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Thursday, March 22

8:00am MST

TH6 | Medical CME Question-Writing Workshop: Focus on Medical Direction and Attending Physicians' Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities in PA/LTC
The workshop will cover principles for writing CME questions, suggestions for writing realistic and practical questions at the appropriate cognitive level, and question writing exercises. Experts will have the chance to not only develop questions, but receive instant feedback on how well their questions match industry standards, allowing them to edit their questions and have them accepted at the workshop. The workshop will allow subject matter experts the opportunity to learn cross-field question-writing principles which will allow them to write valid questions in a multitude 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 MCQs that can measure knowledge, recall, application and analysis.
(2) Use strategies to avoid technical flaws in question-writing and common question-writing pitfalls.
(3) Apply question-writing principles to add to PA/LTC CME question bank.

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

11:00am MST

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.

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 →

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

2:30pm MST

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.

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

4:00pm MST

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.

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 MST
Austin 4-6
  Professional Development
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