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OCTOBER 12-13, 2023


Post-Acute and Long-Term Care conference for physicians, medical directors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and health care professionals. 

Join us Thursday and Friday for a great lineup of speakers.  We are excited to be offering this conference in-person or online. 

For those joining us live, we will have great networking, and lunch will be provided.  

Participants can join us online through zoom where you will see the power points and hear the speaker.  Conference recordings will not be able. 

Registration - Click Link Below

Conference Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023

Keynote Speaker:  Dan Haimowitz, MD, CMD, & Alfred Johnson as the keynote speaker. He will present Cwazy for QAPI, and medical care/leadership/issues in ALFs. 

Thursday, October 12

7:50 - 8 am

Opening Remark & Announcements - Continental Breakfast with Coffee, Decaf & Tea

8-9:45 am
(1.75 CME)

Medical Direction & Leadership in Assisted Living - Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD & Alfred Johnson & Q&A
The growing medical complexity of residents of assisted living facilities (ALF), combined with the increased need for infection control expertise, makes it a good time to introduce medical direction to the ALF community. The session also will review the need for an expert medical advisor historically in ALF, discuss how COVID 19 helped define the role of ALF medical director, and propose an approach to implementation of the role across the country.

9:45 - 10 am

Break & Exhibits

10-11:15 am (1.25 CME)

2023 Regulatory & Legislative Update - Brian Purtell J.D. General Counsel, North Shore Healthcare

Dive into the essential Legal and regulatory updates for skilled nursing facilities in this informative conference session. Explore the intricate legal landscape surrounding skilled nursing facilities and grasp the potential legal ramifications they encounter. This session also highlights specific areas of concern and focus for medical providers and practitioners, equipping them with the latest knowledge to effectively navigate the complex intersection of healthcare and legal regulations.


Box Lunch & Exhibits

11:45 -1:30 pm (1.75 CME)

Cwazy for QAPI: A Practical Guide for Medical Director and IDT Engagement  
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

No fishbone diagrams or incidence/prevalence calculations here! This is a “how to” session for thinking about, organizing, running and evaluating quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) meetings. Improved engagement will help process improvement, a crucial difference from performance. Our speakers are experts in QAPI, data analysis and medical direction, and will discuss common barriers in QAPI meetings and present videos and practical tips and tools that QAPI team members can use to overcome challenges and improve team functioning upon returning to their facilities. This will be an interactive session, where both novice and experienced interdisciplinary team (IDT) members are welcome to ask questions and share their best practices.

1:30-2:45pm CME

Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship -
Dr. Nancy Reeder, Medical Director, Ascension Living, and Sarah Saeugling, RN Capitol Lakes SNF in Madison.

Join us to delve into collaborative strategies that optimize antibiotic usage, minimize resistance, and enhance resident outcomes. Engage with experts, share insights, and cultivate a comprehensive understanding of how teamwork shapes the future of responsible antibiotic management in post-acute care


Break & Exhibits

3-4:30 pm

Update on Infectious Disease in Older Adults  (LIVE VIRTUAL SESSION)

Dr. Christopher Crnich MD, PhD – Professor, UW-Health

Join us for an enlightening educational session tailored for doctors, PA’s and nurse practitioners, focusing on the latest updates in infectious disease processes within the context of the post-acute care continuum. Explore the evolving landscape of infectious diseases, their implications, and best practices for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in post-acute care settings. Gain valuable insights to enhance patient care and safety while staying up-to-date with the ever-changing challenges of infectious diseases.


Annual Membership Meeting


Networking Reception & Cash Bar Unwind and connect at our networking cocktail hour. Mix and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere, sharing insights and experiences while enjoying your favorite drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Forge valuable collaborations and friendships that can enhance both your medical expertise and post-acute care practices.

Friday, October 13

8:10 – 8:15

Open Remark & Announcements - Continental Breakfast with Coffee, Decaf & Tea

8:15-9:15am CME

Dr. Mary Cohan Memorial Fellows Program:

The Doctor Will Learn You Now: AI's Role in the Future of Transitional Care


WAMD is proud to support and encourage the future of geriatricians in Wisconsin. Dr. Cohan was a long-time supporter of WAMD, an excellent mentor to geriatric fellows at MCW, a compassionate physician, and a friend to many.  

9:15-10:15  CME

Billing & Coding Update 2023 (Live Virtual Session)

Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD - This session will focus on changes as well as other important aspects of documentation and coding in PALTC. The goal of this session is to help prepare participants to implement  coding and documentation guidance for CPT evaluation and management services in PALTC.


Stretch break

10:30-12pm (1.5hrs) CME

The Survey Process
Ann Angel RN, Director, Wisconsin Bureau of Nursing Home

Join our engaging educational session where we delve into the Top 10 Survey Citations in skilled nursing facilities, uncovering their implications and solutions. Gain valuable insights into how the medical director team plays a pivotal role in addressing these challenges and collaboratively steering quality improvements. Explore real-world examples and best practices that empower medical directors to lead their teams towards enhanced compliance and exceptional patient care.


Box Lunch & Networking

12:30-1:30pm CME

Regulatory & Emergency Topics Pharmacy
Douglas Englebert R.Ph., MBA, 
Pharmacy Practice Consultant, Bureau of Education Services and Technology

The following are objectives:

1.         Attendee will know the top pharmacy issues cited in senior care facilities in Wisconsin.

2.         Attendee will know emerging pharmacy issues in senior care facilities in Wisconsin.

3.         Attendee will know the frequently asked questions and answers related to pharmacy in senior care facilities in Wisconsin

1:30-2:30pm CME

Raising the Bar for Medical Practice in Nursing Homes.
Dr. Susan Behrens and Dr. Rebecca Elon

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Wrap-up/CME instructions/ ABIM MOC review
Participants seeking ABIM MOC credits must participate in the wrap-up session to discuss lessons learned, the barriers to implementation, and ways to overcome perceived barriers.

Live Virtual Sessions Enriching our conference lineup, our live virtual speakers will join us remotely to share their expertise and insights. Despite not being physically present, their impactful presentation will be seamlessly integrated, delivering valuable knowledge to our attendees.  Both virtual and in-person attendees will be able to ask and answer questions. 

*Program and speakers are subject to change with or without notice. 

Contact to submit educational program topics and speakers that would meet ACCME requirements for accredited CME, CMD, ABIM MOC education. 


Event Costs - Registration Link Below

In-person  & Virtual Conference Fee:

  • Full conference $249 Members / $299 for Non-Members
  • Single Day $149 Members / $199 Non-Members
  • DNP/APNP Student-in-Training are Free to those looking to pursue a career in PALTC
  • Physician-in-training Free to those looking to pursue a career in PALTC

Education Credits

Wis-PALTCM will apply for CME, ABIM MOC and CMD credits through AMDA's joint provider program. This education has not been submitted.   


The fall conference brings together physicians, medical directors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants from across Wisconsin.  Our typical attendance is between 40-50 attendees.  We also opened attendance to virtual attendees.  We are following ACCME guidelines for exhibitors that requires attendees agree to provide their name and contact information on released attendee lists.  However, you are free to contact any attendee that provides you their contact information during the exhibit.  

The cost of the exhibit is $300. Please register using the link BELOW.  Space is limited to FIVE exhibitors.

Exhibitors are provided a 8 foot skirted table, two chairs and up-to, two lunches.  

Sponsorship opportunity are available to host our Thursday night networking event, Friday breakfast speaker, Registration Sponsor, and others.  Please contact for sponsorship opportunities. 

No refund is provided for cancellations within 60 days of the conference start.  Please contact with questions or cancellation requests. A $30 cancellation charge will be deducted from refunds that are requested prior to the 60 day cutoff.  

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