Update in Internal Medicine

October 22-23, 2020

Each year, the Department of Medicine hosts the Update in Internal Medicine: Advances Changing Practice course. This two-day post-graduate course provides cost-effective continuing education credits on current topics for general internists, family practitioners, medical specialists, and other healthcare professionals throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond. The course is a comprehensive update on major advances in internal medicine as well as a review of various medical-and surgical-related topics impacting daily practice. Participants receive updates on disease perspectives that can affect their specialty practice activities. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based approaches to practical and innovative healthcare delivery, including care pathways that focus on key elements in the diagnosis and management of various diseases. This conference continues to be a respected resource, featuring presentations by highly regarded clinician-educators and researchers.

Since 2008, we have averaged 300 attendees.

The 2020 Update in Internal Medicine course will be held October 22-23, 2020, at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

CME Credit

The Update in Internal Medicine course provides continuing medical education (CME) credits for topics presented. Included in the schedule each year are topics that should meet the Patient Safety/Risk Management criteria.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and designates AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) commensurate with the extent of the physicians’ participation in the course.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. Participants will earn ABIM MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

Healthcare professionals are awarded continuing education units based on contact hours. For nurse practitioners, a breakdown of pharmacotherapeutic contact hours will be provided. For physician assistants, UPMC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to designate AAPA Category 1 credits for activities designed primarily for its own learners and other learners within its network.

Also, each year, applications are submitted to the American Academy of Family Physicians for CME credit and to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2-A credit.