WATCH: Highlights from 31st Annual Brevard County Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium in Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // November 20, 2021
PRESENTED BY DR. JOHN POTOMSKI AND THE BREVARD COUNTY MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
WATCH: Highlights from the 31st Annual Brevard County Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium in Melbourne with Space Coast Daily’s Danny Treanor.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The 31st Brevard County Long-Term Care Symposium was held recently at the Melbourne Hilton, presented by the Brevard County Medical Directors Association.
Brevard County Medical Directors Association President John H. Potomski, Jr., D.O., CMD, who created the event, has been a medical provider for residents in Brevard County’s rehabilitation and nursing centers, as well as assisted living facilities for more than 38 years.
Dr. Potomski spends much of his free time advocating for medical legislation at the national, state and local level care for the patients in practice settings.
He is devoted to ensuring continuous quality, safe care and conditions for seniors, the most vulnerable demographic age group, Dr. Potomski was recognized as a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2011.
“Thirty-two years ago, this program was started as an educational dinner meeting for approximately 80 health care professionals in long-term care, and has now grown to a spectacular educational event for approximately 500 health care providers,” said Dr. Potomski.
In addition to a great evening, some attendees and guests were interviewed by Space Coast Daily’s very own Danny Treanor to reflect on the evening and the importance of Long-Term Care facilities.
Initially, the event was intended as an educational offering to the nursing staff in our long-term care facilities as a thank you for their hard work and commitment.
Several pharmaceutical companies, hospice and home health care organizations, as well as some of Brevard County’s assisted living facilities and pharmacies will support the symposium as exhibitors.
“Without their help, this program would not be possible,” said Dr. Potomski. The symposium’s invited attendees include medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nursing directors, administrators, pharmacy consultants, hospice and home health care representatives and facility department heads.
SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS
■ Topic: An Update on COVID-19
■ Speaker: William Barry Inman, BA-BS, CIC
■ Topic: Considerations and Clinical Challenges in Hallucinations and Delusions Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis
■ Speaker: Daniel Cannone, D.O.
■ Topic: Soul Injury (Liberating Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt)
■ Speaker: Deborah Grassman, ARNP-OPUS Peace Founder
■ Keynote: I AM MAGNUS #GREATNESS The Principles of Success
■ Speaker: Michael A Cadore, Sr., MA
■ Special Guest Correspondent of Space Coast Daily, Danny Treanor will be at the 2021 Long Term Care Symposium to meet and greet the guests and interview the featured speakers.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Danny Treanor visits with the leaders of the Brevard County Long Term Care community during Dr. John Potomski’s 30th Annual Long Term Care Symposium.
“Without the support of our loyal sponsors, we would not be where we are now and I can’t thank them enough,” said Dr. Potomski.
As in the past, the final highlight of the evening was BCMDA’s recognition of an individual, over the age of 60, who has devoted at least 20 years of their career to providing outstanding long-term care to their patients.
The individual is nominated by their peers and selected for the honor by the BCMDA awards committee.