November 2021
Chapter News
Moving into 2022; A Message from the Incoming President
Molly Langford, MSN, CRNP

As I begin my tenure in January of 2022 as president, I would like to introduce myself to the members of PMDA. I am very excited to be leading an organization that I have belonged to since 2010 and am honored to be the first Nurse Practitioner elected as president.
 
During my 11 years as a PMDA member, I have served on the education and awards committees as well as served as a board member for the last five years. I am a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, and this will be my 25th year caring for patients in the PALTC setting.
 
As a nurse practitioner, I think I bring a fresh view to the role of president. Increasing the diversity of our membership across professions is a high priority for me. In partnership with the board, I also hope that our organization can shine a spotlight on the diversity of our patients and how best to meet the needs of everyone for whom we provide care. 
 
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes to PMDA, from how we provide education to challenges related to our financial support. In spite of the challenges, I also see this time as an opportunity to be creative and to build a stronger organization. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all our PMDA members who have supported the organization during the most difficult 20 + months we have ever experienced in PALTC. I am proud to lead an organization that responded so quickly and so compassionately to the Covid-19 pandemic as it has transformed our care settings.
 
I look forward to getting to know you over the next two years and welcome your feedback and ideas for how we can continue to support our mission of “improvement of quality of care for Pennsylvania across the long-term care continuum.”
2021 PMDA Annual Meeting Recordings now available
 
Watch the 2021 Annual Meeting recordings now. Log in to utilize your members only benefits now.
Get AMDA’s NEW Pain Management in the PALTC Setting CPG for FREE when you join AMDA/renew your membership for 2022!
 
Additional membership benefits include:

  • Attend live webinars and access archived webinars for free
  • Access to AMDA Social, the Society’s Members-Only Forum
  • Up to $490 discount on the Society’s Annual Conference registration
  • JAMDA - the Society's scientific peer-reviewed journal
  • Caring for the Ages - the monthly magazine covering all things PALTC
  • Weekly Round-Up - e-newsletter highlighting policy, the Society, and industry news
  • PALTC Pulse - consolidates PALTC news, guidance, journal articles, research, podcasts, and webinars into a weekly e-newsletter
  • 25% discount on resources endorsed by CMS (including AMDA’s CPGs)
  • 25% discount on the Society’s Competencies Curriculum for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 
Upcoming Webinars:

No Pain, No Gain? Improving Pain Management in PALTC Using the Newly Revised Clinical Practice Guideline
Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Healing Together in PALTC (FREE webinar series)
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM ET
 
We can’t wait to see you at PALTC22!
 
Join AMDA and your fellow colleagues in person at PALTC22, AMDA’s Annual Conference that’s being held in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022; or, if you prefer a virtual option, you can attend digitally. There’s a great program planned with lots of new content on COVID and other clinical and regulatory topics, along with some favorites like our Policy General Session, In the Trenches, Posters, and more. We’ll also have an in-person House of Delegates meeting.
 
Registration opens November 10!
It's Awards Season
 
It's time to nominate a deserving colleague for one of the following awards:
·         Clinician of the Year
·         Medical Director of the Year
 
Nominations are being accepted through November 12, 2021. 
Recruiting Practitioners for Futures Class of 2022
 
The Foundation is accepting applications for the 2022 Futures Program. This workforce program is one the Foundation’s most visible programs. It brings residents, fellows and advanced practitioners to PALTC22 in Baltimore for a one-day intensive meeting and then a 3-day registration to the annual conference. The application deadline is Nov 12, 2021. This is also an opportunity to engage young practitioners in state chapter activities.
AMDA On-The-Go
Podcast Series
November 19 - Submission Closes
December - Notification of Acceptance