Core Synthesis 2021- Summer Session

Virtual Summer Synthesis
July 16–18, 2021

This comprehensive and interactive course is comprised of dynamic lectures, lively role plays, case-based discussion, and small group breakouts. After completing the Synthesis course, participants will be able to integrate the tools, knowledge, and skills learned into their practice as a PALTC Medical Director. This will result in the improvement in the quality of healthcare services provided in their facilities and the enhancement of their own professional development.

 Emphasis is placed on the following areas:
  • Implement the use of QAPI tools, problem solving concepts, and root cause analysis in monitoring and managing quality indicators and quality management data.
  • Incorporate systems theory, systems management, and leadership skills into the daily work of the PALTC Medical Director.

Course Agenda
 (subject to change)

Course Pricing

Early Bird Rate
Deadline April 22
Regular Rate
April 23 - June 23
Late Rate
June 24 - July 2
Member $795
NonMember $1,095

Technical Requirements

  • Desktop or laptop computer recommended
  • Stable internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Microphone or phone connection to access audio

Registration Cancellation
Cancellations must be submitted via email to Cancellations must be received seven (7) days prior to the start of the course for a full refund less a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than seven (7) days prior to the start of the course will result in the forfeiture of all registration fees. "No Shows" also forfeit all fees. Forfeited registration fees cannot be applied to subsequent AMDA programs.

If it becomes necessary to cancel or postpone the start date of the course, the Society will not be responsible for travel or hotel costs incurred by the registrant. A full refund of registration fees will be made if the course is not rescheduled, or if the registrant is unable to attend the rescheduled course.

 Credit Information 

Physician CME 

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ABPLM CMD Program  

The Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in Long-Term Care, or its equivalent on long-term care management, is required for all Certified Medical Director (CMD) candidates. This course is the foundation for certification as an APBLM CMD. Taking the course does not make you a CMD. There are other requirements to complete. For more information, please go to or contact the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) at 410-992-3117. 

CMD Credit 

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 17.5 management 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. 

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  

ABFM Family Medicine Certification (formerly MC-FP) 

This activity may be eligible to help meet ABFM Family Medicine Certification (formerly MC-FP) Requirements. Participants may self-report  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM meet Certification requirements via the Physician Portfolio on the ABFM website. All CME credits are subject to final approval by the ABFM. 


AAFP Prescribed credit is pending. 


This CME activity is endorsed by the American Geriatrics Society. Credits earned from this activity may be counted toward the AGS Geriatrics Recognition Award.