Lincoln Memorial University


“Essentials of Patient Care” CME Conference to be Held June 8-10

Harrogate, Tennessee, April 23, 2018 – The second annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference sponsored by the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) Alumni Association will take place June 8-10, 2018, at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  The event is open to physicians (both DOs and MDs), physician assistants and nurse practitioners.


“Essentials of Clinical Medicine” will cover a variety of topics useful to the busy health care practitioner. Up to eight hours of CME credit are available. Presenters and topics include:


  • Mark Fogg, general counsel for COPIC and Dean McConnell, senior legal counsel for COPIC: medical malpractice presentation with mock medical malpractice deposition demonstration
  • Justin Fraser, MD, director of cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Kentucky: stroke
  • Heath Thompson, DO’11: emergency orthopedics
  • Danielle Street, DO’13: pediatric rash
  • Joshua Shepherd, MMS’11: new hypertension guidelines
  • Joseph Drumm, DO’11: psychiatric topic
  • Amir Mahajer, DO’12: spine care topic
  • Mike Stephens, MMS’15: nutrition for weight loss/cardiac rehab
  • Allison Barton, DO’11: OB/GYN topic
  • Jillian Cepeda, DO’12: rheumatology topic


This year’s conference also features a keynote address by Dr. Joseph F. Smiddy of Kingsport, Tennessee. Smiddy is a well-known pulmonologist and medical missionary who serves on the LMU Board of Trustees. Smiddy will deliver his keynote address at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9. The conference begins with an opening reception on Friday, June 8, at 6 p.m. CME sessions take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 10.


Registration rates are $150 for attending physicians; $100 for physician assistants; $75 for resident physicians; and $25 for students. Register online at Questions may be directed to Amy Drittler, LMU-DCOM director of alumni services, at

Click here to register.


The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800.325.0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at



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