Apr
23
Mon
Making Medication-Assisted Treatment More Meaningful: Using Evidence-based Practices to Promote Recovery: Charlotte @ Charlotte AHEC, Center for Learning and Development, Building K
Apr 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

18MH035 - Making Medication-Assisted Treatment More Meaningful: Using Evidence-based Practices to Promote Recovery

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One of the challenges of Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) is that clients and counselors often focus on the medication and lose the balance of full recovery. This workshop will focus on how to use the evidence-based practices of motivational interviewing, Interactive Journaling®, cognitive behavioral treatment and the transtheoretical model of behavior change to broaden substance use disorder treatment beyond the “bio” (as in biopsychosocial) administration of the medication. It will help providers collaborate with clients to individualize substance use treatment based on the ASAM Criteria’s multidimensional assessment and develop person-centered services that hold clients accountable and attract them to recovery.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of MH/DD/SAS, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity. 

Objectives

  • Review the biopsychosocial framework of addiction, with an emphasis on psychosocial aspects.
  • Discuss the influence of social and environmental factors on addiction and recovery.
  • Describe the biology and psychology of addiction and evidence-based supports for recovery
  • Identify the role of medication in the biopsychosocial framework of addiction.
  • Practice strategies for including evidence-based interventions and collaboration to support effective treatment and recovery

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The ASAM Criteria Skill Building Two-Day Training: Greenville @ Eastern AHEC
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm

This two-day, application-focused training provides participants with an in-depth look at the theoretical foundations of the ASAM Criteria, including clinically driven services, biopsychosocial assessment, the six dimensions, continued stay and transfer/discharge criteria. Incorporating the use of the new edition of The ASAM Criteria, participants have opportunities for skill practice at every stage of the treatment process: assessment, engagement, treatment planning, continuing care and transfer or discharge. Special attention will be paid to the Opioid Treatment Services (OTS) chapter of The ASAM Criteria (2013) that includes Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) and Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT); and the use of psychosocial treatments for clients receiving opioid use disorder treatment medication.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of MH/DD/SAS, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity. 

Click here to register: Registration and a light breakfast begin at 8:30am

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Apr
24
Tue
Making Medication-Assisted Treatment More Meaningful: Using Evidence-based Practices to Promote Recovery: Wilmington @ South East AHEC, Pelican Classroom
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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One of the challenges of Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) is that clients and counselors often focus on the medication and lose the balance of full recovery. This workshop will focus on how to use the evidence-based practices of motivational interviewing, Interactive Journaling®, cognitive behavioral treatment and the transtheoretical model of behavior change to broaden substance use disorder treatment beyond the “bio” (as in biopsychosocial) administration of the medication. It will help providers collaborate with clients to individualize substance use treatment based on the ASAM Criteria’s multidimensional assessment and develop person-centered services that hold clients accountable and attract them to recovery.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of MH/DD/SAS, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity. 

Objectives

  • Review the biopsychosocial framework of addiction, with an emphasis on psychosocial aspects.
  • Discuss the influence of social and environmental factors on addiction and recovery.
  • Describe the biology and psychology of addiction and evidence-based supports for recovery
  • Identify the role of medication in the biopsychosocial framework of addiction.
  • Practice strategies for including evidence-based interventions and collaboration to support effective treatment and recovery

Click here to register: Light breakfast and light lunch provided

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Apr
26
Thu
2018 Addiction Medicine Conference @ Marriott Renaissance Downtown Asheville
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

The 2018 Addiction Medicine Conference will again provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.

Full Conference – April 26-28
Includes Pre-Conference and Main Conference

  • Physician In-state (NC) – $450
  • In-State (NC) Non-Physician/NCSAM Member – $375
  • Out of State – $500

Main Conference – April 27-28

  • Physician In-state (NC) – $325
  • In-State (NC) Non-Physician/NCSAM Member – $275
  • Out of State – $375

Pre-Conference – April 26

  • Physician – $150
  • Non-Physician/NCSAM Member – $100
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Best Practices in Opioid Prescription Management @ NC Cooperative Extension Center - Duplin County
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Join us for a FREE evening educational session focusing on the CDC update to opioid guidelines for chronic pain. Gain a better understanding of when opioid therapy is indicated and how to effectively determine if continued therapy is warranted.

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This training meets the prescribing CME requirement from the North Carolina Medical Board.

  • Describe the CDC’s update to opioid prescribing guidelines for chronic pain.
  • Identify indications for opioid therapy and how to effectively determine if continued therapy is successful/warranted.
  • Offer other methods (both non-pharmacologic and non-opioid pharmacologic) to effectively treat chronic pain.
  • Explain these guidelines as well as statewide initiatives to other healthcare providers and patients.
  • Utilize available tools and resources more effectively in order to assist patients at risk of excessive opioid use.

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Proper Dental Opioid Prescribing: Clemmons, NC @ Village Inn
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE EVENT – DINNER PROVIDED!

Learn how to properly prescribe opioids to your dental patients.

Join Dr. Bill Claytor for a training on proper opioid prescribing at the Village Inn, Clemmons, NC. The event is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with dinner and registration starting at 5:00pm.

Be sure to register to save your spot!

As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

Pharmacy Law Update 2018 @ Area L AHEC
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This knowledge-based activity will provide an update on recent NC statutory changes and NC Board of Pharmacy rules changes that will affect the practice of pharmacy, including those affecting opioid abuse and misuse.Presenter: Jay Campbell, IV, RPh, JD

  • P – Discuss and apply recent changes to North Carolina statutes that impact the practice of pharmacy
  • P – Discuss and apply recent changes to board of pharmacy rules
  • P – Discuss and apply regulatory changes at the state and federal level aimed at impacting opioid abuse and misuse
  • T – List 2 recent changes to NC statutes that impact the practice of pharmacy
  • T – List 2 recent changes to board of pharmacy rules
  • T – List 2 regulatory changes at the state and federal level aimed at impacting opioid abuse and misuse

Pharmacist – early registration fee through April 19, 2018
$40.00
Technician – early registration fee through April 19, 2018
$20.00
Pharmacist – registration fee beginning April 20, 2018
$55.00
Technician – registration fee beginning April 20, 2018
$35.00
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May
2
Wed
2018 Women’s Recovery Conference @ MAHEC Education Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – May 4 @ 12:30 pm

18MH037 - 2018 Women’s Recovery Conference

he 2018 Women’s Recovery Conference offers up to 17.0 credit hours, a variety of credit options, and is designed for substance abuse, mental health, psychology, criminal justice, human services and other healthcare professionals. One-day to three-day options are available, with a special Healthcare Concentration Track (HCCT) on Friday, May 4th.

The Preconference on Wednesday, May 2nd offers all-day opportunities for both new and advanced practitioners. Participants may choose from an all-day session on the SAMHSA Toolkit offering an overview of gender-specific care to meet the needs of women with substance use disorders (this presentation is designed for an intermediate and advanced audience of managers, clinical supervisors, educators, and other advocates for women, who have at least two years of experience in direct care of women with substance use disorders), a four-part session on somatic interventions in gender-specific care for women, or an all-day session on trauma-informed DBT to capitalize on women’s strengths.

The Main Conference on Thursday and Friday, May 3rd and 4th, opens Thursday with a dramatic, Keynote Speech by Sage Chioma on The Power of Story and features a plethora of topics including a two-part session Legal and Clinical Imperatives, application of the creative arts in recovery, trauma and co-morbidity, a two-day session on Subtle Yoga for Trauma Recovery, ethical implications of DSM-5, as well as bridging the gap between trauma and substance abuse. Up-to-date, evidence-based, crucial information for all providers working with women who are impacted by the opioid crisis is embedded within the entire three-day event. The 2018 conference ends with a Plenary Speech by Geri Miller, titled “Do It Anyway,” as she shares wisdom derived from decades of research, practice, teaching, soul-searching, and serving others from her heart.

The Healthcare Concentration Track on Friday May 4th consists of three intensive sessions focused on training healthcare providers who care for women, including those who are pregnant or with families. The 2018 Healthcare Concentration Track is designed to offer providers the tools they need to foster stress resilience, promote collaboration, build trust, and cope with ethical dilemmas, as they maintain clinical excellence and optimize care in a changing environment. Information is offered on recently introduced legislative guidelines, changes in mandatory reporting, and maintaining rapport to help women sustain recovery and promote overall health and wellness. This specialized track ends just in time to join all other conference participants in a comprehensive Plenary Session.

Objectives

  • Provide crucial information on the current opioid crisis, and arm providers with effective and evidence based behavioral interventions to help women enter recovery, prevent relapse and sustain optimal health in long-term recovery
  • Review strategies for provision of evidence-based care, consistent with SAMHSA’s “Training Tool Box for Addressing the Gender-Specific Service Needs of Women with Substance Use Disorders”
  • Describe current legislation surrounding mandatory reporting and care of pregnant women
  • Describe at least three evidence-based transformative modalities of care which foster social, psychological, and physiological well-being in women’s recovery, while reducing relapse risk
  • List at least three effective evidence-based strategies which meet gender-specific needs of women with substance use disorders, based on SAMHSA recommendations and/or those published in peer-reviewed journals within the past seven years
  • Describe, in detail, the key components of at least three primary cutting-edge treatment approaches which foster resilience, build trust and increase commitment to individualized therapeutic goals of women in recovery, while optimizing health outcomes

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Substance Use Disorders Academies for Adults and Adolescents: Focus Group (Greenville) @ Eastern AHEC
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE EVENT – SPACE IS LIMITED! Click here to register and save your spot!

Substance Use Disorders is a pervasive, costly, and devastating problem impacting all communities across America. North Carolina is eminently impacted by Substance Use Disorders use; over 13,000 residents have died from accidental opioid overdoses since 1999.Of the 21.7 million people in need of treatment in the United States in 2015, only 10.8% received it. Additionally, 95.4% of individuals meeting the criteria for a substance use disorder did not receive treatment or did not think that they needed treatment. It is estimated that this results from a combination of the stigma, lack of awareness, misperception and missed opportunities related to engaging and serving individuals with Substance Use Disorders contribute to this statistic. This Focus Group will address the issues of Substance Use Disorder and the best practices to reach and treat the affected individuals.

Speaker
Paul D. Nagy, M.S., LPC, LCAS, CCS, is an Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine where he has worked for the past 27 years in The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in a variety of clinical, research, teaching and administrative positions. He holds degrees from Duke University and Florida State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor. Mr. Nagy has over 30 years of clinical, research, administrative and teaching experience and conducts seminars and workshops to audiences throughout the United States. Mr. Nagy has also worked as an Expert Content Director overseeing the development of Treatment Improvement Protocols and Technical Assistance Publications for The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is the author of several book chapters published by the American Psychiatric Press. He was a 2008 recipient of the Triangle Business Journal Health Care Hero Award and the 2016 Advancing Evidence Based Practices Award from the North Carolina Evidence Based Practices Center.

  • Participants are able to describe and review what constitutes substance use disorder (SUD).
  • Participants are able to discuss and review the effects of SUD.
  • Participants are able to describe and review diagnoses related to SUD.
  • Participants are able to discuss and review the use of evidence-based treatments for SUD.
  • Participants are able to describe who would benefit from these services and what elements may exclude someone from receiving it.

This program has been planned for healthcare professionals in all disciplines, including persons working in mental health organizations, healthcare systems, faith communities, law enforcement, judicial systems, social service agencies, public centers, educational institutions and others in the community who routinely encounter persons with Substance Use Disorders, who wish to explore their knowledge of substance use disorder principles.
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Proper Dental Opioid Prescribing: Belmont, NC @ Hampton Inn
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE EVENT – DINNER PROVIDED!

Learn how to properly prescribe opioids to your dental patients.

Join Dr. Bill Claytor for a training on proper opioid prescribing at the Hampton Inn, Belmont, NC. The event is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with dinner and registration starting at 5:00pm.

Be sure to register to save your spot!

As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.