Wake AHEC Upcoming Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development / Medical Education Program and Course Listing
  
02/22/2018 Thursday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Burlington
* Filled - Registration not open *

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm. After you preregister, you will receive a confirmation letter with exact times and location information.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
02/23/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

Dental Pain Pharmacotherapy: Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Landscape

**This course will fulfill the NEW State Law for dental license renewal in 2018 requiring all dentists that prescribe opioids to take a course on the abuse of controlled substances.** Join other dental healthcare providers for this two hour lecture/discuss 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.
 
02/24/2018 Saturday
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
 
03/02/2018 Friday
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.
 
03/03/2018 Saturday
7:45 AM

Cardiovascular Care Symposium 2018

In today’s evolving world of cardiovascular care, more emphasis is placed on value based-care and 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 economics 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, Advanced Practice Providers, Pharmacist, Nurses, Cardiovascular Radiology Technologist and other healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular care and procedures
 
03/06/2018 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Tips, Tricks and Techniques – Behavior Management Strategies

Developing a behavior plan takes more than just an “if-then” contingency statement. Even a thoroughly designed plan can fail without additional supports. This program focuses on components intended to support a behavior plan. These supports can include visual supports, social stories, and other methods to reinforce the already existent behavior plan.
Audience - This program is intended for mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and/or families.
 
10:00 AM

Culturally Competent Counseling with LGBTIQA-Identified People

This workshop will provide information, recommendations and resources necessary to provide culturally competent services to LGBTIQ-identified people and their families. The facilitator will use a combination of dyad activities, small group discussion, large group discussion and multimedia presentation to address each of the program objectives.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors and others interested in this subject.
 
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

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: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 2018 CLINICAL SESSIONS: April 7, 14 and 21, 2018
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Weldon

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Area L AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
03/07/2018 Wednesday
12:00 PM

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

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.
Audience - Nurses, PA’s, social workers, MD’s, Health Educators and others interested in the topic
 
03/09/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

Community Resiliency Model: Basic Two-Day Training
* Filled - Registration not open *

The CRM model is easily learned and accessible regardless of age, culture or educational level. The tools gained in this workshop are useful for self-care and can be taught as a peer-to- peer intervention in a variety of contexts. CRM is a tremendous resource for individuals coping with chronic stress. Participants are encouraged to pass the skills along to family, friends and their wider social network.
Audience - Professionals working across a wide range of roles and settings including but not limited to: case managers, QPs, APs, licensed professionals, child care workers, teachers, school administrators, early interventionists, special educators, psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family counselors, social workers, health department staff and all others interested.
 
03/10/2018 Saturday
9:00 AM

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

This workshop is designed to assist the 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.
Audience - Occupational Therapists and occupational therapy assistants who work with pediatric patients.
 
03/15/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Mindfulness Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Many mental health professionals understand the importance of incorporating mindfulness into practice; however, children need to be taught the components of the mindfulness before they can be expected to practice this skill. This program will focus on techniques used to teach this population the core components of mindfulness practice. Participants will be able to engage in activities that will help further their understanding of mindfulness practice. With this knowledge, participants can begin to teach their clients how to establish a strong mindfulness practice.
Audience - This program is intended for mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and/or families.
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Fayetteville
* Filled - Registration not open *

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Southern Regional AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
03/17/2018 Saturday
7:30 AM

Pearls in Surgery Series: Dr. Oz, My Stomach Hurts!

There are several causes of abdominal pain which confront primary care providers. Some of these are treated surgically. This program will focus on some common causes of abdominal pain, as well as on some less common causes. It will also expand awareness of optimizing surgical outcomes.
Audience - Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
03/19/2018 Monday
8:00 AM

Do You Understand Me? Effective Communication and Cultural Competence in Working with Individuals who are Deaf

This program, facilitated by the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is designed to provide information and guidance to professionals working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. The presentations include interactive activities to promote and ensure that the same standard of care is used for every patient.
Audience - Public health and mental health professionals, nurses, and internal staff
 
9:00 AM

Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain

We are in the midst of a nationwide push to treat chronic pain, and address our out of control opioid prescribing. It’s estimated we have 100 million people in the US living with chronic pain. We can assume that at least 1/3 of the people we treat are dealing with this condition, yet most of us are ill prepared to address these issues with them. Opioids are almost never an appropriate treatment choice, and actually cause more problems in the end. There is a robust body of research evidence supporting this. The CDC recently published guidelines highlighting the opioid epidemic and its tragic consequences, along with making recommendations for the treatment of chronic pain. They specifically mention behavioral treatment the approach to try before opioids are prescribed. This means clinicians will need to be trained in the behavioral treatment of chronic pain. Awareness has never been so high. This is new information for prescribers, healthcare professionals, the therapy community and the general public. Word is just now getting out about the extent of the problem, and providers need to be on the cutting edge of best treatment practices. We are witnessing a devastating public health crisis that is ruining individual’s lives, tearing up families, and ripping through communities. It’s time we arm ourselves with the skills needed to offer people evidence-based behavioral interventions that will help them live healthy and productive lives.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, healthcare professionals and others interested in this subject.
 
03/21/2018 Wednesday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Morehead City

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Eastern AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
03/24/2018 Saturday
7:15 AM

Pain, Addiction and the Law 2018

The purpose of this course is to review the psychological aspects of addiction, understand who is at risk, and the legal ramifications of providing inappropriate opioid prescriptions. We will review both the new national guidelines (CDC) as well as the state (NC Medical Board) regarding opioid prescribing. We hope to accomplish a more thoughtful algorithm for opioid prescribing with consideration of long-term treatment and unwanted adverse effects. This course will be directed at all medical providers with special emphasis on primary care as the primary care provider prescribes roughly 50% of all opioid prescriptions.
Audience - Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist, Dentist, Adolescent Medicine Providers, Dental Hygienist Therapists, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Anesthesiology Pain Management Practitioners, Residents, Students
 
03/29/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Theory and Techniques

This training will focus on understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its application to the treatment of mental health disorders. The work of prominent theorists (Beck, Ellis, Bandura) will provide a platform for addressing the intra-and interpersonal challenges experienced by the client, and offer strategies to modify beliefs and generate alternative coping skills which promote self-efficacy.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists working with children, adolescents, or adults and others who may be interested in the subject matter.
 
04/03/2018 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Integrating Healthy Lifestyle

Over time we have learned that our mental health and physical health coincide and influence our overall functioning. Learning various strategies and practices to improve both mental and physical health is beneficial to individuals and can be helpful when teaching clients techniques to improve their wellbeing. This workshop will explore alternative therapies and tools used personally and with clients to improve mental health and physical health and wellness.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, substance abuse counselors, qualified and associate professionals and others interested in this subject.
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Concord

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Charlotte AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
04/04/2018 Wednesday
12:00 PM

Webinar (Live): FASD: Beyond Diagnosis

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.
Audience - Nurses, PA’s, social workers, MD’s, Health Educators and others interested in the topic
 
04/09/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: The Application of CBT Techniques to Specific Disorders

This training will focus on the application of CBT techniques to the treatment of specific mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, personality disorder and suicidality. Evidence for the use of combined CBT and medication with specific disorders and the impact on health behaviors will be addressed.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists working with children, adolescents, or adults and others who may be interested in the subject matter.
 
04/12/2018 Thursday
8:50 AM

The St. Joseph's Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Approach: Learn and Practice

Program is on Thursday, April 12th, 8:50am-4:00pm and on Friday, April 13th, 2018, 9:00am-3:30pm. Participants must attend 100% of the program (both dates). No partial credit will be given. Days cannot be split among more than one person. This conference will explore the important influences on feeding: medical, oral motor, motor/seating, behavioral and family. Evaluations of feeding problems and appropriate treatment will be discussed through case examples. Breakout sessions will enable attendees to practice in treating food refusal, oral initiation, food selectivity and failure to advance texture. The conference will conclude discussions on challenging feeding cases.
Audience - All therapists, SLP, OT, PT, ABA, case managers, nurses, pediatricians, early intervention etc. working with the special needs children or typically developing children presenting with a feeding/swallowing issue.
 
04/13/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

Cultivating Mental Health: Hope and Healing

The 8th Annual Conference on Faith and Mental Illness Cultivating Mental Health: Hope and Healing will focus on how individuals and families can experience hope and healing while living with mental illnesses. Jonathan Benz, Care Coordination Supervisor, NADAP, New York City, New York, wlll speak first on Substance Use, Addiction, and the Faith Community. This session will explore a clinical view of addiction while examining specific challenges and strengths that a spiritual worldview can bring to the subject. Paul Nagy, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, will then speak on From Stigma to Science: Understanding and Helping Persons with Substance Use Disorders. This presentation will discuss a science-informed understanding of addiction as a complex, but treatable brain disorder. In the afternoon, Dan Blazer, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University School of Medicine, will give a presentation entitled Depression in the Elderly: A Personal View. He will briefly introduce the topic of late life depression, which will be followed by a hypothetical dialogue between a doctor and patient to demonstrate the multi-dimensional aspects of late life depression. The next session, Speaking into the Silence: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness in Faith Communities, will be led by Angela Whitenhill, Mental Health Initiative Manager, National Benevolent Association, St. Louis, MO. The focus of this presentation will be on the societal shame, stigma, and lack of awareness that keeps faith communities from being a welcoming place for those living with mental illness. The closing session will be led by Mr. Thava Mahadevan, Director of Operations, UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. His session, Shop Local: Facing the Mental Health Challenges and Building Innovative Local Solutions, will describe evidence-based practices such as Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT team) and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment programs that have a proven track record in the local community.
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
 
04/18/2018 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Creatively Engaging Children and Adolescents in Groups

Engaging children and adolescents in groups can be challenging. This program will focus on techniques and tools that can be used creatively to engage this population. From drumming groups to mindfulness-based exercises to experiential activities, this program will review different methods that can make groups more exciting for leaders and participants. Participants will leave with a new “bag of tricks” to liven up their work.
Audience - This program is intended for mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and/or families.
 
04/19/2018 Thursday
8:30 AM

Perinatal Mental Health: Postpartum Support International (PSI) Training

Participants will have knowledge to recognize Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and initiate screening with an understanding of resources and treatment modalities. This 2-day Postpartum Support International (PSI) Certificate of Completion Course, taught by experienced and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum.
Audience - Nurses, physicians, nurse midwives, lactation consultants, doulas, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers and others interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Salisbury

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Northwest AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
04/26/2018 Thursday
8:25 AM

16th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference: Optimizing Outcomes in Challenging Situations

The participant will know how to assist families in overcoming breastfeeding obstacles.
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
 
05/01/2018 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Women and HIV (1 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)

HIV among women is a growing problem in North Carolina and the United States. However, there are broad gaps in our knowledge of women living with HIV, and how to meet their unique needs. This workshop will use lecture, interactive and small group work to give providers practical tools for understanding the health and behavior health needs of women living with HIV. It will also give providers and practitioners practical skills and resources for addressing these issues in their work with this population.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
05/03/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

A Newer Problem in an Older Age: Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults (2 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)

Recent statistics reflect a growing problem of substance abuse among those 50 years of age and older. This session will provide a current review of incidence and patterns of substance abuse within this age group while also addressing the unique vulnerabilities and risk factors that help explain the emergence of this recognized problem. This presentation will also include an overview of screening tools, intervention strategies and treatment best practices targeted to this population.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
05/07/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

Substance Abuse and Family Systems (3 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)

This program will focus on the theories, skills and expectations of well-known schools of thought with regards to family systems and substance use. The facilitator will discuss the benefits of working with the nuclear family unit, and will facilitate activities that encourage the practice of clinical skills as well as demonstrate therapy skills during this presentation.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
05/08/2018 Tuesday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Shelby

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Charlotte AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
05/09/2018 Wednesday
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Clemmons

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Northwest AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
05/10/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

New Perspectives on Marijuana (4 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)

Designed for human service professionals working in the substance use field, this workshop will explore the challenges providers may encounter when working with clients using cannabis. The information discussed will cover the positive and negative aspects of cannabis use. Participants will learn about the culture of cannabis use, and identify skills to help motivate clients to consider change. Counselors who have experience working with patients using THC/marijuana are encouraged to attend, as this training is considered to have an advanced perspective on the subject.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologist, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
05/15/2018 Tuesday
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 also provide participants with practical skills and resources for addressing these issues in their work with consumers.
 
05/16/2018 Wednesday
5:00 PM

Eighth Annual Resident Spring Symposium
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Pharmacy Practice Residents from UNC REX Healthcare, WakeMed, Duke Regional Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center will present their research on a variety of pharmacy and pharmacotherapy topics.

In order to receive ACPE credit for this activity, pharmacists are REQUIRED to provide a valid six digit NABP ID and four digit PIN (month and day of birth) in the NABP and Birth fields on the registration form. If these numbers are not provided, ACPE credit will not be uploaded to the CPE Monitor for an official record of pharmacy credit.

If you do not know your ID and PIN, please obtain them from the site: CPE Monitor Registration BEFORE registering for our program.


Audience - Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in pharmacy research findings
 
05/18/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

Exploring Evidenced Based Treatment Interventions for Children and Adolescents

While professionals continue to put forth effort in the identification and treatment of youth mental health concerns, these issues continue to be prevalent for many children and adolescents in North Carolina. The negative effects of mental health disorders are observed in the home, schools and community. Without optimal treatment, positive long lasting outcomes are difficult to achieve. This conference will focus on the most recent findings and trends in the area of youth mental health disorders and explore evidence-based treatments, and best practices that professionals can use when working with this population.
Audience - counselors, case managers, social workers, substance abuse professionals, school personal, qualified professionals, associate professionals, clergy, psychologists or others interested in the subject
 
9:00 AM

Critical Thinking with Cases of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Children and youth with significant lack of dietary diversity, growth faltering, impaired psychosocial functioning, and avoidance based on sensory characteristics may fall under the category of Critical Thinking with Cases of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). In this workshop, we describe the rationale, unique considerations, and implementation of a mindfulness-based parent-child intervention. We will review research of unique considerations in the implementation of disgust re-conditioning and address oral sensitivities in children.
Audience - Occupational Therapists
 
05/21/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

Child Forensic Interviewing: The RADAR Interview Model

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the intensive hands-on nature of this workshop, registration will be LIMITED to a maximum of 21 participants.

Child forensic interviewing in cases of alleged abuse has become an increasingly specialized field. Part of the specialization is the development and use of research-based, structured interview protocols. This 4 ½ -day workshop provides training on the use of the RADAR child forensic interview model. RADAR (Recognizing Abuse Disclosure and Responding) is a research-based, best practices model for interviewing children and adolescents who are being assessed for possible child maltreatment. RADAR is structured to ensure interview quality and ease of learning, while offering enough flexibility to be effective with children of differing ages and disclosure histories. RADAR is adapted in part from the NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol. The workshop includes hands-on, role-play practice as well as a required reading assignment of three articles.
Audience - This workshop is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced child forensic interviewers, mental health professionals including psychologists, DSS Child Protective Service workers, counselors, social workers, therapists, case managers, law enforcement, child advocacy professionals and other professionals who wish to improve their skills in interviewing children and adolescents concerning possible abuse or other victimization.
 
05/25/2018 Friday
8:00 AM

Do You Understand Me? Effective Communication and Cultural Competence in Working with Individuals who are Deaf

This program, facilitated by the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is designed to provide information and guidance to professionals working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. The presentations include interactive activities to promote and ensure that the same standard of care is used for every patient.
Audience - Public health and mental health professionals, nurses, and internal staff
 
06/01/2018 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
 
06/04/2018 Monday
9:00 AM

CBT and Relapse Prevention

This training will focus on the application of CBT techniques to the treatment of substance use disorders and relapse prevention. Determinants of relapse, characteristic thought and behavior patterns of clients in relapse mode, and a cognitive-behavioral approach to the relapse prevention process will be discussed.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists working with children, adolescents, or adults and others who may be interested in the subject matter.
 
06/05/2018 Tuesday
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 program meets the Sterilization and Infection Control requirements to become a DA II.
Audience - dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Wilson

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is Area L AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
06/07/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Neuroplasticity, Rewiring Recovery, and Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Practice

Revolutionary research, during the past couple of decades, has revealed that the brain continues to grow and change throughout the lifespan. Unrelenting trauma and highly challenging experiences can actually change the human brain. Neural pathways, brain chemistry and actual brain structure may become maladaptive to sustain depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma based responses. As a result of new understanding of neuroplasticity, scientists have discovered that adaptive brain changes can also be initiated and directed through specific clinical interventions. Understanding the specific ways in which the brain has maladapted and how to engage the brain’s capacity to self-direct neural change provide a cutting edge foundation for facilitating mental health recovery and long lasting change. This unique program integrates key tenets of cutting edge neuroscience research, proven clinical methods of DBT, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, and somatic psychologies. The speaker utilizes experiential learning to illustrate concepts, and applies easy-to-implement clinical interventions to demonstrate how to rewire the brain. Learn how to support recovery from mood disorders, addiction, and trauma, to help clients wire-in resiliency, improved mood, and emotional regulation. The results are a broad-based integrative framework providing a multi-modal approach for hardwiring clinical change. A fresh focus on applied ethics, supported by brain science, client care strategies and promotion of therapist self-care for sustained clinical practice, conclude the seminar day.
Audience - Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, and others interested in this topic.
 
6:00 PM

Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Wallace

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Collaborating AHEC is South East AHEC.


Audience - Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
 
06/08/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

From Surviving to Thriving: Mind/Body Approaches for Addressing Trauma

During the past decade, advances in neuroscience have provided a clearer understanding of how the brain and the nervous system are impacted by trauma and what is needed to promote recovery. Based upon these scientific advances, revolutionary, mind/body approaches to trauma treatment have been developed. Drawing from current mind/body treatments, this experiential seminar focuses on skills that enhance client stability, resilience and agency during and between treatment sessions. Providing clients with these leading edge skills helps clear the way for deeper levels of recovery while promoting safety and increased self-compassion. The effectiveness of these approaches results in reduced clinician burn out and the more immediate gratification of seeing clients lead satisfying lives. This experiential seminar is appropriate for those who are new to trauma treatment as well as experienced practitioners. No previous experience is needed to implement these gentle, integrative, interventions. The day will provide an abundance of take homes and restorative opportunities for clinician self-care.
Audience - Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, and others interested in this topic.
 
06/13/2018 Wednesday
12:00 PM

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

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.
Audience - Nurses, PA’s, social workers, MD’s, Health Educators and others interested in the topic
 
06/19/2018 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Substance Use and Ethical Considerations (5 of 5 in Substance Abuse Series)

This presentation will address a number of legal and the ethical implications specific to working with populations diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders. The structure of the presentation will allow for discussion of the given topics alongside interactive and experiential activities aimed at providing a richer experience and understanding of the topics. Topics will include confidentiality, ethical decision making, dual relationships and boundary setting, mandatory reporting, interprofessional relationships, working with clients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and ethics related to supervision. Content for the presentation will be guided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) TIP manuals, the SAMHSA TAP series and the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) rules of ethics.
Audience - Mental health professionals, including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, health educators, case managers or other professionals working with the mental health and/or substance abuse populations.
 
06/21/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Ethics Reboot: Aligning Your Digital Practices with Current Ethical Standards

Ethics shape our sense of right and wrong, and our everyday professional actions. With the increasing use of technology in personal and professional settings, new and complex ethical issues arise. This workshop will explore ethical standards from a variety of disciplines related to the use of technology and social media in professional practice. Trends and themes associated with technology related ethics standards will also be considered. Participants will analyze ethical scenarios and apply existing technology related standards to identify and resolve ethical challenges. Implications for ethical practice in the digital age will be discussed.
Audience - Social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, in-home workers, case managers, human service practitioners and other mental health professionals.
 
08/09/2018 Thursday
8:30 AM

Adapting Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents and Their Families
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In the past fifteen years, suicide has risen to the second leading cause of death for 15-19 year olds in the United States. Clinicians who work with adolescents who are at high risk for life-threatening behaviors are faced with the challenge of managing multiple problems including disordered eating, substance abuse, high-risk sexual behaviors, as well as suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. Although Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was originally developed for adults, there is an abundance of research that demonstrates the effectiveness of DBT in treating the complex challenges of adolescents (referred to as DBT-A). This program will review the adaptations made to DBT to address the needs of adolescents and their families. The training will provide a focus on engaging teens and their caregivers, providing skills training and coaching to adolescents and their caregivers, secondary targets and dialectical dilemmas unique to adolescents, and the management of and multi-family skills groups. A combination of lecture, experiential exercises, and role-plays will be included in this program.
Audience - Mental health professionals or any other human service professional interested in this topic. This program is designed for those who have knowledge of standard DBT.
 
08/15/2018 Wednesday
10:30 AM

Adopting Best Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment

Program Description: In this time of major systems change, addiction treatment professionals are challenged to treat increasingly complex alcohol and other drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost effectiveness. At the same time there have been significant advances in our understanding of the biological and environmental underpinnings of addictive disease which has informed emerging treatment best practices. While a number of evidence based behavioral and medication assisted practices have been developed to respond to the science, the gap between research and practice has been highlighted by the Institute of Medicine (1998). In an effort to bridge this gap, there is a growing effort within the field of addictions treatment to better integrate research with practice by implementing science based practices. These specific practices are described in NIDA's Priniciples of Drug Addiction Treatment : A Research Based Guide (2008) as well as in the findings from the Conference on Approaches For Combating the Troublesome Use of Substances (CACTUS) as published in Rethinking Substance Abuse by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll (2008). This series is also focused on introducing participants to evidence based treatment models included in the current National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices (SAMHSA). These EBPs include Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Based Therapies and Mindfulness based interventions. Discussions will focus on ways that practitioners can apply these practices and evidence based models to current clinical situations. Method: This teaching case conference series uses a traditional case study and facilitated learning collaborative method to assist participants to identify, learn and apply best practices and evidence based models within the context of actual cases. Participants will be expected to come prepared each session with cases that present special challenges as well as opportunities for learning. The goal of these conferences will be to identify appropriate best practices and to find ways in which specific evidence based treatments can be used to incorporate the use of evidence based treatments. This teaching case conference series is also intended to promote collaboration among treatment providers in an effort to facilitate cross referrals, promote a regional recovery oriented system of care and integrated care approaches. The series will also serve as a vehicle for disseminating information about new research findings as well as available professional development and community service resources. Finally, these sessions will be facilitated in a manner to promote collegial support and enhance workforce morale and retention.
 
09/05/2018 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder
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In this training, participants will identify principles of effective treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD). Participants will examine evidence based practices used to target the symptoms of these mental health diagnoses and will explore the role of parents and caretakers, school professionals, and mental health professionals in addressing challenges associated with ODD and CD. Participants will examine treatment strategies used in two common practices used to treat ODD and CD: Parent Management Training Programs and Individual and Family Psychotherapy. Through experiential exercises, video clips, and discussion, participants will learn practical treatment approaches and will discover the importance of collaborating with children, families, and professionals in order to effectively address the disruptive behaviors and underlying struggles often associated with ODD and CD diagnoses. The training will equip participants with a number of useful treatment strategies to enhance their practice with children, adolescents, and their families.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, and community advocates interested in this topic.
 
09/07/2018 Friday
9:00 AM

The ABC’s of CPS – What Professionals Should Know about Child Protective Services
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This workshop will provide an overview of the fundamentals of making child protective services (CPS) referrals and assist community practitioners with understanding what families experience when involved with CPS. Participants will be provided with specific guidelines that will help with gathering information from children and caregivers to help accurately capture potential safety issues affecting children. Additionally, there will be exploration of what happens after the referral is made. Participants will receive a unique opportunity to gain insight into the comprehensive workings of the child welfare system in North Carolina. Information will be provided about the investigative process, in home services, foster care, and adoptions.
Audience - mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
09/13/2018 Thursday
9:00 AM

Ethical Responses Toward Sexual Harassment, Assault and Consent
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Recently there has been an increased focus on sexual harassment, assault, and consent. The “#Me Too” movement has sparked national dialogue with important cultural and historical relevance. This program is appropriate for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers as it positions unwanted sexual contact as an important public health issue with both clinical and ethical implications. Self-awareness and ethical practice by health professionals is critical. This program will highlight the importance of ethical decision-making within a culture increasing concerned with sexual consent, harassment, and assault. Using lecture, small group discussion, and additional exercises as time permits, participants are encouraged to explore the intersection of these issues.
Audience - This program is designed for healthcare professionals, social workers, substance use disorder professionals, psychologists, and other interested mental health and public health professionals. Advanced and novice practitioners are requested to bring case dilemmas/examples highlighting dynamics of sexual violence for group discussion and problem solving. Attendees should have knowledge of or access to their professional code of ethics in order to individualize their workshop experience.
 
10/17/2018 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Behavioral Interventions with Children and Adolescents
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In this training, participants will be introduced to numerous strategies designed to replace disruptive behavior in children and adolescents with pro-social behavior. They will understand the evidence supporting behavioral interventions and basic concepts of the theoretical framework. Participants will have the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the training to cases and become adept at designing strategies to positively impact the behavior of children and adolescents.
Audience - mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
10/19/2018 Friday
8:30 AM

Starting or Restarting Motivational Interviewing
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This workshop will examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based therapeutic technique designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other communication styles. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
10/24/2018 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
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SAMHSA describes SBIRT as a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur. This course offers participants an evidence-based protocol for quickly assessing the severity of substance use, offering effective brief interventions, and making appropriate referrals to treatment. Join us for a lively workshop offering more tools for your important work. Learning methods include: • Interaction and discussion • Didactic presentation • Sample videos • Small group exercises with coaching and feedback
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists, human service or public health professionals or others interested in the topic
 
11/03/2018 Saturday
7:30 AM

Thirteenth Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care
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The purpose of this conference is to present current literature, guidelines and best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of stroke across the patient care continuum.
Audience - This conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehab therapists and others who care for stroke patients.
 
11/14/2018 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Motivational Interviewing Skill Expansion
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Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based therapeutic technique designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success. During this training participants will strengthen and practice empathic counseling skills, understand and practice the directive aspects of MI, experience and practice an MI style of meeting resistance, and learn the fundamental client language cues (change talk and sustain talk) that allow continued feedback and learning in practice.
Audience - Substance abuse and mental health professionals including psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical addiction specialists, case managers, qualified professionals, marriage and family therapists or others interested in the topic
 
11/28/2018 Wednesday
8:30 AM

Advancing Clinical Leadership – Now It’s My Turn
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Today’s behavioral health agencies increasingly rely on the leadership of clinical supervisors, yet few resources are allocated for this skill acquisition. Through exploring some of the greatest works in leadership development, Advancing Clinical Leadership offers the space to consider your role, examine your strengths and weaknesses, improve your focus, add to your skillset, and plan for your future. Expect an informative, useful, and unusually fresh experience while you gain the knowledge, skills, and continuing education hours necessary to propel your career forward. Learning methods include: • Interaction and discussion • Didactic presentation • Participant handouts • Video • Small-group exercises
Audience - All levels of supervisors within the field of mental health and addiction treatment wishing to improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities while also contributing to the professional growth of their colleagues. Practitioners wising to fulfill the NCSAPPB educational requirements in becoming a Certified Clinical Supervisor or renewing their credential. People who know they have more to offer in their professional lives and desire the tools and motivation to realize their potential.
 
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Webinar (Recorded) - NC Public Health Law Overview and Update

** IC 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) - 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) - 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): Hypertension in Pregnancy

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an update on hypertension in pregnancy. The focus will be on categories of preeclampsia, implications for the mother and child and most current treatment guidelines.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

** IC 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): Missed Opportunities for Effective Intervention after Gestational Diabetes

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This recorded webinar is designed to provide an update on the identification and treatment of gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Information will be provided on gaps in care, clinical interventions and prevention initiatives.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Hispanic/Latinos Cultural Awareness and Competency

** Webcast ** - This 90 minute webinar focuses on chronic disease and the Latino/Hispanic community as well as how to work with and communicate with the Latino/Hispanic community around their culture and values in healthcare settings.
 
 

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): 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): 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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - The Real Skinny on Chronic Disease Prevention: How Nurses Can Help

** Vimeo Webcast ** - The purpose of this webinar is to serve as an educational opportunity for public and private health care providers in geographic regions that are covered by the Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Prevention grant. Objectives were developed by identifying the key concepts and best practices to support the utilization and reporting needs of the target audience.
 
 

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) Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know

** Vimeo Webcast ** - Before registering for this webinar, please be sure you can allot 60 minutes for viewing until the end. This will ensure that you receive ONE full hour of 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.

This educational activity is a RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE to the live panel sessions offered under same title. Both the recorded webinar and one live panel session are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

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 a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended 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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
Wake AHEC Health Careers Program Listing
  
02/24/2018 Saturday
 

ACT Prep Workshop - Filled - * Registration not open *

Why not take the opportunity to gain some valuable test taking tips for improving your score on the ACT exam? This is a national college admission and placement examination and knowing whether to take this test or the SAT can be difficult to determine. Some students score better on the SAT, others score better on the ACT. Compared to the SAT, the ACT questions tend to be more straightforward covering these four sections: English, Reading, Math and Science, as well as an optional 30-minute writing test. There is less focus on vocabulary than with the SAT and more emphasis on science and advanced math concepts. Overall, the ACT is more of a “big picture” exam. If you take both tests, you can use your best score for your college applications. Attend this session to learn useful strategies to optimize your scoring potential. The session will include The Official ACT Prep Guide book at no extra cost.
Audience - Grades 9-11