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Membership Update: Local meetings offer CDI education through September

CDI Strategies, August 2, 2012

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ACDIS local chapters have several meetings scheduled in the coming months. As a reminder if you are not a member of a local chapter and are considering joining, you may contact the local chapter leaders indicated below.

West Virginia: The next WV ACDIS meeting will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston. For information, contact Sheila Harrison at 304-389-0689 or email
Kentucky/Southern IN: The KY and IN ACDIS chapters will host a combined regional chapter meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday, August 23, at Columbus (IN) Regional Hospital. For information, contact Susan Bradford at 317-776-7285 or email
Alabama: The next meeting for Alabama ACDIS will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, August 25, at Huntsville Hospital Corporate University.  For information, contact Margaret Stephens, or 256-658-6113. For facility information visit
Georgia: The next Southeast Chapter of ACDIS meeting will be Friday, September 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, Ga. RSVP by August 20 to
New York: The New York City/Five Boroughs networking group holds its inaugural meeting from 4-6 p.m. on September 20, at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn. RSVP by August 2, to Wanda Mejias-Gonzalez by calling 718-302-8542 or email
Austin, TX: The Austin ACDIS Chapter holds its inaugural meeting from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at University Medical Center Brackenridge, 3rd floor Boardroom, in Austin. For information, contact Barbara Anne Presley RN, CCDS, at, or call 512-324-7679.
Wisconsin: The Wisconsin ACDIS Chapter meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 29, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, West Clinic, in Madison.
The agenda includes:
  •  Physician advisor’s role in CDI
  •  Queries - A physician perspective                                
  •  Value Based Purchasing
For information, contact Glenn Krauss, independent consultant, at
Albany, NY: The Albany NY Chapter holds its next meeting from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, at St. Peters Hospital, Albany. For information, contact Lois Rubin RN, BSN, CPUR, CCDS, CCS, at
Oregon: The NW (Oregon) ACDIS Chapter is holding its fall conference from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin, Ore.
The agenda includes:
  • Robert Gold, MD CEO, DCBA, Inc., will discuss “RAC Proofing Documentation and how to help physicians get it.”
  • James Suiter, NP, CCDS, will discuss “Dementia, Encephalopathy, and Delirium.”
  • Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, Co-Founder and Principal of HCQ Consulting, will discuss “VBP Impact on CDI/Using Outcomes Data Effectively.”
  • National benchmarking results discussion from summer survey
  • Business Meeting: Officers Report, state of the organization, election of officers for 2012, raffle drawing
To register, fill out the form and fax to Juanita Carriveau at 541-222-2427. For additional information, email

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