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MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long-Term Care – April 2015

April – October 2015: Springfield and Kansas City area

Enrollment is now open for the next MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care in the Springfield and Kansas City area. Long-term care can be challenging, but the Academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning over 40 hours of CE credit. The Academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.

Please see the brochure attached or visit their website here.


MANHA’s Spring 1 day Seminars

April 15, 2015: Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location: Comfort Inn, Macon, MO

April 16, 2015: Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location: Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO

April 28, 2015: Dementia: Connecting Through Music
Location: Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel, North Kansas City, MO

April 29, 2015: Dementia: Connecting Through Music
Location: Courtyard By Marriott, Columbia, MO

April 30, 2015: Dementia: Connecting Through Music
Location: Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO

The brochures are located here: Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled and Dementia: Connecting Through Music.
Please visit the MANHA’s Conventions & 1 day Seminars’ web page here for more information.


ASPMN Pain Management Conference

April 11, 2015: Improving Pain Management for Older Adults
Location: Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, MO

This conference will be beneficial for all professionals including Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Social Workers who work in any setting with older adults. This conference has been awarded 6.25 contact hours by the Missouri Nurses Association and 6 Patient Care Hours by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

Please visit ASPMN at to view the brochure and register for this conference.


Missouri Assistive Technology Conference & Expo 2015

April 13-14, 2015: Power Up 2015
Location: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO
Speakers: Mark Richert and Josh Blue

This year’s conference features a host of national and regional presenters to appeal to disability organizations, rehabilitation and other health professionals, case coordinators, social workers, state and local agencies, and more. Sessions include a wide variety of AT topics like what’s new with mobile devices, augmentative communication devices and apps, remote monitoring systems, AT for intellectual disabilities, AT in the community, electronic health records, and more. Transition will be another big focus this year. And don’t miss this year’s Expo which will include more assistive technology and disability exhibitors than ever. A limited number of scholarships for individuals with disabilities and family members are available.

Please visit Missouri Assistive Technology’s conference site here for all of the details including on-line registration, conference schedule, and session descriptions.


Center for Patient Safety’s Just Culture Training

April 16, 2015: Cardinal Ritter – Mary Queen and Mother Center, St. Louis, MO

Just Culture is a framework that helps providers identify resident safety issues while also letting them address poor behavioral choices by employees. It can help improve morale and reduce turnover. This day-long managers’ training includes a thorough introduction to Just Culture and a workbook and other tools to take home. Attendees will work together to apply the principles and determine appropriate actions to address real scenarios.

For more information and to register, please visit here.


Conversations with Carmen

April 17, 2015: Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating and Preventing Falls by Engaging in Life
Guest: Carmen Bowman, co-author of new book with same title published by Action Pact
Special Guest Host: Glenn Blacklock, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

Alarms – an idea whose time has come and gone. The results may shock you. Remove alarms and avoid falls with new approaches.

Please visit for more information and to register.


MALA Spring Conference

April 19-21, 2015: Reaching New Heights
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Chesterfield, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Spring Conference is now available.

Please visit MALA’s website here for registration forms for this conference.


Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

April 23, 2015: QI Closest to the Resident: Engaging Staff to Prevent Avoidable Hospitalizations and Use of Antipsychotic Medications
Presenter: Barbara Frank, co-founder of B&F Consulting, Warren, RI and Clare Hays, MD, Medical Director, Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Birmingham, AL, and Medical Director of Alabama CMS Innovation Center Project to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents, an AQAF initiative

This webinar provides the how-to for a simple, potent process of moving QI out of the conference room to the staff closest to the residents. During the webinar, speakers apply QI closest to the resident to preventing avoidable hospitalizations and use of antipsychotic medications for residents living with dementia but the practice can be used for any quality improvement effort.

May 26, 2015: Safety vs. Autonomy for Elders: What if Maslow was Wrong
Presenter: Theresa (Terri) A. Harvath, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

During this webinar, we will examine case studies and generate ideas and strategies to help care providers make well-reasoned decisions when the values of autonomy and safety collide.

Please visit for more information and to register for this webinar.


MDS Training Announced for 2015

Medicare from Start to Finish

  • April 23: Columbia
  • August 11: St. Louis
  • November 11: Columbia

RAI Process from Start to Finish

  • June 17-18: St. Louis
  • October 6-7: Columbia

Please see the brochure here or visit for more details and registration information.


2015 Cancer Summit

April 30-May 2, 2015: Provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Missouri Cancer Consortium
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

The purpose of this conference is to enhance knowledge of the learner in the area of evidence-based cancer care with the end result of improving the quality of life of the cancer survivor. Medical and health professionals will present on a wide variety of topics including cancer and sexuality, mammography quality, disparities in primary care systems, cancer registry, oncology rehab and physical therapy, genetics and hereditary cancer, lung cancer screening, life after surgery – recovery and reconstruction, and promoting a smokefree Missouri.

Health care professionals involved in the care of people with cancer, regardless of setting or practice specialty, are encouraged to attend along with those interested in organizing or participating in a local smokefree initiative. Continuing education credits for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians and Mammography Technologists have been requested.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about this summit.


SAVE THE DATE: MC5 2015 Conference

May 5-7, 2015: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

As the leader in promoting person-centered care and personal choice, MC5 provides this annual opportunity for care professionals and businesses to network in an exciting, and partnership-building event to bring the best ideas and services to the seniors of our state.

Please see the flyer here and stay tuned to MC5 for more registration details coming soon.


AADD’s 25th Annual Conference

May 18-19, 2015: Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference
Location: St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO
Keynote Speakers: Joseph H. Flaherty, MD, Assistant Director Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, St. Louis University Division of Geriatric Medicine; Sheli Reynolds, PhD, Director, Individual Advocacy and Family Support, UMKC Institute for Human Development; and Carolyn Philpot, GNP , St. Louis University School of Medicine

Explore and understand what we need to look for to ensure the best health and wellness for people with developmental disabilities who are aging. Sessions are designed to support caregivers and professionals in enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities who are aging.

Please visit the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities’ event page here for more information.



MANHA’s 2015 Annual Convention

May 31 – June 3, 2015: Create a “Monopoly Empire” of Care with MANHA Education
Location: Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ 2015 Annual Convention is now available.

Please see the brochure here or visit the MANHA’s Conventions & 1 day Seminars’ web page here for more information.