The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) 2018 Annual Conference July 29-August 1, 2018
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.
34th Annual ETSU Pediatrics Conference
August 11, 2018
8:00am – 4:30 pm
Johnson City, TN 37604
Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care
Antibiotics save millions of lives. Infectious bacterial diseases that were once deadly are now treatable with antibiotics. Unfortunately, 30 percent of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary and potentially dangerous. Antibiotics can cause side-effects ranging from mild to severe. Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health issue. Each year around 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic resistant infections in the US.
Our speakers will discuss efforts to measure and improve antibiotic prescribing through antibiotic stewardship so that these medications are only prescribed when needed. Antibiotic stewardship also aims to ensure that the right antibiotic, dose, and duration are selected when they are needed. Join us to hear lessons learned from improving antibiotic use in pediatrics, and what providers and health systems can do to improve use for adults.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
1:00 PM ET
Care Coordination – A Rural Perspective
Northeast Tennessee Community Collaborative
Bring your lunch and join us to learn how one rural agency is accomplishing transitions of care. Jill Talbert, RN and Clinical Director for Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems (SVCHS) will lead the discussion and share how SVCHS got started in care coordination and what works best for them today.
Invite friends and colleagues who are involved with care transition. Session will included time for guests to share their rural care coordination experience and network with one another.