Re-envisioning Elder Care Conference
The Re-envisioning Elder Care Conference 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 four years with similar conferences held prior.
At previous conferences, 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, nursing home staffing, caregiver burnout, and a response to the National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality report. Past topics have also included physician influence on complex decision making and team functioning, effective infection control programs, treatment of depression in older adults, and antipsychotic medication reduction programs.
This year, we partnered with the Nova Southeastern University GWEP to host a virtual conference on September 8, 2023 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm (Eastern Time). National leaders addressed the following topics:
- New treatments for dementia
- Infection control in long-term care
- Dizziness and vertigo in older adults
- Technology and patient care
- Evolving workforce solutions in post-acute and long-term care medicine
- New initiatives in long-term care from the Moving Forward Coalition
Learn more about the presenters and view the agenda in our conference brochure [pdf].
If you missed this year's conference, watch the recorded conference on our YouTube channel or view the speakers' presentations below.
Determining Appropriateness of Initiating Antibiotic Therapy in Nursing Home Residents [pdf], Joseph Mylotte, MD
Raising the Bar for Physicians Practicing in Nursing Homes: The Path to Sustainable Improvement [pdf], Paul Katz, MD, CMD
Keynote: Future of Telehealth [pdf], Erik Ilyayev, MD
Updates in Dementia Care and Research, Emily D. Clark, DO
Panel Discussion: The Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition [pdf]
Any and all professionals engaged in the care of individuals residing within this continuum were invited to attend this free event. Continuing education credits were available for a fee for multiple disciplines. Professionals who may be interested in attending include:
- Physician assistants*
- Medical directors
- Advanced practice nurses**
- Registered nurses**
- Licensed practical nurses**
- Nurse practitioners**
- Directors of nursing
- Social workers***
- Marriage and family therapists***
- Mental health counselors***
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
- Nursing Home Administrators
*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical Educational Council of Pensacola (MECOP) and Florida State University College of Medicine. MECOP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical Educational Council of Pensacola designates this virtual activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
**4.75 continuing education credits have been approved for advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners who have a Florida license.
***Continuing Education Units (CEU) programs are planned in accordance with meeting the criteria set forth and approved for licensure renewal as outlined in the Florida Statutes and by Chapter 491 Licensure Board. This workshop is approved for and offers 4.75 contact hours for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors. Provider # 50-4971.