Search Options ETSU Faculty/Staff
ETSU Students
ETSU People Search
28th Annual Southwest Virginia Pediatrics Conference


About the Conference:The SW VA Pediatrics Conference provides a format for ongoing education on regionally pertinent pediatric issues, as well as dissemination on new or updated practice guidelines, for rural-based primary care pediatricians so that they can stay current and competent on the latest pediatric practice guidelines and trends.


To view a recording of this conference, please click here. (iTunes is required)

The conference has a history of providing the participants with a plethora of knowledge on various topics. Each year health care providers receive updated information that they can apply to their daily practice. It also provides some learners with the opportunity to obtain educational information required for professional re-certifications.

Optional Workshop Speaker - Elizabeth Brown:
The workshop objectives include:

  • Learning to appreciate the depth of grief and its effects on a family coping with the death of their child
  • Understanding the dynamics of loss on the husband/wife relationship
  • Understanding the three stages of a child's development and the affect of loss on emotional expression when faced with the loss of a sibling
  • Recognize the unique gift of the interdisciplinary health care team in helping a family to stabilize before and after their child's death

Please note - Separate registration is required for this optional workshop which offers an additional 1.5 CNE, AAFP, and CME credits.

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

To Register: Click Here to register online, or call us at 423-439-8027
On-line registration is closed; however, we will be taking registrations at the door.

Date and Time: August 4 - 5, 2012; 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM Daily

Location: The Martha Washington Inn, 150 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 628-3161

Agenda: Click here for the agenda


  • Before July 20th: Physicians $200.00; All other providers $175.00
  • July 20th and after: Physicians $225.00; All other providers $190.00
  • Group and Day Rates Available. Call (423) 439-8027
  • Medical Residents and Students no charge for the first 25 who register

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to... 

  • Utilize current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic's specific objectives, with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and when to refer
  • Apply proper life-stabilizing measures as well as identify the life-threatening emergencies as requiring urgent treatment and/or hospital admission
  • Organize an approach to diagnosis and test ordering
  • Provide effective treatment, necessary referral, or follow-up care
picture of Coffman picture of Brown
Activity Director:
Des Bharti, MD
Department of Pediatrics
East Tennessee State University
Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN
QCOM 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 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Optional Saturday afternoon Workshop,  1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits TM

AAFP Credit: This Live activity, 28th Annual Southwest Virginia Pediatrics Conference, with a beginning date of August 4, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
College of Nursing logo CNE Credit: 9.5 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours will be provided for this conference. An additional 1.5 CNE credits will be available for the optional Saturday afternoon workshop. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Physician Assistants may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AAPA, AANP, and ANCC accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM through their reciprocity agreement.

This event is presented by the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME). OCME maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

direct edit