Pharma & Botanicals for Pain and Trauma + Ethics

  • 10 Nov 2018
  • 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA 20164

Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians presents:

Name: Pharma & Botanicals for Pain and Trauma + Ethics
When: November 10, 2018, 9:45am - 6:00pm
Location: Claude Moore Recreation Center
                 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA 20164
Cost: VAANP Members $100; Non-members $150

Flyer:  Download a copy of the flyer here

About the conference

  • One event with three amazing speakers!
  • 5.75 CME credits approved for NDs (via OBNE: 2 pharm, 2 ethics, and 1.75 pain)
  • 6.0 CME credits for Nurses (RNs & NPs via *Western Multi-State Division)
  • Attend in person OR via live streaming
  • In person attendance includes a healthy buffet lunch & refreshments.
  • Dr. Hollon will review a holistic approach to managing trauma/ PTSD, including discussion about epigenetics & methylation.
  • Dr. Babos will review pharmaceuticals for non-cancer pain medications, including drug-herb interactions. She will also discuss the evidence for current medications, including cannabinoids.
  • Mr. Adams, Esq. will discuss the ethical concerns of pain management in the midst of the opioid crisis.

Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

About the speakers:

Rodney K. Adams

Mr. Adams focuses his practice on advising and defending health care providers in matters involving patient care and other unique issues confronting the healthcare industry. His guidance, whether during a strategic discussion or during a crisis, is based on his extensive trial and agency adjudication experience. Mr. Adams’ clients include physicians, psychologists, hospitals, managed care organizations, medical colleges, nursing homes, self-insured health systems and other healthcare providers. He has spent thirty years defending healthcare providers and has taken over seventy-five medical malpractice matters to verdict. Most of those matters involved catastrophic injury or death. He also represents healthcare providers before the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, various boards of the Virginia Department of Health Professions and other tribunals.

In addition to defending healthcare providers, Mr. Adams also defends manufacturers and distributors in product liability actions, especially with regard to medical product liability. Breast implants, pedicle screws, fen-phen, latex, and asbestos are a few examples of his broad experience over the years.

Mr. Adams is well known for his work in bioethics, clinical research regulation, behavioral health law, healthcare information privacy, and risk management. He has published several books including Virginia Medical Law, Fourth Edition (2016), and Clinical Trials & Human Research: A Practical Guide to Regulatory Compliance (w/F. Rozovsky, 2003). Mr. Adams is an adjunct professor of law (medical malpractice trial advocacy) at the College of William & Mary, and an adjunct professor (bioethics and health law) at the School of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University. Clients look to Mr. Adams for assistance with HIPAA/HITECH, LEP, EMTALA, ethics committees, medical staff issues, and other healthcare management issues.

As leader of LeClairRyan’s Professional Liability Team, Mr. Adams supports the Firm’s attorneys across the United States who defend and counsel accountants, attorneys, architects, engineers, directors, officers, healthcare providers and other professionals.

Mary Beth Bobas

Mary Beth Babos, MS, PharmD, BCPS obtained her B.S. degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1985. She received a PharmD from Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy in 2001, a MS in Forensic Toxicology from University of Florida in 2009, and a MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2011. She completed the certification program from Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in 2018. Dr. Babos is currently Professor and Chair of Pharmacology at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. She serves Hancock County Tennessee as clinical pharmacist through Ballad Health Hancock County Hospital and is a faculty adviser for the First Aid Basic Science™ series. Her current research is focused on the medicinal and ethnoveterinary uses of plants in the Ridge and Valley and Blue Ridge Mountain regions of Appalachia.

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