Core Synthesis 2022 - Summer Session

Summer Core Synthesis
San Antonio, TX
July 22-24, 2022

NOTE: AMDA expects to hold this program fully in-person in San Antonio. A virtual option will not be offered.


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 Schedule

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CME Credit
CME Designation Statement
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 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.

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 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 17 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. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17 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 07/22/2022 to 11/20/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This session Core Synthesis 2022 - Summer Session is approved for 17.00 In-Person, Live AAFP Prescribed Credits. 

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-report  AMA 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.

Credits subject to change.

Hotel and Meeting Venue

Hilton Palacio del Rio
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Room Rate: $169 single/double. Room rate is subject to state and local taxes in effect at time of check-out.

Click here to make reservations online or call the hotel at 1-210-222-1400 and ask for the AMDA Core Curriculum Group Rate.

Check-in: 3:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am

To guarantee the group discounted room rate, you must make your reservation no later than June 28, 2022.  All reservations must be accompanied by a valid credit card or first night room deposit.

The hotel cancellation deadline is 48 hours prior to arrival, otherwise one night’s room and tax will be charged to payment type on reservation. Please note that cancellation of any room reservation is your responsibility.  AMDA is not responsible for cancellation charges.


Attendees should fly to San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

Ground Transportation

The hotel is located in downtown San Antonio, approximately 8 miles from San Antonio International Airport. Taxis and rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are available at the airport.

Valet parking is available at the hotel for $44 per day + tax. Self parking is not available.  Please note the Society does not validate parking. 

Course Pricing

Early Bird Rate
Through April 28
Regular Rate
April 29 - June 30
Late Rate
July 1 - July 15
Member $795 $895 $995
NonMember $1,095 $1,195 $1,295

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.

Health and Safety

AMDA has adopted a Vaccination Required policy for all attendees, faculty, and AMDA staff participating in the San Antonio Core Synthesis program. Participants must be “fully vaccinated” before gaining access to the onsite educational sessions. You will be required to show proof of vaccination at the registration desk upon arrival prior to being issued an attendee badge, which can be your original vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or app supported vaccination card. Please do not email vaccination cards to us in advance.

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past your second does in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks past a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). We strongly suggest boosters and self-testing prior to your travels to San Antonio.

AMDA also asks attendees to use masks in all Synthesis sessions and space when not actively eating or drinking. Attendees should bring their own high-quality masks to wear while participating in the Synthesis. Hand sanitizer will be available to all conference participants. AMDA will continue to closely monitor news and guidance on the COVID-19 virus and modify health and safety precautions if deemed necessary. Any updates will be communicated to all registrants via email.

By registering for the Core Synthesis program in San Antonio, registrants agree to abide by all health and safety protocols instituted or modified by AMDA, the City of San Antonio, and the venue between the date of registration and the conclusion of the meeting on July 24, 2022. AMDA recognizes that some people have medical contraindications to vaccination. To best protect all individuals, we welcome those individuals to register for the live, virtual Synthesis session occurring November 18-20, 2022.

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