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King University’s School of Nursing to Host Health Care Conference Nov. 12

October 18, 2018

BRISTOL, Tenn., Oct. 18, 2018 — King University’s School of Nursing will host “Current Trends in Health Care: An Interprofessional Approach” from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the latest trends and best practices in the health care profession.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by Karen Shelton, M.D., director of the Mount Rogers Health District, who will present “The Opioid Epidemic in Our Region;” Sam Adams, Pharm.D., owner and pharmacist of Adams Pharmacy of Mountain City, Tennessee, who will present “New Drugs and Old Favorites;” and Georgita Washington, Ph.D., MSN, RN-BC, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University, who will present “Population Health: What Does the Data Say?”

Breakout sessions will include presentations on the effects of social media on the developing brain, building resilient teams, concussion management strategies, and an overview of human trafficking in the health care field.

“The purpose of this conference is to bring health care professionals together to showcase and share crucial issues, developments and best practices to further improve and advance the overall patient experience,” said Sherry Love, MBA, MSN, FNP-C, instructor of nursing at King.

The cost of registration includes lunch and seven continuing education units (CEUs) of credit approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association. Registration is $50 for individuals. Area community colleges that bring groups of 12 or more qualify for a discounted rate of $25 for instructors and $12 per student. Additionally, health care-related vendors are welcome to set up for a fee of $50 per table, which includes lunch and CEUs. Those who wish to apply or need additional information should contact Love at or 423.652.6795.

The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is located at One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, Virginia, 24212.

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. 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, click here. 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.