By providing advocacy, education, and professional development services for medical directors, physicians, and other healthcare team members, PMDA is the premiere professional organization committed to the continuous improvement of quality care for Pennsylvanians across the long-term care continuum. PMDA advances its mission by outreach and collaboration with other groups involved in long-term care. Founded in 1992, PMDA is also one of the oldest and largest State Affiliate Chapters of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Medical Directors Forum
PMDA’s medical director members serving in long-term care facilities across the state have access to a secure email blog allowing medical directors to post questions to each other regarding a wide range of pertinent postacute and long-term care issues. More than 150 physicians use this especially valuable tool to instantly engage their colleagues for insight into and background resources for any professional questions they may have. The responses are usually quick, thorough and on point; it is like having a panel of experts to consult at literally just a mouse click away.
PMDA is one of the few AMDA state chapters that have a functioning and very active Public Policy Committee that works diligently to fight for medical directors’ positions on a large variety of issues. For example, we were instrumental in working with the State to streamline the recent infection control regulations. PMDA has also been able to work as part of a coalition of long-term care providers on a wide range of issues that affect the daily practices of all PA post-acute and long-term care practitioners.
Throughout the year, PMDA hosts regional meetings that are simultaneously broadcast to multiple satellite venues across the state. Each meeting addresses important issues in the practice of long-term care medicine and use an informal “iron sharpens iron” approach to peer assisted professional growth and provide a sounding board for disseminating innovative care in both the clinical and administrative realm.
Each Fall, PMDA’s Education Committee plans and hosts an outstanding educational program featuring distinguished faculty presenting cutting edge topic reviews of long term care medicine. The Symposium has consistently grown in attendance and remains our most popular forum for networking. Members receive a discounted registration rate.
PMDA membership guarantees a complimentary subscription to PMDA E-News, provided to members monthly. This newsletter features Annual Symposium updates, legal advice, and informational articles.