Pulmonary and Critical Care Symposium at Bristol Regional Highlighting New Advancements in Field

SEPT. 15, 2017 | BRISTOL, TENN.

Medical professionals will be able to share best practices and learn about new advancements in pulmonary and critical care medicine from a broad spectrum of medical experts during an upcoming symposium at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

The 24th annual King’s Mountain Pulmonary and Critical Care Symposium will be held Friday, Oct. 6, in the Monarch Auditorium. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the event continues until 5 p.m.

Speakers and their topics will be:

  • David Wilson, M.D., an interventional pulmonologist on the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana, who will discuss the future of lung cancer treatment
  • Penny Miller and Regina Robinson, who are registered nurses, and Amy Magdziuk, a registered respiratory therapist, all from Bristol Regional, who will discuss national patient safety goals
  • Roger McSharry, M.D., a pulmonologist and critical care specialist with Wellmont Medical Associates, who will provide an update on ventilator management in sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Nelson Gwaltney, M.D., a general surgeon on the medical staff of Bristol Regional and medical director of the hospital’s wound care center, who will discuss wound care and respiratory devices
  • Kristen McHenry, program director of the cardiopulmonary science program at East Tennessee State University, who will discuss ethics in health care
  • Tammy Davis, a registered respiratory therapist and regional clinical specialist for ResMed in San Diego, who will discuss treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in a sleep center

The symposium costs $45 for allied health professionals and $10 for students, and participants can pay by check or cash. Wellmont Health System co-workers can attend for free.

Please visit kingsmountainbrmc.weebly.com/registration.html to register.

Respiratory therapists will be eligible to receive six hours of continuing education credits through the American Association for Respiratory Care. The event is also open to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses.

For more information, please call 423-844-4191 or 423-844-4150.