AMDA Offering International Pragmatic Trials Research Symposium at 2019 Annual Conference

November 7, 2018

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is excited to offer an International Nursing Home Pragmatic Trials Research Symposium as part of its 2019 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, March 7-10. The symposium will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The intensive program is for all providers working in the nursing home setting. It will identify common themes and showcase international pragmatic trials from Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. Each speaker will discuss a specific trial they’ve conducted in a long-term care setting. Participants can earn up to 6.5 Continuing Medical Education, Certified Medical Director, and Maintenance of Certification credits.

The symposium also will feature a poster session with practical, scientifically-sound ideas from around the globe that participants can begin applying immediately to their practices. Abstracts are being accepted here through December 14, 2018.

“Over the course of the day we’ll learn a lot, not just about these pragmatic trials, but about the methodology. My hope is that we can help people who have been somewhat intimidated by doing research in long-term care,” says Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and president of the Society’s Board of Directors. She will be speaking at the conference.

Registration for the symposium is now open. To set up an interview with Dr. Levy, send an email to


About the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings. Dedicated to defining and improving quality, we advance our mission through timely professional development, evidence-based clinical guidance, and tireless advocacy on behalf of members, patients, families, and staff. Visit for more information.