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Event Details


WHAT: a three-hour lecture-based course designed to present healthcare providers with evidence-based recommendations and resources to assist patients in tobacco cessation. 



WHERE:  Bridgeport Conference Center-Ballroom, 300 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330

WHEN:   Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

           Check-in begins @ 8:15 a.m. 

         Continental breakfast provided at 8:30 a.m. 



   Phone:  304-419-0899

WHO:  Physicians, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists and Social Workers

This course has been approved for continuing education for the above


9:00-9:40              Incorporating Tobacco Cessation into Your Practice          Karyn Kimball

9:40-9:55              Diabetes and Tobacco:  A Fatal Combination               Karyn Kimball

9:55-10:20           Tobacco Cessation During Pregnancy                                 Brenda Mitchell

10:20-10:35          Break                                                                                                                                        

10:35-11:25         Spit Tobacco: Tobacco’s Deadly Secret                               Raj Khanna

11:25-11:55          Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Cessation                           Brenda Mitchell

11:55-12:10         Tobacco Policies and Advocacy                                           Cinny Kittle                                                      


12:10-12:15         Evaluation                           


Course Faculty

Brenda Mitchell, MD, FACOG is Associate Professor of OB/GYN at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.  Dr. Mitchell currently serves as President of the WV Chapter of ACOG and Chair of the WV Perinatal Partnership. 

Raj Khanna, DMD, MD is Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Department of Surgery at Marshall University.

Karyn Kimball, BSN, MS is the administrator for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. Mrs. Kimball has educated patients about smoking cessation both in the out and inpatient setting for more than 16 years.

Cinny Kittle, MS is the Director of Health Improvement Initiatives for the WV Hospital Association and is the Director of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free WV.

This course is offered free of charge thanks to generous support from the WVDHHR/Division of Tobacco Prevention.

Learning Objectives for Tobacco Cessation Training for Healthcare Providers

Karyn Kimball, RN:  Incorporating Tobacco Cessation into Your Practice 

 By the end of this training, 70% of participants will be able to:

  • List at least three patient and provider barriers to smoking cessation and note how these barriers might be addressed
  • Counsel patients in different stages of change
  • Counsel patients using motivational interviewing techniques
  • Recall how to be reimbursed for smoking cessation counseling

·         Be aware of the WV Tobacco QuitLine and how to refer patients to it for cessation support

Brenda Mitchell, MD FACOG: Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Cessation  

 By the end of this training, 70% of participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of smoking and tobacco use

·         Recall the health effects of tobacco use and nicotine dependence

·         Recommend pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation

·         Discuss the long term efficacy and side effects of these agents

Brenda Mitchell, MD FACOG: Diabetes and Tobacco:  A Fatal Combination                                                                                  

By the end of this training, 70% of participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the health risks of combined diabetes and tobacco use
  • Discuss how to encourage patients to quit tobacco use 


Brenda Mitchell, MD FACOG:  Tobacco Cessation During Pregnancy                                                                                                         

By the end of this training, 70% of participants will be able to:

·         State three or more of the risks of smoking during pregnancy and post-partum to the infant

·         Discuss how to have a pregnant woman disclose if she uses tobacco

·         Explain how to motivate a pregnant woman who doesn’t want to quit smoking with the 5 R’s

·         Verbalize understanding of the clinical trial data on the use of pharmacotherapy to assist smoking cessation during pregnancy


Raj Khanna, DMD, MD:  Spit:  Tobacco’s Deadliest Secret                                                                                                            

By the end of this training, 70% of participants will be able to:

·         State at least three of the health effects of smokeless tobacco use

·         Recall correctly the local statistics on smokeless tobacco use

·         Demonstrate a proper oral exam for patients who use smokeless tobacco

·         Recall and state how to counsel a patient trying to stop smokeless tobacco use


Cinny Kittle, MS:  Tobacco Policies and Advocacy                                                                                                                              By By the end of this training, 70% of participants will be able to:

·         State at least two public tobacco policies that are effective in reducing tobacco use

·         Be aware of at least two ways to be a tobacco control advocate in WV


This course has been approved for the following continuing education credits: 

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.  Marshall University Joan. C. Edwards School of Medicine designates the live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  (Session registration and evaluation are required.)


The West Virginia Dental Association is approved by the West Virginia Board of Dentistry as a provider of continuing education.  This course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education.


Cabell Huntington Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by West Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Application for CE renewal approval has been submitted to the WV Board of Pharmacy.


Disclosure: All those in a position to control content have indicated that they have no relevant financial interests to disclose.


Cinny Kittle


Bridgeport Conference Center-Ballroom
300 Conference Center Way
Bridgeport, WV
United States