Conferences & Symposiums
Providing the best possible care for our patients requires clinicians and
health professionals who are well-trained in the latest clinical advances
and trends. With that goal in mind, each year Valley Health provides numerous
opportunities for medical professionals to learn about recent developments
without having to leave the northern Shenandoah Valley. These educational
events, featuring national experts as well as local clinical leaders,
are open to Valley Health clinicians and those practicing at other healthcare
organizations. Additional information about the various professional educational
events presented by Valley Health is available by calling 540-536-5282.
Blue Ridge Symposium
This two-day conference, held each year in
October, covers a wide range of respiratory and cardiopulmonary topics through
lectures and breakout labs. The symposium is a valuable educational opportunity
for respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals. The 2019
conference has been cancelled but the 2020 conference will take place
The Eugene and Betty Casey Cardiovascular Conference, held each year in
April, provides physicians, nurses and technicians with concentrated, comprehensive
information on the latest trends and techniques in the care of heart patients.
2019 Helpful Resources:
Chronic Disease Symposium
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately
half of all adults have one or more chronic health conditions. Held in
early November, this symposium provides physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses
and dietitians with the most current information on the care and management
of patients with chronic disease.
Save the Date for 2019
Diabetes in the 21st Century Symposium
Are you interested in teaching your patients about diabetes, but find it
difficult to keep pace with the latest advances in diabetes care? Then
consider attending this all day program that synthesizes the critical
elements of diabetes care and education. Through dynamic presentations
and case studies, we will provide you with creative strategies to succeed
at teaching in today’s face paced health care environment. In addition,
small group activities allow participants to improve clinical confidence
and diabetes problem solving skills. Our goal when developing this seminar
was to include as many health care professionals as possible, so participants
leave the seminar feeling more empowered and confident advocating for
excellence in diabetes care.
2019 Conference Brochure
Presented by the Valley Health Neuroscience Center, this symposium provides
those attending the opportunity to learn about the latest developments
on a range of neuroscience topics. Presenters include local and national
experts in the neuroscience field. The Neuroscience Symposium is normally held in
Normally held in
September each year, this full-day conference provides comprehensive and clinically
relevant information to optimize cancer patient care and outcomes.
Save the Date for 2019
Physicians, nurses and other clinicians, receives updates on a range of
rehabilitation topics. Occurring in
October each year, this one day conference is presented by Valley Health Rehabilitation Services.
These conference and symposiums are presented in partnership with the
Winchester Medical Center Foundation. They would not be possible with the Foundation’s ongoing support.