Everyone loves a bargain!: A special promotion on a new CALTCM membership with your annual meeting registration!

by Deborah Wolff-Baker MSN, ACHPN, FNP-BC

CALTCM is California’s premier interdisciplinary organization leading the charge for creating best practices, clinical practice guidelines, quality improvement and educational opportunities throughout the Long Term Care continuum.  Have you let your CALTCM membership lapse? Or are you considering membership for the first time? We want you to see the value in CALTCM membership and in the superb educational offerings CALTCM has to offer. In light of this goal, our executive board has innovated again and come up with a winning proposition!  Receive a 25% discount on a new CALTCM membership when you register for the 2018 Annual Meeting, and instantly receive the CALTCM member discounts on your registration!  (The discount alone will pay for your new membership.) You’ll find that being a CALTCM member has many benefits including discounts to outstanding conferences such as the Leadership & Management in Geriatrics course, the Annual Meeting and the Fall Conference.  Members will also enjoy access to practice management tools and many presentations from past conferences.

This year’s Annual Meeting dates are May 17 - 19 with two pre-conferences; one on Thursday evening May 17th and another on Friday morning May 18th.  As usual, the Annual Meeting will be held in the beautiful downtown Los Angeles Omni Hotel and rooms can be booked for a discounted conference rate. The title and theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is STRONGER & SMARTER: Innovation and Collaboration in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, and it will be a very special event!

Pre-conference sessions begin Thursday evening, with a Collaborative Medicolegal Summit: Strange Bedfellows.  This promises to be a very interesting conversation that may very well make the difference in whether you are named in a lawsuit or how you’ll fare if you are!  Friday morning’s interactive, team-focused Best Practices pre-conference will highlight some of California’s most innovative new ideas in Long Term Care and will benefit the entire IDT.  Friday afternoon sessions focus on making a safer, more enjoyable work environment through teamwork, collaboration and culture change.  Saturday’s clinical hot-topics will give expert guidelines for managing the complexities of frail LTC patients, disaster preparedness considerations in LTC, as well as regulatory issues and sessions on palliative care, advance care planning and end of life care.  All this, with plenty of time to ask questions and network with others!

As more adults reach advanced old age, their care management has become more and more complex, while at the same time regulatory issues continue to change, and reimbursement systems have transitioned to value based care.  This can be either a frustrating time or an exciting time to work in the field of Long Term Care. CALTCM’s Annual Conference gives providers the opportunity to learn from others; to bring back information and new concepts that will aid in navigating the field of LTC in order to meet the regulatory and reimbursement changes while providing the highest quality care and innovation within your facilities. You will come away inspired, with knowledge, tools and a renewed sense of passion for the work you do.

Renew your commitment to your patients, to long term care and to yourself by accessing the 25% CALTCM membership discount and registering for the 2018 CALTCM Annual Meeting as a CALTCM member.  Get the word out and encourage your colleagues to do the same. It’s a win-win proposition!

·    Annual Physician Membership $150.00 per year / with 25% discount = $112.50

·    Annual Clinical Affiliate Membership $125.00 per year / with 25% discount = $93.75

·    Annual Retired Physician or Physician-In-Training $100 per year / with 25% discount = $75.00