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Join AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE, and the occasional guest, for a monthly chat on issues, events, and thoughts impacting those who live and work in the post-acute and long-term care world. 

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February 13, 2019

Executive Director Chris Laxton discusses the society’s opioid policies.



The Society's opioid policies

Pain Management Task Force draft report

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December 4, 2018


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In early March, Society President Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, will head to Atlanta, GA, for the 2019 annual conference. She would happily make the trip even without the title, and it all goes back to the vivid memories of her first conference over 15...

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November 26, 2018

Executive Director Chris Laxton talks about the Society’s new telemedicine position paper and collaboration with the American Medical Association.



AMDA's telemedicine position paper


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October 24, 2018


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November 6, 2017

I’m calling on you to help us strengthen the future post-acute and long-term care workforce and recognize excellence in the current workforce.

Hi, I’m Chris Laxton, Executive Director of the Society, and I am asking for your help.

First, we need you to help spread the word and support the Foundation Futures Program – a...

Navigating PA/LTC
July 24, 2017

Why don’t we hear more good news about nursing home care?

Hi, I’m Christopher Laxton, Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Post-acute and long-term care medicine is a field that is growing quickly, and shows no sign of slowing down as our elders’ needs for care increases. So why is it that so many people aren’t aware that PALTC professionals are specially trained to...

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April 1, 2017

My name is Heidi White. I am the new President of AMDA – The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. I’m from Durham, North Carolina where I am an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

How did I get into this field? I think, it’s a journey for everyone and I’d say my journey started in my youth. My mother was a...

Navigating PA/LTC
March 7, 2017

We asked the Society’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors to tell us their predictions and hopes for 2017. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD

I really want to share with you our celebration for an amazing 2016, a great year for us and the organization, where we were able to work on our competencies for physicians. We...