Hello IMDA Members,
Our 6th Annual Meeting last month in Oak Brook was, by every measure, a great success. We had a terrific lineup of presentations which comprehensively covered the key subjects of POLST Illinois, reduction of hospital readmissions, rehabilitation of the medically complex patient, use of non-pharmacologic methods to address dementia behaviors, management of advanced Parkinson’s Disease, SNF implementation of a Parkinson’s Disease program, and MACRA. Many thanks to the presenters, who used numerous actual cases in their discussions, resulting in thought provoking questions by the attendees and very interactive, stimulating dialogue.
The evaluations indicate that over 90% of the record number of attendees thought that the conference met their expectations and professional needs, and felt empowered to implement specific changes or strategies to enhance their professional practice and competence. Specific comments were that the CME activity was well organized, and that the information provided was very important, relevant, well-rounded and timely, and that it addressed difficult issues.
Slides of most of the presentations are currently available for IMDA members on the IMDA website, and videos of the lectures will be coming soon.
Many thanks to all of the organizers, sponsors, presenters and attendees that made the IMDA 6th Annual Meeting a great event!
Noel DeBacker, MD