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

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

Timeline - Poster Abstracts:

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

POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: We are seeking abstracts for case report/case series, education, quality improvement, and research categories.

The following information is required to successfully submit a POSTER ABSTRACT:

There is a 3,000-character count limit for poster abstract submissions. This limit does not include the abstract title or authors. Punctuation does count against the 3,000 character limit.

Case Report/Case Series Category - Introduction (provide a context of the case, its relevance and importance), case description (history, physical examination, investigative studies, progress, outcomes), discussion (extract the lesson(s) learned for LTC providers, discuss decisions that were made), financial disclosure for each author, and contact information for each author. Cases should have been, at least in part, personally attended to by the Poster Submitter. (Sample Abstract - Case Report (opens new window))

Education Category - Title, introduction/objective, design/methodology, results, conclusion/discussion, financial disclosure for each author (submitting author will be responsible for gathering this information), category and contact information for each author. (Sample Abstract - Education (opens new window))

Quality Improvement Category - Background (description of the existing quality gap), objective/aim (a SMART aim statement), quality improvement methods (strategy for improvement, design, setting, participants, interventions, measurements, evaluation), results (impact of the change), conclusions (generalizable lessons learned), financial disclosure for each author, and contact information for each author. Quality Improvement Posters should have at least 1 PDSA cycle completed by December 15, 2021 and indicate next steps. (Sample Abstract - Quality Improvement (opens new window))

Research Category - Title, introduction/objective, design/methodology, results, conclusion/discussion, financial disclosure for each author, category and contact information for each author. The poster abstract should include how the data/results are generalizable and to which populations. (Sample Abstract - Research (opens new window))

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 poster presentations will be sent in December 2021.

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.

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: 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.

Have an idea for a poster, 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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