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February 5, 2019

There are so many good clinical sessions planned for the Society’s 2019 annual conference that Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, is challenged to choose the best or even her favorites; so, she starts at the beginning. “It’s very exciting to have ‘The Year in Review’ as our opening keynote, the kick-off for the meeting. We will all be able to dive into the conference with a clear picture of how our field is evolving,” she says.

As chair of the Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee, Dr. Bellantoni is always talking and listening to Society members about what issues and kinds of...

January 30, 2019

When Lakshman Swamy, MD, MBA, was a medical resident, he thought intensive care was “where the action was. Everything happens right then, right there.” However, he quickly realized, “This is barely the start of the patient’s journey. Recovery is immense for so many people, and they leave the hospital with incredible functional deficits. My friends in post-acute and long-term care medicine get these patients through recovery and give them their lives back.” His admiration for this group has him especially pleased and honored to talk about “Beyond Burnout: Practical Solutions to Improve the...

January 24, 2019

Award-winning actor and educator Megan Cole is “genuinely excited” about the opportunity to present the Anne-Marie Filkin Lecture on Sunday, March 10, at the Society’s 2019 annual conference in Atlanta, GA. “Literature teaches us eternal truths in entertaining ways and reminds us that there is always more than one way to interpret any human experience. I look forward to sharing these beautiful truths with Society members,” she says.

She hopes that participants leave her program, “Elder Voices: How Literature Can Help Us Understand Aging,” with a renewed appreciation of how books,...

January 17, 2019

The practice management  sessions at the Society’s 2019 annual conference are like “a map,” says Tom Haithcoat, chief operating officer for CareConnectMD and incoming chair of the Practice Group Network (PGN). This map will help participants navigate challenges, opportunities, new developments, and other issues so they can keep up and enjoy success in the constantly evolving value-based medicine environment.

“The bridge from volume- to value-driven care is complex and not easy to navigate alone,” says Mr. Haithcoat. “We’ve worked closely with our Practice Group Network members...

January 8, 2019

The opening keynote address at the Society’s annual conference sets the tone for the meeting. It is fitting that this year’s program in Atlanta, GA, starts with a session that features Society leaders sharing research from the past year that is likely to have the greatest impact on the future. During “The Year in Review,” your colleagues who live daily with the research and understand how it translates into practice will offer their exclusive insights. “This is a very exciting session. We’ll talk about some of the most important studies from the past year and make it practical,” says Milta...

January 2, 2019

Abely Solutions, Canopy Tools, Raiven Healthcare, and WoundWiseIQ. These four companies will compete in the Society’s 2nd annual Shark Tank competition, to be held at the 2019 annual conference in Atlanta, GA, March 7-10. Their innovations are all unique and their paths to the Shark Tank distinct, but they share an excitement about the opportunity to participate in this event and to interact with conference participants. As Canopy Tools CEO Elisabeth Michel, MPH, says, “When I heard about the Shark Tank, I thought it would be an incredible opportunity that would provide us with exposure...

December 18, 2018

Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, is in her third year as Society House of Delegates (HoD) chair, but she is still humbled when she stands at the podium and looks out at her family of peers. Then she takes a deep breath, relishes the excitement and energy of the meeting, and starts talking. It’s not too late to share this experience. You have until January 6 to submit a resolution or become a delegate for the 2019 meeting in Atlanta, GA.

“We’ve already received several resolutions, so we are off to an excellent start,” says Dr. Gillespie. “We’re looking forward to seeing more and to...

December 12, 2018

“When individuals donate to the Foundation, they are a giving to a purpose, a project they believe in—such as the Futures Program; but they also understand the role these play for our profession and its future,” says Foundation Chair Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP. With one click, she observes, you can support your purpose and watch your donation in action, making positive change possible.

For example, Dr. Resnick says, “Practitioners want...

November 26, 2018

Post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities increasingly are seeing patients with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. Some are older adults—more like the traditional PALTC patients--and some are younger patients with various clinical needs and comorbidities. Yet, all share a need for focused care and efforts to get them on the road to recovery.

At the Society’s Meet the Experts breakfast, scheduled for March 9, 2019, during the annual conference in Atlanta, Michael Fingerhood, MD, will...

November 14, 2018
If you want proof that the Society really is one family of professionals, look no further than Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, the first registrant for the 2019 annual conference. He achieved this distinction because he went online to confirm his travel dates so he could meet up with a friend at the meeting. While he was on the conference website, he decided to register. The friend? Christopher Joncas, MD, CMD, the first registrant for the 2018 annual conference (featured...