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7th Annual Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Symposium Thursday, October 19, 2017

The 7th Annual AKI Symposium will be held Thursday, October 19 at the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower Conference Room S120.

UPMC experts across several divisions and departments will come together to discuss the latest in acute kidney injury research, further collaboration, patient advocacy, and education.

The symposium will include scientific presentations and posters from UPMC faculty as well as keynote speeches from guest faculty.

Registration begins at 7:30 am, and the conference adjourns at 4 p.m.

View the full agenda here.

 

2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting — live surgical presentation on Tuesday, October 10

For those attending the 2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, be sure to visit the Demonstration Theater for a live surgical presentation on Tuesday, October 10, 2:00-2:30 p.m.:

Endoscopic and Endoscopic Assisted Skull Base Surgery

Operating Surgeon: Paul Gardner, MD, UPMC

Moderator: Garni Barkhoudarian, MD

This live surgical presentation is available to 2017 CNS attendees only.

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly 2017 — Oct. 12-15, Denver

The UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation will be well-represented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly 2017 in Denver, Co. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:

Michael Munin, MD

(Preconference Course) Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Spasticity: Improving Assessment and Maximizing Intervention Options
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 708-712
Wed. Oct. 11 – 8am-5pm

Ultrasound Guidance for Lower Limb Chemodenervation Procedures
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 4EFThurs. Oct. 12 – 8am-11am

US as an Extension of EMG/NCV
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 702-706
Fri. Oct 13 – 10am-11:15am

Learning Center: Chemodenervation – Chemodenervation of the Upper Limb
Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D
Sat. Oct. 14 – 10:30am-12pm

Ultrasound Guidance for Head and Neck Chemodenercation Procedure
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 4EF
Sat. Oct. 14 – 2pm-5pm

Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, MD

Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Treatment in Osteoarthritis Office-Based Application
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 4AB
Wed. Oct. 11 – 2pm-5pm

Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Treatment in Osteoarthritis Office-Based Application
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 4EF
Fri. Oct. 13 – 8am-11am

Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD

Positioning Physiatry in the Care Continuum, Part 1
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 702-706
Thurs. Oct. 12 – 2pm-3:30pm

Personalized Medicine in Cognitive Rehabilitation: How to Approach Challenging Cases of Delirium, Dementia and Agitation
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 2B
Fri. Oct. 13 – 10am-11:15am

Michael Boninger, MD

Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD

Positioning Physiatry in the Care Continuum, Part 2
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 702-706
Thurs. Oct. 12 – 3:45pm-5:15pm

Kentaro Onishi, DO

The Great Debate. What the Evidence Shows in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 601-603
Thurs. Oct. 12 -9:30am-11am

Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography – Emerging Technologies Beyond Grayscale Ultrasound
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 601-603
Fri. Oct. 13 – 2pm-3:15pm

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD

The Cellular and Systemic Effects of Exercise on the Aging Spine and Musculoskeletal System
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 605
Fri. Oct. 13 – 4pm-5:30pm

Marissa Pfoff, MD
Leading in Research: Pain and Spine Medicine Podium Session
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room 705
Fri. Oct. 13 – 8am-9:15am

2017 AAPM&R Resident Posters

Resident(s) Collaborator Title
Geoff Henderson Amanda Harrington, MD New Onset Upper Extremity Weakness in a Woman with Pre-Existing Paraplegia: A Case Report
Geoff Henderson Andrew D. Althouse, PhD, Kelly Allsup, BS, and Daniel E. Forman, MD Is Cardiac Rehabilitation Useful for Cardiovascular Disease Patients Who are Frail?
Mark Linsenmeyer Gary Galang, MD Disorders of Consciousness due to Anoxic Brain Injury: a Case Series of 8 Patients
Mark Linsenmeyer Julie Lanphere, DO Management of Severe Autonomic Instability in a Patient with Multiple System Atrophy and a Concurrent Blood Pressure Cap: a Case Report
Marissa Pavlinich William Anderst, PhD, Tom Gale, MS, Kris Gongaware, Michael Schneider, PhD DC Intervertebral Kinematics in the Cervical Spine Before, During and After High Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation
Brittni Micham Julie Lanphere, DO Anton-Babinski Syndrome Diagnosed During Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Case Report
Brittni Micham Amanda Harrington, MD Heterotopic Ossification Treated with Etridronate for Eight Years: A Case Report
Alyssa Neph John Horton, MD Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula- a Diagnostic Dilemma
Allison Schroeder Kentaro Onishi, DO Utility of Dynamic Sonographic Examination and Intervention in the Management of Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Osteoarthritis in the Context of Partial Fibulectomy: A Case Report
Steph Schaaf Dr. Sowa/Dr. Cortazzo Association of Clinical Characteristics and Response to Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections in Subjects with Axial Low Back Pain
Steph Schaaf Dr. Stepanczuk Vertebral Artery Dissection and Stroke in a Female Marathon Runner

2017 UPMC Lung Transplant Conference — Oct. 4-6

The UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Division of Lung Transplant/Lung Failure) and Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, along with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, are hosting the 2nd Annual UPMC Lung Transplant Symposium from Wednesday, Oct. 4, to Friday, Oct. 6. The conference will include a mini ECMO simulation lab, a donor heart/lung procurement wet lab, and didactic sessions led by a variety of lung transplant experts.

Join us at the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 4.

UPMC Presbyterian University Hospital
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Topics Will Include

• 2,000 Thoughts on 2,000 Lung Transplants

• Latest Developments in Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

• Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as Bridge to Transplant

• Patient Perspective

• Post-Operative Challenges

• Special Populations

Registration

Register at https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf. For more information, visit UPMC.com/LungTransplantConference or contact the Conference Coordinator, Angela Kinnunen, via email at kinnunenae@upmc.edu or by telephone at 412-648-6342.

American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar Series on Zika Virus featuring Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD — Jan. 10, 2017

Recognizing Microcephaly and Other Presentations of Zika Virus Syndrome
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. ET
Registration is required.

Dial-In Information
Phone: 844-216-1726
Conference ID: 18985179
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/viw68r9pls12&eom

Description
Over the past year, congenital Zika virus syndrome has captured the attention of the world because of the devastating effects it can have on infants’ development. In recognition that pediatricians (primary care providers, clinicians, and subspecialists) will require support and guidance, the American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome was created. During the first webinar in this series, expert speakers will provide an overview of the neurodevelopmental manifestations of congenital Zika virus syndrome. Experts will also describe how to monitor symptomatic and asymptomatic infants, including how to collaborate with specialists to ensure a continuum of care.

Speakers
Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP
Dr Houtrow is pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician and health services researcher.  She is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She directs the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship and is the Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Services and the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr Houtrow’s main clinical focus is caring for children with disabling conditions to help to improve functioning and quality of life to the greatest degree possible. Her research focuses on improving how children with disabilities and their families access health care to optimize health care delivery.

Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Trevathan is a child neurologist, an epidemiologist, and a public health leader, who is internationally known for his expertise in childhood epilepsy, disorders of the developing brain, developmental disabilities, and birth defects. Trevathan is a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and a pediatric neurologist at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Dr Trevathan has held a number of senior leadership positions in academia and in government. He has served as Executive Vice President and Provost at Baylor University; Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University; Director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO; and Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Additional Information
Please email DisasterReady@aap.org with any questions prior to the webinar.

 

 

Register for the 23rd Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19, 2014 – Registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine, March 26–28, 2015.

This award-winning CME conference is designed to help clinicians provide exceptional care for their older patients. Its structure, speakers, and content have been specifically chosen to provide state-of-the-art yet pragmatic approaches to the most common and confounding conditions clinicians face. The conference attracts more than 500 attendees annually.

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 also will be interested because of the conference’s continually changing topics, speakers, and approach.

Location
Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

To register online, please visit the Upcoming Events page at the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and click the ‘23rd Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine′ link.

Better Quality of Life: Brain Stimulation For Movement Disorders, OCD, and Epilepsy

PITTSBURGH, July 7, 2014 – Better Quality of Life: Brain Stimulation For Movement Disorders, OCD, and Epilepsy will be held at the University Club in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Friday, September 19, 2014.

This course will provide an overview of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), including discussions of patient selection, surgery and expected outcomes, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. The recently FDA-approved Responsive Neurostimulation System (RNS) for epilepsy also will be reviewed. Preoperative evaluation and postoperative management will be considered, and new developments and technologies will be highlighted. Interactive sessions will include case presentations from faculty and patient perspectives. Participants also are encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion.

Who Should Attend
Neurologists, psychiatrists, internal medicine and family practice referring physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and others involved in the management of treating tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and epilepsy. This course is also open to the general public.

Location
The University Club at the University of Pittsburgh
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Course Director
R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery
Director, Brain Modulation Laboratory

To view the full course brochure, or to register online, please visit the Upcoming Events page at the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, and click the ‘Better Quality of Life: Brain Stimulation For Movement Disorders, OCD, and Epilepsy′ link.

Continuing Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 6.0 contact hours.

Save the Date: Stroke Update 2014

PITTSBURGH, July 7, 2014 – Stroke Update 2014 will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Friday, September 5, 2014.

This conference will cover the identification, management, and treatment of stroke in young adults, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracerebral swelling. Clinical applications for telemedicine and the benefits of telestroke also will be discussed.

Who Should Attend
This conference is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventionalists, emergency medicine physicians, family practitioners, internists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pre-hospital personnel, and hospital administrators.

Location
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Course Directors
Tudor G. Jovin, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, UPMC Stroke Institute
Department of Neurology

Lori M. Massaro, MDN, CRNP
Clinical Supervisor
UPMC Stroke Institute
Department of Neurology

Ashutosh P. Jadhav, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
UPMC Stroke Institute
Department of Neurology

To view the full course brochure, or to register online, please visit the Upcoming Events page at the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and click the ‘Stroke Update 2014′ link.

Continuing Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 6.5 contact hours.

Nursing: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program is awarded 6.5 contact hours. Participants must attend the entire day and complete an evaluation form to be awarded a certificate and 6.5 contact hours.

UPMC Orthopaedic Surgeon to Co-Direct AAOS Course on Preparing for Healthcare Reform

PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2014 – The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is hosting Shifting Volume to Value: Preparing your Practice for Healthcare Reform June 5–6, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Now in its third year, this course offers practical tools for success in a changing health care environment. Experts who shape health care policy will present on the value-based shifts in health care reform as they relate to orthopaedic practices. Orthopaedic surgeons, hospital administrators, medical directors, service line managers, quality managers, government or regulatory officials, healthcare purchasers, payers, or insurance executives, orthopaedic practice executives, and healthcare policy community members are encouraged to attend.

Anthony M. DiGioia III, MD, medical director of the Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, will co-direct this two-day course with Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, from UCSF Medical Center.

Pitt, UPMC to Serve as the First U.S. Host of Global Health Conference

PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2014 – The biennial All Together Better Health conference will hold its first U.S. meeting in Pittsburgh this June to highlight the latest research on interprofessionalism and team-based health care delivery. The international conference serves as a forum for health system executives, educational leaders and policy makers to share new studies and shape the future of the health care workforce.

More than 500 research projects from 27 countries will be presented on the topics of interprofessional practice and education, an evolving concept in health care that uses a team approach to efficiently provide the best and most cost-effective care to each patient. UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences are at the forefront of developing and implementing new models of interprofessional care.

“Teamwork is emerging as a critical strategy to improve outcomes and lower health care costs in the U.S. and around the globe,” said Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., director of Pitt’s Health Policy Institute. “We are pleased to serve as host for this important event, where participants will take stock of the latest research on new models of interprofessional care.”

Co-hosted by Pitt and The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education from June 6 to 8 on and around the University of Pittsburgh campus, this will be the seventh All Together Better Health conference. Past conferences have been held in Sydney, Vancouver and London, among others.

Sir David Nicholson, who stepped down March 31 as chief executive officer of England’s National Health Service, the world’s largest publicly funded health care system, will give the keynote address, providing his view on interprofessional care from both the payer and provider perspectives.

Steven Shapiro, M.D., UPMC’s chief medical and scientific officer; Mark A. Wagner, M.D., executive dean of education at Mayo Clinic; and Barbara Brandt, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota, will give the opening plenary session on advancing interprofessionalism in the U.S.

Pitt and UPMC were recently selected as a joint innovation incubator site for the National Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. The center is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and charged with identifying ways to improve health, enhance patient care and control costs through interprofessional practice and education.

“As we transition from a payment system based on volume to value-based reimbursement under the Affordable Care Act, optimizing our health care workforce will be essential to improving access and controlling health costs,” said Mr. James, who served as 25th Pennsylvania secretary of health and is professor of health policy and management in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health. “To achieve this goal, providers are innovating at a furious pace to develop approaches that allow all health professionals to practice to the full extent of their training and education. With expansion of electronic health records and other new technologies, care teams – including doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physical therapists and others – have new tools to enhance collaboration.”

“In the rapidly changing practice environment, we need to ensure that research and evaluation of new interprofessional models is being fed back to health sciences schools to inform our curriculum. This feedback loop will help educational institutions train a collaboration-ready health care workforce,” said Susan Meyer, Ph.D., associate dean for education and professor in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, and chair of the Pitt Working Group on Interprofessional Education.

Discounted rates for early registration to All Together Better Health VII are available through Friday, April 25.

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