AMDA's 2016 Annual Conference

Mar 17, 2016 ‐ Mar 20, 2016

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Release Date: 06/2016       Valid Through: 06/30/2019

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AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 116 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDA Certification Program (AMDCP) Credit Designation
This enduring material has been pre-approved by the American Board for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 116 credit hours toward certification/recertification as a Certified Medical Director in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (CMD). 75 hours have been designated as Management education and 41 hours have been designated as Clinical education. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

As an ACCME accredited provider of CME, AMDA adheres to all elements of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. Individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity were required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to AMDA. Disclosures were reviewed by the AMDA Education Department to identify any conflicts of interest and methods of conflict resolution were conducted for each of the identified conflicts. Individual presenter’s disclosures can be found within the CME information for each session.

AMDA wishes to gratefully acknowledge the Program Planning Committee for their dedication to AMDA education and the 2016 Annual Conference.

Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD (2016 Program Chair)
Mary P. Evans, MD, CMD (Vice-Chair)
Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN
Seki Balogun, MBBS, CMD
Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD
Erin Brooks, RPA-C
Suzanne C. Cryst, RD, CSG, LD
Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP
Julie Gammack, MD, CMD
George Grossberg, MD
Melinda Henderson, MD, CMD
Betty B. Lim, MD
Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO
Verna Reynolds Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD
Philip Sloane, MD, MPH
George C. Wang, MD, PhD
Rollin M. Wright, MD, MA, MPH
Robert A. Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD
Program Committee members with relevant financial relationships are listed below. All other Planning Committee members have reported they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee Member Disclosures
According to AMDA and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. Program Committee members with relevant financial relationships are listed below. All other Planning Committee members have reported they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. AMDA Staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The following annual conference program planning sub-committee members have financial relationships to report: Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD- Sanofi: research grant; AHRQ: consultant; Actelion: research grant; Mary P. Evans, MD, CMD – Golden Living: Employee; George Grossberg, MD- Lundbeck, Otsuka, Takeda, Actavis/Forest, GenerTech, Novartis: Consultant; Merck, Newron: Safety monitoring committee; CMS: Consultant; Melinda Henderson, MD, CMD – United Healthcare: Employee; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO- UHG/Optum: Employee; Robert A. Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Employee and stockholder; all others have no relationships to disclose.
The following education committee members have financial relationships to report: Eric G. Tangalos, MD, CMD – Astellas: Consultant; Lilly: Data Safety and Monitoring Committee; Sage: Consultant; Omnicare: P&T Committee Chair; all others have no relationships to disclose.

Faculty disclosure information is provided with the individual session information for each session on the CME information page.

Target Audience:
Medical Directors, Attending Physicians, Nurses (NP, DON, RN, CNA), Administrators, Consultant Pharmacists, Therapists

Standard: $395.00

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2016 Annual - Includes CME

Sessions Included:

Changing Health Care Delivery Environment: In Depth Analysis of Post-Acute/Long-Term Care in the New Age of Healthcare (Mar 17, 2016 08:00 AM)

Latest Approaches to Difficult Medical Issues in Long-Term Care (Mar 17, 2016 08:00 AM)

Improving Care Transitions: A Health Systems Approach (Mar 17, 2016 08:00 AM)

Comparison of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care in the U.S. and Central and Eastern Europe: Interprofessional Perspectives and Best Practices (Mar 17, 2016 08:00 AM)

Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines: Increasing Value and Quality of Care in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (Mar 17, 2016 08:00 AM)

Dementia Behavioral Dilemmas: Facility Level Interventions (Mar 17, 2016 08:00 AM)

Common Clinical Case Scenarios in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (Mar 17, 2016 01:30 PM)

The Dementia Factor in Reducing Hospital Admissions and 30-Day Readmissions (Mar 17, 2016 01:30 PM)

Fundamentals of Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop (Mar 17, 2016 01:30 PM)

Billing and Coding in Long-Term Care: New Codes and Recurring Perplexities (Mar 17, 2016 01:30 PM)

Defining Successful Medical Direction in a Capitated Environment: Lessons Learned from PACE (Mar 17, 2016 01:30 PM)

General Session I (Mar 18, 2016 08:00 AM)

General Session I - Keynote Address -- Can We Trust the Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine? (Mar 18, 2016 08:00 AM)

Antipsychotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care: Mechanics and Outcomes of a Highly Successful Program (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

AMDA-SGIM-AGS Best Practice Recommendations for Transitioning Patients from Skilled Nursing Facility to the Community (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Serving Time: Addressing Influx of those with Criminal Histories in Long-Term Care (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Enhancing Leadership for Women in Post-Acute Care (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Nursing Home Policies to Address Dysphagia, Smoking, and Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia Patients (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Breaking Science: Presentations from Leading Researchers in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Collaboration Between the Medical Director and the Administrator (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Drug-Induced Parkinsonism Versus Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Tackling Drug Interactions in Older Adults: A Pharmacist-Physician Team Approach (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

Determining Prognosis in Long-Term Care (Mar 18, 2016 11:00 AM)

The Spectrum of Mood Disorders in Long-Term Care: Current Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

From Innovation to Implementation: How CMS Innovation Center-Funded Projects are Transforming Nursing Home Care (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Assisted Living: The Next Frontier of Geriatric Care (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Risk Factors for Elder Abuse: How to Not Let it Happen in Your Facility (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Low Vision Rehabilitation for Older Adults: An Overview of Service Provision (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Sexuality and Dementia: Successfully Navigating Clinical and Legal Pitfalls (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Palliative Care in the Nursing Home: Nationwide Survey Results about Palliative Care in the Nursing Home and How to Implement a Program in Your Facility (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Overview of the New AMDA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pressure Ulcers (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Evidence-Based, Expert-Consensus Derived Clinician Order Sets for Improving the Management of Common Changes in Condition that Cause Hospitalizations among Skilled Nursing Facility Patients (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

Quality Improvement Awards and Expert Panel Discussion (Mar 18, 2016 01:30 PM)

The Role of Mobile Behavioral Support Outreach Teams in Non-Pharmacologic Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Experience from Community and Long-Term Care Behavioral Support System, Toronto, Canada (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

Losing Taste for Skilled Nursing Facility Models of Care? Try the Restaurant Approach to Patient Care (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

The Impact of Infections on Transitions of Care (An AGS Sponsored Session) (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

Emotional Intelligence: An Evolving Competency for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Leadership (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

Power in Partnerships: Pharmacists and Medical Directors Collaborating to Improve the Delivery of Care in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting (An ASCP Sponsored Session) (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

The #thickenedliquidchallenge and How to Best Work with Your Speech Therapist to Optimize Quality of Life and Quality of Care (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

TAG, You're It: The Top Survey TAGs and How Physicians Can Best Help Facilities Comply (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

Seniors Quality Leap Initiative Pain Management Quality Improvement Project: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

This Year in Review for Long-Term Care (Mar 18, 2016 03:30 PM)

Meet the Expert Breakfast Session: Heart Failure Throughout the Continuum of Care: Where Does Palliative Care Fit In? (Mar 19, 2016 06:00 AM)

General Session II (Mar 19, 2016 08:00 AM)

AMDA's Top Policy Issues 2016 (Mar 19, 2016 08:00 AM)

A Conversation on Top Issues in PA/LTC With Industry Leaders (Mar 19, 2016 08:00 AM)

An Update on Key Federal Reforms in PA/LTC (Mar 19, 2016 08:00 AM)

An Approach to Fracture Prevention in Long-Term Care (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

Can You Double Your Nursing Home Practice While Achieving Triple Aim? Practical Tips on Starting and Growing a Post-Acute/Long-Term Care Practice in Value Based Payment Era (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

Promoting Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes: Lessons from Three Multi-Site Studies (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

Palliative Care: Improved Quality of Resident-Centered Care Leads to Reduced Costs (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

A Longitudinal Curriculum on Medical Directorship for Geriatrics Fellows (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

The "Twenty-Five Percenters": Equipping the Medical Director For the Changing World of Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

Practical Approaches to Improve the Medical Director Role in the Facility Survey Process (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

Choosing Wisely to Improve Care and Lower Costs for Geriatric Patients: A Focus on AMDA's Second List (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

Post-Acute and Long-Term Care of Older Adults with Both Dementia and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) (Mar 19, 2016 02:30 PM)

CMS Proposes New Regulations for Long-Term Care Facilities: Implications for Practitioners (Mar 19, 2016 02:30 PM)

Pressure Ulcers: Staging, Prevention, Treatment, and Managing Quality Initiatives (Mar 19, 2016 02:30 PM)

I Want It, and I Want It NOW!! Needs Versus "Wants" and the Demanding Resident (Mar 19, 2016 02:30 PM)

Long-Term Care in the Age of Digital Medicine (Mar 19, 2016 02:30 PM)

The Medical Director Challenge: How to Supervise, Inspire and Engage Your Medical Staff (Mar 19, 2016 02:30 PM)

Diabetes Pharmacotherapy in the Long-Term Care Facility: A Practical Way to Proceed (Mar 19, 2016 02:30 PM)

Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Alberta Canada: A Successful Province-Wide Quality Improvement Initiative (Mar 19, 2016 04:00 PM)

Data - the New Currency for Quality Improvement in Post-Acute Care: The Role for Clinical Leaders (Mar 19, 2016 04:00 PM)

Advance Care Planning: Pitfalls, Innovative Solutions, like POLST, and Achieving the Triple Aim (Mar 19, 2016 04:00 PM)

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medical Student Education in the Post-Acute/Long-Term Care Setting (Mar 19, 2016 04:00 PM)

Nursing Facility Litigation and Liability: A Case-Based Tutorial (Mar 19, 2016 11:00 AM)

Rational Deprescribing (Mar 19, 2016 04:00 PM)

Fatigue and Weight Loss in Post-Acute Care: Can this be Cachexia? (Mar 19, 2016 04:00 PM)

New Models of Interprofessional Geriatrics Care to Prevent Hospitalizations and Rehospitalizations: Utilizing the Texas 1115 Waiver Programs to Enhance Care for Underserved Older Adults (Mar 19, 2016 04:00 PM)

Red Eye Rounds: Medical Direction Challenges (Mar 20, 2016 06:30 AM)

Red Eye Rounds: Clinical Quandaries (Mar 20, 2016 06:30 AM)

General Session III (Mar 20, 2016 08:30 AM)

General Session III - Anne Marie Filkin -- Palliative Care in the Mainstream: Stepping up to the Plate (Mar 20, 2016 08:30 AM)

General Session III - Closing -- More Music, Fewer Meds (Mar 20, 2016 08:30 AM)

In-the-Trenches: Peer Group Roundtable Discussion (Mar 19, 2016 01:00 PM)

Poster Session Opens (Mar 17, 2016 11:30 AM)

The LTC Continuum: What Is It (Mar 17, 2016 08:00 AM)

Quality Improvement (Mar 17, 2016 10:45 AM)

A Day in the Life (Mar 17, 2016 03:25 PM)

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