Announcing Caring In The Carolinas 2021

October 9-10, 2021
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord, NC 28027

We are going virtual!* CPALTC is pleased to announce that registration is open for our Virtual Symposium October 9-10, 2021! Due to COVID-19, our conference was cancelled in 2020, but we’re back this year with an online 2 day program you won’t want to miss. Please support your Society and plan on attending- and tell your colleagues and friends. Although we will not be in-person, we are excited to be together online for a weekend of learning and friendship!
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™5 management hours and 6.5 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and CPALTC. AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Topics include COVID-19 Vaccine Update, Dementia and Emerging Treatment, Transitions of Care and much more. See below for full schedule.
Hope to see you there!

Registration fees:
Member Physicians- $125
Member Advance Practitioners and Affiliates- $100
Nonmember Physicians- $240
Nonmember Advance Practitioners and Affiliates- $175
Residents and Fellows- free

Caring in the Carolinas: 2021 Virtual Symposium on Geriatrics and Post-Acute Care Program

A CME event of the AMDA Chapter for North Carolina and South Carolina*
October 9 - 10, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

8 am – 9 am
Beyond the Diagnosis: Addressing Complex Geriatric Syndromes in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Setting
Milta Little, DO, CMD
9 am – 10 am
There Is “HOPE” For Improving Hospital to SNF Transitions
Colette Allen, NP and Aubrey Jolly Graham, MD
10 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Medicare Reimbursement Issues
Michelle Schmerge, DNP
11:30 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Dementias: Review and Emerging Therapies
Mark Pippenger, MD
1:30 pm – 2 pm CPALTC Business Meeting and Raffle
2 pm– 3 pm
Racial Disparities & Inequities in PALTC – The challenges Revealed & Exacerbated by COVID-19
Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD
3 pm– 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm– 5:00 pm
The Year in Review
Fellows, Regional Geriatrics Fellowship Programs

Sunday, October 10, 2021

7 am – 8 am
Red Eye Rounds: COVID-19 Debriefing
Moderator: Timothy Beittel, MD, CMD
8 am – 9 am
Pragmatic Innovation: Making Small Changes to Improve Practice Outcomes
Philip Sloane, MD, CMD
9 am – 10 am
Things That Make You Itch: Bedbugs, Headlice and Scabies
Scott Sheldon, MD, CMD
10 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:30 am
COVID-19 Vaccine in the SNF Setting
Tony Caprio, MD
11:30 – 1:00 pm
Provider Resilience and Mental Health First Aid
Ericka Ellis-Stewart

We are the Carolinas chapter of The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine (CPALTC), and we heartily welcome your interest in our organization!
As a regional affiliate of the organization formerly known as AMDA, we strive to be a resource for providers and medical directors to strengthen long-term care medicine in The Carolinas. We recognize that you work in one of the most challenging medical environments – post-acute and long-term care medicine. Membership in CPALTC provides you with outstanding assets including: clinical practice guidelines, political advocacy, national networking and excellent specialized CME.
Over the last 5 years, CPALTC has expanded its membership in the number and diversity of members. We welcome Students, Residents, Fellows, Advanced Care Practitioners and physicians as well as Directors of Nursing and Administrators. We strive to engage anyone who has interest in our industry, but especially those who feel passionate about caring for the vulnerable population we serve.
Our premier event each year is Caring in The Carolinas, an educational event that hosts long-term care partners from every corner of North and South Carolina. Offering learning opportunities from pre-eminent thought leaders in our discipline, the conference spurs fellowship among participants in an often-isolating work setting. Learn more about our conference in the events section of CPALT’s website.
CPALTC provides several membership categories to encourage participation from providers at all levels of patient care. If you have any questions about a membership category do not hesitate to contact me at Join us as we advance our mission and vision for the future of post-acute and long-term care in The Carolinas. We need you- and we believe you need us to make a difference in the lives of our patients! Thad A. Clements, MD, CMD


We promote and enhance the development of competent, compassionate and committed practitioner leaders to provide goal-centered care across all post-acute and long-term care settings. Dedicated to defining and improving quality, we advance our mission through timely professional development, evidence-based clinical guidance and tireless advocacy on behalf of members, patients, families and staff.

  • We are dedicated above all to quality in PA/LTC processes and outcomes.
  • We believe that a well-qualified, collaborative, interprofessional team with physician guidance is best equipped to care for PA/LTC patients.
  • We strive to deliver individualized, goal-directed care.
  • We are tireless advocates in all venues.
  • We are committed to being a credible information resource on PA/LTC.
  • We are a community – connected to and supportive of each other.