Upcoming Events for Long-Term Care Providers and Policymakers

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<p>Join your colleagues at the following upcoming long-term care events: <br /><br /><strong>Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care 2009 Colloquium to Examine Issues Relating to Health Reform </strong><br />Join the sixth annual Colloquium, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund and conducted by AcademyHealth, on Saturday, June 27, at the Hilton Chicago. The event will examine: </p>
<em>Long-Term Care Financing Reform: Lessons from the U.S. and Abroad</em> <br />Featuring: Howard Gleckman, Josh Wiener, Eileen Tell, and John Cutler </li>
<em>Intersection of Long-Term Care and End-of-Life Care <br /></em>Featuring: Haiden Huskamp, David Stevenson, John Carney, and Diane Meier </li>
<p>The first session will focus on long-term care financing reform and offer lessons from the United States, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, covering such topics as experimentation with tax credits and private long-term care insurance. The afternoon session will address the delivery challenges at the intersection of long-term care and end-of-life care, including the "silos" of acute, chronic, and palliative care. The presenters will also discuss the philosophies that tend to drive the actions of professional, paraprofessional, institutional, and non-institutional providers. To register and view the full agenda, visit the AcademyHealth Web site at <a href="http://www.academyhealth.org/Events/events.cfm?ItemNumber=2893&navItemN…;. </p>
<strong>Pioneer Network Webinar Series</strong> <br />The Pioneer Network, a Commonwealth Fund–supported organization dedicated to long-term care (LTC) culture change, is hosting a new webinar series for LTC providers called "Creating Home: The New Quality of Life Revisions to LTC Surveyor Guidance." Presenters include Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Nursing Home Deputy Director Karen Schoeneman, M.P.A., who developed the new guidelines and now oversees their enforcement. She will be joined by Debra Swinton-Spears, M.S., a nurse consultant with the CMS Division of Nursing Homes. The series will include two 90-minute sessions and will be offered twice, June 10 and 17, and June 11 and 18. The series was created in partnership with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and the American Health Care Association. To learn more and to register, go to <a href="http://www.pioneernetwork.org/">www.pioneernetwork.org</a&gt;. <br /><br /><strong>Pioneer Network 9th Annual Conference </strong><br />Attend the annual conference, "Joining Together, Creating Community," August 12–14 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Commonwealth Fund is a cosponsor of this event. To register, go to <a href="http://www.pioneernetwork.org/Events/ComingTogether/">http://www.pionee…;. <br /></p>