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Friday, March 23 • 8:00am - 10:30am
FR1 | General Session I

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Opening of the Society’s 2018 Annual Conference
Mary Evans, MD, CMD, Annual Conference Planning Subcommittee Chair; Christopher Laxton, CAE, Society Executive Director; Heidi White, MD, MPH, MEd, CMD, Society President

Award Presentations
Medical Director of the Year Award
James Pattee Excellence in Education Award
William Dodd Founder’s Award

AMDA Foundation Update and Quality Improvement Awards
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, Society’s Foundation Chair

American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) Update
Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, ABPLM Chair

Keynote Address
We are the Ones: The Future of PA/LTC and our Role in Leading the Change
Cheryl Phillips, MD, CMDR

Throughout the course of the Society, much has been said about the changes in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC). But never have we faced such transformative shifts; in payment, in regulations; in public policy and in delivery models. This session will provide a current state of affairs for each of these focus areas, and address both challenges and opportunities for clinicians in PA/LTC. We will discuss the role and power of data that is translated into information. We will address new settings for services, new payment vehicles, and the role of technology in driving these changes. Lastly, we will address how each of us can, and must, help shape PA/LTC with our expertise and with our commitment to improve the care for the individuals we serve. “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

Cheryl Phillips, MD, CMDR, is the President and CEO of the Special Needs Plans Alliance, a national leadership organization focused on special needs and Medicare-Medicaid plans for vulnerable adults. Prior to this, she served as the Senior Vice President for Public Policy at LeadingAge. She has extensive public policy experience in PA/LTC, including nursing homes, home health, hospice, and PACE. She is a past president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and American Geriatrics Society. She is a fellowship-trained geriatrician with years of hands on clinical and medical director experience.

Learning objectives:
(1) Review current federal legislation and regulatory policy and its impact on PA/LTC.
(2) Discuss the role of “data as our currency” and how to leverage its use for greatest impact.
(3) Describe how new models of services are arising in a variety of settings, including homes, assisted living and post-acute rehab.
(4) Describe three ways we must drive the changes needed to improve quality, access and efficiency across PA/LTC.

Speakers
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Christopher Laxton, CAE

Christopher Laxton, CAE, is a career association professional with over 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, governance and operations and has been the Executive Director of AMDA since February 2013.
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Mary Evans, MD, CMD

Mary Evans, MD, CMD, started a LTC practice eleven years ago, has worked as an attending physician and medical director for several years before being recruited by Golden Living as a Regional Medical Director. Her current position is as Compliance Executive Physician at Golden Living... Read More →
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Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, FACP, has an extensive background in Long-Term Care, and serves as a Multi-Facility Medical Director and Attending Physician. He is a Past President of the Florida Medical Directors Association and for several years, he has been an AMDA Faculty member teaching... Read More →
avatar for Heidi White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD

Heidi White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD

Heidi White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD, is Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure at Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and a senior fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She has nearly 20 years of experience serving as... Read More →
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Cheryl Phillips, MD, CMDR

Cheryl Phillips, MD, CMDR, is the President and CEO of the special needs Plans Alliance, a national leadership organization focused on Special Needs and Medicare-Medicaid plans for vulnerable adults. Prior to this, she served as the Senior Vice President for Public Policy at LeadingAge... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology. In addition to teaching advanced practice nurses and engaging research activities, Dr. Resnick co-directs the Center for Biology and... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 8:00am - 10:30am
Texas Ballroom A-B