Intersectionality in PALTC: Where We All Meet? (Archive)

1.0 CME / 1.0 CMD Management

This session seeks to discover the importance of interconnectivity on race, gender, economics and religion in relation to power, privilege and discrimination. In a poignant interview-style format, participants will discuss how essential self-assessment is in uncovering racism and unconscious bias and moving toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Session developed in collaboration with AMDA DEI Workgroup.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the concept of Intersectionality and the role it plays in systemic racism and unconscious bias
  • Review how self-assessment can be utilized as a tool to evolve our perspectives and actions
  • Discuss Allyship and Anti-racism as key strategies in reshaping PALTC


Jamehl Demons, MD, is an associate professor of Internal Medicine/Geriatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is a nursing home medical director at Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation and Salemtowne Retirement Community.  Dr. Demons is active in advancing geriatrics education for all levels of healthcare learners. She is the founding director of a Senior Mentor Program at Wake Forest that pairs medical students with healthy seniors to help them understand successful aging. Dr. Demons is a former president of the North Carolina Medical Directors Association and is currently serving as chair of the Foundation Futures Program.

Linda Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, has been a certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner since 1989. She is an Associate Professor and Gerontology Population Content Expert in the College of Nursing at Michigan State University. Her current practice is in long-term care and subacute rehabilitation. Dr. Keilman was recently appointed Editor for the Elsevier Journal of  Advances in Family Practice Nursing. She is a former board member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association and a member of the AMDA Education Committee and the NP/PA Advisory Group.

Robert Russell, MD,  is an internal medicine and geriatric physician and the immediate past president for the Indiana Medical Directors Association and current Co-president. He is currently a Medical Director for CommuniCare Health Services. He is a post-acute care specialist who is currently the chairman of the medical advisory committee for CICOA and has been on the committee since its inception.  Dr. Russell is also on the executive board of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. He is a Hospice Director for Kindred of Avon and the medical director for Kindred at Home of Indiana. Dr. Russell is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

Rollin Wright, MD, MS, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in the long-term care setting. She is the course director for the School of Medicine's required Interprofessional Geriatrics Week course for third year medical students joined by health professions students from seven other disciplines. She directs the Geriatrics Track for the internal medicine residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Wright and Vicki Hornyak, DPT developed and are studying a dementia communication and problem-solving curriculum for trainees at all levels in their respective programs as part of the Mid-Atlantic Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program funded by the Health Research and Services Administration. 

Credit Information:

Activity Created 8/2021
Credits Available Until 8/2024

Credit Statements: 

CME: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 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.

CMD: This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 management hours toward certification or recertification 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.

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The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

The following AMDA Online Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Stock Shareholder; all others have no relationships to disclose.

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