Benefits and Requirements

The Foundation is committed to the Futures Program,  a program designed to expose residents, fellows and advanced practitioners to numerous career opportunities available in post-acute and long-term care and to provide other benefits. Considerable effort will be expended by the Foundation to ensure the success of this valuable program. Participants accepted into the program will therefore be required to fulfill certain obligations.

All participants, upon acceptance into the Foundation Futures Program will receive the following Benefits and Requirements:

  • Benefit: One year AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine membership beginning January 2017. Enjoy the monthly JAMDA subscription, access to free webinars and other benefits of  membership.
  • Benefit: Opportunity to network.  Participants will have networking opportunity with our membership to make informed decisions about a career in post-acute and long-term care medicine.
  • Benefit: Admission to the Foundation Futures Program, March 16, 2017.
    Requirement: Attendance at this all-day event is required. Futures participants may not attend AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2017 events that day as this program was specifically tailored for the Futures participants.
  • Benefit: Registration to AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2017 from March 17-19, 2017.
    Requirement: Daily attendance at the symposium is required. There will be a few required events; otherwise, the participant can choose the sessions he/she wishes to attend.
  • In addition to the Benefits and Requirements listed above, participants who receive a full award will also receive:

    • Benefit: Transportation to and from AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2017.
      Requirement: The Futures participant must fly in March 15, arriving no later than 6:00 p.m. and leaving no sooner than Sunday, March 19 at 12:00 p.m. The ticket stipend is $500. Any flight prices greater than this amount must be approved by Foundation staff. Please see  Foundation Travel Policy for further details.
    • Benefit: Hotel accommodations for four nights, March 15-March 18, 2017 to be shared with another Futures participant.
      Requirement: A Travel Confirmation form included with the acceptance letter will need to be sent back immediately so conference registration and hotel arrangements can be made. Rooms will be assigned upon gender and geographic location. If participant requires private accommodations, Foundation will provide two nights lodging and participant will be responsible for additional nights.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF FULL AWARDS AVAILABLE. Please speak with your program director about covering the cost of transportation and lodging for this conference. Most programs will pay for attendance to one professional conference per year.

Acceptance letters will be sent in December 2016. Please do not make any travel arrangements until notified of acceptance. Please note that Futures participants will be responsible for ground transportation to/from the symposium as well as any food costs incurred at the symposium (breakfast and lunch provided at the Futures Program). If  you have questions, please call 410-992-3134 or send us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A  Foundation staff member will contact you within 24 hours of inquiry.

Foundation Futures Program Travel Policy

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to ensure consistent procedures among Futures participants traveling on behalf of the Foundation. This policy applies only to participants whose expenses are being paid by the Foundation; it does not apply to those whose expenses are being paid by another organization or by the traveler him or herself.

The guiding principles are:

  • Futures participants will be reimbursed for legitimate, reasonable travel expenses when directly related or pertaining to the Futures Program based on established allowances in this policy.
  • Participants are expected to be conscientious in their use of  Foundation funds and travel by economical and efficient means.
  • Statement of Policy

    1. All travel arrangements, including all changes and cancellations of travel arrangements, can be made directly by the Futures participant. All flight changes and cancellation fees will be the responsibility of the Futures participant.
    2. The lowest available airfare shall be sought when booking. All travelers are expected to use economy class.
    3. If location of conference is within driving distance of participant, participant will be reimbursed for mileage (federal rate) and parking fees.
    4. AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2017 registration will be paid directly by the Foundation.
    5. The Foundation staff will make the hotel accommodations. Rooms will be assigned upon gender and geographic location. If participant requires private accommodations, the Foundation will provide two nights hotel accommodations and participant will be responsible for additional nights. 
    6. Futures participants will be responsible for the costs of ground transportation to/from symposium as well as any food costs (breakfast and lunch will be provided at Futures Program).
    7. Cancellation after acceptance into this program will be subject to review by the Futures Committee. Participant may be responsible for any expenses incurred on behalf of the participant, including but not limited to transportation and housing, and may not be eligible to receive  membership benefits. The Futures Committee reserves the right to deny future participation for those who cancel after being accepted into the program. The institution’s program director of the participant will also be notified of participant’s cancellation.
    8. Participant must submit travel expense statement, with all required information, to the Foundation within one month of completion of the trip, unless a longer delay is approved by the Futures Committee. Every effort will be made to reimburse participants within ten business days of receipt of completed expense statement.

Futures Program Cancellation Policy

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to provide a cancellation procedure for Futures participants, should a cancellation be necessary. This policy applies only to participants who have been accepted into the Foundation Futures Program.

Statement of Policy

  • If a Futures participant would have to decline or withdraw from participation in the Futures Program, the Foundation must be notified immediately by phone and in writing. The institution’s program director of the participant will also be notified of participant’s cancellation.
  • Cancellation after acceptance into this program will be subject to review by the Futures Committee. If  the committee determines cancellation to be unreasonable, participant may be responsible for any expenses incurred on behalf of the participant, including but not limited to transportation and housing, and may not be eligible to receive membership benefits. The Futures Committee reserves the right to deny future participation for those who cancel after being accepted into the program.
  • If a Futures participant would have to decline or withdraw from participation, a candidate from the waiting list may be selected to take their place.