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30th Annual Southwest Virginia Pediatrics Conference


About the Conference: An exciting opportunity to engage in a two-half day conference designed to provide attendees with the most current information on common pediatric problems, as well as offer practical solutions to more complex dilemmas that occur in pediatric care.

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

Keynote Lecture:

John Dreyzehner           

John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Tennessee Department of Health


"Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome"

Robert Means

Robert T. Means, Jr., M.D.
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN


“A Medical School and its Region: Partners in Health”


To Register:   Online registration is closed, but registration will be accepted at the door. Questions? Call 423-439-8027.

Date and Time: Saturday, August 2, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  Sunday, August 3, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM


CONFERENCE VENUE!! SW VA Higher Education Center, One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 619-4300

Out-of-Town Visitors can stay at:

The Hampton Inn, 340 Commerce Drive, Abingdon, FA 24211 (276) 619-4600; Conference Rate: $112. Must make reservation by: July 15th

Comfort Suites Abingdon, 1093 Ole Berry Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 698-3040; Conference Rate: $95. Must make reservation by: July 14th

The Martha Washington, 150 W. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 628-3161; Conference Rage: $219/$249. Must make reservation by: July 2nd

Agenda: Click here to view the agenda.

Fees: On or before
After 7/19/2014
Physicians $230 $255
Non-Physicians $195 $215


Refund Policy: When you cancel registration for this conference 14 days or more before the start date, you will receive a full refund less a $75 administrative fee. The cancellation must be received in writing. No refunds are granted less than 15 days before the course start date. Refunds are not provided for no shows. Substitutions are always welcome.

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

  • Utilize current guidelines to make informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions based on patient information, current scientific evidence, and clinical judgment
  • Develop and implement patient care management plans using EMR assessments
  • Implement measures needed to enhance or maintain health and function and prevent disease and injury and reduce pediatric health care disparities where possible
  • 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
  • Organize an approach to diagnosis and test ordering for metabolic disorders to reduce poor heart health
  • Consult with families regarding teenage pregnancy and drug use prevention

Activity Director:

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

  ACCME Accreditation:        The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.
  CNE Credit: 10.0 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, and the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University.

This Live activity, 30th Annual SW Virginia Pediatrics Conference, with a beginning date of 08/02/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.50 Prescribed and 2.00 Elective 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.

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