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. 

    This live activity is approved for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ See details below.

    Online registration is required on the CMDA website, CMDA.us, 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 Holly.BodineCMDA@gmail.com


     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 Registration

    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: 2019-CMDA-Exhibitor-Flyer.pdf  

    Questions? Contact Bonita Jones, bjones@cohca.org, or Ann Kokish, akokish@cohca.org.


    The conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.

    Parking is available at the hotel parking lot and garage.

    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.

    WiFi Instructions for Sheraton Denver West

    User name:   Meet@Sheraton                 Password:  360union

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    Download the agenda:  2019 CMDA Conference AGENDA

     Friday, April 26, 2019

    7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

    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  Survey

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

    Emergency Medical Services Division Survey

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

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

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

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

    Physician Practice in the Nursing Home: Measuring Performance and Assuring Quality of Cares

    10:10 a.m.       Break/Vendors

    10:40 a.m.        Moving Beyond Burnout to Professional Engagement: Martina Schulte MD  Survey

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

    11:30 a.m.        Boundaries = Compassion: Understanding Personality Disorders: Lea Watson, MD MPH  Survey

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

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


    12:40 p.m.      Pharmacy Speed Dating: Lynn McPherson PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE Survey

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

    1:30 p.m.         How and When (Not) to Determine Capacity: Lea Watson, MD MPH Survey

    2:00 p.m.         Common Pharmacomistakes in Advanced Illness: Lynn McPherson PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE Survey

    2:30 p.m.        Break and Vendors

    2:50 p.m.         Phase 3 of the Nursing Home Final Rule:  Let's Go! Christine LaRocca, MD Survey

    3:20 p.m.         Defusing Dyspnea in the Post-Acute Setting: Amanda Stephens, MD  Survey

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

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


    4:50 p.m.         Awards / Vendor Recognition

    This live activity is approved for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.

    CME and CMD Credit Statements

    Accreditation StatementThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and The Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The AMDA-Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This live activity is approved for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    The 25th Annual CMDA Conference has been designated for 4.5 management and 3.0 clinical credits.  CMD Credit Statement: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 4.5 management hours and 3 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

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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