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P – Pharmacy
PT – Pharmacotherapeutic
PS/RM – Patient Safety/Risk Management

Course Agenda

Updated as of 9/7/2021

Thursday, October 21

7:00 AMTechnical Support and Virtual Exhibits Open
7:55 AMConference WelcomeMark Gladwin, MD
8:00 AMCOVID-19 for the Long-HaulersMichael Risbano, MD, MA
8:40 AMApproach to the Adult Patient with Suspected Neuromuscular DiseaseDavid Lacomis, MD
9:20 AMBreak
9:25 AMCOPD Management P, PTFrank Sciurba, MD, FCCP
10:05 AMBreak
Virtual Exhibitors Virtual Exhibit Hall
UPMC Physician Journal: A Video News MagazinePre-Recorded Video
Live Video Chat: Attendee NetworkingVideo Chat
10:35 AMBreakout Sessions

A

Mild to Moderate OSA: Alternatives to CPAPMazen El Ali, MD

B

Office Based Thyroid Disorders: Diagnosis and MonitoringElena Morariu, MD, ECNU

C

Gender Affirming Primary CareSarah Tilstra, MD, MS

D

Anticoagulation Management in the Obese Patient P, PT, PS/RMJames Coons, PharmD, FCCP, FACC, BCCP
11:15 AMUpdate on Vaccinations P, PT Donald Middleton, MD
11:55 AMLunch
Visit the Exhibit Hall!Virtual Exhibit Hall
12:50 PMRacial Disparities in Health CareUtibe Essien, MD, MPH
1:30 PMLysis, Thrombectomy, and Filters: Advanced Interventions for Extremity Thrombotic Disease P, PTRabih Chaer, MD
2:10 PMBreak
2:15 PMMedicine Made Ridiculously Simple Presentation:
Ascites Made Ridiculously Simple
Michael Simonson, MD
2:25 PMHFrEF Therapy: Current Hospital Care Standards and Beyond P, PTJessica Harris Huston, MD
3:05 PMBreak
Virtual Exhibitors Virtual Exhibit Hall
UPMC Physician Journal: A Video News MagazinePre-Recorded Video
Live Video Chat: Attendee Networking Video Chat
3:25 PMMedicine Made Ridiculously Simple Presentation:
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Made Ridiculously Simple
Lauren Mendelson, MD
3:35 PMUpdate on the Management of Esophageal DisordersKevin McGrath, MD
4:15 PMNon-Surgical Approaches to Low Back PainChristopher Standaert, MD

Friday, October 22

7:00 AMTechnical Support and Virtual Exhibits Open
8:00 AMApproach to the Patient with Pulmonary NodulesDaniel Dunlap, MD
8:40 AMHome Based Health CareMichael Boninger, MD
9:20 AMBreak
9:25 AM(Live Webinar) The Obesity Epidemic: Common Solutions Across the Specialties P, PT

Note: This session is a live panel discussion. Questions should be submitted via the session chat box in Pathable. There will not be an optional live Q&A following.
Aryan Narayan Aiyer, MD
Amar Bansal, MD, FASN
Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD
Esra French, MD, MBA, ECNU
Mark Gladwin, MD
10:25 AMBreak
Virtual Exhibitors Virtual Exhibit Hall
UPMC Physician Journal: A Video News MagazinePre-Recorded Video
Live Video Chat: Attendee NetworkingVideo Chat
10:35 AMBreakout Sessions

A

Difficult Goals of Care ConversationsKarl Bezak, MD

B

Role of Preventive Medicine in the Very Elderly Population P, PTKaren Glasser Scandrett, MD, MPH

C

Outpatient Telemedicine with LearnersTanya Nikiforova, MD, MS

D

Opportunities to Decrease Low Value Prescribing P, PT, PS/RMThomas Radomski, MD, MS
11:15 AMCurrent Approach to Advanced Stage Lung Cancer P, PTTaofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD
11:55 AMLunch
Visit the Exhibit Hall!Virtual Exhibit Hall
12:50 PMDementia: Diagnosis and Possible Therapy? P, PT Oscar Lopez, MD, FAAN
1:30 PMPhysician Wellness: What Have We Learned So Far?Jennifer Berliner, MD
2:10 PMBreak
2:15 PMMedicine Made Ridiculously Simple Presentation:
Aortic Stenosis Made Ridiculously Simple
Anna LaRosa, MD
2:25 PMCOVID-19 Therapeutics: Chaos to Evidence for a Pandemic P, PTErin McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
3:05 PMBreak
Virtual Exhibitors Virtual Exhibit Hall
UPMC Physician Journal: A Video News MagazinePre-Recorded Video
Live Video Chat: Attendee NetworkingVideo Chat
3:25 PMMedicine Made Ridiculously Simple Presentation:
Trachs Made Ridiculously Simple
Blair Stone, MD
3:35 PMHealth Coaches: Patient Selection and EffectivenessEllen Beckjord, PhD, MPH
4:15 PMThought Barriers to Understanding Rheumatic DiseasesTerence Starz, MD
4:55 PMConference AdjournMichael Donahoe, MD