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AMDA Long Term Care Medicine 2012 — “A Mission from the Heart”
March 8-11, San Antonio, Texas

AMDA’s annual meeting provides a unique educational and informational forum to professionals in long term care. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the newest clinical developments in geriatric medicine along with best practices in medical management and direction, policy and regulatory updates, and advances in translating research into practice.

Activities will enable attendees to acquire practical tools to help integrate new concepts into unique practice settings. Educational sessions encompass topics ranging from treating chronic conditions in frail elders to enhancing end-of-life care to billing and coding in long term care.

Interactive workshops will offer the opportunity to explore areas such as pain management in long term care and appropriate management of particularly challenging clinical cases. Small-group discussions facilitated by conference speakers will focus on topics such as diabetes management in long term care, cultural diversity, effective business models in long term care, implementing complementary techniques such as aromatherapy and acupuncture into a skilled-nursing facility, pharmacologic management of dementia-related behaviors, treating atrial fibrillation, wound care, and end-of-life issues.

A meet-the-expert session will feature Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and department of medicine at Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center. Other speakers include Robert Wicks, PsyD, a professor at Loyola University in Maryland; Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, director of the division of nursing homes for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and  Davis Balestracci, a statistical consultant for Harmoney Consulting in Portland, Maine.

The meeting also provides a venue for earning CME and CMD credits.