40th Annual Meeting
Innovation to Action:                                 2014 Syllabus
Care of Wounds, Dementia and COPD
May 2-3, 2014   s   Los Angeles, CA


2014 is the year of QAPI (Quality Assurance Performance Improvement) implementation throughout our country. With that in mind, we have designed our meeting for practical training for key players in your facility in areas where LTC has struggled to improve quality. To help you implement QAPI, we have designed innovative case-based half-day workshops for your facility (or virtual facility) designed to help you put this new knowledge into constructive and sustainable action for the benefit of your patients.

We have purposely chosen the care of Wounds and Dementia, since these are areas where prior quality efforts have often had disappointing results. To facilitate interactive learning, we have chosen a round table format for all of our work

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In addition, knowing that our hospital partners are being penalized for early relapse of COPD patients,  we bring to you advances in COPD care focused on reducing the 30 day relapse rate through integrated care models.

We anticipate another delightful Poster session where we will not only learn from organized presentations on facility innovation, but also have opportunities to discuss the project with the author(s).

An additional highlight will be the collegial working relationships that develop around the tables at our annual meeting.

Bring your team, enjoy the interactive learning, and return home reinvigorated for with actions that fulfill the QAPI mandates. 


Physicians, advanced practice nurses, gero-psychiatrists, pharmacists, licensed nurses, administrators, and other members of the interdisciplinary team who care for older adults. 


  1. The participant will develop QAPI skills that they will then implement in specific action plans in their facilities;

  2. The participant will identify at least 3 QAPI performance improvement projects for implementation in the coming year;

  3. The participant will better understand models of improving care integration, the incentives for improving this care, and then make specific decisions about how they will improve care integration in their facilities.  

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