Nutrition Tips for Your Patients

Just in time for the holidays, we are pleased to share Dr. Kathy Hosig’s presentation, Nutrition Tips for your Patients, which was initially presented at Head for the Hills 2016. She has also provided a handy guide on practical eating tips that can be distributed to clients.

Dr. Hosig is the Director of The Virginia Tech Center for Public Health Practice and Research, as well as an associate professor in the Population Health Sciences department.

Don’t Head for The Hills: Managing Psychotropic Side Effects in the Primary Care Setting

Did you miss out on GMEC’s annual conference, Head for the Hills,  this year? Luckily for you,  our featured speakers are generously permitting us to share some of their content over the next few weeks so that all of our providers can stay up-to-date with the latest information from experts statewide.

We’ll start this week with Dr. Sarah Hazelwood’s presentation, titled Don’t Head for The Hills: Managing Psychotropic Side Effects in the Primary Care Setting


Starting a Family During Residency

Residency is an important time for new MDs and DOs fresh out of school. Achieving any semblance of work-life balance might seem like an impossible task on its own, so what’s a new doc to do if s/he’s also interested in starting a family sometime soon?

If this is a question you’ve ever wondered about, check out these 5 tips  shared with AMA Wire by a third year resident, Chelsea Slade, on lessening the strain when starting a family as a resident.

Aging in Appalachia Conference

Here’s another great opportunity for continuing education here in Southwest Virginia. The Aging in Appalachia Conference, offered by East Tennessee State University, will offer a total of 7 CME credits and 7 CNE Credits, as well as up to 2.75 Nursing Pharmacology hours. The event will be held November 3 in Marion, Virginia. The link to register is provided below.



Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being

We were fortunate to have the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Bill Hazel, offer our keynote address this past weekend at Head for the Hills 2016. One of the resources he shared with us was a collection of newly developed  goals and strategies designed to improve community health in the state of Virginia by the year 2020, titled Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being. If you were not able to grab a copy of the plan, or had to miss out on the conference this year, we are including the link to a virtual version for your reference here on the GMEC blog.


Featured Speaker: Sue Cantrell

We are so excited to see all of you tomorrow at Head for the Hills 2016! To tide you over until then, here is one last session summary from our featured speaker list.


Learn the ways in which Medicaid supports or does not support treatment for Substance Abuse, and how to maintain best practice in ambulatory care or hospital settings for treatment of patients in family practice. Participants will receive practical information on administrative issues concomitant with best standards of care.

HFTH Breakout Session

The following is a synopsis of the third of three breakout sessions we will be offering at Head for the Hills 2016. Participants will be able to select one of the three sessions to attend.

Not every path leads to a hospital or clinic. Join VDH Health Director Melody Counts for an informal chat about the amazing views from a road less traveled.

If you haven’t had the chance to yet, it is still not too late to register!