Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:45am - 5:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 0.0

Additional fee session
Not available for CME/CE Credit        

We are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) – 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:

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

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. The meeting will include a Junior Investigator Intensive evening session.  Applications for the Junior Investigator Intensive, travel scholarships, and more information about the meeting and the network’s activities are available at

8:30 AM Welcome Address:  Structure, Goals and Vision for the US Deprescribing Network
Cynthia Boyd, MD and Michael Steinman, MD
9:15 AM Keynote Address 
Cara Tannenbaum, MD
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM USDeN Pilot Studies
Presentations with panel discussion
11:30 AM Key Opportunities & Pitfalls in Deprescribing Research 
Question-driven, facilitated discussion 
12:15 PM Lunch Break
1:15 PM Updates in deprescribing funding opportunities with Q/A
Marcel Salive, MD, Project Officer, National Institute of Aging
1:30 PM Updates in Deprescribing Research 
2:30 PM Concurrent small group discussions
  • Methods in Deprescribing Research – Developing High Priority Outcome Measures 
  • Stakeholder Engagement in Deprescribing Research 
  • Implementation Challenges in Deprescribing Interventions
3:30 PM Afternoon Break
3:45 PM Poster Session
4:45 PM Closing Remarks
6:00-9:00 PM Junior Investigator Intensive