2nd Annual Guthrie PAUSE Summit

Virtual lunchtime presentations during the week of February 1-5, 2021.

Join your Guthrie peers for a virtual networking and learning event.

As humans age, medical and surgical decisions around their care may have more complexity. The focus shifts away from wellness and toward sick care.

This event seeks to fill a knowledge gap regarding aging and women’s health. This is an educational opportunity for continued development of knowledge and resources in aspects of women’s health and wellness in midlife and beyond. The goal of our conference is to provide our male and female community physicians and APPs with evidence-based information and the latest advances on routinely encountered issues regarding women’s health.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Conference Goals

  • To inform the audience about how medical and surgical care may be assessed differently in women.
  • To foster relationships between groups of Guthrie professionals.
  • To empower the audience to be champions for healthy, wellness-based aging.

Conference Objectives

  • Describe evidence-based approaches to medical and surgical care in people over 50 years of age.
  • Review and build on healthy eating and nutrition as we age.
  • Describe what healthy aging can mean for our patients and communities.

Conference Fees:

  • $60 – Providers, Advanced Practice Providers
  • $20 – Fellow, Resident, Nurse, Medical/Nursing Student, Other Allied Health Professional

Register Online

Guest Faculty: 

Brooke BuckleyBrooke Buckley, MD, FACS

Brooke M. Buckley, MD, FACS is a board-certified general surgeon and serves as Chief Medical Officer of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital south of Detroit, Michigan.

She previously served as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Meritus Health and the Associate Chair of Surgery and Medical Director for both the Acute Care Surgery and Wound Center programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland. She is an active member of the Maryland State Medical Association (serving as president, 2015-2016), the American College of Surgeons, and the Michigan and West Virginia State Medical Societies. A long-time member of the American Medical Association, Dr. Buckley is Chair of Congressional Review Committee of the American Medical Political Action Committee. Dr. Buckley graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, in Columbus, Ohio, and completed Internship and Surgical Residency in General Surgery at Fairview Hospital in the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Dr. Buckley is passionate about health and healthy lifestyles, especially for underserved populations. Her advocacy and volunteer work is largely focused on public health measures that bring access to affordable care and meaningful health care delivery where both the providers and the patients have the resources and the skills to grow whole community health.

Ira ByockIra Byock, MD

Ira Byock, MD is a leading medical authority on palliative care, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end-of-life. He is Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services based in Gardena, CA. The institute advances efforts to measure, monitor and improve person-centered care system wide and supports culturally diverse communities in expanding models of care. Dr. Byock’s first book, Dying Well (1997) has become a core reading on the subject. The Best Care Possible, his most recent book, tackles the crisis that surrounds serious illness and dying in America and his quest to transform care through the end-of-life.

Tanja AdonizioTanja Adonizio, MD 

Dr. Tanja Adonizio, MD is an Emergency Medicine Specialist the Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital in Clarks Summit, PA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in 1996. Dr. Adonizio is also currently the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pa.

Topics and Presenters 

  • Why Do Clinicians Need Quality Markers
    Reyna Florentino, MBA, CPHRM
  • Gut Health/Biome/Changes in the Gut as Women Age
    Karen Kim, MD
  • Provider Wellbeing, Professionalism and Engagement
    Tanja Adonizio, MD

Cancellation and Refund

The full conference fee is refundable, less a $10 processing fee, if your cancellation is received, in writing by Friday, January 22, 2021. (The processing fee is nonrefundable regardless of the reason for cancellation). Refunds will not be granted after this time or for non-attendance.


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 at the Event 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.

Course Handouts

The course syllabus will be distributed at the conference on a USB flash drive. Laptops are permitted for use during the conference. No paper syllabus will be provided.

The Guthrie Clinic CME Vison

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 (4.5) 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 Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical Education.

The policy states that all faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interest in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be published and provided to all participants prior to the start of the activity so that those participants may formulate their own judgements regarding the presentation(s).

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Guthrie Clinic fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of support services, please notify The Office of Continuing Medical Education at 570.887.5762 a minimum of two weeks prior to the activity in order to ensure service.

Intended Audience

This conference is designated to provide a learning opportunity for all members of the Guthrie community. This series will focus on the importance of self-care and the role of aging in various medical circumstances. Women’s health in aging will be a recurrent theme. In addition, there will be a focus on fostering relationships between Guthrie teams, physicians, and non-clinical staff. It is intended for all Guthrie 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 medical issues in women as they age.