Providing Synergy for the Solutions of Tomorrow in PA/LTC - 2019 Annual CMDA Conference - Slides and Videos available

  • 26 Apr 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.



Friday, April 26, 2019

 This live activity is approved for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.

Watch the presentations by clicking here: CMDA 2019 Annual Conference videos

7:30 a.m.          Breakfast

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

8:10 a.m.         A Tribute to Dr. David Koets: Greg Gahm MD

8:20 a.m.         CHCA Update:  Doug Farmer, President and CEO  Survey

8:30 a.m.         State of the State:  CDPHE: Randy Kuykendall, Director, Health Facilities and

Emergency Medical Services Division  Presentation   Survey

8:45 a.m.         Telligen Update: Christine LaRocca, MD  Presentation   Survey  

9:00 a.m.         Ombudsman Update: Anne Meier, State Ombudsman  Presentation  Survey

9:10 a.m.          AMDA Update: Cari Levy, MD PhD CMD, AMDA Past President Presentation   Survey

9:30 a.m.         Keynote Speaker:  Paul Katz MD CMD  Presentation  Survey

Physician Practice in the Nursing Home: Measuring Performance and Assuring Quality of Cares

10:10 a.m.       Break/Vendors

10:40 a.m.        Moving Beyond Burnout to Professional Engagement: Martina Schulte MD Presentation   Survey    Arenas of Life Handout

11:10 a.m.        The CaMDucky Derby, The Fastest 20 Minutes in Medicine: Greg Gahm. MD Presentation  Survey   CaMDucky Derby Answer Handout.docx

11:30 a.m.        Boundaries = Compassion: Understanding Personality Disorders: Lea Watson, MD MPH  Presentation   Survey

12:00 p.m.       Utility of the Medicare Wellness Visit in the Nursing Home: John Morley, MD CMD  Presentation  Survey

12:30 p.m.      Break and Lunch Pick–Up / Vendors


12:40 p.m.      Pharmacy Speed Dating: Lynn McPherson PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE  Presentation   Survey

1:10 p.m.         CHF Management in SNF/LTC- The SNF Connect Study results: Rebecca Boxer, MD MS  Survey  AHA HF SNF Handout    SNF HF Ready Handout

1:30 p.m.         How and When (Not) to Determine Capacity: Lea Watson, MD MPH  Presentation  Survey

2:00 p.m.         Common Pharmacomistakes in Advanced Illness: Lynn McPherson PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE  Presentation  Survey

2:30 p.m.        Break and Vendors

2:50 p.m.         Phase 3 of the Nursing Home Final Rule:  Let's Go! Christine LaRocca, MD  Presentation  Survey

3:20 p.m.         Defusing Dyspnea in the Post-Acute Setting: Amanda Stephens, MD  Presentation  Survey

3:50 p.m.         Pain Management- A Multidisciplinary Approach – Panel: Travis Neill PA, Panel Chair  Presentation  Survey

4:40 p.m.         Best Pearls for Clinical Practice from Today: Allison Villegas, PA and Leslie Eber MD CMD  Pearls Presentation  Survey                                                  

4:50 p.m.         Awards / Vendor Recognition

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Dear Colleagues: 

You are invited to attend the 25th Annual Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Conference sponsored jointly by AMDA and CMDA - The Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. CMDA is partnering with Colorado Health Care Association/ Colorado Center for Assisted Living (CHCA/CCAL) to present this conference.

The theme is Providing Synergy for the Solutions of Tomorrow in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  It will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO. (Same location as last year.)

Register by April 19, 2019 to receive the discounted rate of $95 per attendee. Register 3 or more attendees from one organization for further discounts; see Registration details.  Starting April 20, the registration rate will be $120 per attendee. 

This live activity is approved for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ See details below.

Online registration is required on the CMDA website,, using the 2019 Annual CMDA Conference tab.  Payments are being accepted online.  Cancelled registrations will be refunded, subject to a $10 feeNo refunds will be granted after April 22.  If you have any questions, please email Holly Bodine at


 Leslie Eber, MD CMD

CMDA President

Conference Co-Chair

 Ann Kokish

CHCA/CCAL Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Conference Co-Chair


Conference Flyer

Download the Conference Flyer:   2019 CMDA Conference Registration

Download the agenda:  2019 CMDA Conference AGENDA

Exhibitors/ Vendors

The CMDA Annual Conference draws over 300 participants from the field of post-acute and long-term care each year. Exhibitors and vendors who wish to network with high-level professionals and educate attendees on the latest industry products and services are invited to attend. Full and half-space display areas are now available!  

Register as a vendor on the CHCA website at this link, or download the vendor announcement here: 2019-CMDA-Exhibitor-Flyer 

Questions? Contact Bonita Jones,, or Ann Kokish,


The conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.

Parking is available at the hotel parking lot and garage.

Ample additional parking is available at the Federal Center Station RTD light rail parking lot, 11601 W 2nd Pl, Lakewood, CO,  just East of the hotel parking garage.  Carpooling and light rail use are encouraged.

CME and CMD Credit Statements

Accreditation StatementThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and The Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The AMDA-Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This live activity is approved for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The 25th Annual CMDA Conference has been designated for 4.5 management and 3.0 clinical credits.  CMD Credit Statement: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 4.5 management hours and 3 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

CMDA The Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly the Colorado Medical Directors Association) is organized to provide support and education for medical directors, providers, nursing home administrators and directors of nursing concerning the provision of post-acute, long-term care medicine.

We are a State Chapter of AMDA The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care PALTC.

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