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Elizabeth Craver Pryor Annual Lectureship



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Elizabeth Craver Pryor Annual Lectureship

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dinner at 6:00pm

Lecture at 6:30pm

Millennium Centre

     Elizabeth Pryor


About this Conference:
Dr. Ellie Pryor was a beloved and well-respected educator who served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of OB/GYN and also the Associate Residency Program Director.  This lectureship honors Dr. Pryor's dedication to teaching and mentoring medical students and residents.  Dr. Pryor was a dynamic educator who taught with passion, energy, compassion, and humor.  This lecture provides an opportunity for OB/GYN health care providers to hear nationally-known lecturers speak on the topics of relevant matters in medicine, especially women's health.


Cody Unser

Ms. Cody Unser 

After becoming paralyzed at 12 years old due to the autoimmune disorder Transverse Myelitis, Cody Unser, along with her mother Shelley, founded The Cody Unser First Step Foundation.  The Foundation works to raise awareness, encourage medical collaboration, and improve the quality of life for those afflicted with Transverse Myelitis. Through her foundation, she established Cody’s Great Scuba Adventure, which uses scuba diving as a therapeutic tool for people living with disabilities. The documentary “Sea of Change” explored the neurological and psychological effects of scuba on a group of chosen paralyzed Veterans.  Due to her work with adaptive scuba diving, she recently was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame, making her the first woman with a disability to be so honored.

Presentations will be made available as received.

Target Audience:
Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Psychiatrists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Medical and Nursing Students.

Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  1. Define disability and describe some of the basic common medical issues that encompass a woman with a disability, specifically understand secondary conditions like autonomic dysreflexia, and why they matter to other physicians.
  2. Describe what a physical barrier and what women with disabilities face at a physician’s office.
  3. Learn attitudinal barrier and how it impacts women with disabilities motivation to take care of their sexual and reproductive health.

Pre-registration is required for this event to ensure there are seats, materials, and food available for everyone attending.

Cancellation Policy:

If you register for this event and find you cannot attend, please contact the office of CME so that someone else may have the opportunity to attend.  

ETSU Quillen College of Medicine reserves the right to cancel CME activities. If an activity is canceled, registrants will receive a full refund.

Click here to register

**Pre-registration closes on April 16, 2018. Registration required in advance.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Dinner at 6:00 pm
Lecture at 6:30 pm
RSVP required via registration.

Activity Director:

William A. Block, Jr., MD, MBA 
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quillen College of Medicine,
East Tennessee State University

Educational Planner:
Marta Gouge
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
William A. Block, Jr., MD, MBA None
Planning Committee Members Disclosure
Arlene Bennett None
Kent Hjerpe None
T. Watson Jernigan None
Patti Taylor None
Marta Gouge None


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 Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Up to 1.0 continuing nursing education hours have been approved 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.

East Tennessee State University College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee covers the following: cost for being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing coordinator's time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference. If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here or contact

Dental Credits
CME Category 1 credits are accepted by the Board of Dentistry

AAFP members can submit this event for elective credit

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