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Make it a day - or a weekend - but be sure to join us on Friday, June 7th, for 6 hours of free CEU’s for Administrators and Nurses. But don’t stop there - stay to savor all the dining and shopping options the area has to offer. 


Forum Extended Care Services is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to interact with your colleagues and meet with industry leaders at our full-day symposium designed to help professionals gain new perspectives in patient care while earning continuing education credit.

There is no cost for administrators or nurses working in the post-acute or long-term care setting.


This activity has been approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education credit for nursing home administrators and nurses by The Illinois Health Care Association, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Participants must be present for the entire duration of the activity and complete a post-event evaluation to receive credits. There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago

Oak Brook Grand Ballroom

1909 Spring Road Oak Brook, IL 60523

Phone: 630-472-6000
Please make reservations directly with the hotel.


Casual attire is suitable for the symposium. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket as the hotel is air-conditioned.


The parking garage is easily accessed from the Spring Road entrance on the left side (north) of the hotel. Outdoor parking is also available on the right side (south) and can be accessed from Harger Road.

7:30 – 8:30 AM Product Theater – Acadia Pharmaceuticals Long-Term Care and the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease-Related Psychosis: The Role of NUPLAZID 34 mg

Dr. Renato De Los Santos, MD, Gero Psychiatric Medical Director, Amita Health System

8:30 – 9:30 AM The New LTC Patient-Driven Payment Model: Quality & Outcomes

Steve Miller, President, Bridgemark Healthcare Thomas Annarella, LNHA, Administrator, Valley Hi NH

9:30 – 10:30 AM The 2019 LTC Compliance Program Mandate

Joanne Cu, BS, MBA, CHC, Forum Extended Care

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hot Survey Topics in SNFs & ALFs

Connie Jensen, LTC Division Chief Linda Kovarick, ALF Division Chief Illinois Department of Public Health

12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH Product Theater – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals COPD: Treatment Considerations in the LTC Setting

Dr. Jennifer Willbanks, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

1:00 – 2:30 PM Hormonal and Metabolic Disorders in the Aging Population, Part 1

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

3:00 – 4:30 PM Hormonal and Metabolic Disorders in the Aging Population, Part 2

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP