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King to Sponsor Healthcare Conference in Abingdon

May 9, 2019

BRISTOL, Tenn., May 8, 2019 — A one-day conference that will explore the opioid crisis, mental health treatment, CBD products, and other trends in healthcare will be presented this fall by the King University School of Nursing.

Current Trends in Healthcare: Pharmacology Updates, An Interprofessional Approach will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia, on Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Those who attend will receive 5.75 continuing education units (CEUs). The cost is $50 for participants and vendors or $40 for students. The fee includes lunch and snacks.

Highlights of the conference include a Keynote address titled “Treatment of Acute Pain in Opioid-Tolerant Individuals.” Breakout sessions will examine mental health in the primary care setting, adolescent mental health, vaccinations, pharmacogenetics, CBD products, and treatment of ADHD.

Participants and vendors should register online by Oct. 13 at For additional information, please contact Sherry Love at


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit; for questions related to accreditation, contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA. 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. King’s primary location in Virginia is Southwest Virginia Community College, 724 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609.