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Join WVSMA at one of our many scheduled events or conferences!

Advocacy Day 2020

In an effort to encourage Legislative participation with our state law-makers, WVSMA invites our members to participate in this unique opportunity. This one-day event helpes educate our Physicians on what WVSMA is working on at the Capitol during the regular legislative session. Attendees will receive a day of training, attend the Legislative Session and participate in sit-down meetings with members of the Senate and House of Delegates in their respective geographical areas of practice.

WHERE: WVSMA Headquarters,
2018 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25301

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2020

REGISTRATION: Will be available soon!

CONTACT: Devon Lopez, Director of Conferences and Events - devon@wvsma.org

See photos and more event information on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants Annual Conference - Past Event

The West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants will be hosting their Annual Conference on April 5-7th, 2019 at Adventures on the Gorge.

WHERE: Adventures on the Gorge, Fayetteville, WV

AGENDA: HERE

WHEN: April 5-7, 2019

CONTACT: Devon Lopez, Director of Conferences and Events - devon@wvsma.org

American College of Cardiology, WV Chapter Annual Conference - Past Event

The West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology will be holding its annual conference on May 10-12, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by HILTON in Charleston. This year, we invite all our attendees to bring their families as we have planned some exciting events for everyone to enjoy! We will kick-off the weekend on Friday with a reception at the WV Power Park Legends Club. Join us for dinner while we enjoy the WV Power Baseball game, first pitch will be at 7:05 and will be thrown out by our own – Dr. Elie Gharib!

Saturday, we will have a list of things to do around the Charleston area during the day with a complimentary shuttle while our Physicians attend conference meetings. Saturday evening, we invite all guests to join us at the Clay Center for dinner and the unique opportunity to explore the Avampato Discovery Museum after hours, exclusively for American College of Cardiology – WV Chapter members and families. We hope to see you there!

WHERE: Charleston, WV

WHEN: May 10-12, 2019

REGISTRATION HERE

AGENDA HERE

CONTACT: Devon Lopez, Director of Conferences and Events - devon@wvsma.org

EVALUATION FOR CME: HERE

Disclosure: Information concerning faculty, speaker and planning committee relationships will be available on site and disclosed to the audience from the podium. The presenters have disclosed that no commercial relationships exist.

 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the West Virginia Chapter ACC and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians- CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of   11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering has been approved for 11.25 contact hours  (JA0026-21-19-146) .  Expiration date is 2 years from the course date.

This program is approved for 1.5 hours of education in pharmacology and the clinical management of drug therapy.

 Pharmacy - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each session and complete an evaluation. ACPE credits will be posted online to the CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks following the activity. This knowledge based activity provides 11.25 contact hours JA0006133-9999-19-032-L04-P.

152nd WVSMA Healthcare Summit - Past Event

West Virginia State Medical Association Logo

The West Virginia State Medical Association will be hosting its Annual Health Care Summit from August 23-25 at The Greenbrier Resort. We welcome our members and their families for a weekend of CME from nationally known speakers, as well as some fun! Join us Saturday night as we welcome Dr. Patrice Harris, AMA President-Elect and WV Native to speak to our members at our Presidential Gala.

 

 

WHERE: The Greenbrier Resort
101 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

WHEN: August 23-25, 2019

REGISTRATION: CLOSED

CONTACT: Devon Lopez, Director of Conferences and Events - devon@wvsma.org

AGENDA: Final Agenda

CME is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 & AOA Category 1A

-3.75 Hours - Friday, August 23rd

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the West Virginia Medical Association and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians-   CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of  __3.75___AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA- CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an accredited sponsor of continuing medical education by the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education. This program is approved for 3.75 hours of Category 1A CME.

-6.75 Hours - Saturday, August 24th

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the West Virginia Medical Association and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians-   CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of  __6.75___AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA- CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an accredited sponsor of continuing medical education by the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education. This program is approved for 6.75 hours of Category 2A CME.

 

     

Apalachian Addictions and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference - Past Event

WHERE: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Two Waterfront Pl, Morgantown, WV 26501

WHEN: October 17-19, 2019

REGISTRATION: Registration is now OPEN . Register online at:  www.aapdac.org

CONTACT: Devon Lopez, Director of Conferences and Events - devon@wvsma.org  or Marlene Hall, mdhall@wvmphp.org or 304-933-1030

 

We hope you register and participate in our Annual Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference. 

Last year, we had nearly 400 attendees representing eleven (11) different disciplines.  The conference is being held October 17 – 19, 2019 at the Waterfront Marriott in MORGANTOWN, WV.  The schedule of quality speakers is coming together with topics of relevance such as: the prescription drug abuse crisis; problematic internet, gaming and social media; marijuana/CBD; addiction & pregnancy; spirituality as medicine; addiction stigma; neurobiology of addiction, proper prescribing and integrating opioid addiction treatment with MAT & 12-Step programs to just name a few.

 

The Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference has been developed specifically in cooperation with the WV Board of Medicine, WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine, WV Board of Nursing, and WV Board of Pharmacy to meet the 3-hour CME requirement for all physicians, nurses, physician assistants, podiatrists, pharmacists and others who prescribe/dispense controlled substances.  We have over 20 hours of CME for 11 different disciplines, MDs, DOs, PA, Pharmacists, Nurses, Counselors, Lawyers, Social Workers, Dentists, Psychologists and addiction professionals.

 

Please join us in support of our addiction conference this fall.  For more information, including the Agenda and to register go online at www.aapdac.org.   Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marlene Hall, mdhall@wvmphp.org or 304-933-1030.