"Standards of Care and Best Practices" - 24th Annual CMDA Conference - April 27th, 2018

  • 27 Apr 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.



You are invited to attend the 24th Annual Colorado Medical Directors Association Conference sponsored jointly by the American Medical Directors Association and the Colorado Medical Directors Association. CMDA is partnering with Colorado Health Care Association/Colorado Center for Assisted Living (CHCA/CCAL) to present this year’s conference.

The theme is "Standards of Care and Best Practices."

Objectives: Educate and update attendees with latest information from CHCA/CCAL, CDPHE, Telligen, and State Ombudsman.

It will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.

It is very important for your facility to be represented at this meeting. Our target attendance for this conference is your facility’s Medical Director, Administrator, and Director of Nursing.

Conference Power-Point Presentations will be made available two days before the conference on the CMDA.US website. Participants are able to download the Power-Point presentations and bring them to the conference. 

Conference Organizers: lesliee@myrmsc.com and sandijaspercmda@comcast.net 


Please click here to the online Exhibitor application for the conference. We are hoping that all exhibitors will sign up through this link: https://www.cohca.org/events/calendar/?ill_calendar_event_id=3371

Please email questions to Bonita Jones at bjones@cohca.org.



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

8:10 a.m. CHCA Update:  Doug Farmer, President and CEO

8:25 a.m. State of the State — CDPHE: Randy Kuykendall, Director, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

8:40 a.m. Telligen Update: Christine LaRocca, MD    

8:50 a.m. Ombudsman Update: Anne Meier, State Ombudsman

9:00 a.m.  AMDA Update: Cari Levy, MD PhD CMD, AMDA President

9:20 a.m.  Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Evans, MD CMD 


10:00 a.m. Break/Vendors

10:20 a.m. The Future of Long Term Care: Cari Lev, MD PhD CMD

10:50 a.m. Opioid Management in LTC and Pathways to Reduction: Steven Atkinson, PA

11:20 a.m. Appropriate Use of Psychoactive Medications in LTC 2018: Recommendations for Clinical and Regulatory Success:  Lea Watson MD

11:50 a.m. CMDA/CU Research Partnership: Patient and Family Education in LTC: Heidi Wald, MD


12:05 – 12:20 p.m.     Break and Lunch Pick–Up / Vendors

12: 20 – 1:00 p.m.      Jonathan Evans MD CMD: Interactive Session 

1:00 p.m.   COPD Management in LTC: Amanda Stephens, MD

1:30 p.m. Wound Care on a Budget: Sheldon Goldberg, MD CMD

2:00 p.m. Example of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program: Panel Discussion Travis Neill PA, Discussion Leader, Lee Anneberg, MD CMD, Christopher Czaja, MD MPH, Christine LaRocca, MD

2:30 – 2:50 Break and Vendors

2:50 p.m.         Strategies for Phase 2 CMS: Updated Rules of Participation: Nancy Fisher, MD MPH, Chief Medical Officer

3:20 p.m. Shared Decision Making with Older Adults: Evidence and Policy: Dan Matlock, MD MPH

3:50 p.m. Best Pearls for Clinical Practice from Today: Leslie Eber, MD CMD, Allison Voss, PA, Travis Neill, PA    

4:00 p.m. Awards / Vendor Recognition

Agenda and credits are subject to change.

Colorado Medical Director’s 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 The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care PALTC (formerly called AMDA).

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