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UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Maureen Hewko 412-623-5993
Marriott Pittsburgh City Center
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112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Better understand why care in the elderly should differ from that in younger persons, and why the presentation of disease in the elderly is often atypical.
  • Apply a geriatric approach to common syndromes including dementia, depression, delirium and osteoporosis.
  • Assess and manage neurological disease in the elderly, including Parkinson’s disease, stroke and perform an appropriate neurological exam in an older person.

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
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Senior Markets
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Neil M. Resnick, MD
Thomas Detre Professor of Medicine and
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC

Continuing Medical Education

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 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 2.0 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 20.0 contact hours.  A maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or .10 CEUs will be awarded for attendance at the dinner presentation.



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