VAANP CME Event: Pharma & Botanicals for Pain & Trauma + Ethics
About Pharma & Botanicals for Pain & Trauma + Ethics
- One event with three amazing speakers!
5.75 CME credits approved for NDs (via OBNE – 2 pharm, 2 ethics, and 1.75 pain)
6.00 CME credits approved for Nurses (RNs & NPs via *Western Multi-State Division)
- Webinar Cost: VAANP Members $100 | Non-members $150
- Dr. Hollon will review a holistic approach to managing trauma/ PTSD, including discussion about epigenetics & methylation.
- Dr. Babos will review pharmaceuticals for non-cancer pain medications, including drug-herb interactions. She will also discuss the evidence for current medications, including cannabinoids.
- Mr. Adams, Esq. will discuss the ethical concerns of pain management in the midst of the opioid crisis.
Featured Talks & Speakers
Mr. Adams focuses his practice on advising and defending health care providers in matters involving patient care and other unique issues confronting the healthcare industry. His guidance, whether during a strategic discussion or during a crisis, is based on his extensive trial and agency adjudication experience. Mr. Adams’ clients include physicians, psychologists, hospitals, managed care organizations, medical colleges, nursing homes, self-insured health systems and other healthcare providers. He has spent thirty years defending healthcare providers and has taken over seventy-five medical malpractice matters to verdict. Most of those matters involved catastrophic injury or death. He also represents healthcare providers before the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, various boards of the Virginia Department of Health Professions and other tribunals.
In addition to defending healthcare providers, Mr. Adams also defends manufacturers and distributors in product liability actions, especially with regard to medical product liability. Breast implants, pedicle screws, fen-phen, latex, and asbestos are a few examples of his broad experience over the years.
Mr. Adams is well known for his work in bioethics, clinical research regulation, behavioral health law, healthcare information privacy, and risk management. He has published several books including Virginia Medical Law, Fourth Edition (2016), and Clinical Trials & Human Research: A Practical Guide to Regulatory Compliance (w/F. Rozovsky, 2003). Mr. Adams is an adjunct professor of law (medical malpractice trial advocacy) at the College of William & Mary, and an adjunct professor (bioethics and health law) at the School of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University. Clients look to Mr. Adams for assistance with HIPAA/HITECH, LEP, EMTALA, ethics committees, medical staff issues, and other healthcare management issues.
As leader of LeClairRyan’s Professional Liability Team, Mr. Adams supports the Firm’s attorneys across the United States who defend and counsel accountants, attorneys, architects, engineers, directors, officers, healthcare providers and other professionals.
Rodney K. Adams
LeClairRyan’s Professional Liability Team
Mary Beth Babos, MS, PharmD, BCPS obtained her B.S. degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1985. She received a PharmD from Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy in 2001, a MS in Forensic Toxicology from University of Florida in 2009, and a MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2011. She completed the certification program from Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in 2018. Dr. Babos is currently Professor and Chair of Pharmacology at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. She serves Hancock County Tennessee as clinical pharmacist through Ballad Health Hancock County Hospital and is a faculty adviser for the First Aid Basic Science™ series. Her current research is focused on the medicinal and ethnoveterinary uses of plants in the Ridge and Valley and Blue Ridge Mountain regions of Appalachia.
Mary Beth Babos, RPh, BS Pharm, PharmD, CDE
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Dr. Leah Hollon holds a BS in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a Master in Public Health (MPH) from VCU School of Medicine. Dr. Hollon completed her ND degree and residency training at NUNM. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and is a co-owner of Richmond Natural Medicine. She has been an editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), has been published in the use of alternative medicine and assisted in the establishment of a drug court program in Central Appalachia. Her time within Appalachia led to tailored support for PTSD, where today the bulk of her patients’ present with unresolved trauma or PTSD. She has worked within the field for 18 years, where some of her earliest research was completed within a level 1 trauma center. During this time, she assisted a team of forensic nurse examiners (FNEs) to address the trends of intentional injury within the emergency department in order to develop future methods of prevention.
Additionally, she is passionate about fostering and encouraging the development of future clinicians, where she serves as the residency site coordinator for the first accredited naturopathic residency in Virginia. She has also presented nationally and internationally within her discipline for the ASCP (American Society of Consulting Pharmacists), UNC, EVMS, VCOM, AANP and the ICNM.
Leah Hollon, ND, MPH
CEO, Founder, Chief Naturopathic Doctor
Pricing & Registration
In person attendance includes a healthy buffet lunch & refreshments.