Annual Network Meeting

USDeN Virtual Meeting Agenda: Thursday, May 27, 2021
(all times Eastern)

11:00 – 11:20 AM

Welcome Address
Cynthia Boyd, MD, MPH and Michael Steinman, MD
Co-PIs, US Deprescribing Research Network

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

How Research Can Drive Real-World Improvement in Deprescribing: A Fireside Chat with Kedar Mate, MD
Kedar Mate, MD
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

12:05 – 12:20 PM


12:20 – 12:55 PM

New USDeN Deprescribing Research

“Deprescribing bisphosphonates in nursing home residents with dementia: an epidemiologic analysis.”
Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“To continue or stop? Surrogates’ perspectives on anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in individuals with dementia.”
Gregory Ouellet, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University

“How do older adults want clinicians to talk about deprescribing?”
Ariel Green, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

12:55 – 1:40 PM
Breakout Groups:
Thematic Interest Conversations and Networking

1:40 – 1:55 PM

Deprescribing from the Patient and Family Perspective
USDeN’s Stakeholder Engagement Core

1:55 – 2:00 PM

Closing Remarks
Cynthia Boyd, MD, MPH and Michael Steinman, MD

The annual network meeting is open to all who are interested in research on deprescribing for older adults, including early-stage investigators, more experienced investigators, and patients, caregivers, health system stakeholders, and policymakers who have a strong interest in advancing scholarship on deprescribing and translating research findings into everyday practice.  The meeting is designed to be interactive so all attendees should be prepared to actively participate. Join the network to get updates about the annual meeting and other upcoming events and opportunities.

Please note that the meeting is NOT designed to provide continuing education on how best to perform deprescribing in clinical practice.  People interested in learning about these topics should refer to our Resources for Clinicians page

Junior Investigator Intensive

Junior investigators are strongly encouraged to apply to participate in an intensive evening session adjacent to the annual meeting. Please note the 2020-2021 cycle is now closed.  Click here for more information »

Join the network to get updates about this program and other network activities. 

Past Meetings

Contact Us