CEU’s offered for physicians, nurses and social workers
The Perry G. Fine, M.D., Pain Lecture Series will be held on Monday, October, 16, 2017, at the WVU Health Sciences Center, Okey Patteson Auditorium in Morgantown, West Virginia from 4 to 8 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a welcome and opening remarks at 4 p.m.
For the tenth anniversary of the series, a collective, community approach has been taken by partnering with key stake holders at WVU, around the state as well as bringing in national voices with Dr. Patrice Harris from American Medical Association and Retired Colonel Kevin Galloway from the Veteran’s Association to help bring positive change with the Opioid epidemic crisis here in West Virginia and around the United States.
The title of this year’s lectureship is, “Toward a Healthier West Virginia—Root Causes and Solutions to Effective Pain Care and Eliminating Non-medical Opioid Use,” and will be delivered in an expanded session for a total of four hours. This continuing education lecture series will inform medical professionals to distinguish good chronic pain care from substandard practices.
In addition, participants will be able to put into place actionable plans that administrative, educational and clinical leaders within WVU and throughout the state can initiate and sustain that will yield measurable improvement in pain care and reduced opioid-related morbidity and mortality.
- Clay Marsh, M. D., Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences, WVU;
- Perry G. Fine, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah’s Pain Research Center and School of Medicine. He also serves as strategic advisor for Capital Caring in Washington, D.C.;
- John Temple, M.F.A., professor of the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. And, author of the award winning book, “American Pain”
- Retired Colonel, Kevin Galloway, U.S. Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management
- Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., Chair, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association
The series is hosted by West Virginia Caring and the WVU Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education. This event is free to the public and provides continuing education units for physicians, nurses, social workers, healthcare providers and students. The event also provides an opportunity for networking among healthcare professionals from around the region.
The 105 members of the West Virginia University School of Medicine Class of 2020 medical students donned the most significant symbol of their chosen profession – the white coat – for the first time on Saturday, March 17.
On Friday, March 16, the West Virginia University School of Medicine celebrated Match Day with the class of 2018 medical students on all three medical school campus locations in Morgantown, Charleston and Martinsburg. On Match Day, medical students and graduates from the United States and around the world learn in which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three to seven years.
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