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Rural Telehealth and Advanced Technologies Conference 2012

Event Details

Start Date:  September 14, 2012

The focus of this conference will be Updates for Healthcare Providers. Conference attendees may attend six educational sessions and talk with subject matter experts regarding the challenges to healthcare in rural practice settings.

Saint Francis University’s Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas (CERMUSA) will hold its fourth annual Rural Telehealth and Advanced Technologies Conference on Friday, September 14, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the Loretto campus. This conference is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and may be of interest to other healthcare providers. Registration is required and conference attendees can earn up to 7.5 credit hours of continuing education based on their participation and credentials.

The focus of this conference will be Updates for Healthcare Providers. Conference attendees may attend six educational sessions and talk with subject matter experts regarding the challenges to healthcare in rural practice settings. Information on asthma management, stroke pathophysiology and treatment, MRSA, and chronic pain will be presented. Two high fidelity medical simulator training sessions titled, Code Blue: What To Do Until the Code Team Arrives, will be presented by Brenda Guzic, MA, MHSc, RN, assistant director for telehealth at CERMUSA.

The event will also include four keynote speakers: James G. Adams, MD, FACEP, professor and chair, department of emergency medicine at Northwestern University, and a native of Altoona and a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School will present Professionalism and Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals; Janet M. McKee, HHC, AADP, board certified holistic health counselor, will present Heart Health: Nutrition Concepts for Clinicians; Suzanne G. Haynes, PhD, senior science advisor, Office on Women’s Health at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present Women’s Cardiac Issues: Prevention and Treatment; and Christopher A. Calkins, PhD, outreach assistant professor & executive director world campus MHA, department of health policy and administration at The Pennsylvania State University, will discuss the Affordable Care Act. The conference fee is $85 per attendee, and includes refreshments and lunch. For additional information and/or to register, please contact 814-472-3389 or visit www.cermusa.francis.edu/conference.


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