2021 Richmond Pharmacology Symposium
Saturday, September 18 to Saturday, September 18, 2021

Dawn Adams

Delegate Dawn M. Adams is a doctoral prepared nurse practitioner with nearly thirty-five years of diverse clinical and administrative health care experience. Dawn was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2017, and was reelected in 2019, to represent a District that covers parts of Richmond, Chesterfield, and Henrico. She is the first and only openly lesbian legislator in the Commonwealth's 400 year history. Her legislative focus is Healthcare, particularly around issues affecting elderly and vulnerable populations, and creating solutions to increase access and drive down the cost of care.
Welcome & Guest Speaker
September 18, 2021, 7:45 am

Nathan Culver, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Nathan Culver, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Ambulatory Care at VCU medical Center. He received his Doctor of pharmacy degree from Wingate university school of pharmacy after which he completed both PGY1 Pharmacy practice residency in ambulatory care and PGY2 pharmacy residency in internal medicine from VCU health. Nathan spent nearly 5 years as assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy where he also maintained practice sites in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD and York Hospital in York, PA. During his time in Baltimore Nathan completed a fellowship in service learning from Loyola University and initiated and oversaw service learning at Helping up Mission in inner city Baltimore. In his current role he oversees the advanced training of pharmacy and medical residents at VCU medical center. Nathan has published in several journals and was honored with the collaborative practice award as well as well as the non-physician educator award within the department of internal medicine at VCU health.
Diabetes Update 2021: A Focus on Therapeutics
September 18, 2021, 8:15 am

Lori Sweeney, Lori Sweeney, MD, Associate Professor of Endocrinology at McGuire VAMC.

Dr. Sweeney completed her medical degree at VCU & Fellowship at MCV. She started working with transgender veterans in 2009, established a transgender care clinic in 2014. She has held numerous medical & faculty appointments at VCU SOM & Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney's research interests include CV disease prevention in transgender patients & lipid abnormalities associated with hormone therapy. Dr. Sweeney is the recipient of several research & teaching awards. Her contributions include peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and book chapters. Dr. Sweeney's served in the US Army, which included deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom with front line physician work. She received multiple military honors including four Army Commendations Awards.
Transgender Care
September 18, 2021, 9:15 am

Jack Ledford, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP

I am the clinical pharmacy specialist in Ambulatory Care, Clinical Assistant Professor at VCU School of Pharmacy, and VCU Health System, Center for Advanced Health Management (CAHM) Geriatric & Post-Acute Services.
Anticoagulation in Special Populations
September 18, 2021, 10:45 am

Lyons Hardy, PMHNP

I serve as the concentration coordinator for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at VCU. I maintain a clinical practice as a PMHNP at two sites in addition to my teaching.
Depression: Safe prescribing principles
September 18, 2021, 11:45 am

Allison Gregory, MS, FNP

I am a full time faculty member at VCU's School of Nursing and serve as the concentration lead for the FNP track in the Master's program. I currently volunteer as a FNP at CrossOver Ministries where I treat Spanish-speaking, immigrant patients with chronic illnesses. I also practice on a PRN basis with Henrico County Health Department. ​My clinical interests and expertise are in primary care and particularly of​ underserved/ uninsured communities with a special interest in the health needs of the Hispanic population.​
Depression: Safe prescribing principles
September 18, 2021, 11:45 am

Rachel Venable

Rachel Venable has been a nurse practitioner with VCU's heart failure team for the past 5 years. She graduated from Duke University with her Master's in Adult-Gerontology primary care with a concentration in cardiology. Her NP career started on the inpatient advanced heart failure service, working with heart transplants, LVAD's, and inotrope dependent patients. She then transitioned to outpatient heart failure disease management where she's been the past 3 years. She was integral in starting an outpatient Lasix infusion clinic for patients with significant volume overload in an effort to reduce hospitalizations in the past year. She enjoys precepting Nurse practitioner students, sharing knowledge of heart failure management with anyone willing to listen.
Heart Failure
September 18, 2021, 1:30 pm

Anthony Gonzalez

Current Trends in Covid
September 18, 2021, 2:30 pm
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