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Valley physicians, nurses and health professionals invited

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Register Now for Regional Health Care Conference

Helping plan the 26th annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition are Dr. Dionisio Calvo III, Mitty Reyna of the Knapp Medical Center Education Department and conference chairman Dr. Robert Sepulveda. (photo Knapp Medical Center)
Helping plan the 26th annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition are Dr. Dionisio Calvo III, Mitty Reyna of the Knapp Medical Center Education Department and conference chairman Dr. Robert Sepulveda. (photo Knapp Medical Center)

The 26th annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition comes to McAllen April 13-14, offering medical professionals education credits in addition to a diverse lineup of speakers.

“This conference is primarily designed for primary care physicians and medical practitioners in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, surgery, emergency medicine and infectious diseases,” said Dr. Robert Sepulveda, conference chairman.

Rio Grande Valley physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, as well as medical students, can register now for the event. Doctors and other healthcare professionals may receive 14 hours of continuing medical education credits (including an hour in ethics) for attending.

“This year’s conference will be particularly convenient in allowing physicians and other healthcare professionals in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties to obtain the education credits they need in one jam-packed weekend – and in a new and attractive setting, close to home,” said Sepulveda.

Speakers for the conference hail from across the Valley as well as Texas. They will update physicians and healthcare professionals on the treatment of problems that are frequently encountered.

Those speaking include:

  • Dr. Karen Reichow: “End of Life Care”
  • Dr. Patricia Sulak: “Wellness” and “Why People Die”
  • Dr. Carlos Morales: “Pre-operative Evaluation for the Primary Care Physician”
  • Dr. Adolfo Kaplan:  “Asthma”
  • Dr. Habib Ghaddar: “Cancer Prevention”
  • Dr. William Craig: “Hypertension”
  • Dr. Wondwossen Tekle: “Interventional Neurology of Ischemic Stroke”
  • Dr. Curtis Triplitt: “Diabetes”
  • Dr. Arauco Brown: “Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation – A New Advance in Critical Care”
  • Dr. Victoria Parada: “Cerebellar Stroke”
  • Dr. Luis Gaitan: “Things That Can Mimic A Stroke”
  • Dr. Ross & Jamie Ungerlieder:  “Managing the Demands of Professionals’ Lives”
  • Dr. Juan Garza:  “Cardiovascular Disease”

“The content is also appropriate for advanced practice nurses (APRN), physician assistants, pharmacists and registered nurses enrolled in advanced nurse practice programs,” added Sepulveda. “And this year, there is the added benefit of continuing nursing education credits available for Valley nurses.”

The Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, McAllen Convention Center in McAllen. On both days, the conference kicks off with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.

For information on sponsorships and booth exhibit space, or to register, contact Mitty Reyna of the Knapp Education Department at 956-969-5455 or MReyna2@PrimeHealthCare.com.  Information is also available online.   

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