2020 Richmond Pharmacology Symposium
Saturday, September 26 to Saturday, September 26, 2020

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker
September 26, 2020, 8:15 am

Dana Burns, DNP, FNP-BC

Dana Burns is a clinical assistant professor with Virginia Commonwealth University and a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner at The Center for Healthy Hearts in Richmond, Virginia. She obtained nurse practitioner training at Columbia University and doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Burns expertise is in resilience and mindfulness in the clinical and academic environments. She is investigating the impact of mindfulness practices with student success, patient outcomes and clinician well-being. Her most recent projects include improving nurse practitioner clinical education with a focus on dyad and team pedagogy.
Vaccinations Basics and 2020 Update
September 26, 2020, 8:30 am

Mitesh Amin, MD

Mitesh Amin, M.D. earned his M.D. in 1999 from Virginia Commonwealth University. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at Medical College of Virginia between 2004 and 2007. Dr. Amin also completed a fellowship in Invasive and Non-invasive Cardiovascular Disease at Medical College of Virginia. During his last year of fellowship, he served as a Chief Fellow for the fellowship program. After his fellowship in 2010, Dr. Amin founded James River Cardiology to serve patients in the Tri-cities and surrounding areas South of Richmond. Dr. Amin is on active staff at Southside Regional Medical Center, John Randolph Medical Center, Southampton Regional Medical Center, and Chippenham Johnson-Willis Hospital. He also serves as the Cardiology Director at Vibra Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association. He is licensed in the state of Virginia. He has been awarded several honors over his professional career, including authoring over a dozen research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Triglycerides: Why Are They Important Now All of a Sudden?
September 26, 2020, 9:40 am

Aron Litchman, PhD

Dr. Aron Lichtman earned his B.A. in Psychology at Rutgers College in 1984 and proceeded to earn his Ph.D. in Psychology at Dartmouth College in 1989. He received postdoctoral training in pharmacology VCU, then joined the faculty at VCU and rose to the rank of Professor. In 2015, Dr. Lichtman became Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the VCU School of Pharmacy, while continuing his basic research. Dr. Lichtman's research focuses on drug abuse, with an emphasis on the investigation of the endogenous cannabinoid system. His research has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 25 years. He is a co-inventor on two patents for a THC metered dose inhaler, and continues to serve on Scientific Advisory Boards. Dr. Lichtman is a dedicated teacher and mentor, and has trained students ranging from high school to postdoctoral fellows. He has received many awards including Professor of the Year Award in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Distinguished Mentor Award by the VCU School of Medicine.
A Stroll Through the Cannabis Field: An Overview of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System and Cannabinoid-based Medications
September 26, 2020, 11:00 am

Tracy Yager

Tracy Yager is a Family Nurse Practitioner with Premier Allergy in the DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia area. She has specialized in pulmonary in addition to allergy in immunology. She also currently volunteers at Mercy Clinic, a free clinic providing internal medicine care. On a day to day basis, Tracy sees patients across the life span with food, seasonal, and drug allergies.
Penicillin Drug Allergy
September 26, 2020, 12:50 pm

Kathryn Lavis

Kathryn is a nurse practitioner who has been employed by the Richmond VA Medical Center for 5 years. She completed my BSN at UVA in 1997 and worked as an RN in a variety of adult clinical settings for 13 yrs before completing her MSN at VCU in 2013. She is board certified as an adult primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP-BC). Kathryn has been in the LTC/Geriatric setting for 2 years prior to being hired at the Richmond VA Medical Center 5 yrs ago in the Urology Department. She has been in the GI department for the past 3 years.
Leaky Plumbing Below the Belt: Management of Urinary and Bowel Incontinence
September 26, 2020, 2:00 pm

Betsy Liljeberg

Betsy Liljeberg earned a BSN at San Francisco State University. She continued her study of nursing at California State University at Long Beach where she earned an MSN and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate. Ms. Liljeberg worked in public health conducting well child visits and developmental evaluations for 13 years. She realized during that time period that there was a great need for pediatric psychiatric care. Her interest in psychology and developmental disorders made pursuing a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner post graduate certificate a natural. She completed the Sage Graduate College program in Troy, NY in 2004. Ms. Liljeberg has worked in various mental health outpatient clinics since that time. She currently works for Bon Secours Mercy healthcare in Kilmarnock VA. She cares for patients ranging from 3 years to 65 years of age. She feels honored and humbled to be trusted with so many life stories and concerns. She enjoys precepting NPP students. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, baking, and handweaving. Ms. Liljeberg is married with 2 adult children. She is an active member in her Lutheran church.
4 Ps Sake: Psychiatric Pearls for Primary Care Practitioners
September 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
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