Sep
21
Fri
Southern Pain Society 32nd Annual Meeting: ‘Balanced Approaches to Acute and Chronic Pain’ @ Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm

19ME005 - Southern Pain Society 32nd Annual Meeting: 'Balanced Approaches to Acute and Chronic Pain'

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Pain Society will explore the benefits, challenges and education involved in using a balance integrative approach to managing both acute and chronic pain and how these impact health care professionals.

The Southern Pain Society (SPS) was established in 1986 as a regional section of the American Pain Society and endorses and supports the mission
and goals of the American Pain Society. The Southern Pain Society’s missions are to serve people with pain by advancing research and treatment and to increase the knowledge and skill of the regional professional community. Visit www.southernpainsociety.org to join and take advantage of the
discounted registration fee.

Objectives

  • Discuss the unintended consequences of the current CDC Opioid Guidelines
  • Explain advanced techniques in neuromodulation, surgical and procedural modalities for chronic pain
  • Identify at least two innovative therapies, medications and procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic pain
  • Explain how pain of a catastrophic injury can be effectively managed using an integrative approach through the continuum
  • Identify opiate prescribing deterrent formulations to reduce opioid dependence

Click here to be taken to registration: Early registration is from 2/15 – 9/14

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Sep
26
Wed
2018 North Carolina Drug User Health Summit @ Blue Ridge Room
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This one-day program will focus on treating the active drug user in a compassionate and comprehensive way. This summit will include training in harm reduction, the infectious implications of drug use, engaging drug using patients in care, and integrated care in patients who use drugs. Local, state and national experts in drug user health will be featured.

Lodging

Book your overnight accommodations at the Marriott Renaissance Asheville Hotel by clicking here. Room block with discounted rates expires on August 27, 2018.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with North Carolina Public Health, NCPH, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity. 

Objectives

  • Describe the current epidemiological landscape of the infectious implications of drug use in North Carolina
  • Discuss three different ways a patient may use drugs and describe how to develop a treatment plan with that mechanism of use in mind
  • Identify and develop collaborations with other area providers working with drug users along the spectrum of care
  • Develop clinic practices that promote a nonjudgmental clinical atmosphere that actively engages and retains in care patients who use drugs

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Dental Pain Pharmacotherapy: Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Landscape @ Greensboro Area Health Education Center
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join other dental healthcare providers for this 2-hour lecture/discussion on pharmacotherapy management of dental pain. Today’s healthcare landscape is complex when it comes to ensuring appropriate pain management. Topics discussed include: Opioid prescribing practices, review of the NC CSRS, how to engage with other healthcare providers (including pharmacies) to discuss controlled substance prescribing patterns, and pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain. This course fulfills the 1-hour of opioid prescribing education required for NC opioid prescribers, including dentists.

Objectives

  • Discuss current issues with opioid prescribing practices in today’s healthcare landscape
  • Recognize the utility of North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System and how to enhance interprofessional communication among healthcare providers
  • Describe pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain and patient considerations

Audience

Dentists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, and other interested Dental Professionals.
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Sep
28
Fri
Recovery Within Reach: Building Team Expertise in Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) @ Mountain Area Health Education Center, Pisgah Room
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:45 pm

18MH032 - Recovery Within Reach: Building Team Expertise in Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)

There are two dates to select from for this event: June 22 and September 28

Intended Audience is Mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, school counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists), nurses, practice managers, program administrators, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators and other professionals interested in this subject.

Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that affects millions of Americans and produces tremendous burden on the healthcare system. In 2002, U.S. physicians gained the opportunity to treat opioid-addicted patients with buprenorphine in primary care settings, commonly referred to as office-based opioid treatment (OBOT). OBOT has been shown to be effective in primary care settings and impacts public health through the reduction of opioid use, opioid overdose mortality and transmission of infectious diseases. However, it remains underutilized.

One consistently cited barrier preventing OBOT expansion is lack of adequate clinical support given the additional needs for patient monitoring. Successful medication assisted treatment (MAT) requires a team-based approach just like treatment for other chronic diseases. In addition, treatment is more effective when providers can use a trauma-informed and gender-responsive treatment plan.

The goal of this companion program to the AAAP Clinical Support System—Buprenorphine Office Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (The “Half and Half” Course)—is to increase comfort level and expertise of the healthcare team by outlining a team approach, trauma-informed interventions, gender-responsive care and recommendations for the implementation of buprenorphine OBOT.

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Providers’ Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, The “Half and Half” Course @ Mountain Area Health Education Center, Pisgah Room
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

18ME047 - Providers’ Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, The “Half and Half” Course

There are two dates to select from for this event: June 22 and September 28

The program is recommended for prescribers in primary care, emergency medicine, pain management, psychiatric, HIV and addiction medicine.

Opioid dependence is epidemic in the United States. While progress has been made in training providers, the gap in providing effective treatment of opioid use disorders continues to widen, moving beyond heroin addicted individuals to a much larger and diverse segment of the population. This increase is predominantly due to an alarming increase in addiction to prescription opioid analgesic medications.

Buprenorphine, the most recent addition to the pharmacotherapies available to treat opioid dependence, is novel among the opioid pharmacotherapies because of its partial agonist properties. It has been placed on Schedule III and is available by prescription from a physician’s office-based practice.

Recognizing the impact of this addiction, as well as learning how to treat opioid use disorders, are important steps in combating this ever growing medical problem. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, providers are required to take specialized training. PCSS-MAT uses the Half-and-Half format (4.25 hours of face-to-face training with an instructor, followed by 3.75 hours of on-your-own-training that must be completed along with a post test). This training meets the requirements for physicians; however additional training is required for advanced practice providers.

The training focuses on specifics of treating patients with opioid use disorders in office-based settings and clinical vignettes to help trainees think through “real life” experiences in opioid use disorders treatment. Once the waiver training is completed in full, participants will receive a CME certificate of attendance from AAAP.

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Sep
30
Sun
Advanced Opioid Workshop: Transforming Practice to Save Lives @ Rex Hospital
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
ADVANCED OPIOID WORKSHOP
Transforming Practice To Save Lives
“Elevating the Role of the Pharmacist”
Four dynamic modules of content will be covered:
1) Pain Management Topics and Best Practices
2) Harm Reduction Topics and Service Concepts
3) Use of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) in practice
4) Fundamentals of Medication Assisted TreatmentNCAP Members $85 – click here for registration

Nonmembers $195 click here for registration
Take advantage of the member rate by joining NCAP NOW!
♦ 8 hours of LIVE Continuing Education
♦ Interactive & practical sessions designed to help pharmacists
implement new services and practices
♦ Toolkit of helpful resources and information
♦ Steps for integrating new services into existing workflow
♦ Access to an online networking community for attendees to
ask questions, share ideas, and experiences once the workshop is over
Attendees of this workshop are strongly encouraged as a prerequisite to view the short video series on six opioid-related topics (1.5 hours of CE) free of charge at https://www.ncpharmacists.org/content.asp?contentid=268
*THIS WORKSHOP WILL ALSO BE OFFERED AT THE NCAP CONVENTION
Oct
4
Thu
The 4th Annual Western North Carolina Rural Health Symposium: Challenges, Successes and Strategies @ Blue Ridge Room
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm

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Save the date! Registration opens soon.

Rural communities in Western North Carolina – and across America – face many challenges including the opioid crisis, food insecurity, aging populations, chronic diseases, limited resources and reduced access to healthcare due to workforce shortages. Please join us to learn more about how these issues are impacting WNC, and how innovative, collaborative approaches and strategies are being used to combat these problems to build resiliency among individuals and throughout communities.

Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms has been reserved for October 3, 2018 – October 5, 2018. The special room rate will be available until September 3rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. To book a room, please click here for the Hampton Inn.

Target Audience

This conference will be of interest to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, mental health professionals, social workers, integrated healthcare professionals, public health professionals, and all healthcare professionals working with patients and their families in rural areas.

Objectives

  • Recognize how social determinants effect health and cite strategies being used in rural WNC to improve health outcomes
  • Describe how WNC communities are addressing common health challenges such as aging, opioid misuse and workforce shortages
  • Identify strategies to promote individual and community wide resilience
  • Learn and integrate novel technologies to meet health care needs in rural communities

Sessions

19ME012 – The 4th Annual Western North Carolina Rural Health Symposium: Challenges, Successes and Strategies – DAY ONE – Thursday
10/4 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
19ME012 – The 4th Annual Western North Carolina Rural Health Symposium: Challenges, Successes and Strategies – DAY TWO – Friday
10/5 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Oct
14
Sun
Advanced Opioid Workshop: Transforming Practice to Save Lives @ Wingate University
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
ADVANCED OPIOID WORKSHOP
Transforming Practice To Save Lives
“Elevating the Role of the Pharmacist”
Four dynamic modules of content will be covered:
1) Pain Management Topics and Best Practices
2) Harm Reduction Topics and Service Concepts
3) Use of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) in practice
4) Fundamentals of Medication Assisted TreatmentNCAP Members $85 – click here for registration

Nonmembers $195 click here for registration
Take advantage of the member rate by joining NCAP NOW!
♦ 8 hours of LIVE Continuing Education
♦ Interactive & practical sessions designed to help pharmacists
implement new services and practices
♦ Toolkit of helpful resources and information
♦ Steps for integrating new services into existing workflow
♦ Access to an online networking community for attendees to
ask questions, share ideas, and experiences once the workshop is over
Attendees of this workshop are strongly encouraged as a prerequisite to view the short video series on six opioid-related topics (1.5 hours of CE) free of charge at https://www.ncpharmacists.org/content.asp?contentid=268
*THIS WORKSHOP WILL ALSO BE OFFERED AT THE NCAP CONVENTION
Oct
17
Wed
2018 APNC Fall Conference @ Holiday Inn Resort
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm

Registration opens summer 2018

About APNC Conferences

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Addiction Professionals of North Carolina is a statewide organization dedicated to helping the individual, family, and community understand, prevent, and treat the disease of addiction. Our educational conferences, held each year in the fall and spring, are designed for Counselors, Prevention Specialists, Peer Support Specialists, DWI Assessors, Psychologists, Therapists, EAP consultants, Social Workers, Educators, Students, and others interested in the field. Our conference presenters include national and state leaders, researchers, practitioners, and trainers as we strive to provide state of the art educational opportunities to not only meet the certification needs of our professionals but to also provide opportunities to stay abreast of current trends, research, and practices.

Check the APNC website for emerging details and registration information

Oct
19
Fri
Southeastern Conference on Addiction and Behavioral Health @ Hilton Greenville
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Southeastern Conference on Addiction and Behavioral Health
Hilton Greenville, 45 West Orchard Park, Greenville, SC

Mark your calendars!

Plan to come and hear addictions and recovery specialists:

    • Brian Coon, MA, LCAS, CCS, MAC and Roy Smith, MD – Substance Addiction and Stages of Healing
    • Phillip McAbe, CSW, CAS – If Gay Means Happy, Why Am I Always Getting High
    • Michael Groat, PhD – An Evolutionary, Attachment-Informed Perspective on Recovery from Addiction
    • Leslie Hull-Kimball, LISW-CP, CSAT and Sarah McGuire, LISW-CP, CSAT, EMDR – The Tech-Sex Connection

Special evening event Thursday October 18, 2018 for all at no charge!

Do you have event related questions or need help with registration?

MAHEC Registration Team
 828-257-4475