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Tahoe Forest Health System presents the 2nd Annual Rural Health Conference 2013: Rural Medicine in the 21st Century

September 27-29, 2013
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Forest Health System, located in the North Lake Tahoe basin, is coordinating a rural health conference designed specifically for healthcare providers.  This is offered to those that are interested in rural health care, including physicians, nurses, educators, academics, hospital administrators, clinic directors, and medical students.


Betsy Thompson, MD, DrPH,Chief Medical Officer, CMS, Region IX, will address the future of health care reform. 

Robert G. Gish, MD, Director of Clinical Hepatology, UC San Diego Health Care System, will discuss Hepatitis C and NASH. 

Michael Wilkes, MD, Professor of Global Health at University of California, Davis, will review best practices in cancer screening. 

Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, , Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, will share his experience with the emergency medical response to Haiti imediately after the 2010 earthquake. 

Thomas L Schwenk, MD, Dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, will discuss altering your practice for the new reimbursement paradigms. 

Don Hilty, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California, Davis, will review the management of psychiatric disorders in the rural setting.

Jeri Bigbee, PhD, RN, FNC-BC, FAAN, will discuss the role of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in rural practice. 

Jennifer Wilson, MD, Emergency Services Medical Director, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, will review challenging clinical cases. 

Howard Donner, MD, served as an Expedition Physician on the 1988 Kangchenjunga Expedition, the 1998 NOVA Everest Expedition and as the Director of the Denali medical rescue camp as a medical officer on the Denali Medical Research Project. 

This conference is an opportunity for you to network with your colleagues and discuss rural health issues, challenges, and solutions that you face every day.  This year the conference will have a variety of clinical topics of interest to rural health practitioners.  We will be sharing rural clinical best practices including therapeutic updates for various diseases, complicated pregnancies and when to refer, pediatrics in rural health, general surgical issues, primary care orthopedics, hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, care of the psychiatric patient, best screening practices, and much more! 

General Registration click here

TFHD Medical and Hospital Staff click here

Sponsors click here

HOTEL INFORMATION: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Incline Village, NV.  Call 1-888-421-1442 and reference Tahoe Forest Hospital to reserve your room or register online. Enter your requested arrival and departure dates and click search for available accommodations and group pricing.

QUESTIONS: For questions, contact Medical Staff Services at (530) 582-6414 or e-mail 

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Tahoe Forest Hospital District, 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160, (530) 587-6011

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