AMDA COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

  • Wed, January 13, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual


Registration is closed

The COVID-19 Vaccine:

We’ve Got It, We’re Giving it…What Now?

Information and Registration

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Cost: $49.00

Description: This moderated panel discussion will address techniques for improving vaccination rates in staff who are reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine as well as monitoring for and reporting adverse reactions, and how to plan for and talk to residents and their families about PPE use and visitation when vaccinations are complete. The panel, which will include three medical directors and a nurse practitioner, will take questions from attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply practical strategies for addressing vaccine hesitation in staff.
  • Understand how to manage adverse reactions and when and how these reactions should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
  • Consider how to address post vaccination infection control behavior including use of PPE and visitation guidelines once staff and residents are vaccinated within a facility.


Leslie Beth Eber, MD CMD, received her MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a certified Medical Director. She divides her time between clinical practice, medical directorship and research. She enjoys her practice at Rocky Mountain Senior Care. She is the medical director of Orchard Park Health Care Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She is the co-investigator for 3 CCTSI community engagement grants. Dr. Eber is the chair of the Colorado Dementia Partnership and is on the national board of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine. She is an advisor to the Governor’s COVID 19 Residential Care Settings Strike Team. She provides expertise for the Colorado AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. Dr. Eber is the current President of CMDA – The Colorado Society for Post- Acute and Long Term Care Medicine.

Timothy Holahan, DO, CMD, is an Assistant Professor at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is Certified in Palliative Care Medicine. He is working at University of Rochester Medical Center/ URMGG. He is an associate Medical Director of Highland at Brighton. He is serving as a Medical Director at Hurlbut Care Communities. He and few other ethics Committee members developed Advance Care Planning Tool Kit and Documentation Guide for AMDA. His passion is to serve elderly and deliver patient centered quality care.

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, co-directs the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Center of Excellence, holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and does clinical work at Roland Park Place. Her research program is focused on optimizing function and physical activity among older adults, facilitating healthy behaviors among older adults across all settings of care, exploring resilience and genetics on function and physical activity, and testing dissemination and implementation of interventions in real world settings. This work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Health Care Quality, and Foundations such as the Helen and Leonard Stulman Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Resnick has over 200 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on Restorative Care and Resilience in Older adults. She has held leadership positions in multiple organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Omnicare Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Board, Gerontological Society of American and the American Geriatrics Society.

Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, FACP, is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Washington and CMO of Avalon Healthcare.She first became a certified Medical Director in 1992 and has since been enthusiastically engaged in the practice of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. She is a former board member of AMDA and ABPLM. She currently serves as President of the Washington Chapter of AMDA.

Disclosure Information:  The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

Credit Information: 

  • 1.0 CME
  • 1.0 CMD Management
  • 1.0 MOC

Credit Statements: 

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 CMD: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0  management hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

 Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

Disclosure Information: 
The Society requires all speakers verbally disclosure all relevant financial relationships; presence of off-label use of a device or medication; and discussion of any experimental, new or evolving topic prior to each accredited education activity.

If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, advocation of unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or recommendation, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients please report this to the Society’s staff.

All relationships have been identified, mitigated, and resolved. The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose. The faculty have no financial relationships to disclose.  The following AMDA Online Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Stock Shareholder; all others have no relationships to disclose.   AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose. 

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