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Diabetes Symposium

Friday, June 14, 2019

Live conference

Bristol Regional Medical Center, Monarch Auditorium

Remote videoconference locations

The live conference at Bristol Regional will be broadcast remote to:

  • Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport
  • Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap
  • Greeneville Community Hospital West, Greeneville

Key details

Deadline for registration is Friday, June 7.

Registration fee: $15 (includes lunch)

Preregistration is required. No registrations will be accepted the day of the symposium, and payment will not be received at the event.

Speakers & topics

The Multiplicity of Diabetes

Dr. Ryan Kennedy practices at Holston Medical Group Endocrinology at Sapling Grove, and he provides patients with a comprehensive focus on endocrinology and metabolism, including thyroid disease, metabolic disorders, endocrine cancer and more.

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Dr. Howard Herrell is an OB/GYN with Greeneville Community Hospital West, where he specializes in women’s health.

Diabetes: The Rural Impact

Dr. Paula Masters is the Vice President of Health Programs with Ballad Health. She has 15 years of experience in public health.

Diabetes Medications on a Budget

Dr. Richard Hess is an associate professor at Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. He is board certified as a diabetes educator and in diabetes management.

Pearls and Perils of Polypharmacy in Type 2 Diabetes

Barbee Bancroft provides a full range of diabetes education for healthcare professionals. Barbee has taught over 2,500 hours at continuing education seminars..

Who should attend?

This event is open to all Ballad Health employees, as well as other providers in our region, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Registered and licensed practical nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Pharmacists

And other health professionals are encouraged to participate.


Please select the location below where you plan to attend.


Learn more

For more information, please call (423) 844-2954.




Ballad Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Ballad Health designates this live activity for a maximum of six (6.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Ballad Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This seminar will provide up to 6.0 hours of continuing education credits to pharmacists who attend the sessions and complete the online activities (activity evaluations and post-tests) required to claim credit.