Head for the Hills 2021

Head for the Hills will be held November 5 and 6, 2021. Lectures will be November 5 and 6, 2021 from 8-12:30. Due to the rise of COVID cases following the Delta Variant and in light of vaccine rates not yet sufficient to create a safe environment for face to face interaction among our very needed medical professionals, the conference has moved online. Deadline for registration is October. Please register by sending an email with your name, phone number, profession, and primary work location (name of hospital/clinic/residency and town) to director@swvagmec.com. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EMAIL YOU SEND THIS INFORMATION FROM WILL BE THE EMAIL THAT RECEIVES THE ZOOM LINK.

HEAD FOR THE HILLS 2021, Nov 5 and 6; CME lectures are 8-12:15 Friday and Saturday; 8 CMEs have been applied for

Event is free but requires registration per instructions above.

Friday, November 5

8-8:55 am Rural Health Clinics: the job no one tells you about – a description of the free and sliding scale clinics, FQHC, CHC, RHC differentiations in Southwest Virginia (SWVA), Beth O’Connor Executive Director Virginia Rural Health Association, President-Elect National Rural Health Association

9-9:30 Race and Gender Bias in SWVA Medicine, Dr. Lee Learman, Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

9:35-10 Regional Resource Awareness for Primary Care Physicians and Hospitalists, Sarah Knuettel, DO

10-10:55 Successfully Providing Telehealth: Best Practice and Current Trends Tina Gustin, DNP, CNS, RN
Director for the Telehealth-Innovation, Education and Research Center Associate Professor of Nursing, Clinical Manager of Telehealth

11-11:55 Current Mental Health Issues in Primary Care, Joshua Bradley, PsyD, Behavioral Health Director, Tri-Area Community Health

Saturday, November 6


Nursing While Black, Shamerine Barber, BSN

My Medical Encounter as the Parent of a Trans Teen, Megan Gilley

9-noon Prescribing Opioids and Post-COVID care, Paul Jett, MD, and Joseph Frye, MD, Ballad Health Medical Associates Spine and Rehabilitation

PLEASE NOTE: If you sent a check to GMEC for housing and do not receive a refund by August 31, please contact GMEC’s director at director@swvagmec.com

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