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One Month Away - Sun and Sea Conference 2022 ☀️

Jun 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

We hope you can make plans to join us in Myrtle Beach, SC for this Interprofessional Conference.

SunandSea2022Header new (2)We invite you to join us July 25 - 27, 2022 at Kingston Plantation/Embassy Suites in Myrtle Beach, SC! An Interprofessional Conference Designed for Advance Practice Practitioners, Dentists, Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses and Physicians.

One interprofessional conference bringing together multiple healthcare professionals to an amazing beach resort in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This conference features education for Advance Practice Practitioners, Dental, Medical, and Nursing Professionals with opportunities for shared learning experiences on the current trends influencing these disciplines. We hope you will join us for this three-day educational experience!


More details have been posted on the event webpage - including speakers and agenda! Take a look and Register today!

260548780_10159094222813113_7665272368304284411_nJuly 25 - 27, 2022
Kingston Plantation / Embassy Suites in Myrtle Beach, SC

Registration Fee:
$255 – Nurses, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist
$385 – MD/DO, PA, NP, DDS



At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Define the concepts of aging.
  • Identify age related oral changes.
  • Discuss a systemic approach to treating older adults.
  • Discuss practice interventions for improved treatment and quality of life.
  • Learn the criteria and rationale for using anti-obesity pharmacotherapy.
  • Identify the three most common types of bariatric surgery and emphasize importance of the primary care practitioner in long term management.
  • Identify typical weight loss patterns after surgery and how to approach patients at high risk or currently experiencing weight regain/ disease relapse.
  • Identify both medicated assisted and non-medicated assisted strategies for treating insomnia and other sleep disturbances.
  • Review the pathophysiology of CAD and be able to differentiate between the major clinical presentations of CAD.
  • Identify current practices and pharmacologic management of CAD based on guideline-directed medical therapy.
  • Explain the components of a comprehensive plan of care for CAD patients by incorporating thorough education and resources into the patient’s care.
  • List basic vaccine preventable disease investigation questions.
  • Outline vaccine preventable disease control strategies.
  • Discuss lessons learned from recent outbreaks.
  • Identify the process of de-prescribing and some practical strategies for implementing it in the clinical setting.
  • Identify key risk factors for suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify self-care strategies to prevent or manage burnout.
  • Describe post-COVID complications.
  • Discuss alternative pain management modalities.
  • Explain the opioid misuse epidemic during a pandemic.
  • Discuss the recognition of deceptive behavior as it relates to substance misuse.
  • Cite current trends in pain management treatment.
  • Develop an understanding of cultural diversity and competence in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Address social determinants of health as they relate to evidence-based patient care.




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Justin Albertson, MS
Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Jessica Bartfield, MD
Assistant Professor
Bariatric and Weight Management Center
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Rita Bakhru, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy & Immunologic Diseases
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Jessica Berger, MD
Department of Anesthesiology,
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Katharine Ciarrocca, DMD, MSED
Director, Oral Medicine & Hospital Dentistry
Clinical Professor - Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor - Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University Hospital

Jeffrey Feldman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor
Program Admission Chair, Addiction Research & Clinical Health M.S. Degree Program
Surgery Trauma
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Raleigh, NC

Tiffany Hall, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
No Stigma, PLLC

Scott Harper, MD
Assistant professor & Director Predoc Education
Family & Community Medicine
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Adam Robertson
DEA Group Supervisor
Drug Enforcement Administration

Susan Sullivan, MS, RN-BC
Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Cuffy York, DDS, D-ASBA
Private Practice
Almost Heaven Sleep Solutions
Beckley, WV

Noga Zerubavel, PhD
Assistant Consulting Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine

Tags: Dentistry, Nursing, lpn, registered nurse, interprofessional

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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