PALTC Leadership & Advocacy: Tell It Like It Is (Archive)

1.0 CME / 1.0 CMD Management / 1.0 MOC

This session will feature a panel to discuss the importance of leadership before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It will focus on how the recovery phase of the pandemic will benefit from PALTC clinician advocacy. Lastly, it will provide a succinct overview of PALTC advocacy with tips on how, when, and where to communicate with industry and policy leaders to be most effective.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance PALTC leadership has had during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Imagine the future of PALTC leadership in the recovery phase of the pandemic and future emergency preparedness for the industry as a whole. 
  • Begin to think about how to be an effective PALTC advocate at the local and state level. 

Christian Bergman, MD, CMD, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. His clinical practice is academic post-acute and long-term care medicine. He is assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he is focusing on improving transitions of care throughout the VCU Health System. Dr. Bergman is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and geriatric fellows at the state and national level where his involvement focuses on improving the educational experience for trainees in geriatric medicine. He is vice-chair of the Transitions of Care subcommittee and a member of the CPG and Clinical Tools subcommittee.

Suzanne Gillespie MD, RD, CMD, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Dr. Gillespie is Chairman of the House of Delegates of AMDA The Society for PALTC Medicine and serves on the  Board of Directors. Dr. Gillespie is Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics Extended Care and Medical Director of the Community Living Center of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center where she is also a Lead Physician of their Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care program and Lead Physician for Patient Safety.

Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, HEC-C, is chief medical officer for Mariner Health Care and Beecan Health, and medical director for two skilled nursing facilities (Life Care Center of Vista and Carlsbad by the Sea Care Center) for Hospice by the Sea, and for Scripps Seaport Home Health in the San Diego area. He is the incoming president of AMDA, editor-in-chief emeritus of Caring for the Ages, and an Associate Editor of JAMDA.  Dr. Steinberg has served as a nursing home and hospice medical director, attending physician and educator in San Diego for over 25 years and has served on AMDA's Board of Directors, multiple committees, and a variety of Clinical Practice Guidelines and other Society publications and products.  He is an AMDA delegate to the AMA House of Delegates and is vice president of National POLST, and has a strong interest in bioethics, advance care planning, palliative care, and policy/regulatory issues.

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.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety 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. 

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