Embassy Suites Hotel


Caring In the Carolinas: 2018 Annual Symposium on Geriatrics and Post-Acute Care

A CME event of the Carolinas’ AMDA Chapter Carolinas Society For Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Medicine

Dates: October 26-28, 2018
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton and the Concord Convention Center
5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027

Discount room rates are available for attendees thru September 27 or until sold out Follow this link to our personalized group reservation page.

Target Audience: Medical Directors, Attendings, NPs and PAs, Administrators, DONs, Pharmacists, Nurses, and other professionals interested in post-acute and long-term care.

Here is our exceptional program offering 12.5 hours of CME credits:

Friday, October 26, 2018

3 pm – 5 pm:  Registration opens 

5 pm – 6:30 pm:  Exhibit Hall opens

6:30 pm – 7 pm:  Welcome Reception and Dinner sponsored by CPALTC

7 pm – 8 pm:  Osteoporosis in Long-Term Care, by Meredith Gilliam, MD, MPH

8 pm – 9 pm:  Getting Involved with ACO's, by Heidi White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD & Adam Sholar, JD


Saturday, October 27, 2018 

6 am – 7 am:     Registration opens

7 am – 8 am:     Breakfast Program

8 am – 9 am:     Lessons From Litigation: A Tool For Process Improvement, by David Smith, MD, CMD

9 am – 10 am:   Conflicted Surrogate Syndrome, by David Smith, MD, CMD

10 am – 11 am:  Exhibit Hall opens and Refreshments

11 am – 12 pm:  Maximizing Mobility and Oral Health: New Approaches in PALTC by Philip Sloane, MD, MPH

12 pm – 1 pm:    Industry Sponsored Lunch Program, by Janssen Pharmaceuticals

1 pm – 2 pm:     Exhibit Hall open

2 pm – 3 pm:     Optimizing Management of Heart Failure Patients in Post-Acute, by Nicole Orr, MD, FACC

3 pm – 3:30 pm:  CPALTC Business Meeting and Raffle

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm:  Approach to Delirium in Long-Term Care, by Liza Genao, MD

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm:  Refreshments Break

4:45 pm - 6:15 pm:  A Year in Review, by Geriatric Fellows from Duke, Blue Ridge, and Wake Forest


Sunday, October 28, 2018

7 am - 8 am Breakfast

8 am - 9 am:  AMDA National Initiatives and Federal Policy Updates, by Christopher Laxton, CAE

9 am – 10 am:  Multimorbidity, Prognosis, & Clinical Applications, by Anthony Caprio, MD, CMD, AGSF

10 am – 10:30 am:  Break for Refreshments

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Disaster Preparedness, by Mary Evans, MD, CMD

11:30 - 12:30 pm: The Future of Long-Term Care, by Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD



Anthony Caprio, MD, CMD, AGSF  Associate Professor, Atrium Health;  Program Director Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Charlotte, NC

Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD  Board of Directors for Pioneer Network and National Consumer Voice;  Past AMDA President

Mary Evans, MD, CMD  Blue Ridge Long-Term Care Associates, Charlottesville, VA;  CMO Sava SeniorCare

Liza Genao, MD  Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Medicine

Meredith Gilliam, MD, MPH  Assistant Clinical Professor, UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Geriatrics

Christopher Laxton, CAE  Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

Nicole Orr, MD  President, Post-Acute Cardiology Care, LLC, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

Adam Sholar, JD  President and CEO at North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH  Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill; Co-Editor-in-Chief, JAMDA

David Smith, MD, CMD  President, Geriatric Consultants of Central Texas;  Past AMDA President

Heidi White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD  Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University;  Immediate Past AMDA President

Geriatric Fellows from Duke and Blue Ridge programs


We are extremely thankful for the following  CPALTC  SPONSORS:


Michael Healthcare Resources, Inc

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Novartis Cardiovascular


Liberty Healthcare Management

Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals



Astellas Pharma

Bayada Home Health Care

Shire Pharmaceuticals

Hospice and Palliative Care of Lake Norman

Lilly, USA, LLC

Physicians Eldercare