AMDA's 2018 Annual Conference

Mar 22, 2018 ‐ Mar 25, 2018


Experience the education sessions from the Society's 2018 Annual Conference from the comfort of your own home! 

Education sessions at the annual conference are recorded, synchronized with the audio and presentation PowerPoint handouts, and can be experienced either via online streaming or CD-ROM formats. CME/CMD credits are available for sessions with the online streaming format.

With over 60 educational sessions, it's impossible to attend all the offerings of interest to you that will be presented at the 2018 annual conference. By purchasing the recordings, you can still "attend" the sessions after the conference. Recorded sessions are perfect for sharing education with those in your facility who could not make it to the conference or for catching up on those sessions that you were not able to attend. The Society offers different formats of the recordings so that you can select what is best for you:

  • Conference Recordings Digital Format - Access the 2018 conference sessions from our online website. CME/CMD credits are available for this option.
  • Conference Recordings Multimedia DVD-ROM - Receive the 2018 conference sessions on a CD-Rom that you can view on your computer.
  • Conference Special - Receive both the access to the Digital format and the DVD-ROM of the education sessions. CME/CMD credits are available.


Post-Conference Pricing

  1. Conference Recordings Digital format (CME credit available) or DVD-ROM format (No CME Credit for DVD) $575
  2. Conference Special (Combo of both Digital and DVD-ROM formats) $625

Packages Display Packages

No CME credit is available from the DVD-ROM format.

Sessions Included:

Placeholder Session - Do Not Use - Do Not Delete (Mar 22, 2018 06:00 AM)

Standard: $575.00

Sessions Included:

Placeholder Session - Do Not Use - Do Not Delete (Mar 22, 2018 06:00 AM)

Standard: $625.00

Sessions

Pre-Conference Ticketed Program: Relevant Topics in Practice Management

Mar 21, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Mar 21, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED01-18

Credits: None available.

NO CME/CMD available for this session.

Standard: $20.00

AMDA/CDC/SHEA Infection Prevention in PA/LTC Certificate Course

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: INF1-18

Credits: None available.

Back by popular demand, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) will offer the Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Certificate Course in 2018. Developed in partnership with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the course will address aspects of infection control and prevention that are unique to skilled nursing facilities, which must balance a home-like environment while minimizing the risk of infections. The course will review occupational health concerns in PA/LTC including outbreaks that affect both staff and residents, opportunities to improve antimicrobial use and strategies to reduce the transmission of infections, including multi-drug resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile. Participants who attend this course will earn 10 CME credits and a certificate in Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Certificates will be sent electrically to participants within three weeks of course completion. Participants must attend the course in its entirety to earn a certificate. Please be sure to scan your name badge at the beginning of each concurrent session time slot to verify your attendance. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact AMDA’s education department at education@paltc.org.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe surveillance definitions and recognize differences in applying them in the PA/LTC settings.
  2. Identify opportunities for infection prevention, including those caused by multi-drug resistant organisms, in the PA/LTC settings.
  3. Discuss recognition and response to common outbreaks in the PA/LTC settings.
  4. Apply principles of occupational health and safety to healthcare workers and staff in the PA/LTC settings.
  5. Recognize the need for and opportunities to practice antimicrobial stewardship in the PA/LTC settings.

Speaker(s):
  • Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester
  • Robin Jump, MD, PhD, Physician, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Morgan Katz, MD,MHS
  • David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Director of Long-Term Care, University of Pittsburgh
  • Theresa Rowe, DO, MS, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
  • Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Nimalie Stone, MD, MS, Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Standard: $20.00

Basics of Value-Based Practice (VBP), Program Models, and Clinical Strategies for Success

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH01-18

Credits: None available.

In this session readmissions, length of stay (LOS), advance care planning, and patient/family education will be presented with strategies for positive individual clinician and group practice outcomes/performance. The speakers will discuss provider actions that “influence a good discharge” and the concept of “discharge planning beginning on admission.” This session will explore use of facility resources and home health nursing and provider/practice behaviors that influence positive partnerships with facilities and partners.

Learning Objective:

  1. Describe general concepts of Value Based Purchasing Models and alterations in clinical practice and workflow to ensure success in participation.
  2. Explain the concepts of risk-bearing within VBP models, as well as metrics utilized, data collection, and reporting options.
  3. Discuss the role and Management of Readmission Rates, Advance Directives, and Length of Stay in VBP strategies.
  4. Recognize the importance of Medication Optimization, Facility Partnering, and use of Available Resources in VBP Strategies.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $20.00

Updates in Management of Common Infections in PA/LTC Facilities

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH02-18

Credits: None available.

This session will highlight diagnostic challenges faced by providers when managing common infections (pneumonia, urinary tract infections and Clostridium difficile infections) in PA/LTC facilities, along with providing treatment updates. In addition, speakers will discuss strategies for prevention and early recognition of these infections. The audience will have the opportunity to seek answers for practical questions that they come across in their daily practice while managing common infections. This session will combine short presentations with interactive role-play session, small group case-based discussions, and an interactive panel discussion towards the end of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe various clinical presentations of pneumonia, UTI and CDI in PA/LTC setting.
  2. Discuss the diagnostic challenges for pneumonia, UTI and CDI and the limitations of the available tests.
  3. Demonstrate practical steps that can be taken for prevention and early recognition of the common infections in the PA/LTC facilities.
  4. Review the treatment updates for pneumonia, UTI and CDI.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $20.00

Latest Approaches to Difficult Medical Issues in PA/LTC

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH03-18

Credits: None available.

This popular session, by four experienced speakers from Saint Louis University and the University of North Carolina, will present an intensive session covering current and difficult clinical topic in the care of frail elders in the continuum of care. Topics will reflect best recent medical evidence, evidence-based guidelines, and current health care best practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Consider a multi-faceted approach to manage lower extremity mobility and polysubstance abuse in PA/LTC. 
  2. Discuss treatment options for epilepsy and hepatitis management in PA/LTC. 
  3. Use guidelines for management of anemia and vaccination in PA/LTC. 
  4. Choose appropriate medications for joint pain and osteoporosis in PA/LTC.

Speaker(s):
  • Julie Gammack, MD, CMD, Professor, Saint Louis University
  • Milta Oyola Little, DO, CMD
  • Angela Sanford, MD, CMD, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University
  • Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor, Co-Director, Program on Aging, Sheps Center for HSR, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Standard: $20.00

Telemedicine in PA/LTC: How to do it and do it Well

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH04-18

Credits: None available.

Telemedicine is rapidly becoming a standard of care in modern medicine. By increasing access and responsiveness to care, telemedicine can improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and increase provider, patient, and family satisfaction. Despite these potential benefits, the technology and the requisite changes that it brings are relatively new in the PA/LTC setting. Many health care providers and leaders have expressed the need to build their knowledge and skills to reap the full potential value of this innovation. This half-day workshop will build attendee’s knowledge and skills in the standards for telemedicine care in PA/LTC through engaging lectures, roundtable interactive examples of telemedicine from PA/LTC settings, and facilitated discussions. Learners will leave with practical skills that are needed to “get started,” to advanced skills such as making the financial case for telemedicine in their PA/LTC system, to ensure that their program has the care processes and technology to accomplish their goals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the opportunities to use telemedicine to enhance PA/LTC.
  2. Identify technical and environmental considerations for high quality telemedicine in PA/LTC.
  3. Develop a strategy for establishing telemedicine services in their practice or medical group.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $20.00

The Practical Application of MDS (Minimum Data Set) and Other Available Data to Improve Site-Specific Quality Measure Performance

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH05-18

Credits: None available.

This session will present novel approaches to using a skilled nursing facility's own quality measure data to engage its medical director, unify its healthcare team, and improve quality measure performance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine how to use their Quality Measure data to engage the leadership and accountability of their Medical Director.
  2. Describe novel methods for creating high impact presentations of Quality Measure data.
  3. Use a SNF's Quality Measure data to unify their healthcare team and motivate improved performance.
  4. Dicuss the value of trending, tracking, and visualizing their Quality Measure data as a means to improve Quality Measure scores.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $20.00

Medical CME Item-Writing Workshop: Focus on Medical Direction and Attending Physicians' Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities in PA/LTC

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH06-18

Credits: None available.

The workshop will cover principles for writing CME exam questions ("items"), suggestions for writing realistic and practical items at the appropriate cognitive level, and item writing exercises. Experts will have the chance to not only develop items, but receive instant feedback on how well their items match industry standards, allowing them to edit their items and have them accepted at the workshop. Subject matter experts will be provided the opportunity to learn cross-field item-writing principles which will allow them to write valid questions in a variety of professional and educational settings.

This workshop requires pre-registration to participate. If you are interested in attending or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Suzanne Harris, Director of American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), at cmd@paltc.org by March 21, 2018. Participants will need to bring a laptop to participate in the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Construct multiple-choice items to measure knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  2. Use strategies to avoid technical flaws in item-writing and common item-writing pitfalls.
  3. Apply item-writing principles to add to PA/LTC CME question bank.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $20.00

Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Persons With Dementia in Residential Care: Strategies for Implementing Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Mar 22, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH07-18

Credits: None available.

This session will introduce participants to evidence-based, non-pharmacologic interventions that will expand knowledge and competence regarding strategies to address behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia and improve quality of life. Through three presentations, the interactive session will highlight non-pharmacologic interventions appropriate for the LTC setting with specific strategies for implementation of one, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), into the residential environment. The first presentation focuses on the evidence and options for inter-professional non-pharmacologic interventions with specific attention being devoted to Reminiscence Therapy, Validation Therapy, and Reality Orientation. The second and third presentations will focus on a well-researched non-pharmacologic intervention, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which can be delivered by residential staff at multiple levels of clinical training to address behavioral symptoms and issues in persons with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the evidence for non-pharmacologic interventions for persons with dementia.
  2. Describe criteria for appropriateness to receive non-pharmacologic interventions for persons with dementia.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills gained to introduce Cognitive Stimulation Therapy within the residential care setting.
  4. Implement strategies for integration and evaluation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $20.00

Managing Quality Reporting in PA/LTC Medicine: Strategies for Selecting, Capturing, and Reporting Quality Metrics in Your Practice

Mar 22, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Mar 22, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: TH08-18

Credits: None available.

Quality measures are the largest determinant of your 'value' under all Medicare/Medicaid programs. Beginning with 2017, they determine how all physicians, APNs, and PAs are 'rated'. Those ratings follow you across all employment settings. Understanding how to manage your quality scores is becoming professionally critical. Each practitioner can be enrolled in multiple programs with different reporting requirements. You'll learn about managing quality for different audiences, reporting for regulatory purposes (CMS), and how to improve shared-patient care. This program is designed for clinical and administrative leaders with responsibility for quality reporting and quality strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Select a menu of MIPS Quality Measures that are likely to yield better scores in 2018.
  2. Describe the design of the quality metrics through the APM model, and how to participate.
  3. Discuss how do practices contribute to I-SNP quality?
  4. Identify how AMDA members can redefine PAC and LTC quality that's appropriate for patients, the practitioner, partners, and payors.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $20.00
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