Invited Talks and Presentations
Family and Community Health faculty have presented across the United States and internationally in countries across six different continents. The following list includes presentations given by our faculty members.

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  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Return to Work and Stay at Work- Strategies that Work.” SOCSO Regional Return to Work Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. August, 2014.
  • Dilip Nair, MD. “Current Questions about Traveler's Diarrhea”. AAFP 2014 Global Health Workshop, San Diego, CA. September 2014.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. “The Existence of a Strong Correlation between Leptin, TNF-a Levels and BMI in Morbidly Obese Appalachian Females”. The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions/ High Blood Pressure Research 2014, San Francisco. September 2014.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. “20-HETE and Circulating Endothelial Cells, a Unique Vascular Profile Related to CVD in Morbidly Obese Appalachian Women”. The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions/ High Blood Pressure Research 2014, San Francisco. September 2014.
  • John Walden, MD. “Working with Indigenous Peoples”. Uniformed Services University Military Tropical Medicine Course. Bethesda, MD, July 2014.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “The Evolution of Electronic Management for School-Based Oral Health Programs in West Virginia”. National School-Based Health Care Convention: Oral presentation at the School-Based Health Alliance annual conference. Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  • James Becker, MD. “West Virginia Experience with Neo-Natal Abstinence Syndrome”. MED Conference, Portland Oregon. May 2014.
  • Dilip Nair, MD. “Choosing Wisely: Responding to a National Campaign”. 62nd Annual Scientific Assembly of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. Charleston, West Virginia. April 2014
  • John Walden, MD. “Working with Indigenous Peoples” first annual Grand Rounds Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine MUJCESOM. Huntington, WV, March 2014.
  • James Becker, MD. “Medicaid Changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act”. West Virginia State Medical Association Payer Meeting, Charleston, WV. January 2014.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Establishing Hemostatis in Wilderness Environment”. South Eastern Wilderness Medicine Conference, Huntington, WV, 2014.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Legal Aspects of Wilderness Medicine”. Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend TN, 2014.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Cruise Medicine”. Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2014.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Bridging the Gap”. Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2014 .
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Childbirth at 20,000 Feet”. Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2014.
  • Ken Devlin , MA. Annual presentations on various psychological topics to the West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists, Rehabilitation counselors Association, St. Mary’s and others. Topics include Psychological Evaluations of Candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulators, Sleep and Health, and others. 2011-2014.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “Health-Related Quality of Life Among Residents of 13 States with Appalachian Counties: Findings from the 2008-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System”. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA, November 2013.
  • James Becker, MD. Presenter at the Hospital Financial Management Association (HFMA), Oglebay Park, Wheeling. WV, October 2013.
  • Dilip Nair, MD. “Patient Transfers from Rural Hospitals to an Academic Medical Center: Questions Posed by the Data 21st West Virginia Rural Health Conference”. Roanoke, West Virginia. October 2013.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Return to Work and Stay at Work”.Keynote speaker, The Academy of Insurance Medicine of Asia, 9th Scientific Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2013.
  • William Pewen, Ph.D. “Direct to Consumer Advertising: An Issue of Drug Safety”. International Symposium on Safe Medicines. Charleston, WV. September 2013.
  • James Becker, MD. “Updated Changes Under the Affordable Care Act”, West Virginia State Medical Association Conference, Charleston, WV. September 2013.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. “Evaluation and Treatment of Vascular Lesions.” Oral presentation at Mid-Michigan Health/Michigan State Medical Society, August 2013.
  • William Pewen, Ph.D. “Affordable and Sustainable: The Value-Based Path to Health Security.” Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. August, 2013.
  • John Walden, MD. “Cultural Diversity for Health Science Educators”. West Virginia Department of Education, Charleston, WV, July 2013.
  • Ken Devlin, MA. “Identification & Behavioral Treatment of Sleep Disorders in a Collaborative Care Environment.” Oral presentation at WV Association of Professional Psychologists Conference, Flatwoods, WV. June 2013.
  • William Pewen, Ph.D. “Does the US Need E. U. Data Protections?” Health Privacy Summit, Washington, D.C. September, 2013.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “Diabetes Partnerships for Rural Appalachia”. National Rural Health Association. Louisville, KY, May 2013.
  • John Walden, MD. “Snake Bites”, Wilderness Medicine Group, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV. May 2013.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. “Evaluation and Treatment of Vascular Lesions.” Grand Rounds, MUJCESOM, Huntington, WV, May 2013.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “OccupationalMedicine for Primary Care Physician—A case integrating Occupational Medicine in Primary Care Training”. Key note lecture in 3rdAfrica Health Congress. Johannesburg, South Africa. May 2013.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Who Makes a Better Decision-Doctor or Patient? The Law on Patients Right to Refuse”. Ethics And Law track in 3rd Africa Health Congress May 7, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2013.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “Oral Health Surveillance Findings in West Virginia”. Annual Conference of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the CDC. Huntsville, AL, April 2013.
  • Dilip Nair, MD. “Evaluating of an Unknown Skin Condition”. West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians 61st Annual Scientific Assembly, Charleston, WV. April 2013.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. “Introduction to Aesthetics: Botox, Lasers, and Dermal Fillers”. Spring Assembly of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. Charleston, WV. April 2013.
  • John Walden, MD. “46 Years Living, Trekking and Working with Amazonian Indians” Winthrop University, South Carolina, April 2013.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. “Journeys to Leadership.” Women in Medicine and Science. MUJCESOM, Huntington, WV, March 2013.
  • William Pewen, Ph.D. “HIPAA in the Cloud.” Microsoft Corporation Symposium, Washington D.C. March, 2013.
  • James Becker “The Challenge of Hepatitis in the Appalachian Region”, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. February 2013.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “Appalachian Regional Partnerships”. Bristol-Myer Squibb Foundation annual conference. Gatlinburg, TN, February 2013.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. Invited speaker to the Gold Humanism assembly for students and residents. MUJCESOM. Huntington, WV, February 2013.
  • John Walden, MD. “Crossing Borders and Disciplines”, sponsored by the University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky University, February 2013.
  • Charles McCormick, MD. “Palliative Care Issues”, West Virginia Oncology Meeting. February 2013.
  • James Becker, MD. Invited consultant to the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI), regarding Bi-Polar Disorder Management, Washington, DC, 2013.
  • Greg Elkins, MD. “Integrating Medication Management into Primary Care. A physician’s Perspective”. Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative, Crystal City, VA. January 2013.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Group Dynamics in a Wilderness Setting”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2013
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Selection of Medication for the Wilderness Setting”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2013.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Avalanche Basics”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2013.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Evaluation of Chronic Disease for Wilderness Setting”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2013.
  • Stephen Petrany, MD. “The Art of Teaching”, Academy of Medical Educators, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV. November 2012.
  • Ken Devlin, MA. “West Virginia State Plan Amendment: Health Homes Overview”. WV Association of Professional Psychologists. Flatwoods, WV. November 2012.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “Appalachian Regional Model for Sustaining County-Level Diabetes Coalitions”. Oral presentation at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA, November, 2012.
  • Mitch Shaver, MD. “Treatment of Respiratory Illness for the Competitive Athlete,” 26th annual Jose I. Ricard, MD, Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Conference, Huntington, WV. November 2012.
  • Stephen Petrany, MD. “The Human Genome Project: Clinical and Ethical Implications for the Family Physician”, Family Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. MED Conference. “Cost Control through Durable Medical Equipment Management”, Portland Oregon, October 2012.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Functional Impairment and Disability claims and Return to Work Issues”. Masters Seminar ALUCA Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2012.
  • Kathleen O’Hanlon, MD. Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly of the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians: “Women’s Health – Depression”; “Women’s Health – Fibromyalgia & Pain Management”. Grand Forks, ND. October 2012.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Comprehensive Care for a Forgotten Population”. Ohio Society for Public Health Education. Columbus, OH, October 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. “Data Implementation in Policy Development”, invited presentation for the MED Project at Oregon Health Sciences University, Center for Evidence-based Policy. Portland, Oregon, October 2012.
  • John Walden, MD. “Global Health in My Backyard: Health Care Needs of Refugees and Immigrants”, 2012 Regional Global Health Conference, October 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. “Care Coordination for Bipolar Individuals with Chronic Hepatitis”, invited presentation for the Joint Committees on Health, West Virginia Legislature. Charleston, WV, September 2012.
  • Dilip Nair, MD. “A Unique Global Health Elective for Pre-clinical Medical Students”, 2012 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Minneapolis, MN. September 2012.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Global perspective of Disability Assessment and Compensation Systems”, Key note Lecture, 4th World Congress on Personal Injury Assessment. University of Montreal, Canada, September 2012.
  • John Walden, MD. “Working With NGOs”, Military Tropical Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda MD. September 2012.
  • John Walden, MD. “Twenty-five Years of Global Health Experience: Critical principles and lessons learned”, AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Minneapolis, MN. September 2012.
  • John Walden, MD. “Working With Tribal Populations”, Military Tropical Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD. August 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. “Rocky Mountain Workshop on Evidence-based Health Care”, invited participant with scholarship support of NIH. Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. “Atypical Antipsychotic Use in the Pediatric Patient” invited presentation at the Drug Evaluation Research Program, OHSU, Portland, Oregon, June 2012.
  • Stephen Petrany, MD. “Innovative Curriculum: The Marshall Family Medicine Paul Ambrose Health Policy Program”, 44th Annual AAFP Directors of Family Medicine residencies Workshop, Kansas City, MO. June 2012.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Impairment and Disability Assessment for Work Injury Claims. 3rd Congress of Personal Injury and Rehabilitation Assessment (3º Congresso Prevenir e Reparar), Lisbon, Portugal. June 2012.
  • Ken Devlin, MA. “Managing Sleep in Occupational and Rehabilitation Cases”. West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Charleston, WV. June 2012.
  • Chuck McCormick, MD. Worked in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Gallup Indian Medical Center 6 weeks and presented 3 Grand Rounds: Advanced Care Planning, Polypharmacy in the Elderly and Delirium in the Elderly. Gallup, NM,June 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Educational Program, Director of the Clinical Track breakout session. Presenter for complex case discussion. Charleston, WV, May 2012.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Triage for Disasters”. Cabell County Health Department, May 2012.
  • Nick Chongswatdi, MD. “Interpreting Spirometry”, Family Medicine Grand Rounds, MUJCESOM. Huntington, WV, April 2012.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “A Collaborative Approach to Address the Oral Health Needs of the Appalachian Region”. Oral Presentation at the annual conference, National Oral Health Conference. Milwaukee, WI, April 2012.
  • Dr. Charles Clements, MD. “Comprehensive Case for a Forgotten Population”, Ohio Society for Public Education, Columbus, OH, January 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. “Atypical Antipsychotic Use in the Pediatric Patient. Drug Evaluation Research Program, OHSU. Regional, 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. “Care Coordination for Bipolar Individuals with Chronic Hepatitis”. The Joint Committees on Health, WV Legislature, 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. Directed the clinical track breakout session. Presenter for complex case discussion, WV Workers’ Compensation Educational Programs, 2012.
  • Chuck McCormick, MD. Mayo Clinic Global Initiative-eCurriculum series; Essentials of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care-Ethiopia. (Co-authored two learning modules: Ethical and Legal Issues and Care of the Caregiver), while in Gallup, NM. 2012
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Basic Disaster Life Support”. “Building a Rope Line for Swift Water Rescue”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2012.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Chemical and Biologic Warfare”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN 2012.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Childbirth at 20,000 Feet”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2012.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Traveler’s Diarrhea”, Wilderness Medical Society, Townsend, TN, 2012.
  • James Becker, MD. “The Challenge of Health Care Reform in the Medicaid Population in West Virginia”, West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Legislative Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2011.
  • James Becker, MD. “Strategies for Health Care Change in the Medicaid Population”, invited presentation for the American Academy of Family Physicians, Legislative Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. November 2011.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Surviving Disaster”, Region III (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV), Medical Reserve Corp Conference, Washington, DC. November 2011.
  • James Becker, MD. “Independent Medical Examinations in West Virginia,” sponsored by West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner, Summit Conference Center, Charleston, WV. October 2011.
  • William Pewen, Ph.D. “Antimicrobial Resistance: Policy Options for Congress,” Harvard School of Public Health Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance: Biology, Population Dynamics and Policy Options. October, 2011.
  • James Becker, MD. Program Director, IME Training for West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Providers. Summit Conference Center, Charleston, WV. October 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Impairment and Disability Assessment Tools in the 21st Century”, The Academy of Insurance Medicine of Asia Biennial Scientific meeting, Shanghai, China, October 2011.
  • John Walden, MD. “Health Care Delivery among Tribal Populations”, 2011 American Academy Family Physicians Global Health Workshop San Diego, California, October 2011.
  • James Becker, MD. “Complimentary Medicine in a Changing Health Landscape”, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Alumni Day. Huntington, WV, September 2011.
  • Nick Chongswatdi, MD. “Implementation of Drug Screening Policy”, River Valley Child Development. Huntington, WV, June 2011.
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Surviving Disaster”, Cabell County Health Department, Huntington, WV, May 2011.
  • Richard Crespo, Ph.D. “Factors in the Sustainability of Diabetes Coalitions in Rural Appalachia”. Oral presentation at the annual conference, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control. Minneapolis, MN, April 2011.
  • John Walden, MD. “Parasitology in Appalachia”, West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians 59th Annual Scientific Assembly, Charleston, WV. April 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition Training Program for Physicians”. Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Occupational Asthma Update for 2011”, 4th Gulf Occupational Health Forum toward Sustainable Occupational Health & Safety. Marina, Kuwait, April 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition Training Program”, 4th Gulf Occupational Health Forum toward Sustainable Occupational Health & Safety. Marina, Kuwait, April 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Chronic Pain and Pain Management – Pills, Pumps and Procedures—what does the science say? – A Workshop”. Sponsored by WorkCover, Perth, Western Australia. April 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Occupational Injuries/Diseases – A Workshop”. Sponsored by WorkCover, Perth, Western Australia, April 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”, 6th Edition Training Program, Sponsored by WorkCover, Perth, Western Australia, March 2011.
  • Ken Devlin, MA. “Presurgical Psychological Evaluation Medtronics Course: Theory & Technique of Neuromodulation”. Las Vegas, NV. February 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”, 6th Edition Training Program. Sponsored by Dutch Association of Medical Officers (GAV). Zeist, Netherlands, 2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “AMA Guides Review Course designed to train Physicians in the Practical Application of the AMA Guides”. Sponsored by Road Accident Fund, Department of Transportation, South Africa. Multiple courses, yearly, 2007-2011.
  • Mohammed Ranavaya, MD. “Certification Review Course in Disability Medicine and Overview of AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”.A course designed to prepare Physician Specialist for Board exam in Disability Medicine, Sponsored by American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Multiple courses, four times a year, 2005-2011
  • Charles Clements, MD. “Preparing for Overseas Travel”, Wilderness Medicine Society, Townsend, TN, 2011.

 

List of presentations updated 2014