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Annual Network Meeting

The comp code is USDEN2024. When registering for the USDeN Annual Meeting, use this code at checkout to waive the $75 registration fee.

We are pleased to announce the in-person annual meeting of the US Deprescribing Research Network, which will be held in conjunction with the Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting in Boston, MA on May 15, 2024. The USDeN annual meeting is open to all people who are conducting or care about research on deprescribing medications and addressing medication overuse among older adults.

This meeting will comprise a wide-ranging series of sessions and activities that are focused on:

  1. Enhancing skills, providing multidisciplinary perspectives, and offering practical guidance on and opportunities for deprescribing research
  2. Communicating how the network can help you and your research interests
  3. Building collaborations and community among people interested in deprescribing research and how it can be used to improve care for older adults

The meeting speakers and agenda are not yet finalized, but please see the bottom of this page for examples of agendas from the last several years of meetings. The meeting will include a poster session. Encore submissions from research submitted for presentation at SGIM, the American Geriatrics Society, and other meetings are welcome. We will update this page with additional information as it becomes available, including how to submit poster abstracts.

Join us as we build a community of researchers and stakeholders that will generate science, address logistical and safety challenges, and develop infrastructure to promote the conduct and dissemination of research on deprescribing.

Registration:  To register for our USDEN annual meeting, visit the SGIM USDeN annual meeting registration page. The USDeN Annual Meeting Registration is separate from the main SGIM registration process. Please note you will need be prompted to create an SGIM account before completing the USDeN annual meeting registration.

Hotels: For more information on Boston hotels, please visit the SGIM webpage.

2024 USDeN Annual Meeting Agenda



7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast / Registration

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome Address

Cynthia Boyd, MD, MPH – Johns Hopkins University

Michael Steinman, MD – University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco VAHCS

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Address and Fireside Chat: Novel Approaches to Personalizing Deprescribing Interventions

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD – Harvard Medical School

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Mid-AM Break and Morning Snacks

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Moderated Panel:

Achieving Pharmacoequity: The Vital Role of Deprescribing

Moderated by: Utibe Essien, MD, MPH – University of California, Los Angeles

DeLon Canterbury, PharmD, BCGP – GeriatRx and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hyunjin Gina Noh, PhD, MSW – University of Alabama

Nav Persaud, MD, MSc, BA, BSc – University of Toronto 

Stakeholder TBD

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

An Expanding Framework for Understanding the Role of Communication in Deprescribing

Moderated by:  Terri Fried, MD – Yale School of Medicine

Sandra Ko – Caregiver and Community Advocate 

Nancy Schoenborn, MD – Johns Hopkins University

Rick Street, PhD – Texas A&M University

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunch Break

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

USDeN-Sponsored Research Showcase Panel

Moderated by: Amanda Mixon, MD, MSPH and Sandra Simmons, PhD – Vanderbilt University and VA Tennessee Valley Health Care System

Anna Hung, PharmD, PhD, MS – Duke University

Lisa LaRowe, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital

Malinee Neelamegam, PhD – University of North Texas Health Science Center

Hyunjin Gina Noh, PhD, MSW – University of Alabama

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Poster Session (and Mid-Afternoon Snack)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Small-group Breakouts – theme-based discussions and activities to enhance your research, networking, and potential collaborations

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Updates in Deprescribing Research

Amy Linsky, MD, MSc – Boston University and the VA Boston Healthcare System

Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD– Virginia Commonwealth University

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Surprise

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