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Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference.

The Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference was held in Charleston at the Embassy Suites, October 23-25. This conference was the third conference of its type held since inception of the licensure board requirements.

Support for the meeting was provided by the West Virginia State Medical Association, the West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program (WVMPHP), American Society of Addiction Medicine, the West Virginia Board of Medicine, the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association, and the WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities. CME joint sponsorship was provided by CAMC Health Education & Research Institute. Attendees earned 15.25 CME credits, inclusive of the three hour CME Best Practices Prescribing of Controlled Substances requirement.

Attendees included 134 physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists and social workers.

Brad Hall, MD, Executive Medical Director, WVMPHP was a featured speaker and the primary planner and organizer of this conference. Speakers included Kimberly Walsh, Deputy Com. WVDHHR, Jonathan Lee, MD, Kenneth Thompson, MD, Carl Alves, Chapman Sledge, MD, Doris Gundersen, MD, Roland Gray, MD, James Berry, DO, Carl R. Sullivan III, MD, Allen Mock, MD, James Ferguson, DO, Evan Jenkins, Michael Goff, Edward Eskew, DO, Jimmy Adams, DO, and Denzil Hawkinberry II, MD.

Access to speaker presentations from this meeting are available by following this link or go to the WVSMA website at

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Title Annotation:Conference: NEWS
Publication:West Virginia Medical Journal
Article Type:Conference news
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2015
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