Given the increasing number of hospitals who study Alzheimer’s, several prominent organizations have been formed to provide a forum to all physicians and educators. With a wealth of medicines and medical treatments, it is one of the most important, albeit complex, clinical areas for hospitals and health systems to manage. With the promise of long-term inpatient care the opportunity for new developments and growth is always present. Also, Hospital and physician leaders are increasingly researching while planning and funding initiatives to develop and expand the Alzheimer’s Centers within their organizations.
Due to the recent advances in technology, physicians and healthcare facilities are starting to see the benefits of defining themselves as centers of excellence, and are willing to invest in comprehensive Alzheimer’s programs. It is imperative for hospitals to develop the planning and investment strategy to succeed in this highly competitive field, and capture the consumer market due to an increasing number of baby-boomers and the expanding nature this field brings.
Combined with an aging baby-boom population which brings increased patient volumes and favorable reimbursement, it is imperative for these hospitals to develop the planning and investment strategy they need to succeed in this highly competitive field while also capturing the consumer market. This two-day conference will focus on how hospitals can add, expand and update their Alzheimer’s Programs and Services. It will also strive to integrate various sub-specialties, address future trends, explain strategic opportunities, and address current challenges most healthcare executives are facing.
Join us September 12-14, 2012 in Tampa, Florida in a gathering of administrative and medical leaders all striving to advance their Alzheimer’s service lines.
It is imperative for hospitals to develop a planning strategy to succeed in this highly competitive Alzheimer’s field while also capturing the consumer market…
Senior-level executives representing Hospitals, Health Systems, Physician Clinics & Hospital Management Groups:
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The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is one of over 70 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving communities across the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association has been recognized as a top large nonprofit to work for by The NonProfit Times, the leading information provider for the nonprofit sector. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.
The Alzheimer’s Family Organization is a regional 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the State of Florida and governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors whose mission is to assist caregivers and families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. Our funding comes from private sources, individuals, corporations and fundraising events.
The American Health Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports research and provides public education on brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by IOS Press covering the etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, treatment, and psychology of Alzheimer’s disease. The journal publishes research reports, reviews, short communications, hypotheses, ethics reviews, book reviews, and letters-to-the-editor.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances. The Association’s purposes are charitable, educational, and scientific. LBDA was formed by a group of caregivers who met in an online LBD caregiver support group. Discussions about the need of support for LBD caregivers and the lack of public awareness about LBD led to the organization’s incorporation. The directors of the LBDA Board are located throughout the United States, and LBDA volunteers are from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Established in 1988, the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) is a Consortium of organizations that work together to coordinate and provide interdisciplinary geriatric continuing education for professionals who serve the elderly in the southeast and central areas of Florida.
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