Controversies in GERIATRIC MEDICINE
June 16, 2016
Herberman Conference Center
5150 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Registration & Reception ~ 6:00 pm
Dinner and Program
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
The Difficult Daughter
Presented by Syeda Arabi, MD
Moderated by Fred Rubin, MD
An 84-year-old woman with severe dementia who is bedbound and nourished via gastrostomy lives with her daughter, but is frequently hospitalized. Her complex management is made more challenging by the need to negotiate every step with her very difficult daughter. A panel of the physicians who treat her will discuss management from their individual perspectives, and invite audience participation.
Jason Byron, MA – Manager of Medical Ethics at UPMC, Co-Chair of the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Ethics Committee. Mr. Byron will discuss how to deal with difficult and challenging family members.
Amelia Gennari, MD — Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Medical Director, UPMC Senior Care-Shadyside; Director of Ambulatory Care, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UPMC. Dr. Gennari will discuss the patient’s present situation.
James O’Toole, MD — Director of Wound Care UPMC Shadyside; Associate Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery UPMC Shadyside. Dr. O’Toole will discuss treatment plans for pressure ulcers, based on patient characteristics and pressure ulcer stage.
Timothy Patton, DO— Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. Dr. Patton will discuss the management of bullous pemphigoid.
This program is COMPLIMENTARY for Members, but Registration is Required.
Guests are welcome at a fee of $35.00.
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Nadine Popovich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 321-5030
This program is sponsored by:
University of Pittsburgh, University Center for Social and Urban Research
The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences