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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

31st Annual East Tennessee State University and Southwest Virginia Pediatrics Conference


31st Annual East Tennessee State University and Southwest Virginia Pediatrics Conference

Saturday, August 1, 2015

7:45 am 5:30 pm

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon Virginia

About this Conference: This Conference is designed to provide the most current information on common pediatric problems, as well as, offer practical solutions to more complex health issues that occur in pediatric care.

Keynote Speaker:

Jennifer L. Lail, MD, FAAP

The Pediatric Medical Home for Children with Chronic/Complex Medical Conditions

Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics.


Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS

Kathryn Xixis, MD

Valentine T. Nduku, DO

David Wood, MD, MPH

Shawn Hollinger, MD, MD, FAAP, FRCPC

Jana Dreyzehner, MD

George Ford, MD, MA


Click here for agenda


Click here to view presentations, additional material, and videos(no CME credit awarded for watching videos).

Topics to be Covered: 


  Adverse Drug Reactions Of Anticonvulsants

  Epilepsy Basics for the Primary Care Provider

  Neurosurgical Issues For The Primary Care Provider

  Health Care Transition

  How to provide a medical home for medically complex children

  The Care Of The Ex-Preterm Infant

  Caring for A Child With Behavioral Health Needs in the 

  Medical Home,  A Systems Approach

  Caring For Children With Diabetes

Target Audience:

Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, and Medical and Nursing Students, and Other Health Professionals.

Overall Conference Objectives:

As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Utilize current guidelines to make informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions based on patient information, current scientific evidence and clinical judgment
  • Implement measures needed to enhance or maintain health and function and prevent disease and injury and reduce pediatric health care disparities where possible
  • Consult with families regarding development of a medical home model of care.


SWVA Higher Education Center

 One Partnership Circle

 Abingdon VA 24210



Early Registration Discount Fees

Until July 18th

Registration Fees

July 18th and after




COM Physicians






COM Non-Physicians



Please call 423-439-8027 for inquiries about group rates, which are available upon request.

Registration: Registration is closed online, but will be accepted at the door. ***Credit card or check only will be accepted at the door.
Planning Committee: David Wood, MD; Dawn Tuell, MD; Gayatri Jaishankar, MD; Diane Heiman, MD; Des Bharti, MD; Jim Thigpen, Pharm D; Richard Wallace, PhD Patty Harnois-Church, MSN, RN
ACCME logo ACCME Accreditation: 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.
CME 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 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College of Nursing logo

CNE Credit: This educational event contains up to 7 continuing nursing education contact hours and 1 pharmacology hours and may be used to fulfill your pharmacology nursing CE requirement. 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. 

Advance practitioner nurses may apply the number of contact hours form this conference as designated on the certificate issued by the College of Nursing to pharmacotherapeutics continuing education required by ANCC.


*As of January 1, 2015, the ETSU College of Nursing implemented a $15 Nursing Contact Hour Fee for all conferences.  If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here  to pay the fee directly. If you have any questions, please email 

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Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This seminar will provide 8.0 hours of continuing education credits to pharmacists who attend the seminar and complete the online activities (activity evaluation and post-test) required to claim credit.

The session code for this program will be available soon. Attendees will need this code at the end of the session to be able to claim CPE credit. Click here for instructions on how to claim your credits

Partial Credit not available


Accommodations for Abingdon, Virginia Area

Comfort Suites - Abingdon, VA

170 Jonesboro Road

Abingdon, VA 24210

Phone - (276) 698-3040

$90 Single and $109 Double

 Martha Washington Inn  

150 W Main St,

Abingdon, VA 24210

Phone - (276) 628-3161

$219 Queen $249 King

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