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3rd Annual Regional Healthcare Symposium

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3rd Annual Regional Healthcare Symposium
October 27, 2012
Kingsport, TN

About the Conference: This year's symposium is designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge, skill and competencies in newly emerging evidence-based patient management in the areas of Menopause, Dermatology, Anticoagulants, Diabetes, Dementia and Substance Abuse.

Agenda: To view the agenda, click here.

Handouts: Click here to download handouts from this conference.

Registration: Online registration is closed. 

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Ralph W. Hale, MD FACOG, former Executive VP of ACOG, speaking on the current findings and controversies in the treatment of menopause.

New this year is an interrelated block of presentations updating a wide topical area in Diabetes, including Transitioning the Pediatric Diabetic Patient to Adult Medicine, Diabetic Retinopathy, Gestational Diabetes and a Diabetes Pharmacotherapy Update.

Back by popular demand, Monica Crane, MD will be presenting the lunch session on Early Diagnosis in Dementia: Who Wants to Know? She will cover preclinical and early diagnosis, strategies for telling the patient and family, and a drill down on the drugs, including actions, interactions and side effects. Like the lunch presentation last year, this session will also be open to community members, with a private community Q & A following the presentation. Community members wishing to attend this session will be charged $30.00 (with lunch included) or $10.00 (with no lunch). Please contact Kingsport Tomorrow, phone: 423.246.2017, to make your reservation and pay this fee.

Also being offered again this year will be a 1 hour presentation on Physician Prescribing Patterns that meets the Tennessee State Licensing Board's educational requirements. This year the presentation will also include information on the Synthetic Drugs adolescents are currently abusing. For those providers wanting to attend this session only, there is a fee of $45.00.

Sponsorship: This conference is planned and presented by Kingsport Tomorrow and Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in collaboration with the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU.

Date and Location: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center, 1901 MeadowView Parkway, Kingsport Tennessee 37660.

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians (Including Internal, Family Medicine, OB-GYN Specialists, and Pediatricians), APNs and PAs, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, and Other Healthcare Providers.

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

Prescribing Practices

  • Describe the universal precautions and appropriate strategies for prescribing controlled substances
  • Discuss the use, patient presentation, and strategies to address adolescents using synthetic drugs


  • Evaluate the rationales for existing treatment recommendations and recent expert thought on use of hormone therapy for moderate to severe menopause-associated vasomotor symptoms
  • Address the risk issues of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, weight management and depression in menopausal women

Dermatologic Manifestations of Disease

  • Recognize skin conditions that may be signs of endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematological and nutritional diseases

New Anticoagulant Pharmacotherapy

  • Develop patient specific plans utilizing newly approved oral and IV anticoagulant agents, including prevention of venous thromboembolic events and preparation for surgery

Early Diagnosis of Dementia

  • Discuss the options available for early diagnosis of dementia and the strategies for providing that diagnosis to affected patients and families
  • Identify the actions, interactions, and side effects of the currently approved dementia medications

Transition of Young Adult Diabetics to Adult Care

  • Describe the systematic process and challenges in preparing young adults to successfully transition to adult diabetes specialty practice
  • Discuss the emotional issues and high-risk behaviors to be addressed during the pediatric to adult diabetes transition process

Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Review the benefits and limitations of current treatments for diabetic retinopathy, including diabetic macular edema (DME)
  • Compare and contrast methods to diagnosis early diabetic retinopathy, including DME

Gestational Diabetes

  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for Diabetes Mellitus and how they apply to women during pregnancy
  • Describe which management strategies for Diabetes Mellitus are safe for use during pregnancy

Diabetes Pharmacotherapy Update

  • Describe new pharmacotherapy strategies for the management of diabetes, including actions, interactions, and side effects

Activity Director: Deborah Reiff, MD, Holston Medical Group, Kingsport, Tennessee

Registrations: To register, click here or call (423) 439 8027.


  • Early Registration (through October 5) for physicians is $135; after October 5, the registration fee is $145.
  • Early registration (through October 5) for all other healthcare professionals is $75; after October 5 registration fee is $85.
  • For providers who want to attend the Prescribing Practices presentation only, the registration fee is $45.00. For registration for this session only, please call (423) 439-8027.
  • For community members wishing to attend the dementia lunch presentation, the fee without lunch is $10.00; with lunch is $30.00. Please contact Kingsport Tomorrow, phone: 423.246.2017, to make your reservation and pay this fee.
  • There are a small number of discounted registrations available to medical and nurse practitioner students. Call 423 439 8027 for availability and fees.

Accommodations: MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center has provided Kingsport Tomorrow 3rd Annual Regional Healthcare Symposium a discounted hotel room rate for the nights of October 26 and 27, 2012. The discounted rate is $115.00 and includes two people for the breakfast buffet in the Meadows Restaurant. To receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made prior to October 5, 2012. To make reservations for the event, please call 1-888-632-3697 and ask for the 3rd Annual Regional Healthcare Symposium with Kingsport Tomorrow to receive the discounted rate or click here to connect to the designated room block.

Parking:  Click here to download a parking map.

Financial Support: Commercial support is being sought for this conference. Companies providing grants will be disclosed before and at the conference.


quillen logo AACME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for 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 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . 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 Kingsport Tomorrow. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AAFP Prescribed Credits: This Live activity, 3rd Annual Regional Healthcare Symposium, with a beginning date of October 27, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 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.

ACOG Cognate Credits: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned 8 cognate credits to this program.

college of nursing logo CNE Credit: 8.0 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 Kingsport Tomorrow.
tpta logo This activity has been approved for 8.0 hours of TPTA Credit.
acpe logo The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this knowledge-based program will provide a statement for eight (8.0) live contact hours credit (0.8 CEUs) and will be mailed within 3 weeks following the program. Beginning 2012 your CE credits will also be submitted electronically to NABP and in 2013 we will no longer be providing paper copies of CE statements. Pharmacists or pharmacy technicians with questions regarding their NABP e-Profile or CPE Monitor should refer to the FAQ section on the NABP website ( or contact NABP CustomerService: 847-391-4406. Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form. Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0064-9999-12-056-L01-P

Other accreditations are being sought, and will be added to this webpage as they are secured.



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