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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Session Title
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration & Networking Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:00 AM - 8:20 AMWelcome Announcement & Chapter Business Meeting
8:20 AM - 9:20 AMSession 1: Current Issues in Parkinson's Patient Care
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMSession 2: Financial Exploitation: Detection & Prevention
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMSession 3: The Future of Health Care and Its Impact on Seniors
12:30 PM - 1:45 PMNetworking Lunch with Sponsors & Exhibitors
1:45 PM - 2:00 PMDoor Prizes
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 4: Outcome Measures in Lower Limb Prosthetics: Empowering through Mobility
3:10 PM - 4:10 PMSession 5: Nurse Navigation: Across the Continuum of Care
4:10 PM - 4:20 PMClosing Remarks

Conference Sessions

Welcome Announcement & Chapter Business Meeting

Session 1: Current Issues in Parkinson's Patient Care

Thomas A. Hill, M.D., P.A.
Neurology Medical Director · Rehab Unit
St. David's Hospital of Austin · Austin, TX

This session will address the education of health care professionals and detection of Parkinson’s disease to promote earlier intervention. This in turn can help promote a better quality of life for the patient.


  1. Understand the symptoms of Parkinson's disease
  2. Discuss non-motor burdens
  3. Identify issues for the patient to bring to the physician

Session 2: Financial Exploitation: Detection & Prevention

Leah Cohen, SW
Social Worker · Case Management
Arrange CARE · Austin, TX


Financial scams are getting more sophisticated every year. Strangers, caregivers and even family members target the account of people with cognitive impairments. Learn how to identify financial exploitation and options to prevent it.



  1. Identify financial exploitation
  2. Understand the acronym SCAM
  3. Learn prevention strategies to be an effective financial care partner

Session 3: The Future of Health Care and Its Impact on Seniors

Mark Carlson, MD
Medical Doctor, Founder & Director
Be Well MD · Cedar Park, TX


In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a conversation about the many ways healthcare is evolving. Examples include: the shift from managing diseases to preventing diseases, the intersection of medical care and technology and advances in diagnostics, biotechnology and genomics. Dr. Carlson will examine the opportunities and challenges these developments are creating. He will share how these shifts impact older adults and help define ways we can become more aware, informed and involved.



  1. Understand the various ways healthcare is evolving from technology to medical discoveries to payment systems
  2. Discuss the preferences and expectations of baby boomers and seniors in the way they access and receive care
  3. Describe the impact of healthcare changes in older adults and the role medical professionals can play in helping them navigate these changes

Session 4: Outcome Measures in Lower Limb Prosthetics: Empowering through Mobility

Justin Pfaff
LCPO, Reginal Clinical Manager
Hanger Clinic · Austin, TX

By utilizing validated mobility outcomes for lower limb prosthetic patients, health care teams can empower patients to understand and participate in their own care leading to higher satisfaction. This introductory level course designed for nurses and case managers teaches on new methodology on collecting outcomes, utilizing the Prosthetics Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) self-reporting instrument. This course ensures the learner understands patient and output research trends, and more specifically, how health care teams can collaborate with physicians and patients alike to improve patient care.


  1. Communicate the benefits of using outcome measures with lower limb prosthetic patients
  2. Discuss the Prosthetics Limb User Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) assessment, how it was developed, and how it is used to assess mobility for patients that use lower limb prosthetics to provide objective outcomes
  3. Define correlation with outcomes and standard of care

Session 5: Nurse Navigation: Across the Continuum of Care

Winonah Hoffman
Director, Clinical Transformation for Population Health
Austin Regional Clinic · Austin, TX

Amy Scott, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse · Population Health and Clinical Quality
Austin Regional Clinic · Austin, TX


Discussion of the Nurse Navigator program in detail and how to use centralized and embedded RN’s to help our most at risk patients.  Discussion on how the Nurse Navigator program impacts patient compliance, therefore decreasing ER visits and hospitalizations.  Discussion on how the Nurse Navigator program, working in relationship with other entities such as hospital case managers, insurance groups, home health, palliative care and hospice, helps stabilize patient health, close care gaps, and empower patients.  Discussion on how the program is assisting clinics to transition for fee for service care to value based care.



  1. Define Population Health and Nurse Navigation
  2. Identify the relationship between Hospital Case Manager and clinic Nurse Navigator
  3. 3. Illustrate the effects of Nurse Navigation on hospitalizations, re-hospitalizations, ER visits and patient overall health

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American Case Management Association
11701 W. 36th St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Phone: 501-907-ACMA (2262)
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