Conference

AHCA/NCAL conference to proceed as scheduled Oct. 15-18

The annual meeting of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living will take place as scheduled, Oct. 15-18 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort, officials announced.

Alzheimer's drug discoveries and clinical development to be focal point of conference

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation will host its annual fall conference on Sept. 9-10 in Jersey City, NJ. The conference will bring together experts and scientists to present current drug discoveries and clinical development programs, pertaining to Alzheimer's.

Home Care and Hospice organization hosts annual financial conference

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice will hold its Financial Management Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C. on July 28 to 30. The event will address opportunities and challenges ahead for the home care and hospice industry and is run by the NAHC and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association.

Progress, success stories on tap for national conference call on dementia care in nursing homes

Providers and other stakeholders are invited to a national conference call on improving dementia care by lessening the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. The call begins at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on July 10 and is sponsored by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The regulatory agency has created a "national partnership" that promotes person-centered, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care.

Directors of nursing rolling the dice with annual meeting

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care is gathering members for five days of education, networking and socializing at Caeser's Palace in Las Vegas. The meeting starts Saturday and includes an opening General Session on Sunday and exhibit hours Monday and Tuesday mornings. With a theme of "In it to win it!" the conference will offer up to 30 hours of continuing education credit. A full array of clinical, regulatory and management topics will be covered.

National assisted living provider conference kicks off Tuesday

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The National Center for Assisted Living opens its annual spring conference Tuesday at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL. An "intense, in-depth learning experience" that will focus on "the customer experience," according to organizers, the two-day conference promises to teach processes that will "improve your reputation, and increase revenues."

PointClickCare buys Accu-Med

PointClickCare has completed its acquisition of Accu-Med Services. Accu‐Med delivers integrated financial and clinical software solutions for long-term care providers.

National Investment Center brings top lenders, providers and other dealmakers together in Chicago

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The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry is holding its 22nd annual national conference Wednesday through Friday in Chicago. "Providing Value in an Evolving Landscape" brings top speakers, educational offerings and opportunities to consummate transactions to key players in the profession. Featured speakers will include highly respected political economist Robert J. Shiller and former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Tom Scully.

Care transitions, re-admissions to be examined during 23rd Institute for Healthcare Improvement quality forum

Long-term care officials will have a stake in the 23rd annual National Forum of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement from Sunday through Wednesday in Orlando, FL. Nearly 6,000 healthcare professionals from more than 40 countries are expected to take part. Sessions will focus on providing more effective patient care while lowering costs. Resident- and family-centered care, transitions and hospital re-admissions will be among the conference's focal points. Top speakers will include Michael J. Fox, the acclaimed actor and Parkinson's research advocate, and Eric Greitens, a Navy Seal officer and the CEO of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization focusing on wounded and disabled veterans. Maureen Bisognano, the president and chief executive of the host group also will present.

Geriatrics conference to address long-term care issues for nurses, physicians and others

The Regional Geriatrics Medical Conference of the Year is being held through Sunday at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Jointly sponsored by the American Medical Directors Association and local chapters of AMDA, ACHCA, NADONA and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, the conference features nearly two dozen educational sessions. Major geriatric diseases, illnesses and risks found in nursing home and assisted living residents will be targeted.

Association rolling dice with 'new' approach for nurses: earning certification at the show

The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing is testing a "new" approach at its annual conference next Thursday and Friday in Las Vegas. Nurses will be able to attend a traditional conference and exhibition AND fulfill requirements for certification at the same time. Certification requirements can be fulfilled for Director of Nursing in Long Term Care, Long Term Care Staff Development Specialist, and Long Term Care Safety Specialist.

NIC celebrates 20 years with sold-out deal-making conference

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry will open its 20th anniversary conference Wednesday night in Chicago. Considered the premier gathering of deal-making investors and seniors housing operators, the NIC meeting will run until noon Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Alzheimer's experts convene for annual meeting

Top scientists and other experts are meeting Saturday through Thursday at the Alzheimer's Association's International Council on Alzheimer's Disease in Honolulu. The gathering is billed as the world's premiere forum for reporting and discussing groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.