Times listed are Eastern

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

Welcome to EDGE21

Program Chair:  Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD

10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

PALTC Leadership & Advocacy: Tell It Like It Is

Speakers:  Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD
                  Christian Bergman, MD, CMD
                  Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD
Session developed in collaboration with AMDA Public Policy Steering Committee

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Non-Traditional Approaches to Symptom Management in Long-Term Care

Speakers:  Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD
                  Travis Neill, PA-C

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Product Theater / Break

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

“Psych Services”: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Speakers:  Richard Juman, PhD, PsyD
                  Lea Watson, MD, MPH
Session developed in collaboration with AMDA Behavioral Health Council

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Is it Ageism, Ignorance or Both?

Speakers: Timothy Holahan, DO, CMD
                  Peter Jaggard, MD, CMD
                  Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD
                  James Wright, MD, PhD, CMD
Session developed in collaboration with AMDA Ethics Subcommittee

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM


3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Empathic Listening: From Inner and Outer Conflict to Peace and Harmony

Speakers: Melanie Sears, RN, MBA, PhD
                 Paige Hector, LMSW, MSW

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM


5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Short Debates on Controversial Topics

Stopping Eating and Drinking by Advance Directive

Debaters: Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD
                 Bob Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD

Provider-Assisted Dying in the LTC Setting

Debaters: Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD
                 Rollin Wright, MD, MPH, MS

Evolving Medical Leadership – NPs are Leaders Too!

Debaters: Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD
                 Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

6:30 PM

Closing Remarks

On-Demand Session

Intersectionality in PALTC: Where we all meet?

Speakers: Jamehl Demons, MD
                 Linda Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC
                 Robert Russel, MD
                Rollin Wright, MD, MPH, MS
Session developed in collaboration with AMDA DEI Workgroup