UPMC Virtual Events

UPMC Virtual Events

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.

Upcoming Events

Tele-Town Hall: Flu and Other Vaccines

September 26 at 5:00 p.m.

Free call-in number: 855-962-0996

Join UPMC experts to learn about vaccinations against:

  • Flu (including influenza vaccines for seniors)
  • COVID-19
  • Pneumonia/li>
  • Shingles
  • RSV

How to participate:

Dial in for free from your home or cell phone: 855-962-0996

UPMC Spine Care: We've Got Your Back!

September 27 at 6:30 p.m.

With Jerry Robinson, MD, orthopaedic spine surgeon, UPMC Orthopaedic Care; Brian Bolinger, DO, neurosurgeon, UPMC Neurological Institute; and Sheela Vivekanandan, MD, neurosurgeon, UPMC Neurological Institute.

Not everyone needs spine surgery. In fact, most people with spine pain respond to non-surgical therapies. UPMC orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons will share advances in spine treatment and surgery techniques. Trained and experienced in minimally invasive and complex spine surgical procedures, our physicians are prepared to answer your questions.

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Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Is It Right for You?

October 24 at 6:30 p.m.

With Eric Kutz, DO, orthopaedic surgeon; Jerry Robinson, MD, spine surgeon; Gerald Harkins, MD, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon; and Walid Saad, MD, general surgeon.

Learn about the newest techniques in both robotic and minimally invasive surgeries.

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Is Biologic Therapy a Treatment Option for Your Asthma?

October 25 at 6:30 p.m.

With Joanna Sta. Cruz, MD, pulmonologist, and Nicolas Habib, MD, pulmonologist.

Learn about biologic therapy: what it is, how it works to treat asthma, and who is a candidate.

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Reflux and Hiatal Hernias: Exploring Medical and Surgical Options

November 8 at 6:30 pm

With Paul Kunkel, MD, general surgeon; Anastasius Peter, MD, general surgeon; John Brady, DO, thoracic surgeon; and Ali Abbas, MD, gastroenterologist.

Is your reflux out of control? Could your symptoms be caused by a hiatal hernia? Learn about how to manage your symptoms through medicine and when surgery might correct the problem.

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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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