Dear IMDA Members:
Congratulations to all of the conference planners, speakers and attendees of the first ever Bi-State conference on Post-acute and Long Term Care, a joint presentation of the Illinois and Missouri chapters of AMDA, held last weekend in St. Louis. It was outstanding in every way, from the topics and quality of the speakers, to the collaborative discussions with the members, and to the venue, which included a great ballgame Friday evening! I very much enjoyed working with the Missouri chapter and meeting a number of practicing physicians from Southern Illinois.
The lecture notes are available on the website, and lecture recordings will be available soon, free of charge to members—there will be plenty there to review. Many thanks go to our course coordinator, Abbey Galvin, who did a terrific job. If you attended this event, please get the word out to your colleagues—with things changing so rapidly in this industry, it is absolutely necessary for medical directors to be exposed to this information.
We are actively planning the content of IMDA’s 6th Annual Meeting, to be held in Oak Brook on 9/23-9/24/2016—save the date. This is THE essential meeting in Illinois for medical directors, attending physicians, nurse practitioners, IDT members, pharmacists, administrators and other stakeholders in PA/LTC. I hope to see you again there.
Noel A. DeBacker, M.D., FACP, CMD