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Telehealth: Developments and Advantages

Telehealth: Developments and Advantages

Dr. Ali Sonel, Chief of Staff at the Pittsburgh VAMC, discusses telehealth as it currently is utilized in the VA healthcare field, current applications underway in the implementation of telehealth, and next generation telehealth solutions and their benefits to veterans.
Pain Management Methods: Prescription Alternatives

Pain Management Methods: Prescription Alternatives

Dr. Donald McGeary, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, presents on underlying mechanisms of pain processing in military veterans, factors that contribute to the misuse and abuse of opioid medications, and how our knowledge of pain processing mechanisms and opioid misuse factors inform healthcare for pain management in the VA.
PTSD in Women Veterans

PTSD in Women Veterans

Tara E. Galovski, PhD is the Director of Women’s Health Sciences Division at the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System. She presents on analysis of exposure risks for women in combat, barriers to effective treatment and management for women, and intervention choices and successful navigation of the recovery process.
Providing Strategic Guidance at the VISN Level to Enhance Overall Patient Experience

Providing Strategic Guidance at the VISN Level to Enhance Overall Patient Experience

Dr. William Patterson, Network Director, VISN 15 discusses:

  • Identifying areas of improvement and creating effective policy measures to combat them
  • Establishing a culture of continuous improvement and transitioning the VA into a high performing organization
  • Implementing a shared vision across a region
Managing the Continued Improvement of Clinical Care in Today’s Veteran Population

Managing the Continued Improvement of Clinical Care in Today’s Veteran Population

Thomas Lynch, MD, Assistant Deputy USH for Clinical Operations and Management discusses:

  • Ensuring the delivery of exceptional care to the Veteran population
  • Streamlining operations to minimize preventable mistakes
Influenza Immunization: Helping to Prevent Disease in Older Adults

Influenza Immunization: Helping to Prevent Disease in Older Adults

Robert B. Belshe, MD, Dianna and J. Joseph Adorjan Endowed Professor of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine discusses:

  • The Impact of Influenza Disease in Seniors
  • The Impact of Influenza Vaccine in the Senior Population
  • Responding to a Need: Fluzone High-Dose (Influenza Vaccine)
  • The Post-Licensure Efficacy Study
  • Product Information and Summary of Key Points