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29th Annual SW Virginia Pediatrics Conference


Handouts:  Click here to visit the handouts page.

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.

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.

Planned Topics Include:

Reid Blackwelder, MD
"Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Pediatrics"
Lisa Carter, R.N.-C, M.S.N.
"The Asthmatic Pediatric Patient"
Theresa Boggs, M.S. CCC-SLP
"It's not so simple: Identifying Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Danielle Moze, M.S., RD, LDN
"Post Discharge Nutrition for the Preterm Infant: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right"
Debbie Harrell, M.S.N., R.N., NE-BC
"Thermal Injuries and Specialized Plastic Surgeries"

Brochure:  Click here to download the complete brochure.

Agenda:  Click here to download the complete agenda.

Target Audience: OB/GYN, Family and Internal Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Orthopedists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Social Work, Public Health, Pulmonologists, Case Managers, Nurse Anesthetics, Dietitians, Medical and Nursing Students

Date and Time: August 3 – 4, 2013; 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM Daily

NEW CONFERENCE VENUE!! The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210; (276) 619-4300 – (Off US Interstate 81, Exit 14)

Out-of-Town Visitors can stay at:

The Martha Washington Inn, 150 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 628-3161 Conference Rates: $219 and $249

Hampton Inn Abingdon, 340 Commerce Drive, Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 619-4600 Conference Rate: $110

Comfort Suites, 1092 Ole Berry Drive, I-81, Exit 14; (276) 698-3040 Conference Rate: $109

Fees: Before July 22nd July 22nd and After
Physicians: $225.00 $250.00
All Other Providers: $190.00 $210.00
Medical Residents and Students: No charge for the first 15 registrants.
Group and Day Rates are Available. Call (423) 439-8027 or (888) 647-0618

To Register: Registration is closed.

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

  • Provide updated clinical issues and practical advances in chronic disease in subspecialty area concerned with pediatric emergency medicine, surgery, pulmonology, immunology, as well as nutrition, and physical abuse;
  • Utilize current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic's specific objectives, with 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 and approach to diagnosis and test ordering;
  • Enhance clinical skills, competence, and effectiveness in caring for patients by assimilating and implementing new recommendations, guidelines, diagnostic procedures, or therapies;
  • Identify opportunities for healthcare personnel to influence their community in a way that promotes health


Keynote Speaker    

R. Allen Coffman, M.D., FAAP

President, Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Assistant Clinical Professor, UT College of Medicine - Chattanooga / TC Thompson's Children's Hospital; 
Partner, Beacon Highland Pediatrics, Hixson TN


"Failure to Thrive"



 Activity Director:

Des Bharti, M.D.
Professor, Department of
Pediatrics, East Tennessee
State University (ETSU), Quillen College of
Medicine, Johnson City, TN

NEW this year!

Please be sure to indicate your selection for "Optional Workshop I or II" on the registration screen.

 Optional Workshop I

Simulation Lab Experience
"Recognition, Stabilization, and Evaluation of Abusive Head Trauma"
Saturday, August 3rd Only
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Cost: $20
Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Optional Workshop II

PALS Recertification
Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM Cost $200
Maximum of 5.25  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM


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.

CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Optional Saturday and Sunday afternoon Workshop II, a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM


CNE Credit: 11.0 continuing nursing education contact hours for this conference. 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.

This event is presented by the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University.

  Application for CE credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Association of Social Workers, the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetics. Determination of credit is pending. Information on the conference website will be updated as credits are awarded


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