23rd Long-Term Care Symposium To Attract 500 Medical Pros

By  //  November 21, 2012


BREVARD COUNTY •  MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The 23rd annual 2012 Long-Term Care Symposium, set for Nov. 28 at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto and presented by the Brevard County Medical Directors Association (BCMDA), is expected to attract more than  500 health care providers for the health and medical marketplace.

Medical Leader for 29 years

LEFT TO RIGHT: John H. Potomski, Jr., D.O., CMD; Dr. Norman R. Silverman, MD, Medical Director of Rely Radiology Group; Robyn Bjork, MPT, WCC, CLT; Dr. Kevin O’Neil MD, FACP, CMD, Chief Medical Officer of Brookdale Senior Living; and Jo Ann Fisher, MSN, FNP-BC, BCMDA Executive Director. (Space Coast Daily.com image)

Long-Term Care Symposium founder, John H. Potomski, Jr., D.O., CMD, is president of the BCMDA, the Brevard County Medical Society and has been a medical provider for residents in area rehabilitation and nursing centers, as well as assisted living facilities, for more than 29 years.

A former Central Florida Humanitarian for his work helping others, Dr. Potomski, who serves as the medical director of Osler Geriatrics, now part of Osler HMA Medical Group, has always been an advocate for the most vulnerable elders.

As the chairman of the Brevard County Commission on Aging, he has advocated at the national, state and local legislative levels.

Tremendous growth

Attendees will include medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nursing directors, administrators, pharmacy consultants, hospice and home health care representatives and facility department heads.

“This program was started as an educational dinner meeting for approximately 80 health care professional in long-term care and has now grown to a spectacular educational event for approximately 500 health care providers,” said Dr. Potomski.

The symposium, which will be held at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto Place, is organized with support from the staff of Osler Geriatrics and Brevard Geriatric Assessment Services, who managed the registration process and supplied the CEU credit.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

“It is our way of giving back to the people that assist the elderly in our area” said Potomski.

For Information log on to www.BCMDA.com