Upcoming Events

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • Video conference on Zoom

    Attend Monthly Meetings

    No In-person meeting this month.  Join us...

    Remotely using the following links through Zoom.  

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/499330634

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,499330634# or +16465588656,499330634#

    Or Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 499 330 634

    To receive updates and meeting announcements, subscribe to our e-mail list or contact Dr. Leslie Eber at lesliee@myrmsc.com.

    Slides and handouts will be sent out by email and made available on the CMDA.us website.   

    • 24 Apr 2020
    • Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.

    Message about the Annual Conference and Monthly Meetings


    Members of the PA/LTC community:

        Given the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it now becomes necessary for us to make decisions to safeguard our professional community and to act as responsible and caring neighbors. To this end, the CMDA board has made the decision to cancel the upcoming CMDA Annual conference on April 24th. 

         We are considering rescheduling our annual conference for August of this year, if possible. We feel that it is our duty to leave the door open to hold a conference at a time when we all may need to come together as a community. The rescheduled conference depends on many factors, so we would appreciate everyone responding to a short two question survey to help us make a decision. You may request a link to the survey by emailing Dr. Eber.

         The primary goal of CMDA is to promote education that balances scientific knowledge, pragmatic reasoning, and now, appropriate caution. While we navigate a path forward, we are committed to providing updates and offering advice on how to mount a preventative response to COVID-19. Given this, we will be continuing our monthly meetings solely via Zoom until such time as we all decide that in-person meetings are appropriate. We plan to reduce the time to one hour and have part of each meeting dedicated to COVID-19 updates with a Q&A to facilitate discussions within our community. We also feel it is important not to lose sight of what we do every day, and will therefore continue to present additional educational topics that are not COVID-19 related.

         We hope to "see" you all at our next meeting, via Zoom, on April 7th, time to be announced later. See Zoom information on our website. 

     With Gratitude,

    The CMDA Board

    Letter from the President

    Dear Colleagues: 

    CMDA - The Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and CHCA/CCAL (Colorado Health Care Association / Colorado Center for Assisted Living) are proud to present our 2020 annual conference: Providing 20/20 Vision for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

    The 2020 Conference will have a dual focus on current standards of care and insights into future practice for post-acute and long-term care medicine. Join us for education, skills and current best practices in PA/LTC Medicine. We encourage providers, medical directors, administrators, DONs, social workers and all stakeholders to join us on April 24th. Come network and connect with over 300 participants in our PA/LTC community.

    Register by April 19 to receive the discounted rate of $100 per attendee.  Register 3 or more attendees from one organization fur further discounts.  Starting April 20, the registration rate will be $120 per attendee. 

    This live activity is approved for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.25 management hours and 3.25 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) . Details are available on our website, CMDA.us.

    We look forward to Providing 20/20 Vision for PA/LTC with you on April 24, 2020. 


    Leslie Eber MD, CMD Ann Kokish     

    CMDA President

    Conference Co-Chair

    CHCA/CCAL Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

    Conference Co-Chair


    7:00 a.m.          Breakfast

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

    8:10 a.m.          Long Term Care Profession Update: Doug Farmer, President and CEO

    8:20 a.m.          State of the State: CDPHE: Randy Kuykendall, Director, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

    8:35 a.m.          Long Term Care: New models, new payments:  KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Cheryl Phillips MD CMD

    9:25 a.m.          Psychotropics and where we are now:  Lea Watson MD 

    9:50 a.m.          Statins - A Close Examination of Evidence in the Elderly: Cari Levy, MD PhD CMD, AMDA Past President


    10:15 a.m.        Break/Vendors


    10:40 a.m.        CaMDucky Derby 2020: Greg Gahm MD

    11:05 a.m.        Clinical Leadership in the New Healthcare Era; Wait or Innovate:  Arif Nazir MD CMD, AMDA President

    11:35 a.m.       Understanding and treating MS: Timothy Vollmer MD

    12:00 p.m.        Break and Lunch / Vendors

    12:30 p.m.        Sepsis: Early Recognition & Optimizing Outcomes in PAC/LTC:  Joseph G. Ouslander MD   

    1:10 p.m.          Updates from Telligen, your Medicare Quality Improvement Organization: Christine LaRocca MD;   Courtnay Ryan, Sr. QI Facilitator, Telligen QIN-QIO

    1:25 p.m.          Getting older is not for the weak: An evidence-based approach to improving SNF rehabilitation: Jennifer Stevens Lapsley, PT, PhD

    1:55 p.m.          Transitions in care and how to make it work: Jim Lett MD CMD


    2:25 p.m.          Break and Vendors


    2:45 p.m.         No Matter How Popular Antibiotics Get- They Will Never Go Viral: How to be good Stewards: Travis Neill  PA-C

    3:25 p.m.          Be proactive, not reactive: the importance of a game plan for advancing dementia: Lea Watson MD       

    3:50 p.m.          2020 Best Pearls for Clinical Practice from Today: Allison Villegas PA-C, Leslie Eber MD, CMD                                                                             

    4:00 p.m.          Awards / Vendor Recognition    

    Location and Parking

     Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.

    Limited parking at hotel but…..

    Large RTD parking lot at

    the Federal Center Station, 11601 W 2nd Pl, Lakewood, CO,

     only a 7 min walk to hotel

    Shuttle service available!

    • You can take the light rail in- W Line. Leaves Union Station q 15 min, 42 min ride
    • You can take the bus in
    • You can carpool with your buddies!

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

    WiFi Instructions for Sheraton Denver West

    User name:   Meet@Sheraton                

    Password:  360union

    Stay Connected!   Use #CMDA20  to follow and join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter. 

    Accreditation Statement:

    CME Credit Statement: This 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 CMDA-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 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    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 3.25 management hours and 3.25 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. 

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We are a State Chapter of AMDA The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care PALTC.

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