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PALTC22 Call for Abstracts
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AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Call for Abstracts Submission Site

The Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentation at PALTC22, the Society's Annual Conference to be held March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD.

Submissions should be based on the learning objectives and areas of interest noted below and include current trends and best practices in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). Of special interest is emerging clinical information, research, innovative ideas and solutions to problems, emerging concepts in management and medical direction, and updates on approaches to regulatory compliance.

Timeline - Oral Presentation Abstracts:

  • May 24, 2021 - Abstract Submission Opens
  • July 20, 2021 (11:59 PM ET) - Submission Closes
  • September 2021 - Notification of Acceptance

Timeline - Poster Abstracts:

  • September 1, 2021 - Abstract Submission Opens
  • November 19, 2021 (11:59 PM ET) - Submission Closes
  • December 2021 - Notification of Acceptance

TARGET AUDIENCE: The program is designed for medical directors, attending physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, administrators, practice managers, consultant pharmacists, dieticians, mental health professionals, social workers/case managers, rehabilitation professionals, and other professionals practicing in the PALTC continuum. Medical students, interns, residents and fellows planning a career in geriatrics are also encouraged to attend.

EDUCATIONAL NEEDS: For 2022, the Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee is placing an emphasis on the need for skill-based and innovative sessions that incorporate interactive learning strategies and provide attendees with resources to implement upon return to practice. Based on the latest educational needs analysis conducted by Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee, these topics have been identified as areas of focus for this year. Topics of interest for 2022 include:
  • Navigating the Healthcare System (effecting change, navigating the hierarchy of the system, role of PALTC in the healthcare system overall)
  • Communication (practical strategies, resolving communication gaps at all levels)
  • COVID-19 (best practices, patient management and treatment, litigation, medical director/facility liability)
  • Dementia (staff training on interacting with residents and managing PBSD behaviors)
  • Infection Control (protocols, PPE, testing, preventing future pandemics)
  • Leadership Skills (effective leadership, nurse leadership training)
  • Medical Director (role and responsibilities, contract negotiations, how to gain administration support)
  • Medication Management (deprescribing, opioids, antibiotics stewardship)
  • QAPI (meetings, implementation)
  • Staffing Issues (retention, competency, recruitment, burnout)
  • Telemedicine (implementation, billing & coding, protocols)
  • Transitions of Care (readmissions, acute care, data transfer)
  • How to apply strategies in other settings (ALF, Home Health, etc.)
  • Change culture in facility with staff and patients (bias, racism, building resilience)
  • Caring for special populations (medically complex needs, younger residents, LGBTQIA+, patients with prior substance abuse/addiction)

  • Click here to see what conference attendees identified, in their own words, as issues/problems in practice they want help resolving.

    PRESENTATION FORMAT: Seeking proposals for in-person sessions (60-minute, 90-minute, and 3.5 hour workshops) as well as pre-recorded On-Demand sessions.

    The following information is required to successfully submit an ORAL PRESENTATION or PRE-RECORDED 

    Title, educational need (700 character limit), abstract, learning objectives, references, speaker bios, speaker roles in presentation, financial disclosure and recording release for each speaker, brief program description for printed materials (800 character limit), presentation length, category, learning level, target audience and contact information for each speaker. 

    Submitters are encouraged to submit clinical proposals in 60-minute time slots and more interactive, skill-based proposals in 90-minute/3.5 hour time slots. Oral proposals will be presented in-person at the conference in Baltimore.

    Proposals for On-Demand sessions are also being accepted. A pre-recorded MP4 file will be required.

    Sample Proposals:
    60-Minute Oral Presentation
    90-Minute Oral Presentation
    3.5 Hour Workshop Oral Presentation

    For additional details and specific criteria regarding abstract submission, please log in or create an account (new user). If you submitted an oral proposal last year, you can log in using the same email address and access key.

    NOTE: The Society conducts a blind review of proposals, which means author identities are concealed from the reviewers. Submitters will receive decision notifications via email. Decisions of the Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee are final and not subject to challenge or explanation. Notification of acceptance for oral presentations will be sent in September.

    Have an idea for a session, but don't know where to start?  We can help you develop your idea into an abstract submission. Send an email to to let us know about your idea! Please note, any committee member providing assistance will automatically recuse themselves from the review/evaluation process of that abstract submission, and working with a committee member does not guarantee abstract acceptance

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