2023 Annual Long-Term Care Conference

October 9-10, 2023 • Germantown, NY


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AIG Annual long-term-care 2023 annual conference

The Avila Institute 2023 October Long-Term Care Conference is an event featuring experts, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in the field of long-term care. This conference is designed to provide a platform for participants to review current issues surrounding long-term care; share their insights, experiences, and best practices; and learn from each other and engage in meaningful discussions on the latest trends and innovations in long-term care.

AIG Annual Long-Term Care Conference in Germantown, NY

This year's conference will be a two-day in-person event and features a diverse range of speakers who bring their expertise in fields spanning the long-term care setting. Participants can expect to engage in thought-provoking discussions on a variety of topics related to long-term care, including: 

  • Best practices for delivering psychiatric care to seniors nearing the end of life. 
  • Approaches to promote mental health regulation for residents and staff.
  • Strategies for addressing workforce shortages. 
  • Policy and regulatory issues affecting long-term care providers, including funding, reimbursement, and legal concerns.
  • Ethical considerations in long-term care, including end-of-life care, advance directives, and cultural competency. 

The conference is a great opportunity for attendees to earn continuing education credits and to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and research in their field. It also offers a unique opportunity to connect with peers, learn from experts, and gain insights that can help improve the quality of care for older adults and the well-being of those serving them.

This conference is recommended for Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, Recreational Therapists, Catholic Chaplains, and all other health care professionals.

2023 Topics and Speakers

Day 1 - Monday, October 9, 2023

Palliative Care: Pain and Symptom Management at the End of Life
(2.0 CE Hours)

Christopher Comfort, MD

Chief Operating Officer, Calvary Hospital

Robert Brescia, MD

Depression in Advanced Disease
(1.0 CE Hour)

Robert Brescia, MD

Director, Palliative Care Institute/ Psychiatric Services, Calvary Hospital

Anna Ortigara, RN, MS

Leading an Empowered Workforce
(3.0 CE Hours)

Anna Ortigara, RN, MS

Organizational and Educational Consultant, Independent Contractor

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Janet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, CHC, JD

Surviving and Thriving: Legal and
Regulatory Updates

(2.0 CE Hours)

Janet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, CHC, JD

Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP

Julie Trocchio, RN, BSN, MS

Washington Update on Long-Term Care 2023
(1.0 CE Hour)

Julie Trocchio, RN, BSN, MS

Senior Director, Community Benefit and Continuing Care,
Catholic Healthcare Association of the United States (CHA)

MC Sullivan, RN, MTS, JD

Moral Ethical Decision Making
(1.0 CE Hour)

MC Sullivan, RN, MTS, JD

Chief Healthcare Ethicist, Archdiocese of Boston

Richard Pulice, PhD

Making Sense of it All - Coping with Mental Health Issues During Life Transitions
(1.0 CE Hour)

Richard Pulice, PhD

Professor of Public Health, Regis College


Registration includes sessions, materials, lunch, and breaks. (SPACE IS LIMITED)
Download the registration form (PDF) and follow the directions to register.

Full Conference (11.0 CE Hours)


Monday Only (6.0 CE Hours)


Tuesday Only (5.0 CE Hours)


Continuing Education 

Participants may be eligible to earn up to 11.0 continuing education hours based on attendance of each session in full. 

Administrators (NAB)
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 11.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20241008-11-A93826-IN.

Catholic Chaplains
This educational program has been approved for 11.0 Continuing Education Hours by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

Dietitians (Registered)
This educational program has been approved for 11.0 Continuing Professional Education Units by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Activity #176489
Performance Indicator(s) #1.3.3, 1.8.2, 2.1.1, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 7.4.3, 12.2.3, 14.1.5

Social Workers (New York Only)
Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0265. Participants can earn 11.0 Contact Hours.

Social Worker CE approval is for New York State Social workers only. Other state licensees are not eligible to receive pre-approved credit.


St. Teresa's Motherhouse at 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 

The conference is located at the grounds of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm’s Motherhouse in Germantown, NY. Germantown is located in the New York Hudson Valley. It is one hour south of Albany, New York, and 2.5 hours north of New York City.

Have questions?

For further information and help, please contact us or
call Melissa Silvestro at 518-537-5000.

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