Last week I attended the 29th Annual Case Management Society of America Conference. This is an event that I look forward to each year since I entered the practice of case management in 1988. CMSA is the professional organization for those working in the area of case management. Each year over 2000 professionals come together to learn, network, and share ideas.

This conference is a way for those involved in case management and care coordination to stay up to with the changes happening in our healthcare system. It is also a way to reconnect with colleagues and be introduced to those new to the practice.

As a leader in the practice of Case Management, I support this event each year. I try my best to listen, learn, and meet new people, as that is how I grow professionally and personally.

For those who could not attend, many of the sessions were taped and will be available on CMSA’s online educational library. Members of CMSA have access to this portal as part of their membership. This benefit allows you to view sessions that are interesting to you and gain continuing education credits needed to renew your professional license and certifications. Click here to review the agenda and mark what sessions you would like to view once they are up online.

This year, a new White Paper was introduced by Dr. Mary McLaughlin-Davis, and Stefanie Daniels entitled The Practice of Hospital Case Management: A White Paper. The paper will be available for download on the CMSA website. The White Paper outlines challenges in the area of care coordination and provides recommendations health systems can improve their processes.

We look forward to seeing you at the CMSA 30th Annual Conference & Expo. The theme is 30 Years of Care Transitions across the Full Continuum. The conference will be held in Boston, MA, June 28-July 2, 2020. Registration will open soon, so keep an eye out so you can save your seat!

If you are doing good work in your area of case management, care coordination, consider submitting a call for papers or a poster session so you can share your work and help others to learn how they can overcome challenges in their setting. Working together we can improve the delivery of care.

Have a good week!

 

 

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