Annual Conference: Providing 20/20 Vision for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

  • 24 Apr 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO.


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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.


Leslie Eber MD, CMD Ann Kokish     

CMDA President

Conference Co-Chair

CHCA/CCAL Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Conference Co-Chair


CME will be available. 

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

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.          Understanding and treating MS: Timothy Vollmer MD

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    


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

Limited 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.  Shuttle services will be offered between the RTD lot and the hotel before and after the conference. Carpooling and light rail use are encouraged.

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,, or Ann

WiFi Instructions for Sheraton Denver West

User name:   Meet@Sheraton                

Password:  360union

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