Call for Presentations and Abstracts: AMDA Long Term Care Medicine - 2014: Creating Harmony in Long Term Care
February 27- March 2, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee
The Program Committee invites you to submit program proposals and abstracts for AMDA Long Term Care Medicine - 2014: Creating Harmony in Long Term Care, February 27- March 2, 2014 in Nashville, TN - Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Submissions should be based on the learning objectives and areas of interest noted below and include current trends and best practices in long term care. Of special interest is emerging clinical information, research, innovations in non-pharmaceutical modification of challenging behaviors, emerging concepts in management and medical direction, and updates on approaches to regulatory compliance. AMDA also seeks proposals that emphasize strategies for successful cooperation with consultant pharmacists and administrators as well as the entire interdisciplinary team.
Results of the conference evaluation clearly show that a majority of attendees come for the education program and the associated continuing education credits. Our attendees expect clinical topics to be evidence-based with cited references and management topics to be relevant to their setting and grounded in best practices. For their learning experience, attendees seek opportunities to network with colleagues and engage in interactive presentations through various formats such as point-counterpoint, case-based discussion (Q&A), small group and/or role play, and practical information for valuable take home tools such as handouts, key points, guides or quick tips.
Oral Presentation Submission Deadline: July 16, 2013
Model Programs and Policies Swap Deadline: September 16, 2013
Poster Submission Deadline: October 28, 2013
AMDA will only accept proposals and posters submitted using the online submission system. Please do not submit a proposal unless you can be available to present on any day of the conference.
Upon conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:
Analyze available data to improve process and promote quality improvement in long term care.
Apply knowledge and skills gained to enhance the effectiveness and quality of medical direction in nursing facilities.
Discuss clinical advances and new research findings relevant to long term care medicine.
Implement clinical practice guidelines in the long term care setting.
Utilize available data, tools, and emerging technologies to inform decisions about clinical care and/or medical direction.
Implement strategies for effective communication with patients, families and care teams.
Engage in professional interaction with colleagues in long term care.
Enhance skills and abilities to collaborate with and/or lead the long term care interdisciplinary team.
Gain new perspectives on relevant aspects of fiscal issues, health care policy, risk management, and AMDA policy priorities.
Establish a network with active members of AMDA and the long term care medical community.
AMDA welcomes submissions on all topics pertinent to long term care medicine and medical direction. Based on the latest educational needs analysis conducted by the Program Planning Committee, the following topics have been identified as areas of focus:
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
OIG/survey process (off label use, Black Box warning)
Beers criteria (using it for clinical practice)
Conducting research in the long term care setting
Congestive heart failure
Culture diversity among patients, residents and staff
Dealing with challenging/difficult families (specific to decision making, goal setting)
Decision making capacity
Dermatology (skill based session – practical applications to long term care)
Scabies (dealing with it from a facility standpoint)
Common conditions (advanced level)
Health Information Technology (HIT)
Improving communication with staff and families
Improving patient/resident experience (beyond culture change)
Patient centered care
Resident satisfaction (and family)
Long term care practice models
Management of recurrent/refractory C. diff
Managing higher acute residents in the long term care setting (IDT perspective)
MDS 3.0 (skill based sessions – practical applications)
Nutrition - palliative care (feeding protocols, etc.)
Overcoming barriers in long term care noting skill based/case examples
Parkinson Disease (when to stop meds/labs)
Pediatric/young adult long term care
Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Recovery Audit Contract (RAC) audits
Transitions of care