Core Synthesis 2021- Fall Session

Fall Synthesis
Virtual Program
October 15-17, 2021

This comprehensive and interactive course is comprised of dynamic lectures, spirited 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 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 July 30
Regular Rate
July 31 - Sept 30
Late Rate
October 1 - 8
Member $795 $895 $995
NonMember $1,095 $1,195 $1,295


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 registration@paltc.org. 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 

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 www.abplm.org or contact the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) at 410-992-3117.

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 18 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. 

CME Credit
CME Designation Statement
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Accreditation Statement
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.

ABIM MOC Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18 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.

AAFP Credit Statement
The AAFP has reviewed Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Synthesis Course, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 07/16/2021 to 10/17/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s):

  • 18.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) - Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Synthesis Course
  • 18.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) - Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Synthesis Course

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

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-reportAMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM to meet Certification requirements via the Physician Portfolio on the ABFM website. All CME credits are subject to final approval by the ABFM.