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About AMDAAMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA), the national professional association ofmedical directors, attending physicians, and other professionals practicing in the long term carecontinuum, is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care. The organization provideseducation, advocacy, information, and professional development for medical directors and otherpractitioners from various disciplines working together to deliver quality long term care.
AMDA Board of DirectorsPresident Jonathan M. Evans, MD, CMD Charlottesville, VA President-Elect Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD Ballston Spa, NY Vice President Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD Ft. Lauderdale, FL Chair, House of Delegates s Paul Y. Takahashi, MD, CMD Rochester, MN Secretary Milta O. Little, DO St. Louis, MO n Treasurer J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD Mount Joy, PA Immediate Past President Matthew S. Wayne, MD, CMD Shaker Heights, OH o Executive Director Christopher E. Laxton, CAE Columbia, MD i t Board Representatives: State Presidents Council c Thomas S. Lehner, MD, CMD Cleveland, OH Arif Nazir, MD, CMD Indianapolis, IN e Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD Oceanside, CA n Board Representatives: House of Delegates Keith A. Guest, MD, CMD Beaufort, SC n Cari R. Levy, MD, PhD, CMD Denver, CO Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD o Seattle, WA
CAMDA COMMITTEES - AMDA's bylaws establish standing committees. Committeechairs and members are appointed by the President and serve a term of two years.
s&ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
PLANNING COMMITTEESuzanne Gillespie, MD, ChairThomas Edmondson, MD, CMD, Vice-Chair
CLINICAL PRACTICE COMMITTEECharles A. Cefalu, MD, MS, ChairHosam Kamel, MD, MPH, CMD, Vice-Chair
CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINESTEERING COMMITTEECharles A. Cefalu, MD, MS, ChairHosam Kamel, MD, MPH, CMD, Vice-Chair
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEEMilta O. Little, DO, CMD, Chair
EDUCATION COMMITTEELeonard Gelman, MD, CMD, ChairBarbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, CMD,Vice-Chair
ETHICS COMMITTEEPeter L. Jaggard, MD, CMD, Chair
FINANCE COMMITTEEJ. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD, Chair
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEEJ. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD, Chair
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYAD-HOC
William Russell, MD, Chair
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEEM. Rosina Finley, MD, CMD, Chair
NOMINATING COMMITTEEMatthew S. Wayne, MD, CMD, Chair
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEECharles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, ChairKarl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, Vice-Chair
PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEEPaul R. Katz, MD, CMD, Chair
TRANSITION OF CARE AD-HOCJames E. Lett II, MD, CMD, Chair
Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, Vice-Chair
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AMDA Long Term Care Medicine – 2014 Needs Assessment UpdatedThe AMDA Annual Conference Program Committee is now accepting abstract proposals forAMDALong TermCareMedicine – 2014: Creating Harmony in Long Term Care. Oral presentationsubmissions are due July 16; Model Programs and Policies Swap Submissions are due September16; and Poster abstracts are due October 28. Based on the latest education needs analysis conductedby the planning committee, the topics identified as areas of focus include: Accountable Care Orga-nizations, Caring for the Patient with Complex Needs in Long Term Care, Clinical Updates, Deter-mining Medical Necessity for Therapy, Dermatology, Disaster Care Planning, Health InformationTechnology, Long Term Care Practice Models, Nutrition/Dining Standards, Quality Assessmentand Performance Improvement, Stroke Rehabilitation, and Transitions of Care. To submit an ab-stract, visit www.amda.com, and submit via the abstract submission site.If you have questions, contact AMDA at [email protected] or (410) 992-3129.
Navigating Mood and Behavior Provides Education and Take-Home ResourcesAttendees of AMDA’s new stand-alone, one-day course will not only get the best and most currenteducation about navigating mental health challenges in long term care, continuing educationcredits, and the opportunity to network with peers and experts alike – they will also receive freeelectronic access to AMDA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) on Dementia and Depression.AMDA’s CPGs are valuable resources and have become the standard care process in long termcare. Appendix C in the MDS Manual, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid State Op-erations Manual, reference AMDA CPGs. To learn more about AMDA’s CPGs, visit www.amda.com/tools/guidelines.cfm.We invite you and your interdisciplinary team to join us on September 21, 2013 in NewOrleans, LAfor this one-of-a-kind course. Register now, as there are limited spots available! For more informa-tion, visit www.amda.com/education/moodandbehavior/.
AMDA LTC Medicine – 2013 Online Library CME Credits Now AvailableCouldn’t make it to AMDA Long Term Care Medicine – 2013? Made it, but didn’t attend every ses-sion you wanted to? AMDA’s online library now has sessions from AMDA’s 2013 annual confer-ence, which provide up to 83.5 CME credits. Certified Medical Director (CMD) credits areavailable as well. Purchase options include: online access to AMDA Long Term Care Medicine –2013 sessions; a DVD-ROM of AMDA Long Term Care Medicine – 2013; both online access andthe DVD-ROM of AMDA Long Term Care Medicine – 2013 sessions; and unlimited online accessto AMDA Long Term Care Medicine 2004-2013 sessions. For more information or to order, visitwww.prolibraries.com/amda.
Secure Your Spot and Save by Registering Early for Upcoming ProgramsAMDA’s summer/fall educational programs are approaching fast! Each program has limited spaceavailable and includes an early bird registration option to save youmoney. The Core Curriculum onMedical Direction in Long Term Care consistently sells out. To save $100 on registration fees, reg-ister for the July course by June 13, 2013, and for the November course by September 19, 2013. Tosave $50 on registration fees for the AdvancedCurriculum onMedical Direction in Long TermCare,register by August 22, 2013. At AMDA – Long Term Care Medicine – 2103, Navigating Mood andBehavior Challenges in Long Term Care: Strategies for Optimal Outcomes sold out and had a longwait list of professionals hoping to attend. Don’t miss your chance to take this course the first timeit’s offered as a stand-alone, one-day course. To save $50 on registration fees, register by August 9,2013. To ensure a spot, AMDA recommends registering as soon as possible. For information on allof AMDA’s upcoming educational programs, visit www.amda.com/education/index.cfm.