Carilion-Sponsored Conferences

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To register for our conferences, call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000.

StarPoints Conference (CE912C)

Sept. 13, 2014

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Target Audience: Emergency responders.

Description: We are celebrating 10 years of providing StarPoints to emergency response personnel across Virginia. Our keynote speaker will be Donnie Woodyard Jr., a Giles County native who is the director of the Louisiana State Bureau of EMS.

Pain Resource Nurse (CE930C)

Sept. 15-16, 2014

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Target Audience: Bedside nurses and clinicians who serve as the pain resource nurse clinician on their unit.

Description: This two-day course will teach best practices for taking care of patients who are in pain.

Heartnet (CE901C)

Sept. 19. 2014

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Target Audience: Clinicians working with cardiology patients.

Description: Heartnet is our premier cardiac symposium, focused on best practices for cardiac providers.

2014 Nursing Speaker Series

Sept. 24 and Oct. 15

View the full description of this series on the Community Event Calendar.

Target Audience: Retired nurses who want to maintain their licenses.

Description: This educational series will include relevant nurse updates and topics.

Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) Course

Oct. 6 - Oct. 7

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Target audience: RNs interested in the specialty of forensic nursing, nurses who have completed the SANE and PEDS SANE courses and desire to further enhance their knowledge in other forensic-related topics, law enforcement officers, attorneys, physicians, rape crisis counselors, EMS providers and other health care professionals with an interest in forensic-related issues.

Description: The purpose of this course is to instruct RNs and other interested individuals in care of the forensic patient in regard to recognition, history-taking, assessment, documentation and preparation for courtroom testimony.

Annual Oncology Conference (CE950C)

Oct. 10, 2014

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Target Audience: Primary care physicians and other clinicians who work with oncology patients.

Description: This year's Oncology Conference will focus on gastrointestinal oncology. The conference will explore the complexity of gastrointestinal malignancies and how to best battle the disease with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians using multifaceted treatments.

FEES Workshop: Hands-on Training in the use of Laryngoscopy to Evaluate and Treat Dysphagia (CE927C)

Oct. 11-12, 2014

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Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

Description: Speech Therapy weekend workshop.

New River Valley Fall Symposium 

Oct. 18, 2014

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Target Audience: Primary-care physicians.

Description: This conference will focus on newer drugs and identifying their proper use, detection and prevention of breast cancer, the relevance of hospice in end-of-life care, and strategies for various medical treatments.

Transforming Care through Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (CE923C)

Oct. 23, 2014

Target Audience: Nursing research clinicians

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Description: This conference provides an opportunity for nurses to come together to explore how they can transform care through research and evidence-based practice. A national-level keynote speaker provides inspiration to foster innovation to improve outcomes, and nurses will showcase their own work through peer-reviewed podium or poster presentations. Sessions will focus on basic and advanced skill building, networking for collaborative research, and returning to the frontline with new or refreshed skills for research and evidence-based practice.

Trauma Symposium (CE903C)

Oct. 24, 2014

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Target Audience: Clinicians who work with trauma patients.

Description: This conference will focus on advances in technology, techniques and management of the critically injured patient.

Physical Therapy Mini Conference (CE979C)

Oct. 25, 2014

Target Audience: Carilion employees only. Carilion-employed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

Description: The goal of this conference is to update therapists on current trends and practices.

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Cardiac Imaging Conference (CE955C)

Nov. 1-2, 2014

Target Audience: Cardiologists, radiologists and other clinicians who work with cardiology patients.

Description: This conference offers a day and a half of sessions focused on the practice of imaging for cardiac patients.

Pediatric Conference (CE975C)

Dec. 2, 2014

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Target Audience: Clinicians who work with pediatric patients.

Description: This year's conference will focus on the challenges of pediatric care in the 21st century, current adolescent risk behaviors, pediatric disaster preparedness and pediatric organ donation.