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10/26/2019 Gateway Medical Society Annual Physician of the Year & Scholarship Gala  

This year's Oswald J. Nickens Physician of the Year Awardees are Jan W. Madison, MD and Tracey D. Conti, MD. The Oswald J. Nickens Physician of the Year Award recognizes these physicians for their distinguished career as health care providers as well as outstanding dedication to community service.

Outstanding leaders will be honored with the “Champions of Gateway Medical Society - Making a Difference” Award; given to individuals or organizations who have provided Gateway Medical Society with service and resources to grow.  The 2019 honorees are Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action and Kappa Chapter Inc., Chi Eta Phi Inc.

We will also honor Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, M.Ed, MPPM with our Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifetime of service and advocacy to the community.

9/21/2019 Providing Providers Resources to Manage Patients After Acute Care

Background:

The Gateway Medical Society and its member physicians are committed to the elimination of health disparities among minority populations. Our strategic goals include:
  • Provide continuing education programs for health professionals
  • Facilitate the communication, collaboration and networking among health professionals
  • Provide forums for the discussion of issues which aid in the advocacy for health reform and minority health issues
  • Increase minority representation in the healthcare workforce
Objectives:
  • Define types of facilities and resources to care for patient when the acute illness is stabilized, but continued care is still needed in the post-acute hospitalization
  • Review post-acute levels of care available, including rehabilitation, palliative services, home health and long term care
  • Understand post-acute care transition considerations for patients who are in special population categories including: behavioral health and/or substance use disorders and homelessness
Who Should Attend:

Provider Network audience including: physicians, nurses, social workers and other multidiscipline network and community based professionals.

How You Can Have an Impact:
  • Keep up to date on strategies to reduce health disparities
  • Increase the cultural awareness of your staff and colleagues
  • Identify issues related to social determinants and utilize appropriate community resources
Schedule:

8:30 to 8:45 am REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:45 to 9:00 am WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS:
Anita Edwards, MD, MBA, FACP
Symposium Program Chair
Medical Director | Gateway Health
Moderator: Monica Reese, PSYD, LSW, CCM
Manager, Learning Services | Gateway Health

9:00 to 10:00 am Post Acute Levels of Care
Holly Palmieri, Navihealth Representative
Medicare Business Line
John Hilliard, Supervisor UM PA
Medicaid Business Line | Gateway Health
• Overview: Transitional Care at the Post-Hospital
• Levels of Care
• Acute Rehabilitation
• Long Term Acute Care(LTAC)
• Skilled Nursing Facility level of care
• Personal Care Homes

10:00 to 10:15 am BREAK

10:15 to 11:30 am Managing Care Transitions for Special Populations
Danielle Bakota, BS, RN, CARN
Senior Care Manager, Utilization Management-
Behavioral Health | Gateway Health
• Behavioral Health Diagnoses
• Substance Use Disorders including IV drug use
• Social Determinants of Health: Healthcare Coordination for the Homeless

11:30 to 12 Noon Level of Care, Assessment and Targets
Linda Mikula, MSW, LSW, CCM
Director, Clinical Operations | Gateway Health
• Pennsylvania Medicaid Options Program & Preadmission • Screening Resident Review (PASRR) Overview
• Nursing Facility Assessment Process
• PASRR Screening Level I
• PASRR Screening Level II for patients with Mental • Illness and/or Intellectual Disability

12:00 LUNCH

12:00 to 1:00 pm Home Health Care Services
Gaye Crowell, RN
Manager, Clinical Care Coordination | Gateway Health
• Routine Home Care
• Continuous Care
• Respite Care
• Hospice & Palliative Care

1:00 to 2:00 pm Community Discussion ~ Pediatric Care
Facilitators:
Gaye Crowell, RN
Manager Clinical Care Coordination | Gateway Health
Cheryl Holtzman, MSW, LSW
Manager Case Management | Gateway Health
Pediatric Care Panel Discussion:
• Managing Family Engagement with young patients
• with chronic conditions
• Transitions of Care in Pediatrics
• Shift Care
• Specialty Care Facilities

2:00 pm Program Adjournment

Continuing Education Credits:

CME Accreditation and Designation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Gateway Medical Society. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

DISCLAIMER:
The views, opinions, and content of the Program do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Gateway Medical Society, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS), Allegheny Health Network, Gateway Health, presenters and sponsoring organizations.

11/17/2018 Understanding Medical Marijuana: New Therapy for 2018 This program is brought to you by Gateway Medical Society in Collaboration with Allegheny County Medical Society.

10/27/2018 Gateway Medical Society Annual Physician of the Year & Scholarship Gala  

Gateway's Annual Physician of the Year/ Scholarship Gala

This year’s Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Awardees are Marvin McGowan, DO, Primary Care Services, Central Outreach Wellness Center (COWC) and, MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, Vice Chair of Education and Residency Program Director UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

 The Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Award recognizes these physicians for their distinguished career as health care providers as well as outstanding dedication to community service.

 Outstanding leaders will be honored with the “Champions of Gateway Medical Society - Making a Difference” Award; given to individuals who have provided Gateway Medical Society with service and resources to grow.  The 2018 honorees are Carol A. Neyland, Senior Vice President Community Development, Dollar Bank. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter and Pittsburgh Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Erin Issac, DMD., Pediatric Dentist and Rachel C Toney, MD., Gastroenterology at Allegheny Health Network will receive the 2018 Rising Star award recognize physicians and health care professionals who are early to not yet quite mid-point in their careers and who have demonstrated leadership in the areas of community health, the reduction of health care disparities as well as clinical excellence.

A variety of sponsorship levels are available to meet your needs and are described in detail in the enclosed Sponsorship Packet. Ads are also available for our program booklet and additional information is included. Proceeds raised through the Gala will provide scholarship opportunities for under-represented medical students. Through your generosity you can provide financial enrichment for a future physician and help fund programs to improve community health.

To purchase tickets, please contact Tamara Reese via the phone at (412) 281-4086 or email at administration@gatewaymedicalsociety.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Click link to read more about our sponsorship opportunities

5/30/2015 Gateway to Wellness The goal of this symposium is to provide the community with the information and resources to help them Save the Family. This will be accomplished through education and communication with healthcare and community experts. The Symposium Gateway to Wellness: Saving the Family while Saving Yourself, will have three main breakout sessions listed below to provide the most information to our targeted groups.

9/21/2013 2013 Gateway Medical Society Provider Healthcare Symposium

Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act: What's Next?

Presented by Gateway Medical Society & Allegheny County Medical Society

A National, Regional, and Local Perspective

Keynote Speaker: Harold D. Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.

CREATING  WIN-WIN-WIN APPROACHES TO HEALTHCARE REFORM THROUGH PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP


 FEE for Continuing Education Credit
$25 for Physicians
$10 for Other Health Professionals
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

10/27/2012 Annual Gateway Medical Society Scholarship Gala Please join us in honoring our "Oswald J. Nickens, MD Physicians of the Year" Helen I. Analo, MD & Herbert C. Bazron, MD and recognizing the accomplishments of our SNMA scholarship award winners.

9/15/2012 2012 Gateway Medical Society Provider Healthcare Symposium

Electronic Health Record and Patient Centered Medical Home

Adoption, Implementation and Optimization

Presented by Gateway Medical Society & Allegheny County Medical Society

A National, Regional, and Local Perspective

Keynote Speaker David R. Hunt, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Office of Provider Adoption & Support Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

 FEE for Continuing Education Credit
$25 for Physicians
$10 for Other Health Professionals
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Upcoming Events

10/26/2019 Gateway Medical Society Annual Physician of the Year & Scholarship Gala  

This year's Oswald J. Nickens Physician of the Year Awardees are Jan W. Madison, MD and Tracey D. Conti, MD. The Oswald J. Nickens Physician of the Year Award recognizes these physicians for their distinguished career as health care providers as well as outstanding dedication to community service.

Outstanding leaders will be honored with the “Champions of Gateway Medical Society - Making a Difference” Award; given to individuals or organizations who have provided Gateway Medical Society with service and resources to grow.  The 2019 honorees are Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action and Kappa Chapter Inc., Chi Eta Phi Inc.

We will also honor Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, M.Ed, MPPM with our Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifetime of service and advocacy to the community.

9/21/2019 Providing Providers Resources to Manage Patients After Acute Care

Background:

The Gateway Medical Society and its member physicians are committed to the elimination of health disparities among minority populations. Our strategic goals include:
  • Provide continuing education programs for health professionals
  • Facilitate the communication, collaboration and networking among health professionals
  • Provide forums for the discussion of issues which aid in the advocacy for health reform and minority health issues
  • Increase minority representation in the healthcare workforce
Objectives:
  • Define types of facilities and resources to care for patient when the acute illness is stabilized, but continued care is still needed in the post-acute hospitalization
  • Review post-acute levels of care available, including rehabilitation, palliative services, home health and long term care
  • Understand post-acute care transition considerations for patients who are in special population categories including: behavioral health and/or substance use disorders and homelessness
Who Should Attend:

Provider Network audience including: physicians, nurses, social workers and other multidiscipline network and community based professionals.

How You Can Have an Impact:
  • Keep up to date on strategies to reduce health disparities
  • Increase the cultural awareness of your staff and colleagues
  • Identify issues related to social determinants and utilize appropriate community resources
Schedule:

8:30 to 8:45 am REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:45 to 9:00 am WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS:
Anita Edwards, MD, MBA, FACP
Symposium Program Chair
Medical Director | Gateway Health
Moderator: Monica Reese, PSYD, LSW, CCM
Manager, Learning Services | Gateway Health

9:00 to 10:00 am Post Acute Levels of Care
Holly Palmieri, Navihealth Representative
Medicare Business Line
John Hilliard, Supervisor UM PA
Medicaid Business Line | Gateway Health
• Overview: Transitional Care at the Post-Hospital
• Levels of Care
• Acute Rehabilitation
• Long Term Acute Care(LTAC)
• Skilled Nursing Facility level of care
• Personal Care Homes

10:00 to 10:15 am BREAK

10:15 to 11:30 am Managing Care Transitions for Special Populations
Danielle Bakota, BS, RN, CARN
Senior Care Manager, Utilization Management-
Behavioral Health | Gateway Health
• Behavioral Health Diagnoses
• Substance Use Disorders including IV drug use
• Social Determinants of Health: Healthcare Coordination for the Homeless

11:30 to 12 Noon Level of Care, Assessment and Targets
Linda Mikula, MSW, LSW, CCM
Director, Clinical Operations | Gateway Health
• Pennsylvania Medicaid Options Program & Preadmission • Screening Resident Review (PASRR) Overview
• Nursing Facility Assessment Process
• PASRR Screening Level I
• PASRR Screening Level II for patients with Mental • Illness and/or Intellectual Disability

12:00 LUNCH

12:00 to 1:00 pm Home Health Care Services
Gaye Crowell, RN
Manager, Clinical Care Coordination | Gateway Health
• Routine Home Care
• Continuous Care
• Respite Care
• Hospice & Palliative Care

1:00 to 2:00 pm Community Discussion ~ Pediatric Care
Facilitators:
Gaye Crowell, RN
Manager Clinical Care Coordination | Gateway Health
Cheryl Holtzman, MSW, LSW
Manager Case Management | Gateway Health
Pediatric Care Panel Discussion:
• Managing Family Engagement with young patients
• with chronic conditions
• Transitions of Care in Pediatrics
• Shift Care
• Specialty Care Facilities

2:00 pm Program Adjournment

Continuing Education Credits:

CME Accreditation and Designation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Gateway Medical Society. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

DISCLAIMER:
The views, opinions, and content of the Program do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Gateway Medical Society, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS), Allegheny Health Network, Gateway Health, presenters and sponsoring organizations.

5/11/2019 GATEWAY TO WELLNESS: Healthy Meals, Mind & Motion The goal of this symposium is to empower you with the tools to help yourself. We will address healthy nutrition, managing stressors, and physical movement through engaging activities and presentations.

11/17/2018 Understanding Medical Marijuana: New Therapy for 2018 This program is brought to you by Gateway Medical Society in Collaboration with Allegheny County Medical Society.

10/27/2018 Gateway Medical Society Annual Physician of the Year & Scholarship Gala  

Gateway's Annual Physician of the Year/ Scholarship Gala

This year’s Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Awardees are Marvin McGowan, DO, Primary Care Services, Central Outreach Wellness Center (COWC) and, MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, Vice Chair of Education and Residency Program Director UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

 The Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Award recognizes these physicians for their distinguished career as health care providers as well as outstanding dedication to community service.

 Outstanding leaders will be honored with the “Champions of Gateway Medical Society - Making a Difference” Award; given to individuals who have provided Gateway Medical Society with service and resources to grow.  The 2018 honorees are Carol A. Neyland, Senior Vice President Community Development, Dollar Bank. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter and Pittsburgh Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Erin Issac, DMD., Pediatric Dentist and Rachel C Toney, MD., Gastroenterology at Allegheny Health Network will receive the 2018 Rising Star award recognize physicians and health care professionals who are early to not yet quite mid-point in their careers and who have demonstrated leadership in the areas of community health, the reduction of health care disparities as well as clinical excellence.

A variety of sponsorship levels are available to meet your needs and are described in detail in the enclosed Sponsorship Packet. Ads are also available for our program booklet and additional information is included. Proceeds raised through the Gala will provide scholarship opportunities for under-represented medical students. Through your generosity you can provide financial enrichment for a future physician and help fund programs to improve community health.

To purchase tickets, please contact Tamara Reese via the phone at (412) 281-4086 or email at administration@gatewaymedicalsociety.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Click link to read more about our sponsorship opportunities

5/19/2018 Gateway to Wellness The goal of this symposium is to highlight the current challenges, available resources and opportunities to prevent many overt and silent stressors such as violence and addiction that limit growth of individuals and our communities at large.

10/28/2017 Gateway's Annual Physician of the Year/ Scholarship Gala This year’s Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Awardees are William Simmons MD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Department of Anesthesiology; and, Rev. Christopher Conti, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care Health Services, Inc., and Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Award recognizes these physicians for their distinguished career as health care providers as well as outstanding dedication to community service.

10/7/2017 Reducing Racial Disparities in Cancer Outcomes Objectives of the program: * Identify strategies for addressing social determinants to improve cancer health outcomes in racial and ethnic patients * Identify strategies for increasing cancer screening in medically underserved communities * Understand risk factors for selected cancers and barriers to improved health outcomes for African American cancer patients

6/10/2017 Community Healthcare Symposium

Movement is exercise and can serve to reduce the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and certain types of cancer – conditions that disproportionately impact communities of color. Dancing can help lower stress and improve overall well-being.

The goal of this symposium is to encourage the participants to believe they have the ability to incorporate movement into their daily living. DANCE as opposed to EXERCISE as a form of daily movement will be emphasized for Youth and Adults.

Click here to view the complete Symposium brochure.

For Adults
Workshop topics will address weight management, controlling stress, diabetes prevention and depression. Movement will be emphasized during sessions.

For Youth
Workshop topics will explore how to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Sessions will also address suicide prevention and depression.

Dance and MOVE!
Hip Hop Dance, Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing

Instruction provided. Please dress comfortably if you plan to participate in dance and movement.

PRESENTERS
Sue Cleveland, Amy Jansen, RN, Dustin Jewell, Monte Robinson, LPC, Emiola Jay Oriola, MATM, Ifeyinwa Uwazie, Elder, Mattie Woods AND MORE!

Special Needs
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling (412) 281-4086.

10/29/2016 Gateway's Annual Physician of the Year/ Scholarship Gala

It is with great pleasure that we honor our members, Gregory Patrick, MD and Raymond Wynn, MD with our distinguished “Oswald J. Nickens, MD” Physician of the Year Award. We will also continue the tradition of awarding scholarships to aspiring Medical Students based on merit, academic achievement and financial need.

This event is drawing members, health care professionals, families of teens participating in the acclaimed Journey to Medicine program, and supporters of the mission of Gateway Medical Society’s mission to close the knowledge and education gap around healthcare for citizens of all ages. The event benefits the organization’s scholarship programs, supporting the advancement of minority student in healthcare and medical education and degree programs.

9/10/2016 The Opioid Crisis: A Role For Us All The Gateway Medical Society and its member physicians are committed to the elimination of health disparities among minority populations.

6/4/2016 Gateway to Wellness: Back to the Basics The goal of this symposium is to provide the community with the information and resources to help them get Back to the Basics. This will be accomplished through education and communication with healthcare and community experts. The symposium will have three main breakout sessions for Men, Women and Youth.

9/12/2015 Precision Medicine and Personalized Medicine The Potential to Improve Minority Health and Reduce or Eliminate Health Disparities

5/30/2015 Gateway to Wellness The goal of this symposium is to provide the community with the information and resources to help them Save the Family. This will be accomplished through education and communication with healthcare and community experts. The Symposium Gateway to Wellness: Saving the Family while Saving Yourself, will have three main breakout sessions listed below to provide the most information to our targeted groups.

10/25/2014 Gateway's Annual Physician of the Year Scholarship Gala It is with great pleasure that we honor our members, Steven Evans, MD and Anita Edwards, MD, MBA, with our distinguished “Oswald J. Nickens, MD” Physicians of the Year Award. We will also continue the tradition of awarding scholarships to aspiring Medical Students based on merit, academic achievement and financial need.

This event is drawing members, health care professionals, families of teens participating the acclaimed Journey to Medicine program, and supporters of the mission of Gateway Medical Society’s mission to close the knowledge and education gap around healthcare for citizens of all ages. The event benefits the organization’s scholarship programs, supporting the advancement of minority student in healthcare and medical education and degree programs.


9/13/2014 Veterans Health Update For Community Healthcare Providers Objective of the program is to increase the awareness and knowledge of military culture, chain of authority and military experience to enable community health care providers better support veteran patients.

5/31/2014 Gateway to Wellness The goal of this symposium is to provide the community with the information and resources to help them Live Well. This will be accomplished through education and communication with healthcare experts. Learning to Live Well!

10/19/2013 Gateway's 50th Year Celebration Gala

A half-century of leadership and education in healthcare is celebrated as Gateway Medical Society presents its 50th anniversary gala, Saturday, October 19 at the Marriott City Center Hotel. The event is drawing members, health care professionals, families of teens participating the acclaimed Journey to Medicine program, and supporters of the mission of Gateway Medical Society’s mission to close the knowledge and education gap around healthcare for citizens of all ages. The event benefits the organization’s scholarship programs, supporting the advancement of minority student in healthcare and medical education and degree programs.

Outstanding leaders will be honored with the Champions for Gateway Medical Society Making a Difference Award, given to individuals who have provided Gateway Medical Society with the confidence and resources to grow. The 2013 honorees are Donamarie N. Wilfong, DNP, RN, Director of Clinical Education The Star Center at Western Pennsylvania Health Systems, and John P. Williams, MD, Peter and Eva Safar Professor & Chair Associate Medical and Scientific Director, International and Commercial Services Division, UPMC. Dr. Williams has been instrumental in arranging for use of the UPMC Wiser Stimulation Center for the Gateway Journey to Medicine program.

9/21/2013 2013 Gateway Medical Society Provider Healthcare Symposium

Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act: What's Next?

Presented by Gateway Medical Society & Allegheny County Medical Society

A National, Regional, and Local Perspective

Keynote Speaker: Harold D. Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.

CREATING  WIN-WIN-WIN APPROACHES TO HEALTHCARE REFORM THROUGH PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP


 FEE for Continuing Education Credit
$25 for Physicians
$10 for Other Health Professionals
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

6/1/2013 2013 Gateway Medical Society Community Healthcare Symposium

ADULT PROGRAM

Negotiating a Day in the Life: How do we manage? (Women Only)

Workshop will deal with how women can manage their daily lives. Discussion will include suggestions for dealing with overall health, parenting children (early years, teens and adults), aging parents, grand children, mates, jobs yet having time for themselves

Behind Closed Doors: Abuse and How We Fix It. (Women Only)

Workshop will address Abusive situations (physical or mental) that women are dealing with whether it is from their mates, children or others. It will also focus on ways women cope with the situation by self-medicating with drugs and/or alcohol or by abusing others 

HIV/AIDS 101

This workshop is designed to increase your awareness on the difference between HIV and AIDS. Recognize the local, US and abroad impact of HIV/AIDS. Identify How HIV is transmitted and know ways to protect you: Prevention       

We Are our Brothers Keeper (Men Only)

This interactive workshop will make men aware of their potential health challenges and provide strategies for them to improve and manage their health.     

Tips for Healthy Living

This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make healthier food choices. Ways to get up get out & get active. Strategies to help cope with everyday stress.

Are You Seeing The Best You Can See?

This workshop will give you understanding of Correctable vision problems, medical, surgical and therapeutic treatments for common eye disorders. In addition, we will identify risk factors for common eye diseases.

YOUTH PROGRAM

Bullying Prevention

This workshop will educate students on identification, response and reporting incidences of bullying.

HIV/AIDS 101

This workshop will encourage open dialogue about how HIV/AIDS is spread.  Abstaining from risky behaviors that promote the spread of the virus and learning more about the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Obesity:  Don’t Take It Lightly

This workshop will help you understand the importance of making healthy food choices and being active. You have the power to choose so make sure your choices are healthy ones

Hip Hop and Health

This workshop will give you an insight on Hip Hop and your health. You will also hear about students who have done great things with music

10/27/2012 Annual Gateway Medical Society Scholarship Gala Please join us in honoring our "Oswald J. Nickens, MD Physicians of the Year" Helen I. Analo, MD & Herbert C. Bazron, MD and recognizing the accomplishments of our SNMA scholarship award winners.

9/15/2012 2012 Gateway Medical Society Provider Healthcare Symposium

Electronic Health Record and Patient Centered Medical Home

Adoption, Implementation and Optimization

Presented by Gateway Medical Society & Allegheny County Medical Society

A National, Regional, and Local Perspective

Keynote Speaker David R. Hunt, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Office of Provider Adoption & Support Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

 FEE for Continuing Education Credit
$25 for Physicians
$10 for Other Health Professionals
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

6/30/2012 2012 Gateway Medical Society Community Health Symposium

The Goal of the Symposium

African Americans are at higher risk for certain health issues. However, many of these problems can be prevented. Knowing your risks and learning new habits and behaviors can improve your health. The goal for this symposium is to provide the African-American community with information and resources to help them be healthy.

Click here to download the complete program brochure.

Adult Program

Aging Wisely and Moving
Presented by Coleen Bortz
This workshop features the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity. Dress in comfortable clothes.

Cancer: No Longer a Dirty Word
Presented by Dr. Helen Analo (for women)
This workshop is designed to increase your awareness about cancer in women. We will also discuss how you can reduce your cancer risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Information will be given on how to tell which screening is right for your age and concerns.

Men Hold up Half of the Sky
Presented by Dr. Herbert C. Bazron
The Obediah Cole Foundation (for men)This workshop will focus on increasing your understanding of men’s health issues, the importance of getting specific screening tests for your stage of life, and managing health conditions you may already have. Continue to hold up half of the sky by making healthy lifestyle choices in all areas of your life.

Doctor, Can You Hear Me? Patient, Are You Listening?
Presented by Margaret S. Washington
This workshop focuses on the importance of good communication between you and your healthcare provider. Learn how your relationship with your provider and the way in which you communicate with each other can affect your health outcomes.

It Hurts Right There!
Presented by Dr. Tracy Wimbush
This workshop will focus on those unexplained aches and pains. It will also help with pain management and how to express your pain to your healthcare provider.

Understanding the Role ofAlternative Medicine
Presented by Dr. Wynne Brown
This workshop will give you understanding of complimentary alternative medicine in comparison to standard medical practices

Youth Program

Five Easy Ways to Eat HealthyEveryday
Presented by Atiya Abdelmalik-Johnson
This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make healthier food choices. You will see how much sugars and fats you take in when having certain foods. By engaging in a fun learning environment you will walk away with more knowledge about the importance of making healthier food choices.

Let the Music Move You!
Presented by Caitlin Smith
This workshop will have you moving to the music, doing Zumba (a Latin fitness and dance program) that is great fun for anyone and everyone. Check it out!

Hip Hop and Health
Presented by Center of Life
This workshop, presented by K.R.U.N.K. Movement will give you an insight on Hip Hop and your health. You will also hear about students who have done great things with music.

The Dirty Truth About Smoking
Moderator: Dr. Jan Madison
Panelists: Phase III students of Journey to Medicine
This panel discussion will focus on important facts you should be aware of if you smoke or live with someone who smokes legal or illegal substances. Many health problems develop very quickly in the young smoker and it is important for you to know how smoking can affect you now and long-term.


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