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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and holds numerous events throughout the year.  For more information or to obtain a CD of older presentations, please call CME Coordinator Judy Cooper, RN at 229-353-6805 or e-mail by clicking here.

Motivational Interviewing in Tobacco Cessation and Chronic Disease. Learn communication skill to guide and empower your patients to make positive behavioral change.    Access Activity

CME Opportunities:

  • Grand Rounds (lunch activities on the 2nd Tuesday monthly at 12:30 pm in the TRMC Dining Room)
  • Grand Rounds After Hours (dinner activities held periodically)
  • Cancer Conferences
  • Internet-based point-of-care (PoC) CME offerings
  • Performance Improvement CME offerings
  • CME Webinars on the internet
  • Ethics Case Conference (held various times per year)
  • ICU Rounds (weekly on Thursday at 10:00 am)

Upcoming CME Event


Date and Time




January 14, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Pain Managment
CME awarded by MAGMutal
Gregory Talley, Attorney TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
January 24, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
 The Design and Implementation of a
Lung Cancer Screening Program
 Andrea McKee, MD
Lahey Medical Center
TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
February 7, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Updates on Pulmonary Arterial
Hypertension-Identify, Classify & Treat
 Hunter Champion, MD, PhD, FAHA TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
March 11, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Metastatic Breast Cancer
CME awarded by ICHE 
Ruth O'Regan, MD
Emory University 
TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
March 21, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm 
Obesity Management
in Primary Care 
 Christy Turer, MD
Obestiy Society, Clincal Chairman
TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
April 8, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm 
Physicians Orders for
Life-Sustaining Treatment
Patricia Bomba, MD, FACP
VP and Medical Director Geriatrics Ch.
MOLST Statewide Implementation Team 
TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
May 13, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Heart Failure and Device
Therapy Management 
Shands Healthcare  TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
May 15  TENATIVE - Stroke Symposium    
June 10, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
 Malnourishment in the Adult Hospital
Patient; Hospitalist role in recognizing,
addressing and managing
Thomas Zeigler, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology,
Metobolism and Lipids
Director, Emory Center for Clinical and
Molecular Nutrition 
TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
July 8, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Bariatric Surgery: Appropriate
use in Obesity Management 
Christopher Smith, MD  TRMC Dining Rooms A&B
August 12, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm 
Updates on Care of Patient in Renal
Failure and Management of
Patients on Dialysis 
 Melissa Rampal, MD TRMC Dining Rooms A&B 
September 9, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Multiple Myeloma: Early Recognition
and Referral in Primary Care 
Vivek Roy, MD
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 
TRMC Dining Rooms A&B 
October 14, 2014  TBA     
November 11, 2014 TBA     

Cancer Conference Dates
(Meeting Place:  Dining Rooms A&B)

 7:00 - 8:00 am
(Breakfast provided through
the Serving Line)

February 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
April 1, 2014
May 6, 2014
June 3, 2014
July 1, 2014
August 5, 2014
September 2, 2014
October 7, 2014

12:30 - 1:30 pm
(Breakfast provided through
the Serving Line)

January 16, 2014

February 20, 2014
March 20, 2014
April 17, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 19, 2014
July 17, 2014
August 21, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 16, 2014
December 11, 2014

CURE Series – Live Webinar

Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Can view from your own computer.

To access SOWEGA-AHEC Archived Online Library CME Activities please click the link below.

Free: SOWEGA-AHEC Online Library of CME/CE Activities Now Available:

Point-of Care CME

TRMC continues to offer CME opportunity for physicians called Point-of-Care CME.  The AMA and AAFP recognize Point-of-Care CME as practice-based learning that takes place in support of specific patient care.

What’s new with PoC is TRMCs newest subscription to UptoDate. UptoDate is a research tool that provides clinicians with unbiased, continuously updated, evidence-based practical recommendations to assist the clinician with point of care decisions. It provides information on over 9,500 clinical topics in 20 specialties. You can earn 0.5 CME credits for each search and UptoDate tracks the CME credit. Credits are tracked by the month and can be redeemed up to every two years. With this subscription you do not complete any paper form for the CME office. You may redeem credit at your convenience. You can print your certificate from the site. If you need any assistance setting up your account call Judy Cooper at   229-353-6805 or 229-402-6122.

TRMC will continue to award 0.5 credits for every point-of-care learning activity that utilizes other approved Point-of-Care CME sources and is delivered by an ACCME-accredited CME provider. The following activity elements must be documented: 1) The learner's question; 2) The search of an AMA or AAFP-approved source; 3) Implementation of new knowledge in practice.

Point of care documentation forms are available in each MD dictation area as well as online.  There is also a box to deposit completed forms.

To be awarded the appropriate credit, for PoC sources other than UptoDate, please click here to print out the Point-of-Care CME form.  Send the completed form to CME Coordinator Judy Cooper, RN.  You can have your office place the completed form in the TRMC Quality Management mailbox at the hospital; give to any of the personnel in the Medical Staff Services office at the hospital; fax to 229-353-6265; or, mail to Judy’s attention at PO Box 747, Tifton, Georgia, 31793.

Point of Care form

Performance Improvement CME

TRMC can award up to 20 CME credit for performance improvement (PI) and quality improvement (QI) activities, including:

PI/QI activity selection, measurement and evaluation.

  • Disease management modules.
  • Evidence-based practices

Current PI Projects:

CS2day Tobacco Cessation – Jorge Glass, MD – physician champion

Blood Utilization Guidelines (BUGs) – Jessica Beier, MD – physician champion

All activities must demonstrate an impact on physician competence, physician performance or patient outcomes. Recent examples of PI/QI CME projects include a sepsis guidelines initiative and a childhood obesity/cardiovascular disease performance improvement study.   For further information contact Mindy McStott or Judy Cooper.

Tift Regional Medical Center CME Committee

Brent Savelli, MD Chairman     Steven Dodd, NP-C
William Guest, MD Terry Harwood, PA-C
Richard Beasley, Jr., DO  Mindy McStott, RN, Quality Management
Kathrine Gibbons, MD Karen Kimsey, Education
Paul Murray, MD Will Nesmith, Clinical Pharmacist
Craig Pierce, MD Marilyn Richardson, Tumor Reg
Melissa Rampal, MD Sherry Ellis, RN, Nurse Informatist
Steve Rigdon, MD Cheryl Sumner, RN, ICU Nurse Manager
Rodney Tyson, MD Judy Cooper, RN, CME Coordinator


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