Hello IMDA Membership:
Please take a look at the following conference and mark your calendars! This will be another terrific conference, with content based upon the stated requests of last year's attendees. Dr. Julie Goldstein, Chief of Clinical Ethics, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, who has chaired the POLST Illinois Task Force, will present Friday after dinner on Advance Care Planning and the POLST paradigm. Saturday morning, Dr. Peter Jaggard, Medical Director at Presbyterian Homes, will again present on Reduction of Readmissions, this time through a case-based approach. This will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Jason Gruss, Director of First Health's Department of Physical Medicine, on rehabilitation of the complex medical patient--from the physiatry perspective, and by Dr. Emily Carter, VP of Rehabilitation Services at Legacy Healthcare, from the physical therapy perspective. Dr. Monica Tegeler, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University, is also back by popular demand to address strategies for reducing antipsychotics--this time, focusing on individual dementia behaviors and non-pharmacologic interventions. After lunch, Dr. Tatyana Simuni, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, will present an update on Management of Advanced Parkinson's Disease, to be followed by Mr. Ronald Benner, Executive Director & Director of Clinical Practice and Outcomes of the Lieberman Center for Health & Rehabilitation, CJE Senior Life, who will discuss considerations related to implementing a Parkinson's Disease program into a SNF. Finally, Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Medical Director of AMITA Health Geriatrics and IMDA Past President, will be discussing changes to Healthcare Delivery with MACRA.
This is a conference that no Illinois PA/LTC Facility Medical Director should miss. Many attending physicians, NP's, APN's, PA's, Directors of Nursing, Administrators, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and other interdisciplinary team members should also attend. Continuing education credit for attending the conference is as follows:
- CME: 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- CMD: 3.0 management hours and 6.25 clinical hours
- CEU: 9.25 clock hours and 9.25 participant hours
- This also a time and a place where we can collaborate professionally, and have a good time. I hope to see you all there!
Noel A. DeBacker, MD, FACP, CMD
Illinois Medical Directors Association