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03/01/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Solution-Focused Brief Counseling: Solution Focused Brief Counseling With Children and Adolescents: Tips and Strategies

Counselors and mental health professionals often find themselves in situations where they seek interventions to best meet the needs of children and adolescents. When assisting children and adolescents, feelings and behaviors can change very quickly and many children and teens are not equipped to solve minor and routine behavioral problems. Solution Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC) has proven to be a great tool for busy counselors to help children and teens seeking assistance. This workshop will introduce creative and effective SFBC techniques counselors can use in both individual and group counseling.
Audience - This program is appropriate for mental health professionals including licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists or others interested in the subject matter.
 
03/02/2019 Saturday
8:45 AM

Targeted Nutrition Therapy for Cognitive Development, Low Muscle Tone and Mood

This course is designed to help therapists and teachers improve clinical outcomes by identifying children who are not reaching their potential because of poor diet or insufficient nutrients for cognitive development. Children can be eating foods that are irritating the system or missing nutrients needed to create neurological connections. Learn how to recognize nutritional problems that may be slowing down progress. Discover creative strategies for low muscle tone, cognitive enhancement and improving classroom function. Nutritional strategies that support speech, occupational and physical therapies will be discussed.
Audience - Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Nutritionists, Dietitians, Teachers and other healthcare professionals who are interested in how nutrition impacts learning, behavior and development
 
03/05/2019 Tuesday
9:00 AM

The Impact of Toxic Stress on Health and Your Role in Resilience

Many health professionals, including nurses, substance abuse providers, and mental health professionals, don't have clear understanding of the impact of adverse childhood events (ACEs), how to mitigate the risks by building up protective factors, or how to explain to their clients how toxic stress in childhood has had a sustained impact on their physical and behavioral health. Together we will view the documentary Resilience, discuss social determinants of health (both risk and protective factors), review tools to screen for social determinants of health (including ACES, benevolent childhood events, and adult resilience); and explore their role within a two generational approach to supporting adults who experienced ACES and the children they will be/are raising.
Audience - Professionals who work in health, parent education, mental health or substance abuse and anyone else interested in this topic.
 
03/07/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

Leveraging Cultural Identity in the Context of Clinical Supervision

Cultural identity is a complex and multifaceted construct. This program will explore multicultural identity and the ways context creates inherent power dynamics. The clinical alliance includes actual and perceived power that while present, are frequently unaddressed. Participants will be encouraged to deepen their therapeutic work by considering specific elements of identity affecting clients, supervisees and themselves.
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in clinical supervision including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors
 
03/08/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Ethical Considerations in Clinical Supervision: Understanding the Power Differential

This presentation utilizes material from the "Right Use of Power" to explore how the power differential impacts relationships, especially in regard to clinical supervision. Beginning with our perceptions of power and exploring the differences between personal power and professional power, participants will learn how to prevent and reduce harm, resolve and repair harm, empower people and evolve situations, and promote well-being and serve the common good. A multi-dimensional use of power includes being informed, being compassionate, being skillful and being connected with assist the participant in having a holistic understanding of power. This presentation is both theoretical and experiential.
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in clinical supervision including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors
 
03/09/2019 Saturday
8:25 AM

Cardiovascular Care Symposium 2019

In today’s evolving world of cardiovascular care, more emphasis is placed on the value of evidence-based medicine. This symposium will bring together ideas and innovations to achieve a dynamic model of care for managing the cardiovascular patient in the community and hospital setting resulting in the best outcomes for all. The program highlights include review of latest cardiovascular care guidelines, understanding the controversies of providing cardiovascular care, latest advancements in medicine and technology in the treatment of coronary artery disease, electrophysiological conditions, structural heart and heart failure and more.
Audience - Physicians in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology, Advanced Practice Providers, Pharmacist, Nurses, Cardiovascular Radiology Technologist and other healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular care and procedures
 
9:00 AM

Strategies for Treating a Child with Sensory Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder

This workshop is designed to assist pediatric occupational therapists caring for children who have autism, sensory issues or both. An integrated, standardized and measurable clinical decision-making process will be introduced to enhance learning and practice. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Occupational Therapists and occupational therapy assistants who work with pediatric patients.
 
03/14/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

How to Get Away with Unethical Decision Making

This presentation utilizes a dynamic, research informed format which may assist students, professionals and clients to become more self-aware; therefore, prevent or overcome ethical breaches. There are fascinating reasons why ethics are compromised and include but not limited: self-attribution, emotional states, creativity, altruistic beginnings, ego depletion, and moral erosion. This workshop will assist in preventing unethical breaches include but are not limited to: monitoring, honor pledge, slow ethical consideration, moral saliency, and changing frame of reference.
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in clinical supervision including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, or others interested in the topic
 
11:00 AM

Webinar (Live): March of Dimes (MOD): Preconception Health & Health Disparities for LGBTQ Patients, Clients & Students

Presenter Ames Simmons of Equality NC will discuss barriers that the LGBTQ community often faces when interacting with the healthcare system, especially the lack of access to LGBTQ-competent healthcare and discriminatory practices in service delivery. Participants will learn about health disparities that affect LGBTQ people with respect to reproductive health, including disproportionate rates of teen pregnancy, sexual violence, and mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Presenters from the NC Preconception Health Campaign will explain how these barriers and issues can adversely impact preconception health, lead to poor coping mechanisms and health risk behaviors.
This webinar will be administered through Zoom (online). Instructions on how to access the webinar will be emailed with your confirmation letter.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, health educators and others interested in the topic
 
03/15/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Health Disparities

Health disparities in North Carolina and the nation remain a persistent problem. The challenges created by health and behavioral disparities are gaining increasing attention from researchers, practitioners and providers. This workshop will use lecture, interactive and small group work to give practitioners and providers practical tools for understanding the social structural roots of health and behavioral health disparities. It will look at how cultural humility and meditation can be powerful tools in addressing disparities. Participants will leave with practical skills and resources for addressing these issues in their work with consumers.
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in clinical supervision including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, or others interested in the topic
 
03/16/2019 Saturday
7:45 AM

Diabetes Management and Foot Care Conference

The Diabetes Management and Foot Care Conference will provide an update on new insights related to caring for patients with diabetes. The content will include current and new medications and technological tools, best practices in foot assessment and ulcer treatment, proper nutrition and overcoming obstacles to self-management.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Wound Ostomy Nurses, Pharmacists, Diabetes Educators, Physical Therapists and School Nurses
 
03/22/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Treatment of Speech Production Difficulties after a Left-Hemisphere Stroke

Apraxia of speech and aphasia with phonemic paraphasia are the primary speech production disorders that occur after left hemisphere stroke. Intervention options are considered in light of prognosis, diagnosis and anticipated outcomes. The purpose of this workshop is to identify strategies that maximize the impact of speech therapy on these disorders. Participants will practice strategies for supporting intrinsic motivation and independent learning.
Audience - Speech-Language Pathologists who work with stroke, traumatic brain injury or progressive neurologic disease
 
03/23/2019 Saturday
8:00 AM

Get In The Game: The Ins And Outs Of Colorectal Cancer
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference will provide the primary care physician and other health care providers a review of the epidemiology of colorectal cancer and the known risk factors and risk reduction opportunities. The lectures will focus on the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches for surgical and medical management of colorectal disease and cancer. This program will expand the provider’s knowledge, increase awareness of prevention, screening, treatment and surveillance of a patient population that has increased life expectancy and survivorship care needs.
Audience - Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
9:00 AM

Cannabis: Synthetic to CBD

This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect many aspects of our bodies and minds. This training will explore the role of the endocannabinoid and cannabinoid systems within the body and mind. We will discuss the dangers of synthetic marijuana in addition to the benefits of medical marijuana and CBD supplements. The information discussed will address how medical marijuana and CBD supplements can be used from a harm reduction perspective. We will discuss the laws around hemp products and medical marijuana.
Audience - Substance use or mental health professionals interested in the subject matter
 
03/27/2019 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders - Risk, Prevention, Recognition and Treatment

This webinar will provide an overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, PTSD, general anxiety and Bipolar disorder during pregnancy and up to a year postpartum. Special attention will be given to risk factors, recognition, treatment and prevention of these common illnesses, which occur in approximately one of every 5 to 7 women.
Audience - Nurses, PA’s, social workers, MD’s, Health Educators and others interested in the topic
 
03/30/2019 Saturday
7:45 AM

2019 North Carolina Vascular Technologists Conference

This program is designed to provide a potpourri of topics for personnel involved in diagnostic vascular testing. Topics include, but not limited to, current trends, case studies and advances for providing quality of care.
Audience - Vascular surgeons, radiologists, internists, vascular technologists, sonographers and nurses in vascular technology
 
04/01/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

A Comprehensive Guide to (the Other) Retirement Planning: Exploring Identity, Meaning and Creativity in the Third Age

The Third age refers to the time in one's life that occurs generally after retirement with a focus on health, vigor and an exploration of identity and purpose. Adjusting to retirement presents significant challenges to an individual's emotional, mental, social and therefore also physical health. It is of utmost importance that clients approach this time with clear-eyed courage, curiosity and humility, remembering the self-made foundation upon which they stand, while continuing to build the new structures that will serve them well into the years ahead. This course will explore the themes of identity, meaning, creativity, and relationships, and will include interactive conversations about various strategies that we can use to help our clients re-tool their psychological portfolios.
Audience - mental health professionals
 
04/04/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

Clinical Supervision: Using the 12 Core Functions in Clinical Supervision

This course examines the practical applications that both experienced and new supervisors and supervisees can use when working together in developing and implementing a comprehensive supervision plan. An overview of The 12 Core Functions, TAP 21 and 21-A, and TIP 52 is offered, followed by an exploration of administrative and clinical practices of supervision. Forms, research applications, case reviews, and charting are included as tools for managing clinical supervision responsibilities for supervisors and clinicians. Administrative topics identified are program management, working with new clinicians, handling conflict and change, performance improvement, retention, and clinical outcomes. Clinical topics include defining clinical roles, identifying clinical outcomes, multiple diagnostic planning, case management, group facilitation, privileging and training, self-disclosure, and fidelity to treatment modalities. The 12 Core Functions, TAP 21 and TAP 21-A, and TIP 52 are reviewed in order to promote competencies for counselors working in the field of addictive disease, particularly in assisting clinicians in achieving licensure. The DSM 5 substance use and induced diagnoses as well as related disorders will be discussed.
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in clinical supervision including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors
 
04/05/2019 Friday
8:30 AM

9th Annual Faith Connections on Mental Illness Conference – Hope and Healing: Faith Communities and the Suicide Crisis

Suicide rates across our nation are increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our state and nation are experiencing an increased incidence of suicide. In 2016, 45,000 suicides were reported throughout our nation. An increase of up to 58% was found in some states and only one state had a decrease of 1% in suicides between 2014-2016. Faith Connections on Mental Illness is sponsoring the 9th annual conference about our faith communities’ responses to the suicide crisis. This conversation will be initiated by the Rev. Rachel Keefe, who will present how faith communities can respond morally and ethically to this mental health challenge. Rev. Keefe’s book, “The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention” will be featured. Betsy Rhodes, Area Director for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will highlight how faith communities can offer hope to those living with suicidal thoughts. Dr. Joseph Williams from the UNC Department of Psychiatry, will highlight the mental health issues facing those incarcerated in our local jails and prisons, including suicide. Rev. John P. Oliver, Director of Chaplain Services and Education at Duke University Hospital, will present methods and challenges for engaging clergy to foster mental health resiliency for our faith communities. The last session of the conference will consist of a panel discussion based on the experiences of the four main speakers.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, clergy, substance abuse counselors, school counselors, teachers, school support staff, and others interested in this subject
 
9:00 AM

2019 Northeastern North Carolina Preconception Health Summit

This summit is an extension of the 2017 Preconception Health Summit. It is designed to bring together community stake holders to discuss issues around improving the health and well-being of women and men of childbearing age (14-44 years). Breakouts (Please choose one): Education - Public Schools, Community College, University, Homeschool Group Leader whose primary purpose it to provide education to children, young people and adults in educational settings. Faith - An individual or organization whose mission, values, belief and community support are grounded in religion or spiritual awareness. Health - An organization who responds to the physical health and well-being of its community members by providing direct service for an individual or family as well as activities that promote health and access to health care in their communities. Community - An individual or organization whose work rests in community advocacy, support and is passionate when informing citizens about environmental and human conditions in an effort to motivate them into action. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Community partners from faith organizations and health and human service agencies, as well as educators, barbers, beauticians, and others who have the potential to “influence” women and men of childbearing age or the environments in which they live, work, and play. Registration is open to partners in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington
 
04/10/2019 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Trauma Informed Care: An Introduction for Health Department Staff

This webinar is designed for health department staff seeking to enhance their understanding of the role of trauma in the lives of their patients. Research and clinical evidence in healthcare indicate that trauma plays a role in patients' ability to fully engage in services. Trauma informed service environments can foster this engagement and related health outcomes. Increased understanding of the prevalence and nature of trauma, the utility of trauma informed approaches, and the ways to link healthcare patients to evidence based mental health supports are important tools in the health department setting.
Audience - Nurses, PA’s, social workers, MD’s, Health Educators and others interested in the topic
 
04/15/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

The Other Addictions: Problem Gambling and Video Gaming

This half day workshop will explore Problem Gambling and Video Gaming Addictions. The presentation will break down each addiction and explore the types, causes, and symptoms of each. Information regarding the DSM V Criteria, latest research, screening tools and treatment interventions will be discussed.
Audience - Professionals who work in mental health or substance abuse and anyone else interested in this topic.
 
04/18/2019 Thursday
9:00 AM

Guiding Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Preceptors toward High Impact Teaching

This one day statewide vent will examine current standards, scopes of practice, roles and best practices for precepting health science students. The content will address improving the clinical learning environment by sharing communication strategies, providing student feedback that develops a just culture for safe student performance and considerations for preceptor resiliency and positivity during the clinical learning experience. Poster presentations addressing the following topics will also be shared. Faculty oversight of preceptors and/or students Preceptor oversight of students Effective communication strategies for or with preceptors and/or students Organizational strategies for preceptor development Effective strategies for dealing with difficult students Giving effective feedback to preceptors and/or students Preceptor strategies for teaching undergraduate students psychomotor, cognitive and/or affective skills.
Audience - Clinical adjunct faculty and clinical preceptors from health science disciplines in public and private educational institutions and healthcare agencies, including the Consortium for Clinical Education and Practice partners from across North Carolina.
 
04/26/2019 Friday
8:00 AM

Accelerating the Pace: Advancing the Science in Alzheimer's & Dementia

This full-day conference is for healthcare professionals and members of our community affected by Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Participants will hear from local and national researchers and healthcare professionals sharing their expertise on the latest research and in dementia.
Audience - Nurses, social workers, geriatric case managers, care coordinators, case managers, home health and members of our community affected by or living with Alzheimer’s and related-disorders
 
9:00 AM

Unveiling the Mask: Cognitive Processing Therapy

This informative and interactive workshop will provide participants with the necessary interventions to promote healing for adults experiencing the effects of traumatic life events and related conditions. Recognized as a best practice model for the treatment of PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) has proven to be effective in such issues as trauma, depression, and related conditions. Through case examples, participants will increase their awareness of the effects of trauma on adults and learn interventions to promoting healing.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, community advocates, and individuals interested in this topic.
 
04/27/2019 Saturday
8:00 AM

Hand Therapy Treatment Concepts including Taping, IASTM, and MWM

It is essential in hand therapy to reduce swelling, mobilize fascia and reduce pain to speed up recovery and enhance patient outcomes. This workshop will cover the basic concepts of taping for alignment, muscle imbalance, swelling and pain including tennis elbow, ganglions, trigger finger, CMC arthritis, metacarpal fractures; and stiff and painful fingers. Evidence-based demonstrations and extensive lab applications will include: Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Mobilization with Motion (MWM) and visual motor imagery. Participants are encouraged to have case studies in mind for the demonstration and lab portion.
Audience - Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
 
04/29/2019 Monday
8:30 AM

No Wimpy Parenting: A Toolkit for Professionals Helping Parents with Discipline and Behavior Problems

There’s an epidemic in our country of frustrated parents who have lost power in their own homes. After hearing examples from clients about their general lack of effective parenting, child and family psychologist expert Dr. Kristen Wynns, a mom of two children herself, was inspired to develop “No Wimpy Parenting” resources and parenting strategies. NoWimpyParenting.com is a place for parents to find the tools and motivation for taking back their power and authority. Dr. Wynns will offer her effective and practical tips to professionals working with parents – whether you are a counselor, therapist, teacher, or childcare worker. Every attendee will receive a copy of The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook and learn some of the most effective strategies for dealing with misbehaving and noncompliant kids and teens. These tips for raising children, who respect and obey parents, can be applied if you work with parents or children. The focus will be on reducing conflict between parents and children, eliminating negativity and stress, and empowering parents with effective tools to increase respect, compliance and positive emotions in the home.
Audience - This program would be beneficial to mental health professionals working with children, adolescents or parents.
 
05/01/2019 Wednesday
8:00 AM

March of Dimes (MOD) All Access VIP Pass: Putting Theory into Action Throughout NC
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The purpose of this conference is to increase provider awareness about the importance of preconception health care, reduce infant mortality and improve maternal and child health outcomes. Participants will know assessment strategies and educational information to discuss preconception health with each patient they encounter.
Audience - Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, lay community health educators
 
05/02/2019 Thursday
8:25 AM

17th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference: Timely Topics in Breastfeeding Support
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Participants will know ways to assist families in meeting their breastfeeding goals.
To receive the group rate, completed registrations must be submitted together via fax or US Mail. The group fee is not available online. See brochure for details.
Audience - Lactation consultants, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nutritionists, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, peer counselors, community breastfeeding support group volunteers and others providing care for mothers, infants and their families
 
05/03/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Clinical Supervision: Frames

This program begins with a general overview in the first half; and a review of higher level supervisor competencies in the second. This will cover a range of situations including (1) initiating a supervisory relationship; (3) assessing the stages of development for the supervisee and promoting growth; (4) managing risk; (5) using supervisory skills to deal with difficult situations; (6) working with the Boards. The second half of this program will deepen your supervisory skills in (1) the use of Evidence Based Treatment adherence protocols focusing on Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Therapy to assist supervisees in mastering those two common therapies. Come prepared for discussions, quizzes, small group activities: leave with a better understanding of your supervisory role and many helpful tips and handouts.
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in clinical supervision including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors
 
9:00 AM

Medical Emergencies: An Update for Allied Dental Team Members

This course is designed to review basic principles of reducing risk factors, identifying signs and symptoms and rendering fast, effective treatment for selected emergency situations. Case studies will be reviewed to help participants understand how to deal with patients who present with syncope, postural hypotension, cardiac events, diabetic reactions, allergic reactions and airway obstructions. This course has been approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to meet the requirement (GS 90-233)for six hours of CE in medical emergencies.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, and other interested dental professionals.
 
05/04/2019 Saturday
8:30 AM

The Ninth Annual NC Community Psychiatrists’ Leadership Network Symposium - Transitioning to NC's Medicaid Managed Care: WHAT'S NEXT?

As North Carolina Medicaid transitions to privatized managed care, 2019 will be an important year for behavioral health care. Our annual symposium will continue to assist psychiatrists in their leadership and management roles as they adjust to the new system that emphasizes integrated and accountable care. Session topics will include the most recent update of the State’s transformation plan for Medicaid and Behavioral Health. Related discussions will describe how psychiatrists and provider organizations can constructively adapt to the coming changes. PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this symposium is limited to NC community psychiatrists and other physicians in behavioral health care. For specific questions about content and target audience, please contact Alice Lockhart with the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health at alice_lockhart@med.unc.edu or 919-445-0504.
Audience - Registration for this symposium is limited to NC community psychiatrists and other physicians in behavioral health care
 
05/09/2019 Thursday
8:00 AM

4th Annual Hearing Loss and Accessibility Workshops - Asheville

This educational activity allows participants to learn about the latest technology and resources to use at home, work or recreation. Information will be provided on equipment and programs for people with hearing loss in North Carolina. Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
Audience - Healthcare Professionals: Audiologists, Retirement Home Managers, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other healthcare professionals working with adults with hearing loss and/or Seniors Community Members: Adults, Seniors, Senior Care Managers, Consumers with Hearing Loss, Caretakers and Children of People with Hearing Loss
 
9:00 AM

HIPAA and NC Local Health Departments: 2019 Critical Updates
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This one day workshop will provide updates on HIPAA compliance issues for local health departments, focusing on topics recommended by the training committee of the NC Public Health HIPAA Alliance, an informal collaboration of NC local health department HIPAA officers. Topics will include maintaining robust security measures with new technologies; managing behavioral health information; understanding school health confidentiality taking into account both HIPAA and FERPA; and managing disclosures when a patient has a personal representative responsible for the individual’s health care.
Audience - The program is specifically tailored to North Carolina’s local health departments and intended for staff members who are directly involved with HIPAA responsibilities and compliance. Dependent upon space availability, other healthcare professionals interested in the topic are welcome.
 
05/15/2019 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live) Self Care for the Public Health Professional

Public health professionals have stressful jobs. They work long hours, typically with great dedication to their individual clients and communities they serve. Sometimes, their work demands overwhelm their ability to cope. Stress builds, compassion fatigue sets in, and if care is not taken, dedicated professionals burn out. This webinar aims to help public health professionals recognize their vulnerabilities to stress, teaches them methods for managing workplace stress, and provides tips and techniques for recharging their emotional batteries to prevent burn out.
Audience - Nurses, Physician Assistants, social workers, doctors, Health Educators and others interested in the topic
 
05/16/2019 Thursday
8:40 AM

4th Annual Hearing Loss and Accessibility Workshops - Wilmington

This educational activity allows participants to learn about the latest technology and resources to use at home, work or recreation. Information will be provided on equipment and programs for people with hearing loss in North Carolina. Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
 
05/21/2019 Tuesday
8:00 AM

4th Annual Hearing Loss and Accessibility Workshops - Cary

This educational activity allows participants to learn about the latest technology and resources to use at home, work or recreation. Information will be provided on equipment and programs for people with hearing loss in North Carolina. Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
Audience - Healthcare Professionals: Audiologists, Retirement Home Managers, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other healthcare professionals working with adults with hearing loss and/or Seniors. Community Members: Adults, Seniors, Senior Care Managers, Consumers with Hearing Loss, Caretakers and Children of People with Hearing Loss.
 
05/24/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Facilitating and Supervising Group Work: An Experiential Approach

A significant number of providers are utilizing group-based interventions in treating persons with substance use and other behavioral health related disorders. However, new clinical supervisors often report that they lack the prerequisite clinical supervision skills in supervising and training supervisees in the provision of effective group work. The focus of the workshop will be on developing participant group counseling and clinical supervision skills and competencies associated with the professional development of supervisees who facilitate and lead groups with persons affected by substance use and other behavioral health related disorders. A variety of training modalities will be incorporated including experiential learning to provide opportunities for participants to practice and apply clinical supervision skills of supervisees in "real time."
Audience - mental health and substance use clinicians interested in clinical supervision including but not limited to licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors
 
05/29/2019 Wednesday
8:30 AM

The Manager's Role in Fostering Team Excellence

Leaders in today's workplace have a tremendous impact on work culture, team and organizational success. This program will provide managers and supervisors with key leadership attributes that promote team excellence and a positive work culture. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Mid level managers and supervisors
 
05/30/2019 Thursday
7:30 AM

Enhancing Acute Care Delivery for Older Adults: A Multidisciplinary Approach
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This program will provide evidence-based practices for a multidisciplinary approach to support the older adult in the acute care setting. The conference will enhance clinicians’ knowledge and skills related to caring for this complex population through a focus on geriatric emergency departments, determining capacity, safe prescribing practices, advance care planning, malnutrition identification, differentiation of dementia from normal cognitive aging, and maintenance of pre-hospital mobility.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Chaplains, and Speech Language Pathologists
 
05/31/2019 Friday
10:00 AM

NC AHEC Dental Directors Meeting
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The bi-annual meeting of the NC AHEC Dental Directors. Meeting Location: WakeMed Operations Center 3261 Atlantic Avenue IS Conference Room 2 – 1st Floor Raleigh, NC 27604
 
06/05/2019 Wednesday
6:00 PM

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods: Annual Update

This course will present North Carolina infection control methods and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens regulations and infection control in dentistry. Details on operatory asepsis methods and materials will be highlighted. This course only meets OSHA’s requirement of annual BBP training. This program does NOT meet the Sterilization and Infection Control requirements to become a DA II.
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
06/21/2019 Friday
9:00 AM

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training Course

The purpose of this course is to provide the essential core administrative and clinical knowledge necessary to complete the required examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This course will review common dilemmas and certain subspecialty diseases and conditions encountered while performing CMV examinations. A case-based interactive style will be used with a focus on efficiently approaching the CMV examination.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Chiropractors who perform examinations for CMV Drivers
 
9:00 AM

A Difficult Duo: Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders

This program is designed to support substance abuse treatment professionals in their effort to provide services to those with past or present domestic violence (DV) exposure. Involvement in domestic violence, as victims and/or batterers, can complicate a clients’ ability to participate in treatment and can be difficult for providers to respond to. With a deeper understanding of the nature, prevalence, and impact of co-occurring substance use disorders and domestic violence clinicians will feel more prepared to serve this population. Additionally, this program will introduce evidence-based and promising practices for working with this clientele, and will increase participant’s understanding of their role in caring for others as well as themselves.
Audience - This workshop will benefit substance use and mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, community advocates, and individuals interested in this topic.
 
06/22/2019 Saturday
8:00 AM

Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation: What a Healthcare Professional Should Know

This one day course is designed to educate participants about the field of Neuro-Optometry and how vision skills can be improved through various treatment strategies. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the neuro-developmental optometrist uses the bimodal model of vision to treat patients with visual dysfunctions. Evidence-based hands-on techniques, live demonstrations and videos will be included.
Audience - Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants
 
06/25/2019 Tuesday
8:30 AM

Inpatient Obstetric Certification Examination Review Course
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This two-day workshop focuses on areas of knowledge to be tested on the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Certification examination.
Audience - Nurses preparing for the Inpatient Obstetric Certification Exam, nurses orienting and cross-training to inpatient obstetrical units and nurses returning to obstetrical practice
 
09/03/2019 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Through lecture, attendance, self-study and clinical practice, each participant will learn to be competent in taking intraoral radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum. Clinical training will allow the students to practice skills on manikins. DIDACTIC SESSIONS: Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 CLINICAL SESSIONS: Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 2019
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
10/07/2019 Monday
9:00 AM

29th Annual Art of Breastfeeding PRE CONFERENCE
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Participants will gain strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
Content Includes:
Postpartum Depression, Breastfeeding and Sleep
Breastfeeding and Metabolic Syndrome
Impact of Violence on Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health
New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, public health practitioners, midwives, health educators, doulas, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists and healthcare profession students
 
10/08/2019 Tuesday
8:00 AM

29th Annual Art of Breastfeeding CONFERENCE
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Participants will gain strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
Audience - Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, public health practitioners, midwives, health educators, doulas, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists and healthcare profession students
 
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Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know

** Vimeo Webcast ** - NOTE: The 1 hour of credit approved for this event will be awarded ONLY ONCE per registrant. Viewing this webinar more than one time (even across calendar years) will not provided additional credit.

If you are not able to view in its entirety, DO NOT re-register on the website. Simply go back to your original confirmation email providing the webinar link so you may view the webinar again.


According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 350% increase in drug overdose deaths since 1999 and was one of 19 states that saw statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015. Prescribing practices for opioids must change in order to address this epidemic.

Wake AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Board have partnered together to develop this webinar addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know and the Emotional Challenges

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Part A) This webinar provides an introduction to multiple sclerosis for mental health professionals, including what is currently known about possible causes of MS, who gets it, and the prognosis. The MS disease courses are described, as well the symptoms that can occur. The components of comprehensive MS care – including relapse and symptom management, rehabilitation to enhance or maintain function, and psychosocial support – are explained, and participants are introduced to the healthcare professionals on the comprehensive care team. Part B) This webinar introduces mental health professionals to the psychosocial challenges confronting individuals and families at the time of diagnosis, as the disease transitions from a relapsing course to a more steadily progressive one, and when and if the disease becomes severely disabling. Additional highlights of this webinar include the role of grieving, the diagnosis and management of depression, which can be both a reaction to life with MS and a symptom of the disease, the diagnosis and management of other mood changes that can occur, and the impact of this chronic, unpredictable disease on family, relationships, and employment. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: Cognitive Dysfunction and the Professional Challenges

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar discusses the cognitive changes that occur in more than sixty percent of people with MS, and describes their impact on self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and employment. Common problems related to learning and memory, attention and concentration, information processing, and executive functions are described, along with strategies for assessment and management. Vignettes are provided to illustrate the impact of cognitive changes on everyday life and offer tips and strategies for patients and family members. Part two of this webinar describes the unique aspects of working with this interesting and challenging population, many of whom would never have wanted or needed to consult a mental health professional has they not been diagnosed with a chronic illness. The ways in which a mental health professional may need to adapt his or her style and/or practice to address a patient’s physical limitations and/or cognitive impairments are discussed, as well as issues associated with treating a person whose MS-related challenges ebb and flow over decades. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Rabies Update 2017

** Webcast ** - New Rabies guidelines came out in 2016 and include specific new control measures for postexposposure management of dogs, cats and ferrets exposed to rabies. The webinar discusses the legal aspects of adoption of these control measures by the local health director, a description of the changes contrasted to G.S 130A-197, and recommendations regarding implementation of the control measures. The new rabies control measures can only be implemented by the local health director if adopted by local board of health rule or other policy in the exposed animal's jurisdiction, or if G.S. 130A-197 is amended to adopt and incorporate by reference the postexposure management control measures of the current NASPHV Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control. This webinar is designed to provide updates outlined in the 2016 NASPHV Rabies Compendium on Post-exposure Management Control Measures for dogs, cats and ferrets. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Adolescent Health Care & North Carolina Law

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address frequently asked questions about consent and confidentiality for adolescent health care. Topics will include confidential health care for pregnant teenagers, consent to treatment for unaccompanied minors, the confidentiality of health information about K-12 students, and more. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: The Impact Beyond Birth

** Vimeo Webcast ** - The purpose of this presentation is to educate participants about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure and challenge us to look beyond healthy birth outcomes. This talk with help define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and how this disorder presents in an individual across the lifespan; as well as explore our knowledge of alcohol, prevalence of alcohol use and women, and the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Did I Say That? The Art of Communicating Effectively

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Communication plays a fundamental role in all organizations. The ability to communicate with others is essential for success. This program is designed to develop an understanding of the emotions and intentions that drive the exchange of information, in an effort to foster effective communication and build stronger relationships. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: A Paradigm Shift from Intervention to Prevention

** Vimeo Webcast ** North Carolina was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of 14 states found to have higher than normal risk factors for domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV). In response, the CDC partnered with the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) to develop a plan to address violence across the state. For decades; however, members of the helping community (physicians, nurses, clinicians, and advocates) used interventions to address DIPV. Interventions address the issue of violence after its occurrence. Primary prevention would address the violence prior to onset. Prevention is needed to encourage open and honest dialog, help reduce stigma, and to inform on the severity of violence on victims and the community. Topics in this session include; an overview of domestic and intimate partner violence, understanding to help: help-seeking barriers in victims, and types of primary prevention and strategies for implementation. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Introduction to Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)*

** Vimeo Webcast ** This webinar will be an introduction to Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). Topics will include the history and background of CIT nationally and in North Carolina, the benefits of CIT including examples of both the national and local levels. The speaker will provide tangible skills and examples of how providers should utilize CIT services for their clients including on crisis plans, safety plans, and treatment plans. See brochure for speaker information.*This webinar will not provide any hours toward CIT certification. If you need to get certified in CIT, contact Bob Kurtz at bob.kurtz@dhhs.nc.gov or call 919-715-2024.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention-2017 Updates

** Vimeo Webcast ** - REVISED-Despite advances in awareness and prevention, HPV remains a public health threat. Seventy-nine million Americans are currently infected with HPV and approximately fourteen million become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that most sexually active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. While HPV vaccine has been proven to be safe and highly effective protection against the disease, vaccination rates continue to lag behind those of other preventable diseases. The CDC estimates that 40% of adolescent girls and 60% of adolescent boys remain unvaccinated against HPV. This shortfall carries serious consequences, translating into 53,000 future cervical cancer cases over the lifetimes of girls, ages 12 years and younger. This webinar will provide information for clinicians who provide care for adolescents on the current status of HPV, and on evidence-based prevention of HPV-related cancers by increasing the rate of immunization in our medical practices.New CDC information on prescribing from October 2016 will be covered. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): The Science of Human Learning: Instructional Design that Maximizes Retention and Application

** Vimeo Webcast ** - The Science of Human Learning: Instructional Design that Maximizes Retention and Application.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Opioid Exposed Pregnancies in North Carolina

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an overview of opioid exposed pregnancies and the three common circumstances that result in opioid exposed pregnancies. While opioids are the fastest rising in prevalence, the other more commonly used substances in pregnancy and their potential impact will also be discussed. Participants will learn how to access all of the specialized substance use disorder treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women in North Carolina. The implementation of new federal requirements around substance exposed infants and plans of safe care will also be presented. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Social Media

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This program explores social media’s impact on health care, and what legal regulations must be considered when using social media as an employee, employer or as an agency. The program reviews current legal cases setting precedent in North Carolina and throughout the United States. The use of social media is ever expanding and is not only popular for personal use, but is also increasingly used to promote and market health care programs and agencies. Current policies and procedures recommended by legal experts will be discussed. These recommendations will help to ensure health care agencies maintain regulatory and legal compliance. In addition, a review of ethical considerations when using social media will be presented. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Swimming in the Same Pond: Strategies for Managing Conflict in the Workplace

** Vimeo Webcast ** The workplace is like a pond with a workforce comprised of people who, like fish, have varying personalities and characteristics. Challenges and conflict among coworkers can create a toxic work environment. This session will foster a greater understanding of the different types of coworkers that might contribute to conflict in the workplace, the challenges that might be encountered, and the strategies needed to managing this conflict in order for everyone to swim together in the same pond. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - NC Public Health Law Overview and Update

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address the current state of Public Health Law in North Carolina including current initiatives that focus on the restructuring of local Health Departments and its impact on care. Other key topics will be addressed including public/confidential record keeping, remedies for enforcing public health laws and resources for local health departments for answering questions and seeking assistance when issues arise. Participants will be awarded the opportunity to submit questions during the session in an effort to develop an increased level of understanding Public Health Law.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Motivating a Multigenerational Workforce

** Webcast ** - Motivating a generationally diverse workforce can be challenging. This program is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of inter-generational differences in the workplace in an effort to keep a multigenerational workforce engaged.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Human Rabies Risk Assessments and Rabies Postexposure Management

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will address the critical needs for training HCP's in the areas of human rabies risk assessments using current rabies ACIP guidance for PEP decisions and NC DHHS risk assessment algorithms, as well as the applicable legal requirements for rabies control.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): FASD: Beyond Diagnosis

** Vimeo Webcast ** This webinar is an extension of the one presented in 2017.This program provides a brief overview of the impact of alcohol on the developing fetus, followed by a review of diagnostic and treatment resources. Participants will be provided with a case guide to intervention.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Does Your Patient Understand? - Health Literacy 101

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This one hour webcast provides the family practitioner and staff basic information on the importance of health literacy in practice in and effort to improve communication, care and outcomes.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar is designed to provide an update of various HIPAA issues faced by public health caregivers and resources for obtaining and clarifying needs.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Perinatal Depression - A Treatable Medical Condition

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to review up-to-date information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, screening and treatment. Participants will learn how to identify women, provide support to them and develop a pathway of resources to get them connected in with treatment.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Teen Pregnancy Substance Abuse - Assessing and Understanding the Long and Short Term Effects on both the Fetus and Mother

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address most commonly abused drugs by the pregnant teen. Emphasis will be on types of drugs, how they work and what they can do to the mother’s body and fetus. Time will be allotted for discussing how to have the difficult conversation with them in an effort to better assess and treat as needed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Making Shift Happen - An Overview of Motivational Interviewing

** Webcast ** - Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based approach that uses a collaborative conversation style intended to discover and strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to behavior change (Miller and Rollnick, 2012). It is also used to guide and support change based on a person’s values, interests and ideas. Consistent with the stages of change model developed by Prochaska and DiClemente (1986), motivational interviewing recognizes that change is a process that can be influenced by relationship with a skilled practitioner who uses a particular set of principles, skills and techniques. This webinar will provide overview of the foundation, concepts and skills of motivational interviewing with case examples of MI applications in clinical practice.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Understanding the MOST Part 1

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Understanding the MOST Part 2

** IC Webcast ** - This course is designed to create a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.

Computer hardware and software requirements:
1. This presentation cannot be viewed using an iPad. You may use one of the web browsers below, provided it has the proper Flash Player capability.
2. Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash), and one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome.
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Early Identification

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a broad foundation for early childhood professionals in the area of ASD. This will include discussion of estimated prevalence, etiology, signs and symptoms, introduction to diagnostic criteria for children birth to 5 and early social and behavioral features of our youngest at-risk children. Resources for developmental monitoring and screening will be shared. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide specific information pertaining to the importance of early screening for ASD. An initial discussion will ensue about the importance of early and routine developmental screening in the infant, toddler and preschool years. It will be followed by an introduction to ASD-specific screening tools. Case presentations will be utilized to illustrate several of these ASD-screening tools. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will present the various diagnostic assessment strategies early childhood professionals use to diagnose ASD. It will include a review of the diagnostic criteria along with a discussion of specific measures and associated assessment strategies used to diagnose or rule-out ASD. Participants will also discuss differential diagnosis – highlighting differences between ASD and other common concerns in early childhood. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Practices

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a review of evidence-based early intervention for young children suspected of having ASD. An examination of foundational evidence-based practices for early intervention will be presented, with an emphasis on general developmental progress across a variety of domains. This will include specific criteria providers may use to select and implement evidence-based practices. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Population Health: Addressing Social Determinants

** Webcast ** - The Wake County Population Health Task Force Report: Addressing Social Determinants at the Local Level
 
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