil M. Resnick, MD, Susan L. Greenspan, MD
Identifying Sarcopenia Among Men Living in Long-Term Care Communities

5 – 6 p.m.
Poster B- Atlantic Halls/Pacific C
Mary P. Kotlarczyk, MD and Susan L. Greenspan, MD
Understanding Why Older Adults Opt Out of Osteoporosis Clinical Trials After Screening

5 – 6 p.m.
Poster B37- Atlantic Halls/Pacific C
Woody Chang, MD and Debra Weiner, MD
Don't Be Fooled by the Radiating Pain! A Case of Bias in Avascular Necrosis of the Hip.

5 – 6 p.m.
Poster B100- Atlantic Halls/Pacific C
Woody Chang, MD, and Michelle Rossi, MD
Clinical Video Telehealth Consults as a Method for Optimizing Medications of Veterans Affairs Dementia Patients

Friday, May 4

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Oceanic 1
Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
Selecting Appropriate and Clinically Meaningful Study Outcomes

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Poster C170- Atlantic Halls/Pacific C
Karthik Kota, MD, Woody Chang, MD, and Steven Handler, MD
A Brief Needs Assessment for a Geriatrics Podcast for Housestaff

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Poster C- Atlantic Halls/Pacific C
Sangeeta Rana, MD
Multidisciplinary Care of a Patient with Cowden Syndrome at a Geriatric Center

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Poster D- Atlantic Halls/Pacific C
Benjamin Cahill, MS
Mentor, Daniel Forman, MD
Contact Frequency and Older Adult Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Award Presentations
Friday, May 4

UPMC-affiliated physicians will be honored for their outstanding work progressing the field of geriatric medicine. Neelesh Nadkarni, MD will be honored as the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year. Neil Resnick, MD and Fred Rubin, MD will be accepting the 2018 AGS State Affiliate Achievement Award on behalf of the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (Western Division). These awards will be presented on Friday, May 4 from 8:45 to 9 a.m. in N. Hemisphere B-E.