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About the Conference: A truly unique opportunity to engage in a one-day conference that focuses on a variety of evidence-based information updates in maternal medication and drug use, the care of high-risk infants, formula and breastfeeding of newborns, and to participate in concurrent interactive sessions.

Handouts: Click here to visit the handouts page for this event.

Proceedings of this conference will be broadcast live to Memphis, Nashville, and to Chattanooga. CME is available during the live broadcast.

Target Audience: Family Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Pediatricians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical and Nursing Students, Public Health Professionals, Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, Lactation Counselors, and Social Work and Case Management Teams.

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

Date and Time: November 9, 2013, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

CONFERENCE VENUE!! The Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 232-2001

Venue Locations Receiving Live Broadcast:

Out-of-Town Visitors can stay at:

The Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 979-6400

Agenda: Click here

Fees: Although there is no fee to attend this conference, registration is required.

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

  • Increase provider knowledge of medication use during breastfeeding
  • Define minimal standards that need to be made available to newborns
  • Promote high standards in neonatal care with high-risk infants, and care for patients and families by decreasing health disparities and improving health care outcomes
  • Dispel myths that cause unnecessary discontinuation of breastfeeding
  • Understand how breastfeeding directly impacts health inequities, and infant morbidity & mortality
  • Formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis of the various presenting disorders
  • Apply proper life-stabilizing measure as well as identify the emergencies associate with maternal medication and drug use
  • Organize an approach to diagnosis and test ordering and develop a treatment plan based on current evidence as well as providing cost-effective outcomes
  • Be able to counsel new families on basics of breastfeeding, while recognizing successes and struggles

Meet the Keynote Speakers

pic Thomas W. Hale, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pharmacology; Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit; Director, InfantRisk Center; Associate Dean of Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo, Amarillo, Texas

Lecturing on multiple topics to include:
"Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers"
"Anesthetic and Epidural Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers"
"Drugs of Abuse"
"Candida Albicans. All the Details"
....and more!

pic Michelle G. Brenner, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clerkship Director, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

"Practical Management of Infant Feeding: Improving Health & Impacting Infant Mortality"

Activity Directors:
Joan Cook, MS, RD, Nutritionist, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN, 37243

Karen E. Schetzina, MD, MPH, CLC, FAAP, Associate Professor, Director, Div. of Community Pediatrics Research, Department of Pediatrics, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University (ETSU); AdjunctProfessor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

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.
logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Joint Sponsorship:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Department of Health. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


CNE Credit: 5.0 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, and the Tennessee Department of Health.

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CERPs allocated by IBLCE. IBLCE Approval Number C1337576 provides for 4.5-L, 0-E, 0.5-R.

Application for CE credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Determination of credit is pending.

Information will be updated as credits are awarded.

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