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18th Annual Dr. Dillard M. Sholes, Jr. and Mrs. Mattie E. Sholes Distinguished Lectureship


Rebecca Thurston, PhD 

Visiting Professor, Rebecca Thurston, Ph.D.

Dr. Rebecca Thurston is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Epidemiology at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Thurston's focus is on the psychophysiology of and behavioral interventions to reduce menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular disease in women.

Grand Rounds Lecture - "Obesity and Menopausal Hot Flashes: Challenging Traditional Paradigms"
Sholes Lecture "Benign Symptom or Harbinger of Disease? New Discoveries about Menopausal Hot Flashes and Cardiovascular Risk"

About the Conference: The Sholes' Lectureship brings together nationally acclaimed physicians in the field of obstetrics and gynecology as visiting professors, and provides an extended educational opportunity for area physicians and health care professionals.

The objective of the lectureship is to provide attendees with the ability to recognize risk factors for cardiac patients experiencing hot flashes and for those diagnosed as obese with hot flashes, while learning to choose appropriate options to manage the patient and reduce associated morbidity.

Target Audience: Family and Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Surgeons, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Medical and Nursing Students

To Register: Registration is closed.

Date, Time and Location:

  •  May 18th, 2012 – Stanton-Gerber Hall, Bldg. 178, VAMC Campus
           8:00 AM – Grand Rounds Small Auditorium
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         11:00 AM - Reception First Floor Mezzanine
         12:00 PM - Sholes Lecture Small Auditorium
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Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to...

  • Describe the important risk factors associated with the development of adverse vascular changes for patients experiencing hot flashes
  • Describe the major morbidity associated with obesity and adverse cardiovascular events with hot flashes
  • Discuss the management options for a patient with hot flashes who is either obese or suffering with adverse vascular changes or both
Dillard and Mattie Sholes Dillard M. Sholes, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.O.G., 1915 - 1994 , was Professor Emeritus and Chair, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, January 1980 - July 1985. He is remembered as a distinguished physician who unselfishly served both medicine and the community as a teacher and civic servant.
Mattie E. Sholes, M.A., 1920 – 2003, was Professor of Nutritional Science at Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA., and past president of the Washington County/Unicoi County Medical Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Distinguished President's Trust of East Tennessee State University. She is remembered as a dedicated homemaker who served unselfishly in the community.


Activity Director:
T. Watson Jernigan, M.D., M.A.
Chairman and Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
East Tennessee State University
Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN

  Quillen logo ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ETSU logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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