Primary Care: Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

Primary Care: Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Mon Nov 06, 2023 - Thu Nov 09, 2023
7:30am-12:50pm EST
Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina
Live Webinar
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Live Webinar Access Information

Webinars are held via zoom and the Wednesday prior to the conference start date, an email will be sent with the zoom link.

Presented By


  • Gary H. Oberlender, M.D., F.A.C.P (Learn More)
    Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Senior Evaluations, LLC, Charlotte, NC
  • Mary Chester Wasko (Learn More)
    Dr. Mary Chester M. Wasko is Emeritus Professor at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She retired in 2022 after 32 years of practice as fulltime faculty, first at the University of Pittsburgh, then AHN. She has taught trainees at all levels throughout her career. While she was Division Director at AHN, Dr Wasko oversaw the successful initiation of a fellowship training program to help address the national shortage of rheumatologists. As a clinician scientist, she has had external funding from the NIH, American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation to study the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis. She directed numerous clinical trials evaluating new biologic agents for the treatment of RA. Currently she is preparing to begin parttime rheumatology work at a Federally Qualified Health Center in North Carolina near her hometown. She and her husband will be moving there from Pittsburgh in early 2024.

Course Outline

Date Session Time Speaker # Topic
11/6/2023 1-1 7:30am-8:30am Oberlender 47 Delirium in the Elderly – Current Concepts
1-2 8:35am-9:35am Oberlender 48 Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia in Seniors
1-3 9:40am-10:40am Wasko 394 Clinical approach to rheumatology
1-4 10:45am-11:45am Oberlender 49 Advanced Nutritional Assessment and Therapy
1-5 11:50am-12:50pm Wasko 393 Diagnostic testing in rheumatic diseases
11/7/2023 2-1 7:30am-8:30am Wasko 396 RA
2-2 8:35am-9:35am Oberlender 50 Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D in Seniors
2-3 9:40am-10:40am Wasko 397 SLE
2-4 10:45am-11:45am Oberlender 51 Sensible Approaches to Geriatric Infections
2-5 11:50am-12:50pm Oberlender 52 Geriatric Depression: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
11/8/2023 3-1 7:30am-8:30am Oberlender 273 Sensible Prescribing Practices for the Elderly
3-2 8:35am-9:35am Wasko Misc. Rheum Topics: Sjogren, Raynaud, Myositis, Scleroderma
3-3 9:40am-10:40am Oberlender 53 Contemporary Issues in End-of-Life Care
3-4 10:45am-11:45am Wasko 398 Spondyloarthropathies
3-5 11:50am-12:50pm Wasko 395 Crystalline diseases
11/9/2023 4-1 7:30am-8:30am Wasko 399 Vasculitis
4-2 8:35am-9:35am Wasko 400 Rheumatic Disease Emergencies Pt 1
4-3 9:40am-10:40am Oberlender 54 A Practical Approach to Falls and Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly
4-4 10:45am-11:45am Wasko 436 Rheumatic Disease Emergencies Pt 2
4-5 11:50am-12:50pm Oberlender 55 Improving Communication Skills in Medical Practice



American Medical Seminars, Inc. designates these live activities for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-US Licensed Physicians

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in these CME activities are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.


PAs may claim a maximum of 20 Category 1 Credits for completing these activities. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) also accepts continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Accreditation Statement 

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      • Register by October 5, 2023 to take advantage of preferred rates
      • Discount self parking fee of $15

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