"Standards of Care and Best Practices" - 24th Annual CMDA Conference - April 27th, 2018

  • 27 Apr 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.


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"Standards of Care and Best Practices."

April 27, 2018


8:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview: Leslie Eber, MD CMD, CMDA President

8:10 a.m. CHCA Update:  Doug Farmer, President and CEO

8:25 a.m. State of the State — CDPHE: Randy Kuykendall, Director, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

8:40 a.m. Telligen Update: Christine LaRocca, MD    

8:50 a.m. Ombudsman Update: Anne Meier, State Ombudsman

9:00 a.m.  AMDA Update: Cari Levy, MD PhD CMD, AMDA President

9:20 a.m.  Keynote Speaker: Living the Dream: Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH CMD


10:00 a.m. Break/Vendors

10:20 a.m. The Future of Long Term Care: Cari Lev, MD PhD CMD

10:50 a.m. Opioid Management in LTC and Pathways to Reduction: Steven Atkinson, PA

11:20 a.m. Appropriate Use of Psychoactive Medications in LTC 2018: Recommendations for Clinical and Regulatory Success:  Lea Watson MD

11:50 a.m. CMDA/CU Research Partnership: Patient and Family Education in LTC: Rebecca Boxer, MD and Leslie Eber MD CMD


12:05 – 12:20 p.m.     Break and Lunch Pick–Up / Vendors

12: 20 – 1:00 p.m.    Discussing the Culture of Care; Interactive Session: Jonathan Evans MD MPH CMD

1:00 p.m.   COPD Management in LTC: Amanda Stephens, MD

1:30 p.m. Wound Care on a Budget: Sheldon Goldberg, MD CMD

2:00 p.m.  Example of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program; Panel Discussion: Travis Neill PA, Discussion Leader, Lee Anneberg, MD CMD, Christopher Czaja, MD MPH, Christine LaRocca, MD

2:30 – 2:50 Break and Vendors

2:50 p.m.         Participation criteria for quality payment program year 2 (2018) Nancy Fisher, MD MPH, Chief Medical Officer

3:20 p.m. Shared Decision Making with Older Adults: Evidence and Policy: Dan Matlock, MD MPH

3:50 p.m. Best Pearls for Clinical Practice from Today: Leslie Eber, MD CMD, Allison Voss, PA, Travis Neill, PA    

4:00 p.m. Awards / Vendor Recognition

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