The William Dodd Founder's Award for Distinguished Service recognizes significant contributions by those individuals who build the organizational strength, image, and mission of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine to promote medical direction and physician services in long- term care by enhancing the reputation of AMDA, and advancing the Society's goals to improve the care delivered to patients throughout the long-term care continuum.
In 2010, the United States Congress designated March 20th as the National Day of Recognition for Long-Term Care Physicians. This initiative started with an AMDA House of Delegates resolution from the Georgia Medical Directors Association honoring the memory and work of AMDA founder William Dodd, MD, CMD.
Nominees for the William Dodd Founder's Award for Distinguished Service must be:
- A physician, physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioner in good standing with the community and profession;
- Active in the field of post-acute/long-term care;
- AMDA -The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine member in good standing; and
- Not a current Officer on the AMDA, ABPLM or Foundation boards.
All nominations are reviewed by a Selection Committee.
The submission deadline for the 2020 William Dodd Award Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service is November 11, 2019.
The 2020 William Dodd Award will be announced at the AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2020, April 2-5, 2020 in Chicago. For details on the conference visit paltc.org/annual-conference.