2018 Rural Residents Research Symposium



8:30 – 9:00 am



Welcome to RRRS

9:00 – 10:00 am




A Quick Guide to Important Issues in Immunization

Stacy Boyer, MS

Regional VFC Consultant with VDH


10:00 – 10:30 am





Aortoenteric FistulaA rare but serious cause of upper GI bleeding

Dr. Trent Keel, PGY-3 & Dr. Adam Varbanoff, PGY-2

Johnston Memorial Hospital


10:30 – 11:00 am




Decreasing the cost of Levaquin by switching from IV to oral formulations

Dr. Daniel Lefkowitz, PGY-1

Norton Community Hospital


11:00 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 11:45 am





A Challenging Case of Recurrent Pneumonia in a Patient with Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis

Dr. Sana Yakoob, PGY-1 & Dr. Lena Manning, PGY-1

Johnston Memorial Hospital


11:45 am – 1:00 pm



12:00pm – 12:45 pm 







Current View of Opioids and Possible Future Outcomes

Charlie Tarasidis, PharmD

Director of the Carillion Clinic Pharmacy


1:00 – 1:30 pm





Abilify and Propofol, a concerning combination leading to Tardive Dyskinesia

Dr. Daniel Blair, PGY-3

Norton Community Hospital



1:30 – 2:00pm




Migratory Arthritis and Fever

Dr. Elizabeth Dockery, PGY-2

Johnston Memorial Hospital


2:00 – 3:00 pm




Resident Research:  Tools, Techniques, and Talent Requirements

Jeffrey LeBoeuf CAE, MHA, MBA

LMU-DCOM Chief of GME & Rotations


3:00 – 3:10 BREAK
3:10 – 3:40




A rare case of IgG4 related disease with Pulmonary involvement

Dr. Ram Kommaraju, PGY-2 & Dr. Jeff Carlson, PGY-2

Johnston Memorial Hospital


3:40- 4:10



Insomnia: Tips for a better night sleep

Dr. Lauren Burns

Lonesome Pine Hospital


 Link to PDF copy of agenda



CDC Grand Rounds

Global Introduction of New Vaccines

March 20, 1:00pm ET

Vaccinations save the lives of 2 to 3 million people every year, including children. Yet 1 child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Why? Because 1 in 5 children in the world do not have access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy.

Watch live March 20 at 1:00pm ET on either of CDC’s live streaming platforms