AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

SA2 - General Session II

Mar 9, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 9, 2019 10:30am


Description

Opening Remarks

  • Arif Nazir, MD, CMD Society President-Elect

Award Presentation

  • Howard Guterman Best Poster Award

The Society’s Top Policy Issues 2019

  • Updates on the top Society activity on policy issues including the following: legislative advocacy, communications with government agencies, updates on the health care reform implementation efforts, and on proposed changes to PALTC facilities requirements for participation.
  • Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD, Chair, Public Policy Committee; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, Vice Chair, Public Policy Committee; Alex Bardakh, MPP, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, AMDA – The Society for PALTC

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Updates on the top Society activity on policy issues including the following: legislative advocacy, communications with government agencies, updates on the health care reform implementation efforts, and on proposed changes to PA/LTC facilities requirements for participation.
  • List the Society’s top policy issues in 2019.
  • Discuss the Society’s advocacy on legislative initiatives, health care reform, and payment policy.
  • Anticipate upcoming changes in skilled nursing facility regulations.

CDC’s Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic medical condition that affects more than 5 million Americans and their families. This presentation will discuss the public health approach to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A background on CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program, public health efforts to address Alzheimer’s, and related resources for medical providers will be discussed.
  • Christopher Taylor, PhD

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe public health efforts to address Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  • Describe the differences between Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and subjective cognitive decline.
  • Compare the public health and biomedical approach to address Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify resources for medical providers than can assist with identifying and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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