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KMA Virtual Annual Meeting – August 2020

Members, A lot of online CME virtual content in August from the KMA, including 4.5 hours of House Bill 1 mandatory hours. More information and registration below.

  Less than 1 Week Away—Register TODAY for the 2020 KMA Virtual Annual Meeting!  
Registration is now available for the first-ever virtual Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Medical Association! The online platform offers member connection, engagement and networking, as well several opportunities for CME, including KMA’s popular “Meet the Mandates” program. Presented in partnership with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Meet the Mandates enables physicians to obtain all state-mandated CME before the end of the three-year cycle. Attendees may also take part in a series of LIVE virtual town-hall style forums focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.   

The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting can be accessed via the web or by downloading the Whova app, available for iOS or Android. Visit more information.

Meet the Mandates  
Presented in Partnership with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure   Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
There are specific indicators of abuse in children and being able to recognize warning signs and other potential indicators of trauma can help protect children. This course will help physicians recognize and follow through with reporting incidents of abuse. Of particular importance is providing physicians with techniques that can be shared with parents that addresses the stress and pressure when caring for a crying infant, which is most often a trigger for shaken baby syndrome of abusive head trauma.  

Domestic Violence This session will provide physicians with tools and information to aid in the recognition and interpretation of behaviors associated with domestic violence. Attendees will learn how implement protocols for screening and recognition and learn about resources available for domestic violence victims.  

House Bill 1 (HB1) The HB1 session will feature a variety of topics related to proper prescribing and substance abuse, including how to screen and identify patients with substance abuse disorder and when to refer, the short and long term effects of benzodiazepines on the body, the rise of prescribing during COVID-19, misuse of prescribing, and how to talk to patients about the potential for habit-forming effects. It will also cover the easement of MAT regulations during COVID-19 and what this may mean in the future, as well as buprenorphine regulations recently amended by the KBML.  
COVID-19 Live Town Hall Forums (for KMA members only)  

Clinical Considerations of COVID-19:
Thursday, August 6 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Discussion will include overview of symptoms, transmission, treatment and emerging research related to the virus.  

Telemedicine-Today and Tomorrow:
Thursday, August 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Discussion will include current status of relaxed regulations and what this may mean for the future. Success stories and challenges in patient care will be explored.  

Leadership in Times of Crisis:
Saturday, August 15 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Panelists will share leadership success from the perspective of a hospital system, public health and KMA. Discussion of impactful leadership characteristics during crisis will also be explored.  

The Future of Medicine for the Emerging Physician:
Saturday, August 22 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Discussion will include how COVID-19 has impacted medical education and residency training, how telemedicine has changed and may change patient interaction and access to care, and how health care disparities may be addressed in medical education and training to improve health outcomes of Kentuckians.  Attendees will hear from representatives from the medical student and resident community, private practice and KMA’s outside legal counsel on trends in employment and considerations newly licensed physicians face when determining their career path.  
If you need assistance with registration, contact Miranda Mosley at    

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