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Quillen College of Medicine

CVD Appalachia Conference

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CVD Appalachia Conference:

“Developing a Research Agenda to Prevent and Control CVD in Central Appalachia”

August 30, 2019

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Holiday Inn

Johnson City, TN 37604

About this Conference:

The CVD Appalachia research team, led by Dr. Hadii Mamudu, is providing a collaborative forum for caregivers, health care providers, public health professionals, policymakers, patients, and other stakeholders. This conference provides an interactive educational experience where patients guide the conversation about strategies to reduce heart diseases and related risk factors in Central Appalachia.

The following topics will be covered:

Risk Factors and Social Determinants
CVD Policies and Programs
Medication Adherence
CVD and Culture
Managing Patient Populations
Non Traditional Approaches to Cardio Rehabilitation

Keynote Speaker(s):

Christopher J. White, MD, MACC, MSCAI, FAHA, FESC, FACP
Professor and Chairman of Medicine & Cardiology
Medical Director Value Based Care
System Chair for Cardiovascular Diseases
Ochsner Medical Center

Other presenters:
Anthony DeLucia, PhD
Professor of Research, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU 

David S. Drozek, DO
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Hadii M. Mamudu, PhD, MPA
Associate Professor of Public Health, ETSU
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Grant, PI 

JB Hunt, Executive Director, AAANeurysm Outreach

Agenda posted when available

With approval of the author, presentations will be email to REGISTERED attendees one week prior to the event.

Target Audience:
Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Residents, Students, Caregivers, and Patients

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

  • Identify underlying factors that contribute the disproportionately high burden cardiovascular disease in Central Appalachia
  • Define strategies to prevent and control CVD in your own patient population


Click here to register for the event.

Activity Director:
Amy Poole, MS
Project Coordinator

Educational Planner:

Marta Gouge, Educational Planner
Marta Gouge, BS, CHCP
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
(423) 439-8074 

Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Amy Poole, MS None
Planning Committee Members Disclosure
Hadii Mamudu, PhD, MPA None
Cynthia Blair None
Kristine Bowers None
Vicki Casenburg None
Virginia Kidwell None
Mary Ann Littleton, PhD None
Marta Gouge None


ACCME Accreditation: 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 providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and the East Tennessee State University Health Sciences Center. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.

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