4th Annual Guthrie Virtual P.A.U.S.E. (Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers United in Substantive Education) Summit

Presented by: Guthrie Women in Medicine
February 6-10, 2023

Conference Description

This event will focus on timely and practical issues involving women’s health and promoting equity in women’s health through diversity, inclusivity, and leadership strategies. This is an educational opportunity for the continued development of knowledge and resources in health promotion, the importance of patients’ influence in medicine, and how to use evidence-based medicine for a patient-centered care delivery model. Our focus will remain on Guthrie’s vision, “Improving Health Through Clinical Excellence and Compassion; Every Patient. Every Time.”

Intended Audience

This conference is designated to provide a learning opportunity for all community providers. This week-long virtual educational conference will focus on the importance of women leadership, diversity, inclusion, well-being, and hot topics in various medical circumstances. This program is intended for all physicians, advanced practice providers, fellows, and residents. Others that will find this program useful include nurses, medical and nursing students and other healthcare professionals who would like to increase their knowledge base regarding mentoring, disparity, mutual respect, and other current medical issues.

Elements of Competence

The CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focus on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

Educational Methods

  • Live lectures with Q & A sessions will facilitate the dissemination of information.
  • Interactive discussions are included to provide a greater in-depth understanding of selected clinical issues.

Conference Goals

  • To inform the audience about medical and surgical care in the modern era.
  • To foster relationships between medical professionals.
  • To empower the audience to be champions for patient-centered care.

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Determine who defines success and recognize how we defined success in the past.
  • Differentiate the types of pelvic organ prolapse that can occur and describe how to assess the individual who may require referral for further management.
  • Explain Guthrie’s EPIC signal data and explore the change impetus to EMRs.
  • Discuss the most up-to-date information regarding osteoporosis. 
  • Describe and review normal anatomy of the mouth and teeth and define the nature of common dental emergencies.
  • Review when to send, how soon, and tips for temporizing to Guthrie’s Plastic and Reconstructive Department.  
  • Differentiate between palliative medicine and hospice and discuss how to develop and plan an appropriate goals of care as individualized to a patient’s specific wishes.
  • Identify the most prevalent health and mental health disparities faced by LGBTQ+ youth.


Conference Agenda

Note: All conference times are listed in Eastern Standard Time and will utilize the Microsoft Teams® virtual platform.

  • Monday, February 6, 2023 – 12-1:00 p.m. – “Redefining Success” - Amy Vertrees, MD 
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 12-12:30 p.m. – “Help, My Bladder Has Fallen and I Can’t Get it Up” - Barbara Wiseman, MD

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 – 12:30-1 p.m. – “The Patient’s Chart” - Cathleen Veach, MD

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – 12-12:30 p.m. – “Breaking Badly: Osteoporosis Treatment and Fracture Prevention in the Postmenopausal Population” - Josephine Fanelli, CRNP

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – 12:30-1 p.m. – "Dental Basics for the Medical Professional" Catherine Dailey-Owen, DMD

  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 – 12-12:30 p.m. – “How to Utilize Guthrie’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department” - Rosa Thomas, PA-C

  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 – 12:30-1 p.m. – “Palliative Medicine” - Wanda Foote, CRNP

  • Friday, February 10, 2023 – “LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Health Disparities” - Michael Petrus-Jones, DO 


Guthrie Conference Faculty

Catherine Dailey, DMDCatherine Dailey-Owen, DMD
Associate, Dental Medicine
Guthrie Medical Group, P.C., Sayre, Pa. 




Josephine Fanelli, CRNPJosephine Fanelli, CRNP
Advanced Practice Provider, Endocrinology
Guthrie Medical Group, P.C., Sayre, Pa. 




Wanda Foote, CRNPWanda Foote, CRNP
Advanced Practice Provider, Palliative Medicine
Guthrie Medical Group, P.C. Sayre, Pa. 




Rosa Thomas, PA-CRosa Thomas, PA-C
Advanced Practice Provider, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
Guthrie Medical Group, P.C., Sayre, Pa. 




Cathleen Veach, MDCathleen Veach, MD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, The Guthrie Clinic
Associate, Family Medicine
Guthrie Medical Group, P.C., Wellsboro, Pa. 



Barbara Wiseman, MDBarbara Wiseman, MD
Associate, Urogynecology 
Guthrie Medical Group, P.C., Sayre, Pa. 




Guest Conference Faculty

Michael Petrus-JonesMichael Petrus-Jones, DO, MPH, MS
Pediatric Resident Physician, PGY-3
Chief Resident, Primary Care L.E.A.D. Program 2022-2023
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX 



Amy VertressAmy Vertrees, MD, FACS
General Surgeon
Columbia Surgical Partners and Maury Regional Medical Group, Columbia, TN




Conference Fees

  • $50 – Providers, Advanced Practice Providers
  • $20 – Fellow, Resident, Nurse, Medical/Nursing Student, Other Allied Health Professional

Guthrie Providers: This conference is eligible for reimbursement from your 2023 allocated CME/Meeting fund.

Cancellation and Refund

The full conference fee is refundable, less the $10 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing by Friday, January 27, 2023. (The processing fee is nonrefundable regardless of the reason for cancellation). Refunds will not be granted after this time for non-attendance.

The Guthrie Clinic Office of CME reserves the right to cancel an activity due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e., lack of registrations or unexpected events). Any registrants will be notified, and refunds will be processed. In the event the activity has been postponed, the registrant will have the option to receive a full refund, or they can use their registration for the respective conference. In addition, The Guthrie Clinic Office of CME is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, or travel agencies. 


Minimum and maximum numbers for attendance at this event have been established and we reserve the right to substitute speakers/topics or cancel if necessary. By attending this event, you grant The Guthrie Clinic Office of CME the right to record, film, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from or any payment to you.

The Guthrie Clinic CME Vision

To Enable Health Professionals to Provide and Achieve the Best Preventive and Comprehensive Care… Whole Community, All the Time.

Accreditation Statement

“The Guthrie Clinic is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

Designation Statement

“The Guthrie Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of (5.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure 

The Guthrie Clinic adheres to the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

“Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities provided by The Guthrie Clinic are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent relevant financial relationships related to this educational activity.” “The presenting faculty/planning committee for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”

Call-in / Log-in Information

After you register, you will be sent an email with the call-in/log-in information. If you do not receive this e-mail within 24 hours, please e-mail the CME Coordinator, Trish Stern at Trish.Stern@guthrie.org.

Guthrie Women in Medicine 2023 Virtual Conference FAQ

Q: What is the format of the virtual conference?

A: It will be a combination of both live and on-demand lectures utilizing Microsoft Teams®.

Q: Do I have to watch all the lectures live in order to get CME credits?

A: Yes

Q: How do I claim my CME?

A: You will receive an attestation form at the conclusion of the conference.

Q: How do I evaluate the speakers?

A: The speaker evaluations will be linked in the Chat section of each lecture. If you don't have a chance to evaluate the session right away an e-mail will be sent in addition.

Q: Are the pre- and post- tests required to claim CME?

A: The pre & post tests are only on a few lectures and are different from the evaluations. None are required to obtain CME, but they are extremely helpful to us in developing content and recruiting speakers for future conventions. We appreciate you taking the time to fill them out for us!

Q: Does The Guthrie Clinic Office of Continuing Medical Education report my CME?

A: The Guthrie Clinic Office of Continuing Medical Education will NOT report your CME to any state licensing board. You will receive a certificate via e-mail to submit to your state licensing board.

Q: Help, my video is lagging or not loading at all!

A: Please make sure you have a stable high-speed internet connection and that you are not trying to access the site through a VPN.

Q: Will I receive any materials related to the meeting beforehand?

A: No, all meeting materials will be hosted on our virtual platform, you will not need anything else.

Q: How will I access the virtual conference?

A: After you register, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the virtual platform.

Q: Will I need any equipment to attend the virtual conference (i.e., web cam)?

A: PC/Mac, iPad/Tablets, and Smartphones will all work with the platform. You do not need a web cam or any other equipment.

Q: How many credits will I receive?

A: There are (5.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available.

Have a question that's not answered above? Contact our staff!

Trish Stern, Director, System CME 
E-mail: Trish.Stern@guthrie.org
Phone: 570-887-5762