2019 Annual Meeting


2019 CALTCM Summit for Excellence
Leading the Future of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
April 4 - 6, 2019
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Los Angeles, CA

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The CALTCM Summit for Excellence has been designed to engage and benefit direct care practitioners - all members of the interdisciplinary team and administrative leadership. This event will help you stay current on best practices to be the driver of quality, patient safety and person-centered care.  Thursday evening we will feature a second round of the Collaborative Medicolegal Summit and Friday morning will kick-off with the Best Practice Summit.  We have rebranded the CALTCM Annual Meeting as the CALTCM Summit for Excellence, harnessing our mission and vision to Lead the Future of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care!  Friday afternoon will be exciting for the entire interdisciplinary team and Saturday will feature hot topics and two "In The Trenches" sessions, giving you the opportunity to individualize your experience, choose from a variety of sessions to fit your education needs. (Earn up to 19.0 hours of CME/CEU's when you attend both pre-conferences and the annual meeting.)


Physicians, advanced practice nurses, gero-psychiatrists, pharmacists, licensed nurses, administrators, and other members of the interdisciplinary team who care for patients and residents in PA/LTC.

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Pre-Summit Options:

  1. Collaborative Medicolegal Summit: Strange Bedfellows - Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:00pm-9:30pm  (Earn up to 3.25 credits)
  2. Best Practice Summit - Friday, April 5, 2019 7:45am-11:45am  (Earn up to 3.75 credits)

Schedule Overview: CALTCM Summit for Excellence

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Friday Afternoon: April 5, 2019

When Discharge is Not an Option: Analyzing a Risky Situation (Up to 5.0 credits)

  • Pre-Test
  • Risk Management Skill Building
    • Skill 1: Lifting the Legal Fog
    • Skill 2: Reviewing & Writing a Policy that Doesn't Make it Worse
    • Skill 3: Assessing Decision Making Capacity: It's Not that Hard
    • Skill 4: Documenting in a Way that Shows You Care
  • Risk Management Team Building
    • Skill 5: Care-Planning Making it Realistic
    • Skill 6: Alignment of the IDT: Bringing Different People Together
    • Skill 7: Teaching Staff to Do the Right Thing 
  • Post Test
  • CALTCM Mentorship Vote
  • Introduction to the CALTCM Mentorship Program
  • Networking with the Experts: Meeting CALTCM's Master Mentors
  • CALTCM Poster Session

Saturday Morning: April 6, 2019

Hot Topics: On the Front Lines - Clinical Updates (Up to 3.5 credits)

  • New Approaches to Delirium; Jay Luxenberg, MD
  • Managing Parkinson’s in the SNF; Indira Subramanian, MD
  • Expert Guidance on Common Infections in LTC Environment; Thomas Yoshikawa, MD
  • Medically Illicit Drugs Being Used Therapeutically in the Elderly; Janice Hoffman-Simen, Pharm.D., EdD, APh, BCGP, FASCP
  • First, Do No Harm: The New Beers List; Vanessa Mandal, MD, MS, CMD & Margherita Aikman, RN, BSN, PharmD
  • Reducing Hypoglycemic Risk in Diabetes Care; Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD
  • Hypertension: Comparing JNC 8 and ACC/AHA Guidelines; Vanessa Mandal, MD, MS, CMD & Margherita Aikman, RN, BSN, PharmD
  • Chemotherapy in the SNF; Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD
  • Anticoagulation in Seniors; Margherita Aikman, RN, BSN, PharmD

Saturday Afternoon: April 6, 2019

Navigating Healthcare  (Up to 3.25 credits)

  • Regulatory Update; Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH
  • Public Policy Update; Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC
  • Preparing for the Next Firestorm; Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD and Jason Belden
In the Trenches: Roundtable Session  (Topics & Speakers)
  1. Motivational Interviewing; Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN
  2. The Joy of Medicine: Avoiding Burnout; Ashkan Javaheri, MD, CMD
  3. Medical Apps & Technology; Jay Luxenberg, MD
  4. Avoiding Medical Related Citations; Janice Hoffman-Simen, Pharm.D., EdD, APh, BCGP, FASCP
  5. Compassion Fatigue and Moral Dilemmas; Christine Wilson, RN, JD, MS-HCE
  6. Billing & Coding; Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC
  7. POLST and Palliative Care; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC
  8. Antibiotic Stewardship; Peter Patterson, MD, MBA, FCAP, FACMQ
  9. Creating an Appealing Workplace: Staff Retention Strategies; Merlyn Trinidad, RN-BSN
  10. How to be Competitive with Medicare Advantage; Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD