Education

Schedule of Events

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This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Note: This year, the AMRPA Medical Directors' Symposium will be held on Sunday, October 4, and is included in your full meeting registration. 

Sunday, October 4, 2020: Medical Directors' Symposium

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Processes to Lower your Acute Discharge Rate
Karl Sandin, MD, MPH, President, Excellence in Rehabilitation Medical Group, Inc, Medical Director, Arroyo Grande Rehabilitation, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine

11:00 a.m. - Noon ET

Process Improvements in IRFs
Sandeep Singh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SVP Medical Affairs, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Network
Jennifer Silva, DNP, RNC, NE-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET

Quality in the Eyes of CMS and the Medical Director's Impact on Care Delivery
Sally Brooks, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kindred

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Managing a COVID-19 Rehab Unit in the Acute Hospital Setting
Victoria C. Whitehair, MD, Associate Director, Division of Neurologic Rehabiltiation, Medical Director, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Hospital, Assistant Professor, PM&R, Case Western Reserve University

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Navigating Post-Acute Choice and Other Medicare Red-Tape
Tracey Nixon, MS, CHC, Chief Compliance Officer, Nobis Rehabilitation Partners

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Using the Brain Trust to Solve your Medical Rehabilitation Challenges
Kelley Crozier, MD, MBA, Chair, PM&R, Reading Hospital, Medical Director, Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing Karl Sandin, MD, MPH, President, Excellence in Rehabilitation Medical Group, Inc, Medical Director, Arroyo Grande Rehabilitation, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Robert Krug, MD, President and Medical Director, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

Monday, October 5, 2020

5:00 p.m. ET

Opening Reception & Welcome with Vinny DePonto

Vinny DePonto is a mentalist, illusionist, and theatre maker with an undying interest in the mysterious. The New York Times has said, “Mr. DePonto’s craftsmanship consistently impresses.” And the New York Daily News calls DePonto's one-man performance "Breathtaking.” In addition to his live performances, DePonto’s consulting work was featured in the most recent production of Angels in America on Broadway, in Lincoln Center’s Ghostlight, and in hit television shows on The Discovery Channel, NBC, and Netflix. He is also a member of the Bessie-Award winning immersive theatre group Third Rail Projects. He enjoys the aroma of antique shops, colorful socks, and your deep, dark secrets. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Conference Welcome
Dr. Robert Krug, AMRPA Board Chairman and President and Medical Director, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

Medical Rehabiltiation Patient Perspective Speaker: Leading Professionally, Battling Personally
Laurel DuPont, PT, DPT, Chief Executive Officer, Northshore Rehabilitation Hospital

11:00 a.m. - Noon ET

Evidence Based Leadership in Health Care
Craig Deao, MHA, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Huron I Studer Group

Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET

Networking Breakout Sessions & Exhibitor Hours

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

Concurrent Tracks
Business Operations and Leadership Development; Clinical Care Delivery: A Team Approach; Regulatory, Legislative, and Accreditation Matters; Technology, Research, and Innovation

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

IRF Boot Camp Part 1

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET

Concurrent Tracks
Business Operations and Leadership Development; Clinical Care Delivery: A Team Approach; Regulatory, Legislative, and Accreditation Matters; Technology, Research, and Innovation

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

IRF Boot Camp Part 2

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Lessons Learned During a Quarter of a Century in International Medical Rehabilitation Accreditation
Christine MacDonell, FACRM, Managing Director, Medical Rehabilitation and International Aging Services/Medical Rehabilitation, CARF International

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Let's Have a Brave Conversation
Sherri Neal, Chief Diversity Officer, HCA Healthcare

11:00 a.m. - Noon ET

COVID-19 and Medical Rehabilitation - What We Have Learned and How to Plan for the Future
Moderator: Joyal Pavey, OTR/L, MBA, Vice President, Mary Free Bed Advisory Group
Panelists: Emily Nguyen, MSN, RN-BC, Nurse Manager, Hartford HealthCare Inpatient Rehabilitation, Susan Rodman, MSPT, GCS, CPC, Director of Business Development, California Rehabilitation Institute, Elissa Charbonneau, DO, MS, Chief Medical Officer, Encompass Health, Mandy Bodily-Bartrum, DNP, MPH, RN, Vice President, Infection Control, Vibra Healthcare

Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET

Networking Breakout Sessions & Exhibitor Hours

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

Concurrent Tracks
Business Operations and Leadership Development; Clinical Care Delivery: A Team Approach; Regulatory, Legislative, and Accreditation Matters; Technology, Research, and Innovation

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

IRF Boot Camp Part 3

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET

Concurrent Tracks
Business Operations and Leadership Development; Clinical Care Delivery: A Team Approach; Regulatory, Legislative, and Accreditation Matters; Technology, Research, and Innovation

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

IRF Boot Camp Part 4

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation: Upcoming Changes to Ranking Methodology
Ben Harder, Managing Editor & Chief, Health Analysis, U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, October 8, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET

State of the Organization & Presentation of the AMRPA National Leadership Excellence Award
Dr. Robert Krug, AMRPA Board Chairman and President and Medical Director, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

10: 30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Edward A. Eckenhoff Memorial Award and Lecture
David E. Storto, President, Partners Continuing Care & Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET

Perspectives from Inside the Industry & Inside the Beltway: Looking at 2020 and Beyond
Kate Beller, JD, EVP for Government Relations and Policy Development, AMRPA, and Martha Kendrick, JD, AMRPA Washington Counsel; Partner, Akin Gump

11:45 a.m. - Noon ET

Trends and Forecasts for Inpatient Rehabilitation
Sam Fleming, President, Fleming AOD/eRehabData

Noon - 12:45 p.m. ET

Educational Roundtables

  • Unit Managers: Dawn Newell, Director, Rehabilitation Services, Spectrum Health

  • Marketing: Gail Solomon, Vice President, Communications and Brand Management, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

  • Legislative and Regulatory: Kate Beller, JD, Executive Vice President for Government Relations & Policy Development, AMPRA

  • Nursing: Julie Hensler-Cullen, MSN, RN, Director of Quality and Education, MossRehab

  • Medical Directors: Karl Sandin, MD, MPH, President, Excellence in Rehabilitation Medical Group, Inc, Medical Director, Arroyo Grande Rehabilitation, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine & Kelley Crozier, Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing, Medical Director, Acute Rehabilitation Unit, Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine

  • Quality: Suzanne Kauserud, Administrative Vice President, Carolina Rehabilitation

  • Compliance: Jane Snecinski, BM, MM, MBA, FACHE, President, Post Acute Advisors & Jonathan Gold, JD, Regulatory Government Relations Counsel, AMRPA

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

Concurrent Tracks
Business Operations and Leadership Development; Clinical Care Delivery: A Team Approach; Regulatory, Legislative, and Accreditation Matters; Technology, Research, and Innovation

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET

Poster Presentations

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Panel: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Addressing and Overcoming Biases

Moderator: Alberto Esquenazi, MD, Chair, Department of PM&R, MossRehab
Panelists: Dylan J. Edwards, PhD, MossRehabilitation Research Institute
Bill Manns, CEO, Bronson Healthcare

4:00 p.m. ET

2020 Fall Educational Conference & Expo Adjourns