PALTC24 Summer Encore Series

 Join us for our Summer Encore Series, showcasing insights from three of the most acclaimed sessions of our PALTC24 annual conference. These sessions will delve deeper into the material, providing fresh perspectives and answers to new questions for an enriched learning experience.


To Test or Not to Test? Diagnostic Stewardship in PALTC Encore Edition

Date: Wednesday, July 24th 6-7pm EST


  • Sing Palat, M.D., CMD
  • Laurent Adler, M.D., CMD

To test or not to test? That is often the question. Diagnostic stewardship seeks to improve all steps of diagnostic testing in order to optimize patient outcomes. Whether a urinary tract infection (UTI), C difficile colitis, pulmonary embolism or bowel obstruction is suspected, the right diagnostic test for the right patient at the right time is essential for ensuring appropriate interventions. As newer diagnostic tests become available in PALTC settings, such as molecular testing in the diagnosis of UTI and soft tissue infections, medical directors and all clinical leaders within PALTC need to critically evaluate ordering, performing and reporting of diagnostic tests. This session will explore the steps of diagnostic stewardship that may be applied to PALTC settings to improve testing and patient outcomes.



Implementation and Use of Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines in Daily Practice Encore Edition

Date: Wednesday, August 28th 6-7pm EST


  • Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP
  • Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, FACP
  • Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH

 This session will provide an overview and implementation of the revised evidence-based Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). A summary of the components of the Diabetes CPG (Recognition, Assessment, Treatment, and Monitoring) using a powerpoint presentation will be discussed. Navigation of the electronic format of the Diabetes CPG will be presented using a live on-line demonstration. An interactive case-based approach will be utilized for education on implementing the Diabetes CPG in daily practice. Strategies for engaging with the facility team to operationalize and communicate the new guidelines to health care providers and interdisciplinary team members will be discussed.



Breaking the Cycle of Psychiatric Medication Whack-A-Mole: A Framework for Successful Deprescribing Encore Edition

Date: Wednesday, September 18th 6-7pm EST


  • Jay Tillman, M.D.
  • Carrie Brown RN, BSN
  • Angela Rudd, PharmD, BCPP

 This session for healthcare providers, addresses the prevalent issue of psychiatric medication polypharmacy in long-term care. Due to limited behavioral health resources, healthcare professionals often rely on medication interventions despite associated side-effects. Reducing polypharmacy is challenging without specific compensatory strategies. Tapering most medications is feasible, and many can be stopped abruptly. The challenge lies in sustainably reducing high-risk medications without merely switching to equally risky alternatives. We'll introduce the Optum Behavioral Health Wheel, a tool for thoroughly and accurately characterizing psychiatric symptoms and their etiologies. The knowledge gained will serve to improve clinical decision-making for individualized behavioral healthcare, reduce entrenched polypharmacy, and break the cycle of escalating polypharmacy and ineffective class switching.


Credit Information

  • 3.0 CME  (1.0 CME for each webinar session) 
  • 1.0 CMD Management
  • 2.0 CMD Clinical


Disclosure Information:

All relationships disclosed by those in control of content are noted below. Financial relationships with Ineligible Companies* relevant to the content of the conference are as follows and have been mitigated:

    • Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, FACP (Speaker): Lilly: Speaker's Bureau (Ongoing); Sanofi: Advisory Board (Ongoing), Consultant (Ongoing)

No one else in control of content has any relevant financial relationships with *"companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients."


Credit Statements:

Accreditation: 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. 

CME Designation: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CMD Credit Hours: This CME activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for up to 1.0 management hour and up to 2.0 clinical hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

The CMD Program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those credit hours that he/she actually spent in the activity. For further information, contact ABPLM at 410-992-3117 or at