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ASHLAND, Ky. – Healthcare professionals will converge to discuss the health consequences of multi-generational obesity, substance abuse in women and adolescents, pediatric asthma, hypertension in adolescents and other issues during King’s Daughters Medical Center’s Women and Children Conference 2012.
The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the KDMC Health Education Center, lower level of Lexington Avenue parking garage, Ashland.
The purpose of the conference is to provide practical guidelines and management recommendations to promote health and wellness in infant, pediatric, adolescent and female populations.
KDMC’s Women and Children Conference is free for KDMC team members or affiliates. The cost for all others is $25 and includes lunch and course content. 
Continuing education credit is available to pediatricians, neonatologists, family practitioners, internal medicine physicians, OB-GYN physicians, allied health professionals, nurses, physical therapists, radiation operators, occupational therapists and social workers. Participants must attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation at the conclusion to receive education certificates.
Topics include:
• generational health consequences of obesity, with Eric Smith, D.O.;
• substance use in women, with Christine Savage, Ph.D., RN;
• adolescent substance abuse, with Richard Baum, Ed.D., LICDC;
• early warning signs of pediatric asthma, with Ishmael Stevens Jr., M.D., M.S., FAAP; and
• the growing problem of hypertension in adolescents and young adults, with Charbel Salem, M.D.
Individuals who are interested in attending may register by phone at (606) 408-6829, email at or online at

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