Day 3: Saturday, October 10 (Schedule subject to change)

6:00 AM Morning Yoga: Rise & Shine
7:30 AM Attendee Check-in / Exhibits Open
8:00 AM Welcome to Day 3; Michelle Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD
  Is Functional Decline Under Our Control?
8:05 AM The Importance of Function in the PALTC Setting
  Speaker: Michelle Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD
  Learning Objectives:
  1. To understand why preventing functional decline is important in PALTC setting
  2. To review quality measures that reflect functional outcomes
  3. To discuss the role of the IDT in preventing decline, improving or maintaining function
8:20 AM Common Medical Complications that Can Affect Function
  Speaker:  Susan Leonard, MD
  Learning Objectives:
  1. Overview common medical complications that can affect function
  2. Strategies on how to prevent some medical complications that can contribute to decline
  3. The role of a person-centered approach to reach achievable outcomes
8:50 AM Can Deprescribing Improve Function?
  Speaker: Janice Hoffman-Simen, PharmD, EdD, APh, BCGP, FASCP
  Learning Objectives:
  1. Define polypharmacy and the epidemiology and deprescribing.
  2. Practice using the ARMOR tool and various other deprescribing methods to evaluate case-based polypharmacy regimens.
  3. Review of the literature pertaining to the safety of deprescribing.
9:20 AM Break
10:00 AM How Can Rehab Prevent Functional Decline?
  Speaker: Lawrence Miller, MD
  Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss strategies SNF level Rehab can use to improve or maintain function
  2. Discuss how to develop person centered rehabilitation goals and outcomes. 
  3. Discuss Long- term care residents and how to maintain function 
10:25 AM Panel Session: Functional Decline
  Moderator: Michelle Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD Panel: Susan Leonard, MD; Janice Hoffman, PharmD; and Lawrence Miller, MD
10:50am Break
Presentation of 2020 CALTCM Leadership Award
Recipient: Romilla Batra, MD, MBA
Keynote Address: Care Beyond Medical Care
12:00 PM Break
12:15 PM In The Trenches: Session #3 (Walk and Learn Opportunity)
  • Beers Criteria Update; Aida Oganesyan, PharmD
  • The Expanding Role of Telemedicine: Here to Stay? Steven Wang, MD
  • Dementia Care During COVID-19; Jennifer Birdsall, PhD
  • Enhanced Standard Precautions; Vicki Keller, RN, MSN, PHN, CIC
  • Patient & Staff Safety; KJ Page, RN-BC, LNHA
  • PACE Programs; Jay Luxenberg, MD
  • Infection Control; Jamie McKinnell, MD
  • Risk Management, Medicolegal & Regulatory Issues; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC
  • PDPM: Where Are We Now?; Kerry Weiner, MD
12:45 PM Break
  Comprehensive Discharge Planning: Who, When, Where, and How
1:00 PM Discharge Planning: A Caregiver's Perspective
  Speaker: Rachel Rios, MSG
  Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the emotional impact on patients and their families during care transitions, especially post stroke
  2. Understand the concerns and decision-making challenges families may face during the discharge planning process
  3. Identify opportunities for providers and nursing staff to improve communication with patients and families during care transitions
1:15 PM Discharge Planning: A Payor's Perspective
  Speaker:  Diane Chau, MD
  Learning Objectives:
  1. To discuss how discharge planning is coordinated between the health plan and nursing home.
  2. To review which metrics are important in discharge planning
  3. To describe a typical discharge and how the Health plan determines which services will continue after discharge.
1:45 PM Discharge Planning: A Provider's Perspective
  Speaker:  George Fields, DO
  Learning Objectives:
  1. State why Discharge Planning requires seeing a Patient Body, Mind and Spirit.
  2. Describe 3 reasons why every master clinician needs to think like a Social Worker.
  3. Describe “True Informed Consent,” and how it impacts Discharge Planning.
2:15 PM Discharge Planning: SNF Perspective
  Speaker: Lorie Rodriguez, Ed.D.
  Learning Objectives:
  1. Recite CDPH Transfer and Discharge Regulations;
  2. Define “Effective Discharge Planning”;
  3. Cite the discharge planning process; and 
  4. Define the core elements of discharge planning information, communication, and instructions.
3:00 PM Panel Session: Opportunities & Challenges in Discharge Planning from SNF
  Moderator: Michelle Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD Panel: Diane Chau, MD; George Fields, DO; Rachel Rios, MSG; and Lorie Rodriguez, Ed.D.
3:00 PM Closing Comments 
3:10 PM Adjourn