Friday, March 8
Opening of the Society’s 2019 Annual Conference
Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, Annual Conference Planning Subcommittee Chair; Christopher Laxton, CAE, Society Executive Director; Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, Society President
Shark Tank Innovation Awards
Medical Director of the Year Award
James Pattee Excellence in Education Award
William Dodd Founder’s Award
The Society's Foundation Update and Quality Improvement Awards
James Lett, II, MD, CMDR, Foundation Chair
American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) Update
Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, ABPLM Chair
The Year in Review
This presentation will review articles published in the past year which have the potential to impact the practice of medicine and the processes of care for frail elders in the continuum of care. All articles are chosen through a Modified Delphi approach and critically appraised by experienced, multidisciplinary practitioners and educators.
Speakers: Milta Little, DO, CMD; Julie Gammack, MD, CMD; Angela Sanford, MD, CMD
Discussants: Philip Sloane, MD, MPH; Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD; Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP; Jennifer Hewitt, BBAppSc
Saturday, March 9
Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, Society President-Elect
Quality Improvement Award
Quality Improvement & Health Outcomes (QIHO) Award
Howard Guterman Best Poster Award
Feasibility Study and Beyond
Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, ABPLM Chair
Quality Measures Update
An update on PALTC measures as AMDA continues to look for opportunities to develop practitioner level measures specific to the PALTC population and the status of the MIPS Facility-Based Measure Option will be provided.
Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, Chair, Quality Measures Subcommittee
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
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
Sunday, March 10
Anne-Marie Filkin Lecture
Elder Voices: How Literature Can Help Us Understand Aging
When we encounter a work of art, we open an interior, reflective space for the voices of those who have experienced first-hand what we may not have, yet. And gleaning that experience from art becomes truly crucial when we consider the condition of aging, since we only know what it’s like to be old by becoming old. Literature in particular offers authentic voices that vividly describe what it’s like to be elderly, thus allowing us to be more helpful in our aging world. Megan Cole will speak about the uses of literature in understanding aging and will perform a series of beautiful poems and narratives about this most profound of life’s chapters.
Beyond Burnout: Practical Solutions to Improve the Work
Lakshman Swamy, MD, MBA
Burnout is an increasingly recognized phenomenon in the healthcare workplace. Current research suggests high rates of burnout pervading specialties and professions in medicine, and much of the recent effort to combat burnout has focused on the individual provider. In this session, Dr. Swamy will take a different look at burnout. Rather than focusing solely on the resilience of the individual, he will highlight particular features of the clinical environment that likely contribute to burnout and may be opportunities for improvement. We will discuss focused examples and practical interventions to recognize and reduce workplace stress leading to an improved clinician experience. We are all skilled, caring clinicians and our work should - and can - bring out the best in us.
Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, Annual Conference Planning Subcommittee Chair