27th Annual José I. Ricard, MD Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference
November 8-10, 2013
Pullman Plaza Hotel
This live activity, the 27th Annual José I. Ricard, MD Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference, with a beginning date of November 8, 2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 23.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 for the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, prescribed hours earned must be reported as prescribed hours, not as Category 1.
- This program is approved for 22.67 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 8.79 hours of pharmacology) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1204162. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
- This program is approved for 23 credits of AOA Category 2-A continuing education by the American Osteopathic Association.
- This program is accepted for Physician Assistant CE credit.
- This program is approved by the West Virginia Bd. of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. Provider Reg. # WV1996-0101RN.
- The Sunday program is approved for 7 hours of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Chiropractic.
- This program is approved for 23 contact hours by the West Virginia Bd. of Physical Therapy. Approval # FMF-F12-01. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WVBPT supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.
- This program is approved for 23 Category-1 contact hours by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association. Approval # 40-IPKPTA-12.
- This program is approved for 23.5 hours by the Kentucky Bd. of Occupational Therapy. Approval # 2012-91.
- This program is approved for 23.5 hours of continuing education by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Approval # 12S1156.
- This program is approved for 23 contact hours by the Occupational Therapy Section (Approval #130011) and the Athletic Trainers Section (Approval #130003) of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Bd.
- This program is approved for 23 hours by the Bd. of Certification for Certified Athletic Trainers (Sunday program = 7 contact hours/CEUs). (Approved Provider # P657).
Pullman Plaza Hotel
The 27th Annual Jose I. Ricard, MD Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference will be held November 8-10, 2013, at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington, West Virginia. A block of rooms has been reserved for the attendees of the conference at the following rates:
Single Room $96/night
Double Room $96/night
State and local taxes will be applied.
Please be sure to inform the hotel that you are attending the conference when reserving the room.For reservations please contact Alexis Duff at 304-691-5405 or Karen Murphy at 304-691-5402. Reservations should be made no later than October 27, 2013, to guarantee space.
José I. Ricard, MD
Dr. José I. Ricard, a native of Cuba and a 1960 graduate of the University of Havana Medical School, served as the Cuban Olympic Team Physician and the Cuban Sports Medicine Director before fleeing the communism of Cuba in 1963 to come to West Virginia. The Cuban native fought the war against Fidel Castro as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps from 1950 - 1959.
Dr. Ricard is the only physician who is a member of the Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame and is responsible for starting Marshall University’s Sports Medicine program. As Team Physician of the Thundering Herd since 1981, Dr. Ricard was a key component to the rise of Marshall athletics.
As a Family Physician, Dr. Ricard provided care to thousands of patients through his private practice. He also served as a past President of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and was awarded the Academy’s highest honor, the prestigious “Family Doc” Award in 1994.
Dr. Ricard served as the Vice President of the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia for over 30 years and was instrumental in the success of the Foundation’s annual conference. To honor his tireless and dedicated efforts, the conference’s name was changed in 2008 to the Annual Jose I. Ricard, MD Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference.
Dr. Ricard’s achievements in the Tri-State include helping to establish the Marshall University Medical Center and the Marshall University Sports Medicine Hall of Fame. He served as Co-Chairman of the Marshall University School of Medicine Family Practice Sports Medicine Department where he was also an associate professor. Dr. Ricard also received a Lifetime Member Recognition Award by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and was a major contributor to several of Marshall University’s booster programs.
His lifelong achievements go well beyond the Tri-State area and his impact has been felt throughout the world. He was well-known for his accent and infectious smile, and he is remembered and missed by many in the Tri-State. The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia is proud to honor his commitment to the Tri-State area, to Marshall University, and to the practice of Family Medicine.
Paul W. Ambrose, MD Sports Medicine Program
Paul W. Ambrose, MD, a dedicated family doctor, died tragically at the age of 32 as a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Paul grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, and attended Marshall University, as well as the Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Dartmouth, and received a master’s degree in public health from Harvard. Paul was Senior Clinical Adviser in the Office of the Surgeon General, and a Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After his passing, Paul received the U.S. Surgeon General’s Medallion, the federal department’s highest honor.
Paul was an avid outdoorsman, and was keenly interested in sports medicine, preventing and curing obesity, and overall physical health. At the time of his death, Paul was flying to Los Angeles for an adolescent obesity conference, a program that was fittingly dedicated to Paul, posthumously. The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia is privileged to honor the memory of Paul W. Ambrose, MD.