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UPMC Virtual Events is your source for Tele-Town Halls, UPMC Podcasts, and the Alive & Well Series.

Sign up and let us know the types of virtual events and information that interest you, and check back often for the latest items you may have missed.

Featured Webinars:

Check Your Heart Webinar Series

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is offering free webinars to keep you informed about risk factors for heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy.

Visit the UPMC Check Your Heart webpage for a complete list of webinars.

Upcoming Events

Tele-Town Hall: Center for Perioperative Care

Feb. 7 at 5 PM

UPMC Center for Perioperative Care helps high-risk people get ready for surgery. Perioperative care may help reduce surgical risks and ensure treatment is tailored to a patient’s needs. Join Stephen Esper, MD, anesthesiologist and medical director of UPMC Center for Perioperative Care, to learn more.

How to participate:

Dial 855-962-0996.

Tele-Town Hall: New Innovative Hospital Model at UPMC Lock Haven

Feb. 9 at 5 PM

Join this call to hear Patti Jackson-Gehris, president, UPMC in North Central Pa., Ron Reynolds, president, UPMC Lock Haven, and Jeffrey Muenzer, MD, medical director, emergency medicine, UPMC Lock Haven and UPMC Williamsport, discuss the new care model, the outpatient emergency department, and how UPMC will continue to be an essential health care provider for the community.

How to participate:

Dial 855-962-0996

Thinking About Having a Baby? Prepare your Body Now!

Feb. 13 at 6:30 PM

Optimize your body for healthy childbirth. Find out what you need to know from UPMC experts.

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The Hidden Benefits of Weight Loss in Women

Feb. 16 at 6:30 PM

Taking control of your weight may help you take control of your health. Excess weight can create many health issues for women—difficulty with pregnancy, PCOS, cancer risks, diabetes and heart disease, joint damage, and more.

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Cooking with a Cardiologist

Feb. 23 at 6:00 PM

Join Michael Bosak, MD, and Ashley Zinda, DO, both cardiologists with UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, and Shanna Shultz, RD, LDN, dietitian, for a heart-healthy cooking demonstration paired with nutrition tips and new ingredients to try in your kitchen.

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You Don't have to Live with Shoulder Pain

March 6 at 6:00 PM

Shoulder specialist Casey Kiser, DO, will discuss surgical treatments, and sports medicine provider Bryan Hess, DO, will identify common injuries and prevention techniques.

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Managing Chronic Diabetes in Children

March 14 at 6:30 PM

Children with diabetes have special needs. Find out how to maximize your child's health and avoid hospitalizations from our panel of experts including a pediatric endocrinologist, an outpatient certified diabetes educator, a social worker, and a critical care physician.

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Therapies for a Good Night's Sleep

March 15 at 6:30 PM

Are you getting enough sleep? Learn about normal versus abnormal sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea, with a review of treatments like CPAP and its alternatives.

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Midlife Health for Women

March 21 at 6:30 PM

Women at midlife have a wide range of unique health needs that can affect sexual, emotional, physical, and mental health.

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Kick the Knee Pain

April 18 at 6:00 PM

Knee pain affects all ages and can be a result of injury, arthritis, or other medical conditions. Join Eric Kutz, DO, and Vincent Avallone Jr., DO, to learn more about what causes knee pain and how to relieve it.

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HPV and the Rise in Head and Neck Cancer

April 18 at 6:30 PM

HPV, a cancer-causing virus, is increasingly causing head and neck cancers. Get your questions answered by our expert panel, find out why it's on the rise, and learn about the leading-edge treatments available today.

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What you Need to Know about Vascular Disease

May 2 at 6:00 PM

Learn from UPMC's experts about the various types of vascular diseases including peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, and venous disease, as well as treatment options.

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Stroke Prevention: Know and Understand Your Numbers

May 9 at 6:30 PM

MI, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, hemoglobin A1C—what do these measurements mean? UPMC experts will help you understand so you can optimize your health and reduce your risk of stroke and other health issues.

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Tele-Town Hall

A Tele-Town Hall is a talk show that you listen to on your phone. You can dial in to become part of the audience, or you can stay on the line if we happen to call you. UPMC Tele-Town Hall experts answer your questions about cancer, sports medicine, cardiology, and other specialties. To ask questions, dial *3 to connect with an operator (you won’t become part of the show).


A podcast is a recording that you can download or stream to your personal device and listen to whenever you want. Some UPMC Tele-Town Halls eventually become podcasts, so you won’t miss out if you couldn’t make it the first time.

Alive & Well

The UPMC Alive & Well Series is an ongoing course of free health education discussions, now available virtually. Register online and join the community to learn from UPMC experts about a variety of health and wellness topics.

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