Core Synthesis 2023 - Summer Session

Summer Core Synthesis
San Antonio, TX
July 21-23, 2023


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
Application will be submitted.

AGS Statement
Application will be submitted.

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/ $169 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 27, 2023. 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 $49 per day + tax. Self parking is not available.  Please note the Society does not validate parking. 

Course Pricing

Early Bird Rate
Through April 20
Regular Rate
April 21 - June 27
Late Rate
June 28 - July 14
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 is committed to providing a safe environment for all meeting attendees and will continue to closely monitor news and guidance on the COVID-19 virus. We will modify health and safety precautions if deemed necessary. Any updates will be communicated to all registrants via email. Registrants must commit to the COVID-19 Waiver and Commitment during the registration process. 

COVID-19 Waiver and Commitment
Registration and attendance at or participation in this educational activity, you agree to the COVID-19 Waiver and Commitment: 

1. I understand that attendance at indoor conferences, meetings, and events may involve a risk of exposure to COVID-19, and I knowingly assume that risk.

2. On behalf of myself as well as my family and heirs, I hereby release from liability, and waive all claims against AMDA, its officers, directors, and employees for any harm, injury, and damage of any nature suffered by me should I contract COVID-19.

3. I will comply with all applicable health and safety laws and directives, as well as any guidelines of AMDA, the meeting venues (convention center, hotels, etc.), and meeting jurisdictions (cities, states, etc.), that may be in effect or modified from the time of my registration up through the end of the educational activity, which may include adjustments to vaccination, face covering, and physical distancing requirements.

4. I will not attend the event if, within 10 days of the start of the event, I test positive for or experience any symptoms of COVID-19.

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