2022 - 2023 Presentation Calendar

September 2022

9/16:  Contemporary Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Simone Musco, MD
International Heart Institutue of MT
Missoula, MT


9/23:  Refugee Health

Jeff Walden, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

Dr. Jeffrey Walden is a board-certified family medicine physician.  He attended medical school at the University of West Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency with Cone Health Family Medicine in North Carolina.  Upon graduation, he completed a year-long Junior Faculty position post-residency at Cone Health, as well as a faculty development fellowship with the University of North Carolina. While in North Carolina, he founded the first refugee and immigrant-specific health clinic in the state.  In this capacity, while caring for newly arrived refugees, he also conducted numerous medical forensic examinations for persons seeking political asylum.  Dr. Walden founded a student-led medical-legal clinic with medical students from the University of North Carolina that was awarded a Schweitzer Fellowship.  His areas of special interest include refugee health, global health, wilderness medicine, and inpatient medicine.  Outside of clinic, he enjoys reading, running, fishing, hunting, and exploring Montana. 


9/30:  Inpatient Utilization of Oral and Non-Insulin Hypoglycemics in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Maggie Tyree, PGY1 and  Nate Ramsbacher, PGY1
Providence St Patrick Hospital
Missoula, MT

Margaret Tyree was born and raised in Winnemucca, NV.  She moved to Missoula, Montana in 2016 and attended the University of Montana where she received my Doctorate in Pharmacy in May 2022. In June 2022 she started working at Providence St. Patrick Hospital as a PGY1 resident pharmacist.  Her professional interests include transitions of care, cardiology, ambulatory care, and precepting students.

Nate Ramsbacher recently graduated from pharmacy school after completing his PharmD this last May.  He joined Providence St Patrick Hospital two months ago as a resident pharmacist and is currently in the process of his PGY1 year.  His professional interests are primarily in oncology pharmacy, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics clinical research, and teaching.

October 2022

10/7:   Daily Resiliency Skills 

Andy Laue, LCSW
Missoula, MT

Andrew R. Laue, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Missoula and Polson, Montana.  In addition to the clinical work he does with individuals, couples and families, he supervises 30 psychotherapists in the Western Montana region, He is the chief trainer for the National Association of Social Workers Montana Chapter’s course in Clinical Supervision.  In  2017, he won a National County Association award for his Secondary Trauma  Group work with the Missoula County Attorney’s office.  He is passionate about creating sustainability for human service professionals through the process of identifying secondary trauma that occurs from the intensity of human service work.  He consults with many agencies about the delivery and complexity of mental health practice.  These include First Step Missoula at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Partnership for Children,  Inter Mountain Mental Health Center,   Partnership Health Center, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Social Services Department.  

A leader in the LGBT community in Montana, Andrew has developed cutting edge interventions for diverse groups including his HIV prevention work with the MSM and IDU population, for which he won the Governor’s Award for HIV Prevention in  2003.     A decade ago he was part of the development of the award winning documentary film, Red Without Blue (2007) which has become a founding document in the search for the equitable treatment of transgender people.   He resides on the Flathead Reservation in rural Montana, and is passionate in his commitment to serve the Native American population in this region.


10/14:  GIS: Using Mapping Technology to Provide Precision Healthcare   

Mary Perry, MD, MPH
Stevensville Family Medicine
Stevensville, MT

Dr. Mary Perry is a board certified Family and Preventive Medicine physician. She attended medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. During her time there, she was able to participate in several international experiences where she developed a passion for public health. She completed her residency in the combined 4-year Family and Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. At that time, she also completed a Master of Public Health through Loma Linda University. She focused on population medicine, and specifically how using mapping software can determine areas of opportunity for healthcare. She is practicing at a rural Family Medicine clinic in Stevensville, Montana through Community Medical Center. 


10/21: Vaping-Induced Lung Injury

Phillip Anuta, DO
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT


10/28: Detecting Eating Disorders in Healthcare Settings

Caitlin Martin-Wagar, PhD
University of MT
Missoula, MT

Dr. Caitlin Martin-Wagar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montana. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice treating eating disorders and trauma-related difficulties across the lifespan. Her research examines weight stigma and seeks to improve eating disorder treatments, especially through strengths-based interventions. In addition, her work aims to reduce the research-practice gap, with the goal of improving access to care and treatment effectiveness, especially among underrepresented groups and within rural regions.


November 2022

11/4:  Pathogenic Borrelia (Lyme Disease & Relapsing Fever)

Ashley Groshong, PhD
Rocky Mountain Labs
Hamilton, MT


11/11: Update on Viral Infections: COVID, Monkeypox, Ebola and Respiratory Viruses

Claude Tonnerre, MD
Providence Saint Patrick Hospital
Missoula, MT


11/18: To Treat or not to Treat: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ASB)

Amelda Klink, PGY1 and Matt Nuebel, PGY1
Providence Saint Patrick Hospital
Missoula, MT

Matthew Nuebel graduated with his PharmD from North Dakota State University in May 2022. He is originally from White Bear Lake, Minnesota and moved west to pursue Fly Fishing, Alpine Skiing, Biking, and Hiking. His clinical Interests are Psychiatry and Pharmacy Management.  

Amelda Klink graduated with her PharmD from the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy in May 2022. Before pursuing pharmacy, she completed a Bachelor's in Human Biology and a neuroscience research fellowship. During pharmacy school she established the Student Health Professionals for Healthy Climate, a student group dedicated to promoting awareness of climate change's impacts on human health. Her professional interests include sustainable pharmacy practice, emergency medicine, and pharmacy education, and her hobbies include snowboarding, gardening, and baking. 



11/25:  No Presentation - Holiday

December 2022

12/2: Topic-Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)

Melanie Scott, DO
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

12/9: Assessing and Managing a Blue Baby

Mithya Lewis-Newby, MD MPH
Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute
University of Washington School of Medicine


12/16: Topic TBA

Stephen Reale, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT


12/23:  No Presentation - Holiday


12/30: No Presentation - Holiday




January 2023

1/6: Managing Hepatic Steatosis in the Primary Care Setting

Jonathan Rhea, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

Jonathan Rhea is a 3rd year family medicine resident at Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana. I am a non-traditional student who is originally from South Louisiana and has worked as a chef, ski patroller, and guide. I plan to practice rural primary care in the Mountain West.


1/13: Understanding the Present Through the Past: Utilizing Ancient DNA to Address Questions of Human Health and Evolution

Meradeth Snow, PhD
University of MT
Missoula, MT

Dr. Meradeth Snow is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana. While her position is in the Anthropology Department, she specializes in ancient and degraded DNA, which includes a variety of sources that range from 1000-year-old bones, forensic cases, as well as paleofeces (desiccated human fecal material that can be centuries old). From the collected data, it is possible to better understand the way our species migrated, fed itself, and kept healthy in the past, which often has a direct correlation to people today. A graduate of UC Davis, and currently the department Chair, she runs a large laboratory on campus, where she and her students hope to create a healthier, more ethical future for everyone.


1/20: Introduction to Psychedelic Assisted Therapies - Part 1 of 2 

Ellen Bluett, PhD & Benjamin Merbler, PGY3
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

Dr. Bluett is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Behavioral Science in the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana. She has extensive experience working in an integrated behavioral health in both rural and underserved settings. Dr. Bluett completed her postdoctoral training in Health Psychology at the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs with an emphasis on medical psychology and primary care mental health integration. She has written 18 peer-reviewed publications/chapters and presented at international, national and regional conferences. Her clinical areas of expertise are in posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and medical psychology. Dr. Bluett's primary role is to provide training to primary care practitioners on the implementation of evidence-based behavioral health practices. Currently, Dr. Bluett is completing her year-long certification in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies through the California Institute of Integral Studies. 

1/27: Conversations with Healthcare Providers and Their Patients: Reproductive Health Care

Elizabeth Paddock, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

Elizabeth Paddock MD is a faculty physician with the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana.  Areas of professional interest are OB, reproductive health, inpatient medicine, quality improvement.  She graduated from Albany Medical College and completed residency training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison .  After residency she pursued an Academic Fellowship also at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  She has been in Missoula since 2012 and lives with her husband, 11 month old daughter and dog Prancer

February 2023

2/3:  TBA

Marc Mentel, DO
Western Montana Mental Health Center


2/10: Responding to the Rise of Eco-Distress

Leslie Davenport, MA, MS, MFT
Professional School of Psychology and Health 
San Francisco, CA

Leslie Davenport is a climate psychology educator, consultant, and therapist exploring the intersectionality of climate, health, economics, education, policy, and social justice. Leslie helped shape the document: “Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance,” and authored four books including Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change, and All the Feelings Under the Sun, written for youth through the American Psychological Association. She is an advisor to Post Carbon Institute, Climate Mental Health Network, Integrative Healers Action Network, One Resilient Earth, and co-lead of the Climate Psychology Certification at the California Institute of Integral Studies and faculty with their School of Professional Psychology and Health. For more information, visit www.lesliedavenport.com.


2/17: Topic-Reflux Disease

Tarin Worrest, MD
Community Medical Center
Missoula, MT


2/24: Rural Maternal Health Disparities

Jessica Liddell, PhD, MSW/MPH
University Of Montana
Missoula, MT

Dr. Jessica Liddell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Montana School of Social Work. Her work focuses on pregnancy and childbirth, reproductive justice issues, community engagement, and making healthcare systems more equitable. Her current research focuses on the use of doulas to improve maternal and infant health outcomes in Montana. Her dissertation research explored the sexual and reproductive health experiences among Native American women in the Gulf South. Dr. Liddell graduated from the interdisciplinary City, Culture, and Community Ph.D. program at Tulane University. She also completed a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on program design and implementation, and a Masters in Social Work, with a focus on disaster mental health at Tulane University. Dr. Liddell completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon.

March 2023

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April 2023

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May 2023

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