7th Annual Essentials of Clinical Medicine CME Conference

Pigeon Forge, TN US
June 9, 2023 to June 11, 2023

Please make plans to join us for our 7th Annual "Essentials of Clinical Medicine" CME conference, to be held June 9-11, 2023, at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and professional students. Please visit http://dcomalumni.LMUnet.edu/2023CME for more information and to register. 

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/09/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/11/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
United States

Friday, June 10 - all times are Eastern

Noon On-site Registration Opens 

1 p.m. The Highway to Back Pain
Speaker: Lucie Mitchell, DO'15
Interventional Spine and Pain Specialist, Harbin Clinic Spine & Pain, Rome, Georgia 

2 p.m. Updates in the Management of Chronic Lung Disease in Adults
Speaker: Benjamin Bale, DO'16
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow, Charleston (West Virginia) Area Medical Center 

2:25 p.m. Pediatric Chronic Lung Disease
Speaker: Angela Cope, DO'15
Pediatrician, Christ Health Center, Birmingham, Alabama 

3 p.m. Congestive Heart Failure
Speaker: Neil Barry, DO'13
Interventional and Structural Cardiologist, Tennova Heart, Knoxville, Tennessee 

3:25 p.m. Updates in Rheumatology
Speaker: Eugene Jalbert, DO'13
Rheumatologist, North Alabama Medical Center, Florence, Alabama 

4:00 p.m. What Nutrition and Exercise Can Do For Me and My Patients
Speaker: Megan Akins, DO'11
Family Medicine Physician, Holston Medical Group, Kingsport, Tennessee 

4:25 p.m. Clinical Pearls to Lessen the Burden When Treating Diabetes & Hyperlipidemia
Speaker: Jim Aderhold, PA-C, MS
Physician Assistant, Unicoi Medical Associates, Erwin, Tennessee


5 p.m. Social Hour On-site 

Saturday, June 11 - all times are Eastern 

6:30 a.m. On-site Breakfast 

7 a.m. OMM for the COVID Patient
Speaker: Travis Groth, DO'11
Family Medicine Physician, Blount Memorial Physician Group, Alcoa, Tennessee 

8 a.m. Human Trafficking: Health Care Providers as Key Assets in East Tennessee
Speaker: Brandy Fuesting, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health, LMU-DCOM 

9 a.m. Colon Cancer: Screening and Prevention
Speaker: Jessica Enderson, DO'15
Assistant Professor of Surgery, LMU-DCOM

9:25 a.m. Caring for Patients With Obesity: Where Do We Go From Here?
Speaker: Kaitlin Deters, DO'14
Bariatric and General Surgeon, Bon Secours Health System, Petersburg, Virginia 

10 a.m. Proper Prescribing in the Chronic Pain Management Setting
(TN required controlled substances prescribing course)
Speaker: Mark Bailey, DO

Professor of Neurology and Professor of Anesthesiology, UAB, Birmingham, Alabama 

Sunday, June 12 - all times are Eastern 

6:30 a.m. On-site Breakfast 

7 a.m. Medical Care for the LGBTQ+ Population
Speaker: Jennifer Russomanno, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Practice, UT Knoxville Department of Public Health 

8 a.m. Covid-19 Update
Speaker: Paul Swafford, DO'14
Physician Advisor, Covenant Health 

8:25 a.m. Vaccine Update
Speaker: Danielle Stephens, DO'13
Pediatrician, Holston Medical Group Pediatrics, Kingsport, Tennessee 

9 a.m. Occupational Therapy for the Aging Patient
Speaker: Jason Hughes, PhD
Founding Director and Associate Professor, LMU Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

9:25 a.m. Physical Therapy Considerations for the Aging Patient
Speaker: Kellee Harper-Hanigan, DPT
Program Director, LMU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

10 a.m. An Introduction to Stroke Rehabilitation and Technology

Speaker: Nicholas Elwert, DO'17
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky Department of PM&R, Lexington, Kentucky 

11 a.m. Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders for Primary Care
Speaker: Leah Snodgrass, MD
Associate Professor and Chair of Behavioral Health, LMU-DCOM


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