2017-2018 Presentation Calendar

September 2017

9/15: Suicide Prevention

Blair Davison, MD
Providence Psychiatry

Blair Davison attended and graduated from University Washington School of Medicine as Montana WWAMI student.  She completed "triple board" residency training in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at Brown University Providence, Rhode Island. She’s been in Missoula since 2008 with Providence St Patrick Hospital, Providence Psychiatry. Currently, Blair is the physician director of WWAMI Missoula Track, and current president of MT psychiatric association.

9/22: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Maria Iles, PT
Three Rivers Physical Therapy

9/29: Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations of Infancy: A Dermatologist’s Perspective

Markus Boo, MD, PhD
Seattle Children's Hosptial

Markus Boos, MD, PhD is an attending pediatric dermatologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Dr. Boos was raised in the suburbs of Detroit and received a BA in Biology and Economics from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. He subsequently joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago, where he obtained his MD and a PhD degree in Immunology. He completed an internship in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital before joining the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a Dermatology resident. There he served as chief resident during his final year before completing a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 


10/6: Screening for Dementia

Robert Velin, PhD
Community Medical Center

10/13: Transdiagnostic Factors in Psychological and Psychosomatic Disturbance

Patrick Davis, PhD
Davis Consultants, PC

Patrick Davis, a Montana native born in Butte, did his undergraduate work at MSU where he also earned a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology before earning a PhD in Professional Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.  He has held adjunct teaching positions at several colleges and universities, and is currently an affiliate faculty member at the University of Montana.  Before returning to independent practice in early 2016, Dr. Davis had been the Director of the Pain School program at the Providence Medical Group Montana Spine & Pain Center for several years.  He is the author of How to Relax: Enhancing your Mental and Physical Health through the Art of Inner Self-Regulation and is also the primary author of the Montana Spine & Pain School Pain School Book.

Dr. Davis will present information about a relatively recently developed psychotherapeutic model, the Transdiagnostic Model of psychopathology and psychotherapeutic intervention, which proposes that many different forms of psychological and psychosomatic disturbance are actually differing manifestations of a discrete set of underlying genetic, biological, psychological, and contextual factors.  The Transdiagnostic Model helps to explain why it is often so difficult to make an unambiguous mental health diagnosis, why there is such a high level of comorbidity among mental health conditions, and how the application of a "Universal" or "Transdiagnostic Protocol" which addresses common underlying transdiagnostic factors rather than diagnostic labels may often be a more effective approach to treatment than treatments which target specific disorders.


Brian Lopez, MD
Family Medical Residency of Western Montana

10/27: Embolic Stroke

James Maddux, MD, FACC
Simone Musco, MD
International Heart Institute of Montana, Providence St. Patrick Hospital



January 2018