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Fall Program 2016 – Natural Evolution of Telemedicine for Care of the Elderly

savethedateNovember 1
The University Club
123 University Place Pittsburgh PA 15260
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Moderator
Namita Ahuja, MD
Sr. Medical Director, Medicare and Geriatric Programs
UPMC Health Plan
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine


Panel Presentation featuring

 

Jack Cahalane, PhD, MPH
Chief, General Adult Service Line
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, UPMC Health System

 

Steven M. Handler, MD, PhD, CMD
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Department of Biomedical Informatics;
Chief, Medical Informatics Officer,
UPMC Community Provider Services

 

Andrew Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS
Chief Medical Information Officer
International and Commercial Services;
Medical Director, UPMC Telemedicine;
Medical Director, Center for Connected Medicine

 

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Caring At The End Of Life

http://caring-at-the-end-of-life.com

Caring During Serious IllnessMost patients who live with serious illness will spend more than a few days in a hospital or nursing home, or at home in the care of hospice professionals. These patients (and their family members) will typically need to make a number of important decisions about the kinds of medical treatment that is provided in this time. Authored by James M. Hoefler, PhD, Professor of political science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, this website is devoted to providing patients and their loved ones with advice about these decisions, offered by Clinical Advisors whose unique perspectives derive from devoting  their professional lives to caring for patients with serious illness.

This project was completed in collaboration with public broadcasting station WITF (Harrisburg, PA) as part of WITF’s Transforming Health initiative. The project was funded by Dickinson College with additional support from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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25th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine – April 6-8, 2017

Mark Your Calendar

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25th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

APRIL 6-8, 2017
Marriott City Center Pittsburgh, PA

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

Multiple credit offerings include: CME, AAFP, Nursing and ACPE and Risk

Program details will be posted as they become available.
Check this site periodically.

Brochure to be mailed in January!
For additional details, contact UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences at (412) 647-8232.

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2016 Controversies in Geriatric Medicine – The Difficult Daughter

Panel for the evening included: (l to r) Timothy Patton, DO; James O’Toole, MD; Amelia Gennari, MD; Moderator Fred Rubin, MD; James Byron, MA; and Case Presenter Syeda Arabi, MD

Panel for the evening included: (l to r) Timothy Patton, DO; James O’Toole, MD;
Amelia Gennari, MD; Moderator Fred Rubin, MD; James Byron, MA; and
Case Presenter Syeda Arabi, MD

The Herberman Conference Center, Pittsburgh, PA hosted over 45 attendees at the 2nd annual “Controversies in Geriatric Medicine” program held June 16, 2016. The program was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division, the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, Optum, Sanofi, University of Pittsburgh, University Center for Social and Urban Research, and The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

 

Fred Rubin, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Chief of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside, served as moderator. Dr. Rubin is also the President of the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division.

 

The program presented the case of an elderly patient with severe dementia who is bedbound and nourished via gastrostomy, and is frequently hospitalized.

The complex management of the patient is made more challenging by the need to negotiate every step with a difficult family member.

Syeda Arabi, MD, geriatric medicine fellow, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, presented the case. Physicians who treated the patient served as the panel presenters and addressed the management of the patient from their individual perspectives. Dynamic and lively discussion from panelists and audience members added to the program, with overall course comments being exceptional.

 

The society would like to thank the following guest faculty for providing their expertise and stimulating discussion: Jason Byron, MA, Manager of Medical Ethics at UPMC, Co-Chair of the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Ethics Committee; Amelia Gennari, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Medical Director, UPMC Senior Care-Shadyside, Director of Ambulatory Care, Division of Geriatrics, UPMC; James O’Toole, MD, Director of Wound Care, UPMC Shadyside, Associate Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery, UPMC; and Timothy Patton, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh.

 

The program is one of many educational offerings hosted by the Society throughout the year. Membership is open to all healthcare professionals interested in improving the health and well-being of all older persons.

James O’Toole, MD discusses treatment plans for pressure ulcers

James O’Toole, MD discusses treatment plans for pressure ulcers

Jason Byron, MA discusses how to deal with difficult and challenging family members.

Jason Byron, MA discusses how to deal with difficult and challenging family members.

Attendees at the 2016 Controversies in Geriatric Medicine Program.

Attendees at the 2016 Controversies in Geriatric Medicine Program.

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Upcoming Educational Programs

24th Annual PMDA Symposium – October 14-15
Hotel Hershey

Additional information


November 2016 Fall Program – planning is underway.

Visit the website periodically for updates.


2017 Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

April 6 – 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA

 

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