2017 AAHCM Annual Meeting - Home Care Medicine Conference
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2017 American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Annual Meeting

Loews Chicago O'Hare

Rosemont, IL

Transforming Our Past, Building Our Future

Join us for our all-new independent and inclusive meeting with educational programming designed and delivered by pioneers in the field of home-based primary care. We have redesigned our meeting to focus on the issues and challenges that face the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals who provide in-home primary care.

Our programming is diverse and inspiring, with legislative, clinical, and Veterans Administration tracks ideal for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and administrators in the home-based primary care field. Small-group networking sessions and a reception with innovators in the field provide opportunities to connect with home care medicine colleagues and industry leaders.

Don't miss the Home Care Medicine conference of the year.

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Thursday, October 12

Registration
Preconference Workshop

Strategic Tips for Administrative and Operational Success

Start your annual meeting right by joining experienced faculty for a four hour pre-conference workshop to
take your house call practice’s administrative and operational functions to the next level. Using case-based
presentations of best practices, faculty will offer insights to improving performance in areas of common
practice concern. Attendees will then have an opportunity in facilitated break-out groups to apply this
information by working collaboratively to develop solutions to their own situations and those presented in
case studies. Report back will permit break-out groups to share learnings with one another.

Beth Carlson, EdD NHA RN, Health Dimensions Group
Brent Feorene, MBA, Health Dimensions Group
David Vezina, CIO, VPA/USMM
Shawna Ramey, CPC CPMA, Health Dimensions Group
William Zafirau, MD, Cleveland Clinic, OH

Friday, October 13

Registration
Breakfast

Interest Groups/Networking Opportunities

Welcome and Keynote Elaine K. Sanchez

Topic: Care of the Caregiver

Movement Break
Improving Utilization of Hospice Through Home-Based Palliative Care

Ed Ratner, MD, US Department of Veteran Affairs; Minneapolis VA

Movement Break
Interdisciplinary Team Care: Case-Based Presentation Illustrating Interdisciplinary Care Across the Continuum

Helena Ross, LCSW-R - Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York
Suzanne Gilleran, MS AGPCNP-BC, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York
Elizabeth McCormick, MD - Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York
Lisa McFarlane - Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York

Lunch with Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions

VA Topic: Continuity of Care: Using Telerehabilitation to Deliver Interdisciplinary Therapy Services into the Home

Donald Hayes, PT - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Kristen Ganfield, MBA OTR/L - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Whitney Welp, MA CCC-SLP LSVT - Veteran's Administration Central Iowa Health Care Center

Legislative – Improving Your Practice’s Quality Care in the World of MACRA

Bruce Leff, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Christine Seel-Ritchie, MD, MSPH FACP FAAHPM, University of California San Francisco


This session will cover the importance of quality improvements efforts for provider reimbursement and how to integrate quality improvement into day-to-day home-based medical care practice. The session will also cover tools to engage in meaningful quality improvement.

Clinical Topic: How to Implement and Get Payment for Interdisciplinary Team Members and Risk Bearing Financial Model in Building a Robust House Calls Team

Michael Le, MD - Landmark Health
Kristopher Smith, MD MPP - Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Movement Break
Concurrent Sessions

VA Topic: Interventions for Mental Health Problems in HBPC: Strategies for the Team

Ariel Laudermith, PhD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Anne Day, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Julia Rubinshteyn, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Amber Hinton-Dampf, PhD - Kansas City VA Medical Center
Gauri Khatkhate, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital

What’s Next – IAH and Other Health Policy Issues in Home Care Medicine

Eric DeJonge, MD - MedStar Washington Hospital Center: MedStar Total Elder Care
Robert Sowislo, MBA - US Medical Management, LLC
Peggy Tighe, JD - Principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Andrew MacPherson - Principal at Healthsperien, LLC

Clinical – New Oral Anticoagulants Provide Another Option to Treat Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation in Home Patients

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) disease includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Death from VTE in the United States is up to 100,000 persons annually. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in 2.7-6.1 million people in the US. This session will discuss evidence based treatment guidelines for VTE and AF along with the pharmacologic principles of available oral anticoagulants.  Specific patient characteristics and co-morbidities that influence treatment options will be identified, including elements specific to the home patients, to achieve optimal outcomes.  Pipeline medications for oral anticoagulation therapy will be introduced.

Cindi Christensen, MSN CVN ARN-BC
Crystal Burkhardt, PharmD BCOP

Movement Break
Evaluating the Potential for Usability of Technology for Home Health

Kimberly Shea, PhD RN CHPN - University of Arizona College of Nursing

President's Message and Awards
Reception in Exhibit Hall with Posters

Saturday, October 14

Registration Open
Breakfast
Poster/Paper Presentation
Preparing the Next Generation of Home Health Providers

Carla Perissinotto, MD - University of California San Francisco 
Helen Kao, MD -University of California San Francisco

Movement Break
Concurrent Sessions- Repeat

VA Topic: Interventions for Mental Health Problems in HBPC: Strategies for the Team

Ariel Laudermith, PhD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Anne Day, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Julia Rubinshteyn, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Amber Hinton-Dampf, PhD - Kansas City VA Medical Center
Gauri Khatkhate, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital

What’s Next – IAH and Other Health Policy Issues in Home Care Medicine

Eric DeJonge, MD - MedStar Washington Hospital Center: MedStar Total Elder Care
Robert Sowislo, MBA - US Medical Management, LLC
Peggy Tighe, JD - Principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Andrew MacPherson - Principal at Healthsperien, LLC

Clinical – New Oral Anticoagulants Provide Another Option to Treat Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation in Home Patients

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) disease includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Death from VTE in the United States is up to 100,000 persons annually. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in 2.7-6.1 million people in the US. This session will discuss evidence based treatment guidelines for VTE and AF along with the pharmacologic principles of available oral anticoagulants.  Specific patient characteristics and co-morbidities that influence treatment options will be identified, including elements specific to the home patients, to achieve optimal outcomes.  Pipeline medications for oral anticoagulation therapy will be introduced.

Cindi Christensen, MSN CVN ARN-BC
Crystal Burkhardt, PharmD BCOP

Lunch with Exhibits
Networking Sessions
Concurrent Sessions- Repeat

VA Topic: Continuity of Care: Using Telerehabilitation to Deliver Interdisciplinary Therapy Services into the Home

Donald Hayes, PT - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Kristen Ganfield, MBA OTR/L - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Whitney Welp, MA CCC-SLP LSVT - Veteran's Administration Central Iowa Health Care Center

Legislative – Improving Your Practice’s Quality Care in the World of MACRA

Bruce Leff, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Christine Seel-Ritchie, MD, MSPH FACP FAAHPM, University of California San Francisco


This session will cover the importance of quality improvements efforts for provider reimbursement and how to integrate quality improvement into day-to-day home-based medical care practice. The session will also cover tools to engage in meaningful quality improvement.

Clinical Topic: How to Implement and Get Payment for Interdisciplinary Team Members and Risk Bearing Financial Model in Building a Robust House Calls Team

Michael Le, MD - Landmark Health
Kristofer Smith, MD MPP - Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Movement Break
Palliative Care and Home Based Primary Care: A Perfect Fit

Diane E. Meier, MD FACP - Center to Advance Palliative Care Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Closing Remarks

Continuing Education Credit Provided at the AAHCM Annual Meeting

Continuing Medical Education Credits

This AAHCM Annual Meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and American Academy of Home Care Medicine. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live format for this educational activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New This Year—Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886757062-9696) for 16.5 continuing education contact hours.

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Registration Rates

Full Member
Resident/Student Member
Nonmember
Nonmember Resident/Student*
On or Before Onsite Opens
9/15/17 9/16/17–10/12/17 10/13/17
$435 $485 $525
$150 $150 $150
$615 $655 $735
$250 $250 $250

*Must fax or e-mail a copy of valid student ID to AAHCM Member Services within 2 days of submitting registration.

Join & Register Rates Includes 1 year of membership and conference registration.

Join & Register Physician Member
Join & Register PA/NP Member
Join & Register Associate Member
Join & Register Resident/Student Member
Join & Register Director/Administrator Member
On or Before Onsite Opens
9/15/17 9/16/17–10/12/17 10/13/17
$695 $745 $785
$645 $695 $735
$560 $610 $650
$225 $225 $225
$640 $690 $730

 

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Travel

Hotel Information

AAHCM has negotiated a special conference rate at the Loews Chicago O'Hare for $189 single/double.

Loews Chicago O'Hare
5300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60017
Check In: 4 pm
Check Out: Noon

To Reserve Your Hotel Room

By Phone

Call 877.868.9134 and mention that you are attending the AAHCM Annual Meeting.

Online

Visit the AAHCM Annual meeting reservation page on the Loews Chicago O'Hare website.

Cut-off Date

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (after this date, reservations will be taken on a space-available basis)

Airport Information

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 W O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL 60666
(773) 686-2200
3.1 miles / 7 minutes from the AAHCM Annual Meeting

Ground Transportation

Options for getting to and from the hotel include the following:

Loews Airport Shuttle

Catch the airport shuttle outside Door 2 of the Bus/Shuttle Center at O'Hare International Airport. It runs every 30 minutes.

Taxis

Taxis are available for an estimated fare of $15 one way.

"L" Train

Take the CTA Blue Line towards Forest Park and get off the "L" train at the Rosemont stop. The station is a 4-minute drive from the hotel; and they offer a complimentary shuttle from the hotel. (When traveling from the station to the hotel, please call 847.544.5300 to request shuttle service.) Alternatively, average taxi fare is $5. "L" trains run 24 hours.

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

We are offering new and exciting opportunities for you to increase your brand awareness and recognition in the home care medicine space! Engage with 500 interdisciplinary home centered-care leaders at the first stand-alone Annual Meeting, October 13–14, 2017, in Rosemont, IL.

If interested in exhibiting, view the floorplan below and return the exhibit contract to Allison Whitley, awhitley@aahcm.org.

Important Links

See all advertising opportunities available (Coming Soon)

Please send inquiries on exhibiting or sponsoring at the Annual Meeting to Allison Whitley, at awhitley@aahcm.org or 847-375-3673

Interested in year round engagement? View the AAHCM Media Kit, and stay in front of your target audience throughout the year.

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Medical Residents and Students

AAHCM is dedicated to facilitating the professional development of medical residents and students. If you're interested in learning more about the field of home care medicine and building a professional network with the clinical leaders in this growing field, apply for a travel grant to attend our 2017 Annual Meeting.

The AAHCM Board of Directors would like to acknowledge, Dr. Robert Kaiser, member of the AAHCM Board of Directors for his generous donation, which made possible the awarding of these travel grants.

2017 Annual Meeting Travel Grant Program

Ten travel grants will be awarded this year to residents/students who meet the following criteria:

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a resident/student in good standing at an academic institution.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in school or completing residency training.

*The 2017 Travel Grant Application is now closed.

Application and Notification Process

The deadline for submitting the completed application is July 21, 2017, at 11:59 PM PT.

Applicants will be notified by August 31, 2017, whether they have received a grant. This will allow ample time for all applicants to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount.

All applicants, regardless of award status, will be invited to participate in a Travel Grant post-program online survey following the AAHCM Annual Meeting.

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