Advances in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium

The Advances in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Symposium is a gathering of colleagues and professionals interested in approaches to enhance the quality of care and life of older adults in the post-acute and long-term care continuum. The Department of Geriatrics has hosted this conference for the past four years.

At previous symposiums, nationally-recognized experts have focused on a range of both clinical and policy related issues such as the evolving role of the nurse practitioner and physician assistants, transitions of care, medical foster homes, and the evolution from a fee-based reimbursement system to one that is value-based. Past topics have also included physician influence on complex decision making and team functioning, effective infection control programs, and antipsychotic medication reduction programs.

Any and all professionals engaged in the care of individuals residing within this continuum are invited to attend, and continuing education credits for multiple disciplines are offered. Professionals that may be interested in attending include:

  • Physicians*
  • Physician assistants*
  • Medical directors*
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Registered nurses*
  • Licensed practical nurses*
  • Directors of nursing
  • Social workers*
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators*

*CE's were offered for these licenses in 2018.

August 23rd: The Fifth Annual Symposium

Click here to register online or below to download the brochure!


2019 Speakers

This year's symposium is host to an incredible group of presenters from a variety of backgrounds in post-acute and long-term care. Click on the brochure above for detailed biographies on this year's experts.

  • Keynote: Wendy Lustbader, MSW - Living as Prescribed: Ways to Motivate Improved Self-Care
  • Andrew Costa, PhD - The Influence of Physician Practice on Overall Long-Term Care Quality and Patient Outcomes - Evidence from Canada
  • David Nace, MD, MPH - New Guidelines on Urinary Tract Infection Management
  • Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD - Navigating Diabetes in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
  • Roger Wong, MD - Preventing Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults

Continuing Education Credits

We are excited to be offering continuing education credits for the following licenses:

  • MD, DO, and PA: 6.25 CMEs
  • 2 Clinical CMD
  • 4.25 Management CMD
  • ARNP, RN, and LPN: 6 CEUs
  • LCSW, LMHC, and MFT: 6 CEUs
  • NHA and NAB: 6 CEUs

Registration and Accommodations

This year's registration fee is $70, and more information on how to register will be available here soon!

A discounted group rate for travelers is available until August 1 at:
Staybridge Suites Tallahassee
1600 Summit Lake Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Group discount code available upon registration.

Symposium Sponsors

The PALTC Symposium continues to grow each year, and this is due largely in part to the support of our sponsors. Our 2019 sponsors include:

Community Sponsors:

FMDA - The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
FHCA - The Florida Health Care Association
FADONA - The Florida Association Directors of Nurses
LeadingAge Florida
Westminster Oaks
Florida Pioneer Network
FSU SeniorHealth

Academic Sponsors:

Florida State University College of Social Work
Florida State University College of Nursing
Florida State University College of Medicine
REACH: Resources and Education for Aging, Community, and Health
Institute for Successful Longevity