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Thursday, March 22
 

8:00am

TH6 | Medical CME Item-Writing Workshop: Focus on Medical Direction and Attending Physicians' Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities in PA/LTC
The workshop will cover principles for writing CME exam questions ("items"), suggestions for writing realistic and practical items at the appropriate cognitive level, and item writing exercises. Experts will have the chance to not only develop items, but receive instant feedback on how well their items match industry standards, allowing them to edit their items and have them accepted at the workshop. Subject matter experts will be provided the opportunity to learn cross-field item-writing principles which will allow them to write valid questions in a variety of professional and educational settings.

This workshop requires pre-registration to participate. If you are interested in attending or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Suzanne Harris, Director of American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), at cmd@paltc.org by March 21, 2018. Participants will need to bring a laptop to participate in the workshop.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Construct multiple-choice items to measure knowledge, skills, and abilities.
(2) Use strategies to avoid technical flaws in item-writing and common item-writing pitfalls.
(3) Apply item-writing principles to add to PA/LTC CME question bank.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Frohn, PhD

Scott Frohn, PhD

Scott Frohn, PhD, is an Associate Psychometrician at PSI Services, an organization that provides assessment solutions to corporations, government agencies, and professional organizations. Dr. Frohn provides psychometric consultation and services for a variety of credentialing programs... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am
Dallas 7
 
Friday, March 23
 

11:00am

FR4 | Enhancing Leadership for Women in PA/LTC: The Magic of Mentorship
Building on feedback from attendees at the 2017 Annual Conference and recent literature, this session will focus on mentorship for those working with PA/LTC teams and administration. Effective mentorship is critical to the success of all health care professionals, but especially those in leadership positions. Mentorship is a two-way street. Being an effective, thoughtful mentor is challenging, and so is being a proactive, engaged mentee. This session will offer brief didactics on mentorship. Interactive and facilitated roundtables will help attendees develop skills for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships. The session will also offer attendees opportunities to build their professional network.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the importance of mentoring relationships on professional development.
(2) Create a personal action plan to engage mentors in their own institution or those mentors encountered on a national level.
(3) Identify strategies to promote effective, successful mentoring relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Gwendolen Buhr, MD, MEd, CMD

Gwendolen Buhr, MD, MEd, CMD

Gwendolen Buhr, MD, MEd, CMD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at Duke University Medical Center. She works as an educator and clinician teaching and practicing in the long‐term care setting. She earned her MD from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Mary Evans, MD, CMD

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 →
avatar for Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD

Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD

Suzanne Gillespie MD, RD, CMD, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and... 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 →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Texas 5-6
 
Saturday, March 24
 

2:30pm

SA14 | Maximizing JAMDA’s Relevance for the PA/LTC Community
JAMDA is the official journal of AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. In this session, the journal’s new Co-Editors-in-Chief – Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, will present their vision, discuss the manuscript submission and review process, and invite comments and suggestions from attendees.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Explain the purposes and mission of JAMDA – The Journal of PA/LTC Medicine.
(2) Discuss the vision and proposed expanded emphases under the new editors-in-chief.
(3) Describe principles of successful authorship and manuscript review.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Sloane, MD, MPH

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and co-director of the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jointly... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD

Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD

Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, is a University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean, and co-director of the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has conducted groundbreaking... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Texas 5-6

4:00pm

SA24 | Creating Memorable Experiences for Residents, Families, and Staff: What Nursing Facilities can Learn From Disney
Whether or not you’re a fan of Disney theme parks, LTC can learn valuable lessons from the success of the Magic Kingdom. Like the theatre or a musical performance, Disney is in the business of creating an experience, rather than merely providing a service. Ironically, health care is not so different (we just don’t realize it yet!). In an effort to integrate a more proactive, positive, and creative focus, this session will offer a paradigm shift in language, culture, and experience for all LTC stakeholders, based on the book "If Disney Ran Your Hospital - 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently" (Fred Lee, 2004). By focusing team efforts on initiative, empathy, courtesy, and communication, all embraced so effectively by the Disney team, patients and families will focus on their experiences rather than the services provided in participant facilities. Hop in your roller coaster and join us for a unique, fun, and dynamic session...Disney characters welcome!

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the Disney SHARE acronym and explain its utility in long term care.
(2) Identify at least two current practices in their LTC facility that could be improved by integrating the Disney paradigm.
(3) Describe the difference between providing a service and creating an experience and ways to create experiences in PA/LTC care.
(4) Identify two exercises that attendees can facilitate with staff in their LTC facility.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD

Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD

Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, is a Geriatrician and Certified Medical Director who has focused her career on Geriatric care across the Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Continuum. She began her career at Nova Southeastern University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics... Read More →
avatar for Paige Hector, LMSW

Paige Hector, LMSW

Paige Hector, LMSW, is a clinical educator with over 25 years’ health care experience. Ms. Hector gives workshops and seminars across the country on diverse topics related to post-acute and long-term care. Published in 2016, she authored two chapters for a textbook titled Managing... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Bach, PsyD, MS, RN

Patricia Bach, PsyD, MS, RN

Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN is a consulting clinical gero/neuropsychologist in Roseville, California and active AMDA member for the past nine years. She currently serves on the Boards of CALTCM and ABPLM, and is president of Psychologists in Long-Term Care.


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Texas 3-4