Upcoming 2019 Annual CMDA Conference

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

    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. 

    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 Flyer 

    CME Credit

    CME credit will be available for this conference and details will be updated on this document as accreditation is confirmed.

    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: Exhibitor Application 2019.docx.  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 or across Union Blvd. 

    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.


     Friday, April 26, 2019

    7:30 a.m.         Continental breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

                                                    Emergency Medical Services Division

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

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

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

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

    10:10 a.m.        Break/Vendors

    10:40 a.m.        Burnout Among PA/ LTC Providers:  Martina Schulte MD

    11:10 a.m.        The CMDAucky Derby, The Fastest 20 Minutes in Medicine:  Greg Gahm, MD

    11:30 a.m.        Personality Disorders:  Lea Watson, MD MPH

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

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


    12:40 p.m.       Pharmacy Speed Dating:  Lynn McPherson, PharmD

    1:10 p.m.         CHF management in SNF/LTC- The SNF Connect Study results: Rebecca Boxer, MD MS  

    1:30 p.m.         How to Determine Capacity:  Lea Watson, MD MPH

    2:00 p.m.         Pharmacist presentation: Lynn McPherson, PharmD

    2:30 p.m.         Break / Vendors

    2:50 p.m.         CMS Phase 3 - What you need to know: Christine LaRocca, MD

    3:20 p.m.         Severe Chronic Respiratory Disease: Amanda Stephens, MD   

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

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

    4:50 p.m.         Awards / Vendor Recognition

    Agenda and credits are subject to change.

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

We are a State Chapter of AMDA The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care PALTC (formerly called American Medical Directors Association).

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