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Medical Education Conference Planned by Wheeling Hospital Family Medicine Residency and Area Advanced Practice Nurses

January 31, 2020

WHEELING, W.Va. – Up to 16 hours of continuing education credits can be earned at a medical education conference hosted by Wheeling Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program and the Advanced Practice Nurses of the Upper Ohio Valley (APNUOV).

The third annual “George M. Kellas, M.D., and Nita Lewis, APRN, BC, Medical Education Conference” will be held March 13-14 at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center.

In 2011, Wheeling Hospital dedicated the Dr. George M. Kellas Residency Learning Center after the late physician who played a key role in developing a Family Medicine Residency program at the hospital. The program, which began in 1975, was led by Kellas from 1977-87. In addition, Kellas served as Medical Director at Wheeling Hospital from 1959-82. Kellas died in 1992.

The APNUOV was established in 2002. In 2004, the group started its first educational pharmacy conference. It was named the Nita Lewis Pharmacology Conference in honor of a prominent member and activist for NPs. Lewis died in 2004.

This year’s medical education conference offers all physicians, physician assistants, residents, NPs, nurses and students an opportunity to network with other professionals and listen to the newest evidenced-based practice issues. They also can earn up to 16 CMEs or CEUs.

The event will feature nearly 20s speakers addressing a wide variety of topics to the entire gathering and in numerous break-out sessions and a suture lab. Topics are subject to change.

Among the nearly 35 topics on the agenda are:
• A New Way to Treat Liver Disease with Less Mess
• Utilizing the ACR Appropriate Use Criteria for Ordering the Correct Exam
• Opioid Update and Prescribing of Controlled Substances
• Alcohol, Drugs and Babies: A Journey Beyond the NIC
• Office Management of Controlled Substances
• Evaluation and Management of Back Pain in Primary Care
• Hypertension: Does the Guideline Fit the Patient?
• Mass Casualties, Disasters and Gatherings
• Managing Anxiety Disorders in the Primary Care Setting
• Engaged and Prudent Treatment of Psychiatric Conditions in the Dual Patient
• Breast Health and Screening Recommendations: Considerations for the PCP
• Diabetes Update and Obesity
• Wound and Beyond
• Diagnosis and Treatment of IBS and GERD
• Antibiotic Updates
• Holistic Therapy

Fees for the conference are:
• Physicians: $300 for both days; $175 for single days
• NP, PA, RN, residents and students: $150 for both days; $85 for single days

Cost of the suture lab is $25.

Registration is due by Feb. 12, and attendees will be provided an Internet link to conference materials in their registration confirmation email. For more information, call Christina at 304-243-3330.


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