NTOCC LUNCH & LEARN Winter Webinars - Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Please Join NTOCC on 
November 20, 2019

11am CDT/12pm EDT

For a indepth look at 

"Coming of Age: Social Determinants Matter"

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) and the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC).  ABQAURP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

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 *Please note we are now using GotoMeeting for our Webinars and you must register to attend.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Overview of Presentation:

In an era driven by cost containment, demographic imperative, and uncertainty about public financing, social determinants of health have become the “new-old” focus of the field of aging. This increasing recognition of psychosocial and environmental factors as root causes of illness creates opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among practitioners, educators, and researchers in Aging from the health care and social care sectors.

Presented by: Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW

Robyn Golden, LCSW, is the associate vice president of population health and aging at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she also holds academic appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry and Health Systems Management. She is responsible for developing and overseeing health promotion and disease prevention, mental health, care coordination and transitional care services for older adults, family caregivers and people with chronic conditions.  Golden is key to the development of interprofessional models of care for Rush’s population health programs. She is currently the principal investigator for the HRSA Funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and the Commonwealth Funded Primary Care Redesign Project. 
For over 30 years, Golden has been actively involved in service provision, program development, education, research and public policy aimed at developing innovative initiatives and systems integration to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their families. In 2003-04, she was the John Heinz Senate Fellow based in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington, D.C. Golden is a past chair of American Society on Aging and currently co-chairs the National Coalition on Care Coordination. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare & is a NASW Social Work Pioneer. She received the Gerontological Society of America’s 2017 Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging.

Events & Education - Wednesday, September 5, 2018


From Our Partners, World Congress

Get Discounts from World Congress Events Listed below when you use the code "NTOCC2019" 




Learn more about how NTOCC is working to bring education and awareness to patients

and providers regarding alternative choices to prescription Opioids.




Webinar Link:

Dial-in Number*: (515) 739-1513
Access Code: 986228
Online Meeting ID: ntocc

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Past Webinars - Wednesday, April 11, 2018


NTOCC WebinarDemonstration of NTOCC's Transitions of Care Evaluation Software

originally presented on
Friday, April 13, 2012 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT)

Watch the recent demonstration of the new web-based Transitions of Care Evaluation Software. Ed Davidson, PharmD, MPH, creator of the program and long standing NTOCC Advisors Council member, walks through the program, provides tips for individuals and organizations, and answers attendee questions regarding this tool.

Watch the Recorded Webinar

Sponsorships & Exhibits

For more information on sponsoring and outreach opportunities associated with Regional Summits, please contact:

Cheri Lattimer
Phone: (501) 240-4677

NTOCC 2018 FALL WEBINAR RECORDINGS - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

2019 WEBINAR #1 Recording & Slides Coming Soon

WEBINAR #1 Recording & Slides

September 19, 2018
Mental Health & Telemedicine Focused on Transition Excellence
Presented by, Garry Carneal, JD, MA, Schooner Strategies,
CHQI (Clear Health Quality Institute)

Listen to the webinar recording here:

Presenter Bio can be downloaded by clicking 


NTOCC LUNCH & LEARN WEBINAR SERIES - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NTOCC offers informative webinars covering transitions of care issues, brought to you our Board of Directors and Partners Council. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently for upcoming events!





Listen to the webinar recording here:

YouTube Video Abdominal Assessment Link that is referred to during presentation:

(Start video at 2:05 & you may have to copy and paste the link into your web browser.)

PowerPoint Presentation can be downloaded by clicking 


August 16, 2017

12pm-1:00pm CST/1pm-2pm EST

"Identifying and Managing Acute Changes of Condition to Reduce Avoidable Transitions"

Presented by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, BSN, IP-BC, ASCOM, CDP, CDONA, FACDONA, LBBP, DPN

Webinar Meeting Link:

Dial-in Number*: (515) 739-1513

Access Code: 986228

Online Meeting ID: ntocc


Inappropriate care transitions lead to poor outcomes. However we can improve care and reduce unnecessary complications, expenditures and penalties due to preventable hospitalizations of nursing home residents by early identification and management of changes of condition (COC).  This program will discuss effective methods of recognizing, assessing/evaluating and reporting COCs and review user friendly tools available to assist in this process.


Jacqueline is President of Vance LTC Consulting in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Ms. Vance previously was the director of clinical education at Sava Senior Care in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served as a director of development and director of clinical affairs and industry relations for AMDA − The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA).

She is a certified director of nursing in long-term care, and she is board certified in gerontological nursing and infection prevention (IP-BC). She is a certified Master in Antibiotic Stewardship (ASCOM), a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Professional LBBP). In addition, she has a technical diploma in Personal Nutrition (DPN). Ms. Vance is affiliated with AMDA, the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS), National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC), and is on the board of the National Transitions of Care Coalition and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation.

She has been an author of more than 50 articles relating to long-term care residents and facilities published in Caring for the Ages magazine, peer-reviewed journals, and other publications, and she has been a frequent presenter at national conferences. She is the author of the award winning blog “The Real Nurse Jackie” hosted by McKnights long term Care.

Ms Vance is also a current member of the NTOCC board of directors.



Please join us for the second webinar in the NTOCC Lunch & Learn series.  

You can listen to the webinar here :

Powerpoint Presetation can be downloaded by clicking here

September 20, 2017

12pm-1:00pm CST/1pm-2pm EST

"Care Transitions in Patients with Dementia From The SNF Prospective”

 (this should apply to general dementia patients)

Presented by James E. Lett II, M.D., C.M.D.

Webinar Meeting Link:

Dial-in Number*: (515) 739-1513

Access Code: 986228

Online Meeting ID: ntocc


“Cognitive impairment and dementia exist in significant numbers in nursing homes in the United States. Individuals with this disease are at high risk to have multiple comorbid diseases, more likely to be transferred to the hospital and readmitted afterwards, and have higher rates of hospital complications and death. Despite these known risks for suffering and costs, cognitive issues often remain unrecognized. When diagnosed, their presence may not be transmitted to the next site of care, delaying recognition and those interventions appropriate to their needs.

This presentation will address the prevalence of dementia in the nursing home, discuss the implications of caring for the population afflicted with this often “silent” disease and some consensus approaches to improving for their care.”


James E. Lett II, M.D., C.M.D.

Dr. Lett is certified by the American Board of Family Practice with a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Geriatrics and is a Certified Medical Director (CMD).

He is a past president in 2003-2004 of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), a 5,000-member national long-term care physician group. He served as a member of the CMS workgroup to revise F-Tag 329: Unnecessary Drugs, chaired a joint national effort that created a long-term care medication toolkit for patient safety, chaired a national workgroup to create a Clinical Practice Guideline for Care Transitions in the Long-Term Care Continuum, serves on the National Quality Forum Workgroup on Post-Acute Care and as a member of the workgroup consulting with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on patient harm in the long-term care continuum (SNF, IRF & LTACH).

A passionate interest is Care Transitions. He serves as Chair, Board of Directors for the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), has spoken nationally on this subject, and been a part of Care Transitions efforts for the American Medical Association, the Society for Hospital Medicine and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services among other entities. Dr. Lett was lead author of the white paper “Dementia in Care Transitions” and co-author for “Safer Transitions, Fewer Re-Hospitalizations with PAH: An Interdisciplinary Guide” and “Better Transitions of Care to Bridge Gaps, Reduce Hospitalizations and Readmissions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

He was Senior Medical Director for Quality for Lumetra, the Quality Improvement Organization for California until assuming the role of Chief Medical Officer of Long-Term Care for the California Prison Health Care Services in October 2008. From June 2011 until June 2013 he was Medical Director/Vice President of Medical Services at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. HHGW is a multi-level service provider for more than 1,000 elders located in Rockville, MD.

Dr. Lett is currently Medical/Clinical Director of Avar Consulting, Inc, in Rockville, MD working on a contract with CMS.

Please join us for the Next webinar in the NTOCC Lunch & Learn series on November 30, 2017.


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