WATCH: Dr. John Potomski’s 32nd Brevard County Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium Big Success
By Space Coast Daily // November 25, 2022
Brevard County Medical Directors Association President John H. Potomski, Jr., D.O. created the event
WATCH: Space Coast Daily’s Special Correspondent Danny Treanor talks with Dr.John Potomski during the 32nd Brevard County Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium at the Melbourne Hilton, presented by the Brevard County Medical Directors Association. Meet the people who serve the aged in our community.
WATCH: Space Coast Daily’s Special Correspondent Danny Treanor talks with Dr. Kevin O’Neil about ways to reduce risk for dementia in later life at The 32nd Brevard County Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium at the Melbourne Hilton, presented by the Brevard County Medical Directors Association. Meet the people who serve the aged in our community.
PRESENTED BY DR. JOHN POTOMSKI AND THE BREVARD COUNTY MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 32nd Brevard County Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium took place Nov. 16 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 39 years.
“We are excited to celebrate over three decades of presenting the symposium and we look forward to this one being full of excitement and energy for our medical professionals who serve in the long-term care industry,” said BCMDA Executive Director Susan Clegg.
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.
Initially, this 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.
“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.
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 included medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nursing directors, administrators, pharmacy consultants, hospice and home health care representatives and facility department heads.
2022 Long Term Care Symposium Speakers
■ Topic: Alzheimer’s Disease Management and Possible ways to help Prevent it Ourselves
Speaker: Kevin O’Neill, M.D.
■ Topic: Effective Psychiatric Management in the Nursing Facilities
Speaker: Dr. Parikshit Desmulch, M.D.
■ Keynote: How to Handle an Active Shooter in the Health Care Setting
Speaker: Sheriff Wayne Ivey
The doors opened at 4:30 p.m., and attendees had the opportunity to network and browse the more than 30 symposium sponsor’s vendor booths exhibiting and promoting various health care services and products before the symposium began. The program will begin at 6 p.m.
“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.
Online registration is now open for vendors and those who would like to attend the dinner at the 32nd Long Term Care Symposium – and you may register online at BCMDA.com. For more information, call 321-276-5205 or e-mail email@example.com