21st Annual Oregon Geriatrics Society Conference

October 2-3, 2020

Virtual conference

Landscape of sun setting behind rolling hills with green fields and a river in the foreground

The Oregon Geriatrics Society conference is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who work with older adults in various care settings. In 2020 the OGS conference will be a live, virtual event. 

OGS 2020 Registration

Register online for the 2020 OGS Conference

Registration deadline: September 28

Friday October 2

8:00 am Welcome/Introduction To The Course - Emily Morgan, MD & Juliana Bernstein, MPAS, PA-C

8:10 The Year In Review: The Latest In Geriatrics Research - Kathleen Drago, MD, FACP

9:00 Transitions Of Care - Jessica Wright, PA

9:50 Break

10:10 So You Have Made a Diagnosis of Dementia-Now What? - Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, FACP and Joseph Quinn, MD

11:10 Keynote – Death With Dignity-Oregon Experience - Charles Blanke, MD, FACP, FASCO

12:10 pm Adjourn

Saturday, October 3

8:00 am Welcome/Announcements - Emily Morgan, MD & Juliana Bernstein, MPAS, PA-C

8:10 Pharmacy Update: What Is in That Pill Box? - Sharon Leigh, PharmD, BCP, Kristen Wendell, PharmD, BCGP, Sheila Gencarelli, PharmD

9:00 Perioperative Evaluation and Management of the Geriatric Surgical Patient - Tessa Collins, MD

9:50 Break

10:10 Under Pressure: Interpretation Of Hypertension Guidelines and Data to Individualize Care For Older Adults - Jessica Weiss, MD, MCR

11:00 Oregon POLST Update: In Time of COVID-19 - Kathleen Drago, MD, FACP

11:30 Final Announcements / Wrapup

11:40 Adjourn

Course fee

Registration fee: $185

Students, residents and fellows $0 - contact Mary Olhausen  for a discount code

To help meet administrative costs, a $25 service charge will be assessed on refund requests received by September 28; no refunds can be issued after that date.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and the Oregon Geriatrics Society.  The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 6 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine.  The CMD Program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.


AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.


The American Osteopathic Association states CME programs sponsored through organizations that are AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™accredited, or AAFP-approved, are eligible for AOA Category 2 CME Credit.


The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for certification. 

Oregon Long-Term Care Administrators Board

The Oregon Long-Term Care Administrators Board Licensing Office approves this course for 7.5 general hours.

Washington Board of Nursing Home Administrators

Washington State Department of Health may accept courses that meet the standards of relevance to specific practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Oregon Community-Based Care Administration Board

The State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Human Services, approves this conference for CEU’s.


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For purpose of re-licensure Oregon State Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME. (OAR 851-050-0142).

Oregon Board of Pharmacy

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy recognizes specific Continuing Medical Education (CME), related to pharmacy topics, and designated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, to be applicable toward pharmacist and technician Continuing Education (CE) credit requirements.  Many credentialing entities accept as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to specific practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Other providers who can accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™:  Nurse Practitioners; Registered Nurses; Physician Assistants; Certified Nurse Midwives; Licensed Social Workers.
If you have any doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, contact your Board.


For questions about your registration email cme@ohsu.edu. For all other questions about the event, contact Mary Olhausen at omary52@comcast.net.