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Friday, November 10, 2023

Session Speaker:

Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Margot Savoy is Associate Professor for the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Temple University Hospital, and Chief Quality Officer for the Temple Faculty Practice Plan. She is an attending physician at Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, DE). Dr. Savoy graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2002, completed the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Crozer Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program (Springfield, PA) in 2005, and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Public Health in Public Health Leadership with a focus on Public Health Practice. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, and is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company.

Session Speaker:

Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH

Dr. Yngvild Olsen is the Director for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She has a long history of working within the addiction treatment field to expand access to care and enhance quality and has written and lectured extensively on opioid use disorder and its treatments, the stigma of addiction, the integration of behavioral health and medical care, and clinical and policy solutions to the overdose epidemic. She was previously vice president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, president of the Maryland Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, and president of the Maryland/DC Society of Addiction Medicine.

Session Speaker:

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Javier Morales is a primary care specialist with nearly three decades of experience. In his current practice, he places a strong focus on diabetes, obesity, metabolism and cardiometabolic risk reduction. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Association, as well as a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Inter-American College of Physicians and Surgeons. Additionally, he has a keen interest in clinical research and has worked on key clinical trials as an investigator, resulting in numerous peer-reviewed publications. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, he displays his unwavering passion to implement quality primary care by remaining actively involved in the training of the next generation of healthcare professionals and continued medical education forums, both nationally and internationally. He also serves on the editorial boards of several journals.

Session Speaker:

Melanie Morris, Au. D, CCC-A

Melanie Morris, Au.D., is the Child Health Deputy Director and Referral and Screening Programs Director at the Georgia Department of Public Health. With a background as a pediatric audiologist, Melanie has implemented innovative methods like mobile and tele-audiology to serve children and families across Georgia. She is passionate about providing services to under-served populations and promoting early intervention. Melanie’s work focuses on improving accessibility to child health services, raising awareness about the importance of early intervention, and driving positive change in child health and well-being throughout the state. Melanie is an active member of the Georgia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Session Speaker:

Krishna Doniparthi, MD

Dr. Krishna Doniparthi is family medicine trained, and has been in the obesity medicine and functional medicine field for over 15 years. He did his residency at University of Alabama, and has been living and practicing in Georgia since graduation. He has done research at Uniformed Services University prior to residency on anaplastic pediatric thyroid cancer. In addition to obesity medicine, he trains other physicians in cell regenerative using phospholipids and fatty acids to address epigenetic changes due to environmental toxins and toxicants, neurodegenerative disorders, long-hauling COVID, autism, and many other neurological conditions. He lectures frequently on nutrition and metabolism, thyroid disorders, and hormone imbalances.

Session Speaker:

Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH

Dr. Bob Phillips directs the Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care for the ABFM Foundation and previously led the AAFP’s Robert Graham Center. He completed medical school at the University of Florida where he graduated with honors for special distinction, and then trained clinically in family medicine at the University of Missouri. He sees patients in a community-based residency program where he has worked for the last 21 years. Dr. Phillips was co-chair of the NASEM Consensus Study, Implementing High Quality Primary Care, which is influencing federal and state primary care policy for the better. He was elect- ed to the National Academy of Medicine in 2010 and has active research and data collaborations that are shedding light on the value of primary care and policies to improve its effectiveness.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Session Speaker:

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Charles Vega received his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and completed residency training in family medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where he now holds the title of Clinical Professor. He is the Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community and won a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI. He assumed the role of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the UCI School of Medicine in July 2016. Dr. Vega has seen patients and taught medical students and residents at UC Irvine’s Family Health Center–Santa Ana for the past 20 years. This clinic is a federally qualified health center and the largest safety-net clinic for Orange County. Dr. Vega’s academic interests are focused on access to quality, compassionate medical care for underserved populations, and the development of training programs to promote this vision of health care.

Session Speaker:

Ian Neel, MD

Dr. Ian Neel, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who specializes in caring for older adults. He serves as medical director of the Geriatric Medicine Consult Service at Senior Behavioral Health at UC San Diego Health. Additionally he is th geriatric medicine consultant for UC San Diego’s Brain Health and Memory Disorders program. Dr. Neel completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and a residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He has been selected by his peers in a survey for San Diego Magazine as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors for the past three years.

Session Speaker:

Richard Andrews, MD, MPH

Dr. Richard Andrews grew up bilingual English-Spanish in southern Spain and worked at community health centers in rural Virginia for many years. In 2008, Dr. Andrews moved to Houston, Texas where he learned to manage uncomplicated chronic hepatitis B & C in a multilingual/multicultural patient population. Dr. Andrews has managed hundreds of chronic hepatitis B patients, & 76 of his hepatitis C patients achieved cure (SVR12) on treatment. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Andrews first managed alcohol addiction in 1990 and first prescribed buprenorphine in August of 2020. Since May of 2021, he has worked in addiction medicine at three methadone clinics in the Houston area, primarily caring for heroin/fentanyl users.

Session Speaker:

Angeline Ti, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Angeline Ti is core faculty and Director of Research at the Wellstar Douglas Family Medicine Residency Program outside of Atlanta, GA. Angeline attended the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed a residency in Family and Community Medicine and a fellowship in Family Planning at the University of California, San Francisco. She then worked as a full time guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Reproductive Health, and was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Family Planning at Emory University School of Medicine. She joined as faculty at Wellstar in 2021, where she provides full spectrum outpatient and inpatient family medicine, including gender-affirming care. She also serves on the clinical committee of the Reproductive Health Access Project.

Session Speaker:

Jeanne Boudreaux, MD

Dr. Jeanne Boudreaux attended the LSU SOM in New Orleans, then completed her residency at The Children’s Hospital of

Alabama/UAB followed by a fellowship in pediatric Hematology Oncology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Wash U. She began her career at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital which merged into Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory Univ. She devotes her clinical time focusing on the care of pediatric hematology patients. As the Director of the Comprehensive Thalassemia Treatment Center, she provides comprehensive care for local pediatric patients and consultative care for local adults and patients of all ages from the Southeast U.S. She serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. She currently participates in a CDC sponsored trial trying to find ways to identify patients more easily with clinically significant Thalassemia who are not yet tied to a Thalassemia provider. She serves as the Clinical Director of Hematology at CHOA, leading and implementing the clinical strategic plan across multiple hospitals. She was previously the division’s Medical Director 2010-2016 and on their Executive Committee 2004-2016. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, was recently named an Eminent Physician of Pediatrics and in 2022 and awarded the Department of Pediatrics Joe Snitzer Master Clinician Award.

Session Speakers:

Stephen Correia, PhD, ABPP-CN

Steve Correia, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior in the College of Public Health. He is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years of clinical, research, and mentorship experience. His work has been in VA, private hospital, medical school, and campus-based settings. His research has focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with particular emphases on imaging of white matter integrity and clinical trials of new treatments. He holds and has held national and institutional leadership positions.

Don Scott, MD, MHS

Dr. Don Scott is the Medical Director for the Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center at the Institute of Gerontology at the UGA College of Public Health. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine and serves as Director of Education inGeriatric Medicine for both the AU/UGA Medical Partnership  and the IM residency program at St. Mary’s Hospital. He received his MD degree from the University of Chicago and did his internal medicine residency training at the University of Rochester, where he also served as a chief medical resident. He completed his geriatric medicine fellowship, and a Masters of Health Science in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins. His academic career has been devoted to medical education. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has practiced geriatric medicine and been a medical educator for over 20 years.

Antoine R. Trammell, MD, MPH

After graduating from Fisk University, Dr. Antoine Trammell studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mercer University School of Medicine, where he was a Chief Resident and Cardiology Research Fellow studying racial disparities in cardiac arrest outcomes. Then, Dr. Trammell completed a Master of Public Health Program at the Emory University School of Public Health. He has additional research training in cognitive and vascular sciences through several NIH-sponsored programs, the Emory Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and the Institute for Methods and Protocols of Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease. Currently, Dr. Trammell is a faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is an investigator for several observational studies and clinical trials at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Physician Lead for Georgia Memory Net’s Atlanta Memory Assessment Center. Outside of work, he serves on the Center for Black Women’s Wellness executive board and co-President of the Caucus of Emory Black Alumni. Dr. Trammell also mentors high school students with the Eastlake Male Youth Initiative and is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Session Speakers:

Michelle E. Cooke, MD

Dr. Michelle Cooke is the Owner and Founder of Sol Direct Primary Care. She is a Board-Certified Family physician who uses Lifestyle Medicine to treat her primary care patients. Dr. Cooke earned her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her residency at the now shuttered Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Cooke discovered Direct Primary Care (DPC) at a Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting earlier in her career. After witnessing the collapse of the healthcare system in her community, she made the leap to start her own DPC practice in May of this year (2023). Since then, Dr. Cooke has become a fierce advocate for Direct Primary Care (DPC) being the new standard of primary care delivery. Her practice has hosted professional events to help local physicians learn more about how they can become DPC physicians. Dr. Cooke believes that the future of healthcare is Direct Care. She is a member of the DPC Alliance.

Session Speakers:

Marianne Bette, MD

Dr. Marianne Bette is a retired 40+-year family physician from Southbury, Connecticut, who has suffered profound losses in her life and has counseled grieving patients throughout her medical career. She has written two books on loss and grieving, Living with a Dead Man that chronicles her first husband’s battle with cancer, and her current book, Living with a Grieving Heart: Thoughts from a Grief Warrior, a personal memoir of her trans- formative journey from heartbreak to gratitude and how she reclaimed the exuberance of life as well as insight and wisdom to help people embrace life after loss. Dr. Bette was a clinical professor at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) for 25 years, lecturing medical students, nurses, practitioners, and residents; presented at Grand Rounds at UCONN Medical Center where she addressed family medicine residents and faculty; and has spoken at various American Academy of Family Physicians conferences in the United States. Dr. Bette’s article, Navigating Grief and Finding Calm Amidst the Storm, has been published in various state AAFP health journals. She has also appeared on local news shows, recorded numerous podcasts, and spoken at libraries, community centers, churches, and grief groups to share her story and knowledge with a wider audience to help others understand and navigate the grieving process and embrace life again. Through her professional career and her personal losses, Dr. Bette inspires others with her extraordinary insight and encouragement in placing an emphasis on LIVING to help them move forward in finding happiness and fulfillment after loss. After forty years in family medicine, she is enjoying her retirement and spending time with her second husband, Gene, while also writing books and continuing to make public appearances to offer others optimism and hope for the life they still have ahead of them.

Session Speakers:

William Bostock, DO, FAAFP

Dr. William Bostock graduated from The University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri in 1983. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at The Medical College of Georgia in 1986. He practiced in Lawrenceville, Georgia for thirty five years. He sold his practice to Gwinnett Medical Center and began employment as a core faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency program for seven and one half years. He then went to work at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program in 2021. Dr. Bostock lives in Lawrenceville with his wife Kathy. They have three adult children and five grand children. Dr. Bostock spends his free time with his family, church and playing golf and fishing.

Session Speakers:

Adena Hicks, MD

Dr. Adena Hicks is the founder and CEO of ERI consultants which conducts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshops for physicians and professionals, through interactive seminars introducing the concept of bias to help gain reflections of personal and professional experiences, and how they impact professional outcomes. Her firm is informed by her 10 year experience creating and teaching curriculum on unconscious bias. Dr. Hicks is also a practicing Family medicine physician. She is committed to underserved and under-resourced communities and has demonstrated this through her dedicated service in Federally Qualified Health Centers. There she has served as medical director, supervising physician and staff educator. Dr Hicks is also a highly proficient educator with service as the Chief Resident and Community Medicine Fellow for Charles Drew University, a position that is highly cherished, as it was the Family Medicine Residency program’s first graduating class since its resurrection in the underserved Watts community. She also has interest in community health, both domestic and abroad with clinical experience in Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba and Guyana. She is greatly committed to encouraging others to help them reach their personal and health goals, and to uplift and empower the community. (She earned a Master’s in Public Health with emphasis in health disparity from Charles Drew University College of Science and Health, and A Master’s degree in Biology from Wayne State University. She was trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Family Medicine, and earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her Bachelor’s degree was earned at University of Minnesota in Biology with minor in African American studies).

Session Speakers:

James J. Lah, MD, PhD

Dr. James Lah graduated with honors from Duke University, and subsequently enrolled as a Medical Scientist Program Fellow

at Ohio State University, where he earned his MD-PhD with a focus on Neurobiology and Cell Biology. After an internship in

Medicine, Dr. Lah completed his Neurology Residency at Emory before joining the Emory Neurology faculty. Dr. Lah leads active basic and clinical research efforts. In his clinical work, he has developed a multidisciplinary team devoted to improving the care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. He is currently Associate Professor of Neurology at Emory University where he serves as Clinical Core Leader and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Director of the Cognitive Neurology Program, Principal Investigator of the Emory Healthy Brain Study, and Director of the statewide Georgia Memory Net. Dr. Lah has published over 200 peer-re- viewed articles and has been awarded numerous research grants from NIH and other agencies. In 2009 Emory University appointed Dr. Lah to the Alice and Roy Richards Endowed Chair for Alzheimer’s Research, and he was proclaimed an Outstanding Georgia Citizen in 2019 by then-Secretary of State Robin Crittendon.