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Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Conference

The Post-Acute and Long-Term 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 the past three years.

Recently, nationally known experts 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. Below, see a list of types of professionals that may be interested in attending:

  • 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 2017.


The Fourth Annual
Advances in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Conference

 

Location

This year, the PALTC Conference will be held at:
Westminster Oaks Maguire Center
4449 Meandering Way
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Directions to Westminster Oaks in Tallahassee can be found here.

Program and Registration Information

Our speakers and topics this year include:

  • Dr. Nicholas Castle, PhD - Quality Assurance in the Nursing Home
  • Dr. Joseph M. Mylotte, MD - Nursing Home-Aquired Pneumonia
  • Dr. Leonard Hock, DO - Palliative Care
  • Dr. Robyn I. Stone, PhD - Innovative Programs in Geriatric Care
  • Dr. Roaslie A. Kane, PhD - Delphi Study Results on Re-thinking Long-Term Care

The program begins at 8 am and will include presentations from five speakers, breakout workshops on their topics, as well as breakfast and lunch, concluding at 3:30 pm. Registration is $65 and payment information can be found in the conference brochure. Additionally, conference materials will be available for those unable to attend at discounted fee. Registration will be available at the door, however only credit card and check will be accepted at that time.

Continuing Education Hours/Units

5 continuing education credit contact hours will be offered for the following licenses: MD, DO, PA, RN, LPN, LCSW, LMHC, MFT, NHA, and CMD.

Travel Information

Group rate hotel reservations are available at $119/night until Thursday, August 2nd at The Staybridge Suites in Tallahassee. Group code and booking information will be provided in the registration confirmation.

Conference Sponsors

The PALTC Conference continues to grow each year, and this is due largely in part to the support of our sponsors:

Sponsors:

FMDA - The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
FHCA - The Florida Health Care Association
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
North and Central Florida Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Partnership
Institute for Successful Longevity

For conference questions, please email geriatrics.research@med.fsu.edu.