Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at Piedmont Athens Regional promotes continuous improvement in patient health care by providing physicians and other health care professionals with convenient, high quality, evidence-based educational activities focusing on advances in medicine, medical technology, biomedical research, and changes in the health care environment. Our goal is to improve patient outcomes by enhancing physician knowledge, competence, and performance in practice. We are pleased to offer a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year for physicians and other health care professionals that include Regularly Scheduled Series, annual conferences, and other CME activities.

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to offer AMA PRA Category 1TM continuing medical education for physicians.

Accredited CME Activities

These conferences and other educational activities are presented as a service to physicians and other members of the healthcare team. Please note, we are accredited to award continuing medical education for physicians (MD/DO) only. We can provide certificates of participation to other healthcare professionals who attend our conferences and other CME activities.

Save the Date for our Conferences:

January 27, 2018  |  9th Annual Primary Care Conference
With topics selected to address important issues and challenges in primary care, this annual conference will feature a keynote presentation on leadership with nationally recognized speaker Dr. Leigh Hamby of Piedmont Healthcare.

February 24, 2018  |  13th Annual Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Care Conference
Annual update featuring a special keynote on CHF by Dr. Tina Shah from Baylor College of Medicine.

March 24, 2018  |  Diabetes Conference
This conference, now in its second year, will focus on a broad range of topics selected to help providers better manage their patients with diabetes.

April 21, 2018 | Controlled Substances Prescribing
This conference will meet the new Georgia Composite Medical Board Rule 360-15-01 for three hours of CME designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices.

To comply with STARK regulatory requirements, we are now required to collect tuition from NON-AFFILIATED physicians.  Tuition will be collected when you register for the conference. 

CME Contact

Linda Groarke, MPH, MSUP
CME Program Manager
Continuing Medical Education

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Other Professional Educational Opportunities

Ultrasound Conference
Designed for ultrasound professional, this conference offers dynamic speakers, hands-on practice, and a wide range of topics of interest to sonographers throughout our region. CME's are offered through the SDMS when approved. This conference is held yearly on the first weekend in August.

For more information, contact Sara Logan, RDMS (Ps)(Ab), Ultrasound Conference Coordinator, at 706-475-4400. 

Continuing Medical Education Committee

Heather Alexander
Director, Quality & Patient Safety, Piedmont Athens Regional

Catherine Apaloo, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Piedmont Athens Regional
Clinical Associate Professor, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Delena Brockmann
Executive Director, Oconee Health Campus, Piedmont Athens Regional

Ron Cervero, PhD
Associate Vice President for Instruction, University of Georgia College of Education

Mark Ebell MD, MS
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Georgia School of Public Health
Member, US Preventive  Services Task Force

Ronald Forehand, MD
Medical Director, University Health Center, University of Georgia

Linda Groarke
CME Program Manager, Piedmont Athens Regional

Jonathan Murrow, MD
Director of Graduate Medical Education, Piedmont Athens Regional
Piedmont Athens Regional Cardiology
Associate Professor of Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Petros Nikolinakos, MD
University Blood and Cancer
Clinical Associate Professor, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Shelley Nuss, MD
Campus Dean, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Pam Queen
Medical Librarian, Piedmont Athens Regional

Barbara Schuster, MD
Founding Campus Dean, GRU/UGA Medical Partnership
Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
Adjunct Professor, UGA College of Public Health

Fred Young, MD
Vice President, Physician Services, Piedmont Athens Regional