Frequently Asked Questions


What is the deadline for (re)certification applications?

The ABPLM Board of Directors reviews certification applications twice each year. Deadlines are October 1 and April 1.

What's a CMD?

CMD stands for Certified Medical Director, a credential given to post-acute and long-term care medical directors by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) based on experience, education, and competency. Learn more.

Events and Education

Where can I find information about the Society's Annual Conference?

What types of credits does Society education provide?

Most of the Society's educational programs provide CME, CMD,  and ABIM MOC credits. The Society's Annual Conference provides CME, CMD, ABIM MOC, nursing, and administrator credits. If you are interested in attending a Society educational program and don't see the credits you're interested in provided, contact your credentialing agency for information on receiving credit for attending that Society educational program.

Marketing and Sponsorship

What type of sponsorship opportunities do you have?

AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine offers multiple sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising opportunities. Click here to learn more. 


What's my membership status?

Your membership status can be accessed from the Overview tab of your Profile.

What is the Society's membership cycle?

The Society’s membership term is based on the calendar year. Dues will be collected in the fall of each year for the following calendar year (January 1 – December 31). 

How can I become more involved?

If you aren’t already a member, join!  Attend the Society's annual conference and educational opportunities. Join your state chapter. Join a committee.

Products and Resources

I live outside of the United States. Do you ship internationally?

Yes. Please call our office at +1-410-740-9743 for rates.

Do you have special pricing for Bulk Orders?

Yes. For bulk order prices please send your inquiry to

Can I access the digital Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) on my tablet, or cell phone?

Yes, the Society's electronic CPGs are viewable on mobile products.

How can I get permission to reprint or use information from a Society product?

Fill out the Permission to Reprint Form. A Society staff member will review your request and contact you regarding your permission status.

Do you have any resources for PALTC patients & their families?

The Society is building our library of resources for PALTC patients and families. Some great, free resources we currently offer include:


How can I receive Caring for the Ages?

The online version of Caring for the Ages is open and free to everyone. To sign up for a free e-Table of Contents, alerting you when a new issue is available, click here. Print subscriptions are a Society member benefit. To become a Society member, click here

How can I access JAMDA online?

JAMDA is a member benefit (print and online access). Members must login here to access. 

If you are not a Society member but would like to become one, click here. If you would like to purchase a JAMDA subscription, click here.


Society Website / My Account

Where can I locate my username/password?

Your username is the primary email address connected to your Society account.  If you do not know your password, you can reset your password from the login page.  

I have a question, but I don’t know who can answer it.

Give us a call at (410) 740-9743 or email us at and we’ll route your question to the appropriate person. 

State Chapters

How can I join my local state chapter?

Click here to see a list of state chapters and get details on membership information and resources for your state.