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9/22/2018
Time
Session Title
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration & Networking Continental Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:30 AM - 8:50 AMWelcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting (everyone is invited!)
8:50 AM - 9:50 AMOpening Keynote: Do it Well. Make it Fun. The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between
9:50 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSession 2: Introduction to Pharmacogenetics
11:35 AM - 12:35 PMSession 3: Medical Genetics
12:35 PM - 2:00 PMNetworking Lunch with Sponsors & Exhibitors
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 4: Medical Genetics
3:10 PM - 4:10 PMClosing Keynote: If Not Now, When? Making the Most of Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your Work
4:10 PM - 4:15 PMClosing Remarks

Welcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting (everyone is invited!)

Opening Keynote: Do it Well. Make it Fun. The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE
Speaker, Author, Humorist
RonCulberson.com · Nellysford, VA

ABSTRACT:

If you’ve ever had a boss who was really good at what he or she did but was also fun to be around, you didn’t mind arriving early or working late. In fact, you probably loved your job. That’s the power of Do it Well, Make it Fun. It’s about seeking excellence but making the process of life and work more fun.

Based on Ron Culberson’s book by the same name, this hilarious presentation shows staff and leaders how to create a less stressful work environment where people want to work. It also helps them understand that excellence combined with fun and humor can improve productivity, create better working relationships, enhance creativity, change the workplace culture, and lead to the delivery of better products and services.

Specifically, this presentation will help participants:

•Recognize the difference between seriousness and excellence

•Manage stress by changing their perspective and seeing the humor that’s all around them

•Seek excellence in the processes in work and life

•Make the experience of life and work more fun

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand the difference between seriousness and excellence
  2. Recognize that everything is a process and each step in the process can be improved and more fun
  3. Manage stress more effectively by changing their perspective and seeing the humor in their life
  4. Manage the work environment so that you are more effective and have more fun

Session 2: Introduction to Pharmacogenetics

Jonathan Tucker
Mako Medical Laboratories
Charleston, WV

ABSTRACT:

Pharmacogenetics is an evolving trend in medical sciences and is used to give patients a personalized medicine experience. This session will give attendees a better understanding of DNA, Genetic Variation, and how it relates to Pharmacogenetics. Attendees will learn about Genome technology, compliance basics of DNA, alleles, and, genetic variation; pharmacogenetics and pharmacokinetics, and the effect on drug metabolism. As the medical community works toward fully embracing precision medicine, pharmacogenetics is anticipated to be the foundation of this important movement in personalized medicine.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Discuss the difference between traditional medicine and personalized medicine
  2. Learn a basic understanding of Pharmacogenetics
  3. Explore Pharmacogenetics and how it effects drug metabolism

Session 3: Medical Genetics

Sherri A. Young
Board Certified Physician
KEPRO · Charleston, WV

ABSTRACT:

This session will discuss medical policy and the impact of medical genetics on the future of healthcare. Information about obtaining authorizations, medications, and ethics for the various testing and diseases focusing on pediatrics will be discussed. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Appropriate use of medical testing for best outcomes in medical practices
  2. The impact of medical testing on determining appropriate medications for individual patients
  3. Implementing existing medical codes in the diagnosis and treatment of the common medical conditions

Session 4: Medical Genetics

Nancy Atkins
Lecturer
West Virginia University · Charleston, WV

ABSTRACT:

This session will discuss how to influence public policy. It will provide tools for developing a more sophisticated political role for nurses and social workers. The speaker’s journey in taking action to impact health policy will be discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Discuss points of engagement for nurses and social workers in health policy
  2. Explore common tools used in advocacy for health policy
  3. Define the spectrum of political competencies

Closing Keynote: If Not Now, When? Making the Most of Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your Work

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE
Speaker, Author, Humorist
RonCulberson.com · Nellysford, VA

ABSTRACT:

What do you want to achieve in your life? While fame and fortune might have benefits, most of us want to be remembered by our positive character traits and the impact our life and work had on others. The best time to work on those qualities is now.

You see, the only time we have is right now and we need to make the most of the time we have. This hilarious and insightful presentation will show participants how to make their lives, their work, and their relationships less stressful, more fulfilling, and more fun.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Review how to focus on the present moment and understand the power of being present
  2. Discuss connecting and communicating more effectively with others
  3. Learn how to be more effective and more fulfilled in the work you do

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