AMDA’s annual symposium, “Long Term Care Medicine 2010,” has been planned for mid-March and will be held in Long Beach, Calif. It will feature two nationally recognized authors, one nationally recognized photographer and fifty experts in the field of long term care medicine and will focus on cutting-edge issues in long term care medicine for the benefit of attending physicians and interdisciplinary team members.
This year’s conference will commence on Friday, March 12, with the keynote speech being given by Dan Buettner, whose book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, is a New York Times bestseller. Buettner founded Blue Zones, a research project which explores best practices in medicine, happiness and longevity from around the world and shares that knowledge so that everyone may benefit.
Saturday’s general session of the conference will focus on public policy issues, such as recent Drug Enforcement Administration actions regarding prescribing controlled substances in the long term care setting. In addition, the program will address AMDA Physician Survey of Nursing Home Practice findings which delineate the difficulties physicians face when practicing in a nursing home setting.