UPIKE-KYCOM Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine hosts a variety of Continuing Medical Education (CME) events each year on our campus. These CME activities include the annual Continuing Medical Education and Alumni Weekend event, the Annual Pediatrics Symposium and an annual Substance Use Disorder Education Seminar.

Annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Alumni Weekend Event

The Annual CME and Alumni weekend event is typically held in September of each year. KYCOM has hosted this event on our campus since 2009. It is a three-day event with multiple activities including, the CME event, Founders Dinner, John A. Strosnider Memorial Lecture, mentoring/networking breakfast and the KYCOM alumni reception.

12th Annual Continuing Medical Education & Alumni Weekend

The annual Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine Primary Care Continuing Medical Education and Alumni Weekend will be held September 16 – 18, 2022. For additional information, please contact Ms. Deean Skeens, Director of Continuing Medical Education at DeeanSkeens@upike.edu or (606) 218-5413.

General Meeting Information

This live activity is anticipated to offer 19.50 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credit, pending the approval of the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education. The Southeastern Kentucky AHEC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20 PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Program Theme:  12th Annual Medicine in the Mountains Updates

            This primary care CME program will offer comprehensive review and updates in medicine.

Annual Pediatrics Symposium

KYCOM hosts an Annual Pediatrics Symposium each year on our campus. The symposium offers education on various pediatric topics given by multiple Pediatric experts with collaboration between the University of Kentucky and KYCOM. This event is also part of the clinical didactic curriculum for the OMS-II Pediatrics course at KYCOM.

Annual Substance Use Disorder Education Seminar

Statistics on drug abuse in the Appalachian region, including Eastern Kentucky, are staggering and a significant public health issue. Recent data shows people living in the Appalachian region are 55% more likely to die from a drug overdose*. More than 20 counties in Eastern Kentucky have a higher rate of overdoses than the national average. KYCOM works in conjunction with Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to host an annual Substance Use Disorder Education Seminar on our campus. In addition to CME, this event serves to educate the public on substance use.

Health Provider Diabetes Symposium

Kentucky ranks eighth in the U.S. for diabetes prevalence. From 2000 to 2018, diagnosed diabetes in Kentucky adults increased from 6.5% to 13.7% (or 1 in 7). The prevalence of diabetes in the Big Sandy region of Kentucky (including Pike County) was 23.4% in 2018. The national average is 10.5%.**

As a leader of medical education in Eastern Kentucky, KYCOM feels obligated to provide education on serious public health issues such as diabetes. Therefore, in 2021, KYCOM, SOAR and the CDC worked together to host a virtual Health Provider Diabetes Symposium. This event provided updated information on the prevalence, screening and treatment of diabetes. 

For CME information, please feel free to contact Ms. Deean Skeens at DeeanSkeens@upike.edu or (606) 218-5413.

Ms. Deean Skeens, Director
Continuing Medical Education
University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501

*Data can be viewed at https://www.norc.org/Research/Projects/Pages/appalachian-overdose-mapping-tool.aspx

** https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dpqi/cdpb/dpcp/diabetesfactsheet.pdf