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Pragmatic Trials in Long-Term Care: A Consensus Conference

Virtually | March 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST | 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | 5.25 CMD Clinical Hours


Pragmatic Trials in Long-Term Care: A Consensus Conference, funded by the National Institute on Aging and led by editors of three leading geriatrics journals -- JAMDA (The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine), JAGS (The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society), and Geriatric Nursing – will identify priorities and best practices for pragmatic trials in long-term care, with a focus on care for persons with dementia.

Experts across the globe agree that we are at a tipping point to improve systems of long-term care for older adults; they also agree that pragmatic trials are the most promising strategy toward that end. However, the focus of such trials, the best methods with which to conduct them, how best to share results, and how best to promote uptake of evidence-proven practices, are far from clear.

Speakers include internationally renowned research experts, directors of national long-term care organizations, and leaders of national associations and societies.

Target Audience
This conference is intended for providers, researchers, and policy makers who aim to promote better care in nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other residential settings that serve older adults.

Program Goal
The primary goal is to identify priorities and best practices for pragmatic trials in long-term care, with a focus on care for persons with dementia.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing the this program, participants should be able to:

    Identify research priorities for pragmatic trials in long-term care related to functional, psychosocial, and medical care

    Describe how best to design a pragmatic trial so as to maximize adoption and implementation across a range of long-term care settings

    Disseminate results of pragmatic trials to key stakeholders so as to promote uptake of evidence-based practices and policies

 

Generously supported by a grant from The National Institute on Aging.

This CME activity is endorsed by the American Geriatrics Society. Credits earned from this activity may be counted toward the AGS Geriatrics Recognition Award.

Program

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9:00 AM ET Welcome & Overview Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
Activity Chair | Editor, JAMDA: Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Research
Research priorities for pragmatic trials related to care for resident function, psychosocial well-being, and medical outcomes; internationally-recognized experts will provide an overview of the the state of the science and recommend research priorities in specific areas within each domain.
9:15 AM ET Functional Care and Outcomes
Upon completing this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key topics for pragmatic trials to improve your patients’ functional care and outcomes, and related challenges.
  Fall Reduction Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, MHSc
Professor, School of Medicine, Duke University
  Activities of Daily Living Hilde Verbeek, PhD
Professor, Maastricht University
  Function-Focused Care Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP
Professor, School of Nursing, University of Maryland
  Panel Discussion and Q & A Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN; Moderator
Editor, Geriatric Nursing
10:00 AM ET Break
10:10 AM ET Psychosocial Care and Quality of Life
Upon completing this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key topics for pragmatic trials to improve your patients’ psychosocial care and quality of life, and related challenges.
  Non-pharmacological Practices Philip Sloane, MD, MPH
Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Aging in Place Kathleen Abrahamson, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Purdue University
  End-of-life/Advance Care Planning Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
Professor, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Panel Discussion and Q & A Joseph Gaugler, PhD; Moderator
Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
10:55 AM ET Break
11:05 AM ET Medical Care and Outcomes
Upon completing this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key topics for pragmatic trials to improve your patients' medical outcomes, and related challenges.
  Medication Use Nicole Brandt, PharmD
Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland
  Prevention Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH
Professor, School of Medicine, Brown University
  Acute Conditions Lona Mody, MD, MSC
Hickey Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan; VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  Health Service Use Kathleen Unroe, MD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Indiana University
  Panel Discussion and Q & A Joseph Ouslander, MD; Moderator
Editor, JAGS: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
12:00 PM ET Break
1:00 PM ET Re-cap and Overview Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
Activity Chair | Editor, JAMDA: Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Implementation
Real-world strategies to conduct pragmatic trials in the long-term care settings; administrators from large nursing home, assisted living, and provider organizations will discuss key criteria to assure that implementation is grounded in reality.
1:10 PM ET Implementation Panel
Upon completing this session, participants will be able to:
  • Explain how long-term care providers conceive of research and pragmatic trials.
  • Determine when and how to best to partner with long-term care providers to design and implement research and pragmatic trials.
  • Analyze your practice’s care practices in the context of trial results.
  • Outline improvement opportunities and practice changes based on your practice analysis.
    Angie McAllister
Director of Quality of Life and Culture Change, Signature HealthCARE
    Juliet Holt Klinger, BSW, MA
Senior Director Dementia Care, Brookdale Senior Living
    David Gifford, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AHCA
    Robyn Stone, DrPH
Senior Vice President of Research, LeadingAge
    Cathy Lieblich, MA
Director of Network Relations, Pioneer Network
  Panel Discussion and Q & A Vincent Mor, PhD; Moderator
University Distinguishsed Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health
2:30 PM ET Break
Dissemination
Opportunities to widely disseminate promising new practices to change practice and policy; leaders from a range of organizations will address activities to share promising new practices so that they reach diverse stakeholders.
2:40 PM ET Disseminaton Panel
Upon completing this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe new approaches to effectively disseminate research and results to diverse stakeholders.
  • Strategize messaging to engage and gather support for desired changes in your practice.
    Sherry Greenberg, PhD, RN
President, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
    Sunny Linebur, PharmD
Past-President, American Geriatrics Society
    Arif Nazir, MD, CMD
Past-President, Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
    Douglas Pace, BA, LNHA
Director, Mission Partnerships, Alzheimer’s Association
  Panel Discussion and Q & A Cari Levy, MD, PhD; Moderator
Professor, School of Medicine, University of Colorado
3:40 PM ET Synthesis & Evaluation Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
Activity Chair | Editor, JAMDA: Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
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Designation Statement
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CMD Credit
This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 5.25 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.

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioner Credit
These credits have been certified as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and are accepted by the NCCPA, AANPCB, and ANCC.

Other Credit Types
If your professions credit type is not listed here, you may be able to claim or apply these credits towards your board certification or licensure. Please visit our Continuing Education page for more information.