Dates: January 24th - January 25th, 2025  |   Location: Albany, GA


Registration is $99. Maximum of 9.25 CME Credits. Conference Flyer



Keynote Speaker | Dr. Dean Burke

Dr. Dean Burke

Dr. Dean Burke    

CMO, Department of Community Health

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Dean Burke. Dr. Burke serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Medical Assistance Plans for the Department of Community Health (DCH). In this role, Dr. Burke leads the department’s efforts related to health performance and quality reporting within the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® populations.

Dr. Burke served as the Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge, Ga. In addition, he has served as a state Senator for Senate district 11, representing Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties along with portions of Mitchell and Thomas counties. During his service, he has served as Chairman of the Insurance and Labor Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee and Ethics Committee, an Ex-Officio of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, the Secretary of Appropriations, and was a member of the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee and the Rules Committee.

He also served as the Chairman of the Community Health sub-committee. Dr. Burke graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southwestern University and went on to graduate from the Medical College of Georgia.

He received his specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at Mercer University School of Medicine and practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 27 years. In addition, Dr. Burke has also served as the Chairman of the Stratus Healthcare Governing Board and is an advocate for improving healthcare outcomes in Georgia.


January 24th, 2025

1300-1315 Arrival and Registration

1315-1330 Welcome and overview (Drs. Patten and Martin)

1330-1400 Overview of rural Georgia Health Disparities (Dr. Hess)

1400-1430 Rural Georgia Obstetric Care: Do all roads lead to a city? (Dr. Burke)

1430-1500 Panel Discussion: State of Rural Georgia Obstetrics (Drs. Burke and Ray)


1530-1615 Rural OB Emergencies – Preparing for the Worst (Drs. Ray and Braun)

          • Imminent Delivery
          • Postpartum Hemorrhage
          • Newborn Stabilization

1615- 1700 Preparing for OB’s Not-So-Silent Killers (Drs. Allen, Bailey, et)

          • Preeclampsia and eclampsia
          • Breech Delivery
          • Placental Abruption

1700-1730 Questions and Answer – Panel Discussion (Drs. Braun, Allen, Bailey)

1730-1800 Compassion Fatigue (Dr. Kornegay)

1800-1845 Move to Hotel for Dinner CME Program

1845-2100 New Technologies and Strategies to Decrease Rural OB Disparity

          • Community Focused Telehealth (Dr. Lyon)
          • Tele-OB ED (Dr. Ray)
          • Technology Solutions for Remote OB Monitoring (Marlo Vernon)
          • Technology Solutions for Early Detection of Hemorrhage in Pregnant Patients (Dr. Mayo)


January 25th, 2025

0800-0830 Preparing Future MDs for Rural Practice (Dr. Krupp)

0830-0900 Post-Partum Depression (Pending)

0900-1200 Hands on Interprofessional Skills Stations (Participants will select multiple stations)

          • Imminent Delivery – Task Trainer – Dr. Ray
          • Postpartum Hemorrhage – Task Trainer – Dr. Braun
          • 3rd Trimester OB Point of Care Ultrasound Evaluation @ the Bedside – Dr. Lyon
          • Pregnancy and Trauma – Noninvasive Fetal Monitoring – Carla
          • Imminent Delivery: Caring for the Baby – Simulator
          • Eclampsia – Immediate Care Before Transfer
          • Caring to Teach – Dr. Krupp
          • Maternal Wellbeing Techniques (Post-Partum Depression Screening)
          • Emergency Airway (Adult and Neonate)
          • Emergency Vascular Access (Adult and Neonate)
          • Physiology of Hemorrhage (Dr. Mayo)

Accreditation - The Medical College of Georgia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Designation - The Medical College of Georgia designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AHEC CME Statement
- The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) as an Approved Provider for Nursing Continuing Education (CE). This CE Activity Awards 9.25 Contact Hours Towards the Continuing Education Competency Requirement for Georgia Nurse License Renewal. Activity # 2025-01.