A Tough Pill to Swallow: Addressing the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse

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  • What: A Tough Pill to Swallow: Addressing the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse
  • When: August 17, 2018, 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Where: Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN
  • About this conference: This one-day live activity will include discussion of prescribing practices and chronic pain guidelines, evidence for the efficacy of pain medications, applying SBIRT techniques, and various prevention and harm reduction programs.  Attendees will become more familiar with the use of the Controlled Substances Monitoring Database, medically assisted treatment, the use of naloxone, and the role of adverse childhood experiences on adult trauma and behavior.  This activity includes evidence-based didactic sessions as well as interactive breakout sessions in the afternoon.
  • Click HERE to register

Latched on to Maternal Health: Northeast Tennessee Regional Maternal Health Forum

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  • What: This one day conference will focus on available interventions for the prenatal and postpartum woman and maternal mental health. The conference includes larger group lectures and three separate breakout tracks in the afternoon, allowing providers the opportunity to learn valuable best practice recommendations from experts in the field and to choose which topics apply specifically to their practice in a smaller classroom setting.
  • When: Friday, August 3rd, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Where: Tennessee College of Applied Technology, 421 Highway 91 North, Elizabethton, TN 37643
  • Click HERE to view the agenda
  • Click HERE to register or call (423) 439 – 8027


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This event is quickly approaching, so be sure to register soon!

  • What: One Care of Southwest Virginia, Inc. is joining forces with the Virginia Department of Health to offer a free forum that will provide health care providers with knowledge and skills to apply in clinical practice regarding prescribing controlled substances.
  • When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
  • Where: SW Virginia Higher Education Center, One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24212

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Head for the Hills 2018

Catawba Rhododendron and sunset, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina


Please register here and see agenda below! 

7:30 – 8:00 am BREAKFAST


8:00 – 8:55 am Strokes
Derek Harman, DO
9:00 – 9:55 am Mindfulness for Physician Wellness
Leah Cobb Snodgrass, MD
LMU- DCOM Chair and Associate Professor, Behavioral Health
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 10:40 am Insomnia: Tips for a Better Night Sleep
Dr. Lauren Burns, DO
PGY-3 and Chief Resident, Lonesome Pine Hospital
10:45am – 12:30pm Physician Wellness
Dael Waxman, MD
Vice Chair, Professional Development and Clinical Operations, Department of Family Medicine
Atrium Health
12:30 pm Lunch


Afternoon Free Enjoy the afternoon visiting the town or resting by the lake
Complimentary evening meal in the restaurant from GMEC menu
Marion Theatre program begins 7:30 free to HftH families
7:30 – 8:00 am BREAKFAST
8:00 am SBIRT Training
Lyn Moore O’Connell, Ph.D. IMFT
9:30 – 10:00 am Room check-out / Break
10:00 – 11:25 am  SBIRT resumes
11:25 – 11:45 am Migratory Arthritis and Fever
Dr. Elizabeth Dockery, DO
PGY-3 and Chief Resident Johnston Memorial Hospital
12:00 pm Box lunches available


Clinicians for the Underserved 2018 Annual Conference


The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) 2018 Annual Conference July 29-August 1, 2018
Washington, DC

The Annual Conference focuses on bringing clinical leaders of all types together to focus on improving care for the underserved.  The conference will feature national leaders and government officials for discussions on cultural competency, patient engagement, workforce recruitment and retention, health information technology and policy and advocacy.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations, participate in workshops, network with colleagues and presenters, visit exhibit tabletops, and view poster presentations.  Working together, across the clinical disciplines, we can truly improve both access and quality of care for our underserved communities.

Follow the link for more information and registration

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