2018 Program 

 TriMED Healthcare Education Summit offers a dozen hours of critical Continuing Medical Education for a variety of medical specialties, and general healthcare topics. 

Sessions will be provided by partnering organizations. The 2018 schedule will continue to be updated as more details are finalized. 

Friday, September 14

Time

Session

Presented By

Course Description

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 

 

 

General Sessions

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

A Jury's Perspective - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

SVMIC Risk Management Credit

Earn 10% premium credit for SVMIC malpractice policyholders

It is almost certain that physicians and providers will be involved in a lawsuit at some point in their careers, which may tempt some to practice defensive medicine. As an alternative, this program offers protective practices derived from jury feedback. Experienced trial attorneys in your state will discuss actual malpractice trails with a focus on jury science. Good and bad practices and behaviors of the entire healthcare team will be explored.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Department of Mental Health

Co-occurring disorders are the rule rather than the exception in patients who present for treatment of many psychiatric conditions.  A careful and non-judgmental history of drug use will often shed light on both diagnosis and treatment.  Recognition and management of mixed states are discussed including protocols for psychopharmacology of selected conditions, including brief synopsis of the place of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).  Barriers to integrated treatment are also covered.

9:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Break

 

General Sessions

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Managing Acute Pain

Tennessee Pain Society

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Managing Chronic Pain

Tennessee Pain Society

In the middle of an opioid crisis, the rules are changing rapidly. It is difficult to keep up with the multiple ways that are acceptable to treat patients with chronic pain. What is safe? What should be tried first? How do I even start? When to specialists need to be involved? If I make a wonderful plan with my patient, will it even be covered by insurance? When is it okay to use opioids, and how much is enough? The answers are not always clear, and sometimes neither is the evidence. Dr. Edwards will discuss some strategies and the best available evidence at this time.

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Gubernatorial Panel: Healthcare in Tennessee

Tennessee Medical Association

 

1:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Break

1:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Physician Wellness

Tennessee Medical Association

 

 

Opioid Crisis Prevention

Department of Mental Health

 

3:00 p.m.

Opioid Crisis Treatment and Recovery

Department of Mental Health

This session will focus on the opioid crisis as it relates to Tennessee and how the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has responded as it relates to treatment and recovery support. Information will be given regarding where Tennesseans who are without insurance, TennCare or the means to pay for treatment and recovery can seek help. Also the use of Medication Assisted Treatment as a tool in saving lives and promoting long term recovery.

4:00 p.m.

Evening Exhibitor Reception and Music

 

 

Saturday, September 15

Time

Session

Presented By

Course Description

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 

 

7:30 a.m.

Geriatric Patient Centered Medical Home

Tennessee Geriatric Society

In this session, learners will be provided the definition of patient-centered medical home and the team composition adapted to the geriatric population. You will learn implementation techniques to create a patient centered medical home and the importance of continuity of care in preventing re-hospitalization of elderly patients.

8:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Hospital Transitions of Care

Tennessee Geriatric Society

In this session, attendees will be provided information to become familiar with risk factors for early hospital readmission for older adult patients and higher risk issues for older adult patients. The session will include helpful information about the importance of careful discharge planning and follow up in the care of hospitalized older adults

 

Perioperative Evaluation - Nightmare Decisions

American College of Physicians

This lecture will teach perioperative risk assessment for a variety of chronic conditions. Topics covered will include overall risk assessment, perioperative anticoagulant and antiplatelet management, assessment and expectant management of obstructive sleep apnea, management in end-stage renal disease, and stopping and starting problematic medications. Much of the conference will be devoted to quick case vignettes with elective audience participation.

9:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

The Dementia Care Unit

Tennessee Geriatric Society

This session will discuss new models to enhance the environment of care for dementia patients and will help participants understand the interaction between environment and behavior in improving the quality of life for dementia victims.

 

Update in Management of Diabetes Mellitus

American College of Physicians

 

 

General Session

11:00 a.m.

Opioid Panel and Luncheon

Tennessee Medical Association

 

1:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Clostridium Difficile Colitis and Antimicrobial Stewardship

American College of Physicians

 

 

The Intersection of Legal and Mental Health

Department of Mental Health

This session will address the role of the psychiatrist in providing expert opinions to the court in criminal cases.  The uneasy alliance between courts and mental health professionals will be described including expectations of an expert witness on specific questions of interest in criminal courts-competence to stand trial, the insanity defense and involuntary commitment of criminal defendants.

2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Difficult Pain Cases, Difficult Pain Decisions: A Panel Discussion

Tennessee Pain Society

 

 

Quality Improvement and the Medical Director

Tennessee Geriatric Society

What is the role of Medical Director in quality improvement in the nursing home? This session will review the principles of quality assessment and performance improvement in long-term care.

 

General Sessions

3:45 p.m.

Governor Haslam's Plan for Opioid Prescribing

Dr. David Reagan

 

The Tennessee Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Tennessee Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.