26th Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PMDA) Annual Symposium

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, 2018

Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033


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Conference ID

E5968

Purpose

The PMDA Annual Symposium is designed to meet the educational needs of health-care professionals working in post-acute and long-term care settings. A strong interdisciplinary approach is emphasized, and organizations are encouraged to attend as a team to experience the most benefit.

Audience

Post-acute and long-term care health professionals; medical directors, NPs, PAs, RNs, nursing home administrators, and health-care providers specializing in internal and family medicine, geriatrics, physical medicine, and rehabilitation.

Credit

AMA

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and PMDA. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nov. 9, 2018: 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Nov. 10, 2018: 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 11.25 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

Nursing Home Administrators

Application has been made for 11.25 credits from the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators under provider number PR000201L.

American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 6.25 management hours and 5 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Patient Safety/Risk

This program includes 4 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Please see the program schedule for the topic marked with risk.

Act 124/Opioid Education

This program includes 1 hour of ACT 124 opioid education. Please see the program schedule for the topic marked with Act 124.

Pharmacology

Nurse Practitioners please note: This program includes 2 contact hours of pharmacology education as required for certification renewal by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Please see the program schedule for the topic marked with pharma.

Agenda

Nov. 8, 2018

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Networking Reception

Nov. 9, 2018: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Morning Theme — Breaking Down the Silos: Post-Acute Care of the Stroke Patient

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
  • 7:45 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
    Brian B. Kimmel, DO, CMD
  • 8 a.m. | Post-Stroke Complications and Acute Therapy Affecting Post-Acute Care
    Raymond K. Reichwein, MD
  • 8:40 a.m. | Physiatry Perspectives of the Stroke Patient in Post-Acute Care
    William Pomilla, MD, FAAPMR
  • 9:10 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 9:40 a.m. | Keeping Several Balls in the Air: Case Management, Discharge Planning, and Post-Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Care (Risk)
    Tracy Polak, MSN, CRNP
  • 10:10 a.m. | Administrative Issues of the Short-Term Post-Acute Care Patient
    Dennis Gregory
  • 10:40 a.m. | Panel Q-and-A
  • 11:10 a.m. | AMDA Update and Highlights
    Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, FACP, AGSF; AMDA President-Elect
  • 11:30 a.m. | PMDA Business Meeting
  • Noon | Lunch/Industry-Sponsored Symposia (ISS)/Exhibits
  • 1:30 p.m. | Accountability and Incentive Structures for True Clinician Leadership in SNFs
    Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, FACP, AGSF
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 2:30 p.m. | Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care (Risk)
    Robert P. Gasparro, Esq.
  • 3:15 p.m. | Public Policy Update
    David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD
  • 4:30 p.m. | Adjournment

Nov. 10, 2018: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast
  • 7:45 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
    Tracy Polak, MSN, CRNP
  • 8 a.m. | Five Articles That Could Affect Your LTC Practice
    David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD
  • 8:45 a.m. | De-Prescribing in the LTC Setting (Pharma)
    Thomas E. Lawrence, MD, CMD
    Emily R. Hajjar, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP
  • 10 a.m. | Break
  • 10:15 a.m. | Bringing the Emergency Department to the Inter-Disciplinary Team: Improving Transitions (Risk)
    Firas Saidi, MD, CMD
    Adam Perry, MD
  • 11:15 a.m. | AMDA Emergency Department Workgroup Paper Highlights
    Thomas E. Lawrence, MD, CMD
  • 11:30 a.m. | Lunch/ISS
  • 12:30 p.m. | Sepsis in the LTC Setting (Risk)
    David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD
  • 1:15 p.m. | Pain Management and Opioid Use in the Elderly: Post-Acute and LTC (Risk, ACT 124, Pharma)
    Kurt Merkelz, MD
  • 2:15 p.m. | End-of-Life as a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for SNF
    Kurt Merkelz, MD
  • 3 p.m. | Adjournment

For a printable PDF brochure of this program, please email continuinged@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Faculty

Robert P. Gasparro, Esq
Adjunct Faculty, Temple University
Lifespan Legal Services, LLC
Haverford, PA

Dennis Gregory
Vice President of Operations
Genesis HealthCare, LLC
Kennett Square, PA

Emily R. Hajjar, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas E. Lawrence, MD, CMD
System Medical Director of Geriatric Medicine and Long-Term Care
Main Line Health
Newtown Square, PA

Kurt Merkelz, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Compassus
Brentwood, TN

David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Long-Term Care Programs
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Chief of Medical Affairs
UPMC Senior Communities
Pittsburgh, PA

Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, FACP, AGSF
AMDA President-Elect
Chief Medical Officer, Signature HealthCare
President, SHC Medical Partners
Louisville, KY

Adam Perry, MD
Geriatrician and Emergency Physician
Faculty, Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative
Geisinger Commonwealth College of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Tracy Polak, MSN, CRNP
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Pittsburgh, PA

William Pomilla, MD, FAAPMR
Director of Stroke Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Raymond K. Reichwein, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Co-Director, Penn State Stroke Center
Director, LionNet Program
Penn State Neuroscience Institute
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, President, PMDA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Geriatrics Section Chief
Mainline Health System
Wynnewood, PA

Planning Committee

Lee Cowen, DO, CMD
Medical Director, Palliative Care at Jeanes Hospital
Medical Director, Holy Redeemer Hospice
Medical Director, Pennypack Center
Temple Physicians at Lawndale
Philadelphia, PA

Gary B. Bernett, MD, CMD
Sr. Vice President Medical Affairs
Genesis HealthCare
Kennett Square, PA

Umar Farooq, MD, CMD
Medical Director, Oakwood Health Care and Rehabilitation Center
Rivers Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Life Choice Hospice
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD, FACP
Medical Director, Attleboro Community
Medical Director, Arden Courts of Yardley
Medical Director, Living Branches
Levittown, PA

Mary Kender, NHA
Executive Director
Attleboro Community
Langhorne, PA

Brian B. Kimmel, DO, CMD
Co-Chair
Medical Director, Chapel Manor
Medical Director, Somerton Center
Genesis Health Care
Medical Director, Hospice Compassus
Medical Advisor
Oakwood Personal Care Center
Philadelphia, PA

Anne Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Domiciliary Care Organization
Philadelphia, PA

Molly Langford, MSN, CRNP
Senior Director of Clinical Practice
Genesis Health Care
Kennett Square, PA

Thomas E. Lawrence, MD, CMD
System Medical Director of Geriatric Medicine and Long-Term Care
Main Line Health System
West Chester, PA

David Luschini, MD, CMD, FACP
Medical Director
St. John Neumann Center and Immaculate Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Philadelphia, PA

Tracy Polak, MSN, CRNP
Co-Chair
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Pittsburgh, PA

Christine Poppe, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Kendal at Longwood
Kennett Square, PA

Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, President, PMDA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Geriatrics Section Chief
Mainline Health System
Wynnewood, PA

Daniel R. Steiner, MD, CMD-R
Private Practice
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Tony Tsai, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Polaris Rehabilitation, PLLC
Devault, PA

Charles Wasserman, DO, CMD
Family Practice Physician
Einstein Physicians
Audubon, PA

Deborah Way, MD, CMD, FAAHPM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine Division and Geriatric Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Palliative Care Services
Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VA Medicine Center
Philadelphia, PA

Denise Weachter, MSN, CRNP
Clinical Service Manager
OptumCare – Pennsylvania and Delaware
Horsham, PA

Fee

Fees include listed meals, cost of instruction and handout materials.

Registrations received after Nov. 5, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.

One-Day Rate

All attendees (physician or non-physician, PMDA member or non-member): $179

Two-Day Rates: Before Oct. 9, 2018

Physicians

  • PMDA member: $249
  • Non-members: $349

Non-physicians

  • PMDA member: $169
  • Non-members: $269

Two-Day Rates: On or After Oct. 10, 2018

Physicians

  • PMDA member: $269
  • Non-members: $369

Non-physicians

  • PMDA member: $189
  • Non-members: $289

Fellows, Residents and Students

Fellows, residents and students may attend free. Availability of this option is limited.

Cancellation

Cancellations received after Nov. 4, 2018, will have a $25 processing fee per day.

No refunds will be given after Nov. 7, 2018.

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Accommodations

Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.

Room Block

A room block is available at The Hotel Hershey.

  • Deadline: Oct. 7, 2018
  • Rate: $229 plus tax, single or double
  • Reservations: Reserve online or call 717-533-3311
  • Group name: 26th PMDA Annual Symposium

Sponsor

This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine, jointly provided by The Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PMDA).

Save the Date for Future Events

The 27th Annual PMDA Symposium will be held Oct. 18 and 19, 2019, in Hershey, PA.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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