Third Annual Health Symposium
Focusing on Pain Management

in partnership with Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

register today for our THIRD Annual Health Symposium


Join us for the Third Annual Virtual Health Symposium Focusing on Pain Management co-sponsored by The Village at Rockville–A National Lutheran Community and Adventist HealthCare.

Tuesday, February 14
8:00 a.m.-Noon.
Virtual on Zoom. No cost to attend.

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Attendees will receive 3.0 hours of CEU credits if they attend the entire symposium. The program will include a keynote speaker followed by three sessions.

3.0 Category 1 Maryland Social Work CEUs, approved
3.0 Nursing Contact Hours, approved
3.0 NAB credits, approved
3.0 Physician CMEs, approved
3.0 CCM CEs, approved

Opening Session 8:15-9:30 a.m.

Keynote session
Where Does it Hurt? A Comprehensive Review of Total Pain

Keynote speaker: Alvin Reaves, III, MD

Dr. Alvin Reaves, III is a palliative medicine physician with US Acute Care Solutions at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Reaves, III graduated from William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He completed an internal medicine residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 1998. After almost a decade of practicing private and hospital medicine, he pursued a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at National Institutes of Health and Capital Hospice, now Capital Caring, completing it in 2011. Dr. Reaves, III is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

  • Objectives
    • Recognize the concept of total pain
    • Explain the impact of culture on medical decision making for serious illness.
    • Distinguish the differences between palliative care and hospice

Alternative Therapies for Pain Management Session – 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Session presenters: Vaishnavi Premkumar, MD, Palliative Medicine Consultants, Gina Sager, MD, YYT, Mindfulness and Karen Welsh, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, VP of Clinical & Reimbursement Excellence, Functional Pathways

  • Objectives
    • Explore various complementary approaches that have been studied for pain management.
    • Explain how mindfulness skills help those with pain to live with more ease
    • Discuss the value of self-empowerment in healing
    • Identify at least three (3) ways a therapist can make treatment functional
    • Analyze how the nursing team can support functional therapy outcomes

Addressing Spiritual Pain Session 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Session presenters: Chaplain Charlene Curtis, The Village at Rockville and Chaplain Lynval Williams, Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

  • Objectives:
    • Describe ways the health professional can identify spiritual pain
    • Discuss how the health professional can help alleviate spiritual pain

Managing Pain in the Home Care – 11:30 a.m.-Noon

Breakout session presenters: Arlyn Alvior-Guese, BSN-RN, CDP, Director of Clinical Services, myPotential at Home—A National Lutheran Service and Krishna Manguiat, RN, Nurse Educator, Adventist HealthCare

  • Objective:
    • Discuss how management in the home can be affected by the caregiver’s attitude about pain medications

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Adventist HealthCare is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This livestreamed, interactive program qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. Adventist HealthCare maintains full responsibility for this program.

ANCC Accreditation Statement
Adventist HealthCare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been awarded 3.0 Contact Hours. In order to obtain contact hours, you must: attend the entire presentation and complete the Microsoft Forms evaluation. This activity is jointly provided by the Village of Rockville: A National Lutheran Community. This activity has no commercial support. None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

ACCME Accreditation Statement & Designation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Shady Grove Adventist Medical Center is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Shady Grove Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of X.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests and any off-label product discussions will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of conference.