Year after year, our attendees love Best Care Practices in the Geriatric Continuum.
Please read the reviews from last year’s conference!

The conference was outstanding. We have shared with our colleagues the high caliber of presentations, and meticulous attention to organizational detail- both on the substantive topics and social /networking opportunities. We fully understand why this conference is reaching an international audience. Full marks to all - it's a fantastic event.

Perry Rush, MD; and Andrea Friedman Rush, LL.M.; Toronto, Canada

A remarkable review on Anemia, dietary treatment and potential treatment. On point! Always a good overview of LTC expectations and upcoming changes. Always a must to return.

Simone Minto-Pennant, PharmD, Orlando, FL

First time attendee and very impressed! It is a top notch conference, completely in sync with the needs of the health care provider in LTC.

Maria Gonzalez, MD, Live Oak, FL

Very positive experience overall.

Nancy Henry, GNP, PhD, Boca Raton, FL

Outstanding program—I have attended since 2007, as a medical student, resident, geriatric fellow, and now as an attending physician—I learn so much each year!

Elizabeth Hames, DO, Homestead, FL

Excellent presentation, dynamic, energetic while delivering very pertinent information.

Joan Pijem Berrios, MD, CMD, Guaynabor, PR

I am new to LTC environment and it was a great education for me.

Dorit Morecraft, AGNP, Chapel Hill, NC

All presentations are very informative and well planned.

Jeffrey Hill, DO, Portsmouth, OH

This conference as usual helps to enhance my current knowledge to better care for the growing population of elderly.

Marcia Gilkes, ARNP, Loxachatchee, FL

This was absolutely the best medical conference that I have attended in the past few years—my first FMDA conference; having just relocated from PA to FL.

Margaret Pizarro, GNP, BC, ARNP, ACHPN, Delray Beach, FL

Speakers were real, spoke clearly and to the point. Even policy was understandable. I was very pleased with topics and information received. I will use this knowledge in my everyday nursing care.

Jessie Quick, RN, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Once again FMDA conference has surpassed my expectations! Great insights and updates. Keeps me ahead of my peers!

Marie-Rose Marie-Rose Dydynski, RN, Clearwater, FL

Very engaging-great info. Great presentations!

Deneane Beard, RN, NHA, , Fairview, TN

I have been inspired to return to my facility and implement new approaches to psychotropic management.

Betsy Harth, ARNP, Orlando, FL

Very competent and enthusiastic speakers.

Javed Hafeez, MD, CMD, Sun City Center, FL

Overall excellent, dynamic speakers. Well organized. This was my first FMDA conference.

Rebecca Staubs, NP, Palm Harbor, FL

All speakers were knowledgeable and made learning easy.

Lyse Laurin-Pierre, ARNP, Tampa, FL

This conference presented top professionals in our practice environments, was very organized, stayed with schedule times and allowed for interaction with speakers and peers. I was overwhelmed (pleasantly) at the degree of ARNP involvement in the organization and the true collegial relationship between physicians and ARNPS.

Margaret Pizarro, GNP, BC, ARNP, ACHPN, Delray Beach, FL

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A Special Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors

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25th Anniversary Wine & Cheese Celebration Sponsor



Best Care Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum 2016 is the annual conference which is joint-provided by FMDA - The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

FMDA - is the official state chapter of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute & Long Term Care Medicine, and a Specialty Society of the Florida Medical Association. It is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. FMDA represents nearly 250 medical directors, attending physicians, physician assistants, and advanced registered nurse practitioners in Florida's postacute care continuum including subacute care, hospice, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities, as well as in continuing care retirement communities. The mission of FMDA is to promote the highest quality care as patients' transition through the long term care continuum. FMDA is dedicated to providing leadership, professional education and advocacy for the inter-professional team.


Florida Geriatrics Society (FGS) is a not-for-profit state organization with interest in scientific, educational and academic activities to the entire geriatric care team, who can render optimal care for older adults. In addition to this winter meeting, FGS holds an annual medical convention to provide both CME and CEU credits for physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, psychologists and social workers. Members of the Board of Directors of FGS hold representation from all the medical schools in the state of Florida. It encourages in‐training fellows, residents, and medical students' participation. FGS is also a Specialty Society of the Florida Medical Association.

Florida Chapters - Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (FL-GAPNA) GAPNA was founded in 1981, by a small group of GNPs with the intention of offering the first continuing education conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses. Currently, GAPNA represents nearly 10,000 certified advanced practice nurses who work with older adults in a wide variety of practice settings. GAPNA is the organization of choice for advanced practice nurses who want to pursue continuing education in gerontological care and who seek peer support from experienced clinicians. The FL-GAPNA Chapter and the Florida Gulf Coast Chapters both operate in the state of Florida.

National Association Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) Since 1986, NADONA has been the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and RNs in Long-Term Care (LTC). NADONA/LTC was founded by dedicated LTC professionals, and its board of trustees still consists of LTC professionals. NADONA understands daily challenges, and are here to provide nurses with the tools they need for professional success.




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