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Medication Adherence


Practical Strategies in

Medication Adherence

For Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

To view a recording of this conference, please click here. (iTunes is required)


For the Agenda:

     To view the agenda: Click here.

In Their Own Words:

Listen to our Activity Director, Beth Ann Fox, MD describe why this conference is relevant and important.      

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, MD, FACP, Internist: Keynote - Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell...
  • Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, CGP, Clinical Pharmacist: Pharmacotherapy Strategies: Lessons Learned in a Medical Home Practice
  • Julie Culligan, PhD, Psychologist: Motivational Interviewing: What is it? Does it work?
  • Deborah L. Slawson, PhD, RD, LDN: Patient Health Literacy and Provider Cultural Competence
  • Leigh Ann Simmons, PhD, Integrative Medicine Health Coach: Health Coaching as a Strategy in the Team Practice Environment


  • To register for June 8 in Memphis, click here. Call (423) 439-8027 to reserve a printed syllabus for $15, or click here to download.
  • To register for June 22 in Nashville, click here

Dates and Locations:  

  • June 8, 2012: FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN
  • June 22, 2012: Embassy Suites Hotel Nashville South (Cool Springs), 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin, TN.


     8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT (Continental Breakfast and registrations 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

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:

  • 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
  • Describe pharmacotherapy changes and strategies to improve patient adherence to medication plans
  • Discuss the utility of motivational interviewing in clarifying patient intent and priorities in medication and diet adherence
  • Identify patient health literacy impediments and their solutions to medication and diet adherence
  • Articulate provider cultural competency issues that can negatively impact patient adherence to medication and diet regimes
  • Describe health coaching and its role in clarifying patient priorities
  • Describe the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease in Tennessee as it relates to Secondary Prevention and Patient Treatment Adherence

Keynote Speaker:

     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

Registration and Fees:

     There is no registration fee for this conference, however, pre-registration is required due to advanced planning requirements. For registration, click here for June 8 or click here for June 22. 


     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 at East Tennessee State University.

Additional Funding:

LIFEPATH logo  The funding for Dr. Deborah Slawson's and Dr. Leigh Ann Simmons' presentations has been provided by LIFEPATH-Tennessee Public Health Training Center.

Commercial Support:

     There is no commercial support being sought for this conference. 


Quillen 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.
ETSU logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  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.
AAFP:  Application for CME credit has been ¬filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
college of nursing logo CNE Credit: 6.25 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.


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 six & ¼ (6.25) live contact hours credit (0.625 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 Customer Service: 847-391-4406. Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form.

ACPE Program Number: 0064-9999-12-035-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

Application is pending on CEUs from the Commission of Dietetic Registration.
Other accreditations are being sought and will be added to this web page as they are made available. 


     For further information or questions, call us at (423) 439-8088, or to send an email.
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