October 29, 2020

Long-Time Family Medicine CME Conference Goes Virtual

After 42 years of live CME/CE conferences, the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s Community Health and Education Division hosted its first virtual conference Oct. 20 – 23 titled the 24th Annual Family Medicine Update with Tobacco and Disease Symposium. More than 150 healthcare providers joined the conference for up to 16 hours of CME/CE.

Team members who planned the event include Alysia Dubriske, M.Ed., Marybeth Curtis, RN, BSN, and Andrea Hooten, MBA, along with Annemarie McGahagan, B.S.E., Leesa Freasier, M.Ed., Matt Mitchell, B.S., Colleen Lassiter and staff from UAMS Learn on Demand and UAMS audiovisual. Emily Bernard from California was the conference moderator.

Picture of Jose Romero speaking with slides

Arkansas’ Secretary of Health Jose Romero, M.D., describes the latest in COVID-19 vaccines.

Don TEater speaking

Don Teater, M.D., is a national expert on opioid addiction.








Presenters included these UAMS clinicians and faculty:
Tesa Ivey, APRN —  hormone replacement therapy
Dr. Kevin Sexton — improving telemedicine for practitioners
Dr. Stephan Dehmel — colorectal cancer screening
Dr. Bill Ventres and Dr. Melissa Zielinski —  practicing positive family medicine and how to help patients cope during Covid-19
Dr. John Mounsey — AFib and reading an EKG
Kaci Boehmer, Pharm.D. – anticoagulants
Dr. Matthew Steliga — treating lung cancer patients during Covid-19
Pat Franklin, APRN — low-dose CT scans for high-risk tobacco users
Dr. Anand Venkata — bronchiolitis obliterans or popcorn lung.

Tweets and Facebook posts from the meeting can be found at #24thFMU.