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Medication Adherence 2013



Practical Strategies in Medication Adherence
In Patients with CVD and Diabetes



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For the Agenda:

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In Their Own Words:

Listen to our Activity Director, Beth Ann Fox, M.D., describe the importance of this conference.

Listen to our speakers discussing their presentation and what attendees can expect to learn. To hear them in their own words, click on the speaker's name below:

  • Marie T. Brown, M.D., FACP, Internist: Keynote - Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell...
  • Sarah T. Melton, Pharm.D., BCPP, CGP, Clinical Pharmacist: Pharmacotherapy Strategies: Lessons Learned in a Medical Home Practice
  • Julie Culligan, Ph.D., Psychologist: Motivational Interviewing: What is it? Does it work?
  • Deborah L. Slawson, Ph.D., RD, LDN: Patient Health Literacy and Provider Cultural Competence


  • Registration is closed for June 6 in Knoxville
  • Registration is closed for June 7 in Johnson City

Dates and Locations:

  • June 6, 2013: Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902; (865) 522-2600
  • June 7, 2013: Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN (423) 232-2001. Out-of-town Guests planning to attend this session can contact the Carnegie Hotel for reservation.


  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (EST) Continental Breakfast, Registrations, and Pre-conference business
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) Conference Presentations

Target Audience:

  • Primary care and specialist physicians, APNs, PAs, along with members of their patient care team;
  • Pharmacists, nutritionists, and behavioral health professionals working in a patient care setting;
  • Public health clinical and behavioral team and health educators;
  • Acute care, home health, cardiac rehab and chronic disease nurses.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

Understanding the Issues –

  • Identify provider, patient, and health system contributing factors to poor medication and diet adherence
  • Discuss the role and contribution of the interdisciplinary team member in improving patient adherence

Provider-Related Strategies --

  • Evaluate a patient with hypertension for appropriate pharmacotherapy and strategies to improve patient adherence
  • Discuss the role of the patient care team in impacting adherence and treatment outcomes in the patient-centered medical home setting

Patient-Related Strategies --

  • Articulate provider cultural and patient health literacy issues that can negatively impact patient adhere to medication and diet regimes
  • Describe strategies to impact these issues in a team care environment
Keynote Speaker:  
pic Marie T. Brown, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Department of Internal Medicine,
Rush University Medical Center,
Chicago, Illinois.


Activity Director:

Beth Ann Fox, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director
Family Medicine Residency
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN


This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Health. The conference has been organized by the Tennessee Hospital Association and Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education at East Tennessee State University.

Additional Funding:

logo The funding for Dr. Deborah Slawson's and Dr. Sarah T. Melton's presentations has been provided by LIFEPATH-Tennessee Public Health Training Center.

Commercial Support:

There is no commercial support being sought for this conference.


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 7.25 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 Hospital Association. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CNE Credit: 7.25 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 Hospital Association.


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 seven (7.0) live contact hours credit (0.7 CEUs) and will be mailed within 3 weeks following the program. Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form. CE credit will also be submitted to the NABP CE monitor.

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0064-9999-13-037-L04-P

  Grievance Policy: A participant, sponsor, faculty member or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.
Diabetes Educator: The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited or approved as a provider of continuing education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians. To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers ( NCBDE does not approve continuing education. The Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education at East Tennessee State University is accredited/approved by ACCME which is on the list of NCBDE Recognized Providers.
AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Other accreditations are being sought and will be added to this web page as they are made available.


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