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Friday, March 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
FR17 | New Approaches to Healthcare: How Society Plans to Facilitate Innovative Experimentation

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Health care is changing fast and no setting is being affected more than the PA/LTC setting. Stakeholders are demanding high quality, and so are patients and their families. In the context of these changes and funding constraints, the value of innovation and implementation has been amplified. Last year, the Society conducted an Innovations Forum that provided members a platform to voice their ideas around the Society's role in PA/LTC innovations. The message was clear: the Society needs to be the leader in PA/LTC innovation and change. In response, the Board of Directors nominated the Innovations Platform Advisory Committee (IPAC) that consists of clinicians, entrepreneurs, and academicians to promote the Society as an innovations leader in the PA/LTC setting. In this session, IPAC leaders will provide an overview of the IPAC charter and initial projects undertaken by the group. The session will also invite several PA/LTC innovators to present their work to the audience who will then select the two winners of the first ever Society Innovations Challenge.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the Innovations Platform Advisory Committee (IPAC) Charter for AMDA Innovations.
(2) Discuss next steps to incorporate Innovations in to AMDA's culture.
(3) Review finalists selected by the IPAC to compete in the Shark Tank competition.

Are YOU an Innovator? Have you created a system, device, or technology that will revolutionize care in PA/LTC medicine?

Submit your innovation to the Society’s Shark Tank Competition to promote your idea to the largest national audience in PA/LTC.

The Society’s first-ever Shark Tank Competition will highlight how innovators are tackling PA/LTC issues. This competition will feature innovation in the PA/LTC setting by showcasing new systems, devices, and technology with the goal to improve PA/LTC processes and outcomes.


For more information about this opportunity or to submit your idea, please go to https://paltc.org/shark-tank.

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Christopher Laxton, CAE

Christopher Laxton, CAE, is a career association professional with over 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, governance and operations and has been the Executive Director of AMDA since February 2013.
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Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

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Arif Nazir, MD, CMD

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Charles deVilmorin, MA

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Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
San Antonio 4-6
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