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07/22/2024 Monday
11:00 AM

COIL Integrating Collaborative Online International Learning into Healthcare Curriculum: A 3-day intensive live webinar

The UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing has integrated COIL into numerous healthcare courses and nursing faculty have developed tools and methods to measure success of COIL initiatives. This intensive three day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) principles, practical skills in COIL design and facilitation, and strategies for assessment and scholarly engagement. Through interactive sessions and hands-on activities, participants will be prepared to integrate COIL effectively into their healthcare education programs. Our speakers have the experience to train others on choosing partner institutions, creating innovative learning environments, and evaluating learning outcomes when integrating COIL into their curriculum. This program is supported through a collaboration between the Global Initiatives of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and the NC AHEC Program.
Audience - Academic nurse educators and staff, healthcare educators, administrators, nursing students
 
08/02/2024 Friday
8:30 AM

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant II
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The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners has ruled that coronal polishing is a legal function for trained DAIIs. This course will include lecture, laboratory and clinical practice in the skill of coronal tooth polishing. **The AM will be lecture and the PM will be clinical.** Upon completion of this course, the Dental Assistant II will be able to legally polish the coronal surfaces of the dentition, under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Participants must attend 100% of the program. No partial credit will be given.
Audience - dental assistants IIs, DAII
 
08/09/2024 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.
 
08/16/2024 Friday
8:00 AM

Optimizing Outcomes: Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Summit

The United States faces a maternal health crisis as mortality rates continue to accelerate at an alarming pace. Many elements impact the increased risk of pregnancy complications that lead to maternal death, yet more than 80 percent of these deaths are considered preventable. Notably, racial and ethnic disparities exist as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities are at least two to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White women. It is critical to acknowledge that mental and substance use disorders are common conditions that complicate the perinatal period and are currently the leading cause of maternal mortality. North Carolina is particularly affected, having reported disproportionate rates of pregnancy-related deaths from mental health conditions and injuries that are largely attributed to overdose. Moreover, discrimination is recorded as the most prevalent contributory factor. Through the efforts of NC MATTERS and the Optimizing Outcomes MMHSUD Summit, healthcare and public health professionals will be uniquely positioned to support a maternal health call to action. The purpose of this event is to provide relevant updates in maternal health screening and treatment options and elevate destigmatizing approaches to integrated care. Participants will have the opportunity to address real world scenarios by engaging in peer-to-peer sharing across varying perinatal care regions and utilizing group breakouts to develop practical work plans that will aid in practice change. Please note: Friday, August 16, 2024 is open to ALL healthcare professionals. Thursday, August 15, 2024 is a CLOSED program by invitation only for the NC MATTERS Maternal Mental Health Fellowship Program fellows. The conference is being held at DoubleTree by Hilton - Biltmore in Asheville, NC. Official summit brochure to come. Hotel booking information: Please use the link below or call the hotel at 828 274-1800 and use the group rate "NC DHHS Meeting" to get $99.00 per night. The group rate is also good for 2 days pre and post event, however, you must call the hotel directly at 828-274-1800 and book through them using the group rate "NC DHHS Meeting" in order to receive the group rate pre and post event. This group rate is valid until July 26, 2024. Hotel address: DoubleTree by Hilton - Asheville - Biltmore 115 Hendersonville Road Asheville, NC 28803 Hotel phone number: 828-274-1800 Hotel group rate website (copy and paste link into browser): https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/avlbmdt-92j-51141352-e99f-4ca7-ac49-afd3d9fe801f/
Audience - Physicians (OB/GYN, family medicine, primary care, psychiatry, specialists), advanced care practitioners, behavioral health and substance use professionals (psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors), nurses, doulas and support teams, as well as others interested from across North Carolina
 
08/23/2024 Friday
8:25 AM

Supporting Families Through Infant Loss: Critical Challenges & Practical Solutions

This conference will address the important topic of infant loss after 20 weeks of gestation. We will approach this issue with a focus on racial and ethnic health disparities and will cover strategies of providing support for families and healthcare teams navigating loss as well as best practices to optimize the health of pregnant women who experience loss.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Birthing Professionals, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Professionals working in maternal health.
 
08/28/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Parent Engagement & Involvement: African American Parents of K-8 Children

The largest academic achievement gap in the U.S. is between African American and White students. Parental engagement and involvement are two key factors that influence academic success and may help reduce the opportunity gap; however, traditional definitions and strategies used remain highly racially biased. It’s vitally important to expand the definitions of parental engagement and involvement. In addition, school staff need to be equipped to address barriers and enhance facilitators of parental engagement and involvement among African American parents of elementary and middle school students. The workshop will provide helpful themes of new definitions of parent engagement and parent involvement. During the training, the presenter will facilitate interactive exercises for professionals who support African American children and caregivers. Attendees will develop effective strategies for school policies and practices.
Audience - This program is intended for school administrators, social workers, counselors, teachers, service providers, and clinicians.
 
08/29/2024 Thursday
7:50 AM

CGEC Care at the Edges: Holistic Support for Older Adults and Caregivers

This conference is designed to provide health care professionals with new perspectives as they care for older adults. Content will focus on caregiver burnout and prevention strategies, community groups, adult daycare, respite care, dietetic needs, meal supplementation, Trauma-Informed Care with the aging population, discussion surrounding the accreditation process for achieving Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation, durable medical equipment and assistive devices, a leadership panel on independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as supporting older adults on a fixed income with community resources.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, Psychologists, Chaplains, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Home Health Professionals, Nursing Home Administrators, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of older adults
 
09/09/2024 Monday
10:00 AM

Current Trends, Risks, & Solutions for Adolescent Social Media Use

The advent of social media has changed the social landscape and influenced the way people connect, relate, and interact with one another. Research shows that teens and young adults report the heaviest social media use, and also the most detrimental effects as a result of social media use. In this 2 hour interactive Zoom training, participants will be provided with an overview of the latest statistics, trends, and research on adolescent social media use. Information about the potential harmful effects of excessive social media use to teens will also be presented, including specific impacts on social, emotional, and cognitive functioning. Tips on how to reduce the negative effects of social media and promote digital wellness and safety will be presented, as well as specific interventions for teens, parents, and families impacted.
Audience - Behavioral health counselors and those interested in the topic
 
09/11/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Early Intervention in Psychotic Disorders: Promise and Challenge
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This presentation will provide an overview of the development of early intervention teams for the treatment of psychotic disorders in North Carolina, including historical and policy context.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to social workers, counselors, mental health care providers, case managers, human service workers, and anyone who is interested in the topic.
 
09/13/2024 Friday
12:30 PM

The Carolinas and Tennessee 2024 Anesthesiology Conference

The Carolinas and Tennessee Anesthesiology 2024 Annual Meeting is designed to bring together anesthesiologists, CAAs, residents, fellows, medical students, anesthesia technicians and practice managers for a 3-day conference focused on clinical information, leadership and networking.
Audience - Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Medical Students
 
09/14/2024 Saturday
8:00 AM

19th Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care

Please join us for an engaging and informative day with content focusing on the neurologic exam and anatomy, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, neurointerventional case reviews, disease states with primary and secondary pharmacologic prevention, a stroke survivor story, subdural hemorrhage, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and breakout sessions on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). We look forward to seeing you there!
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Case Managers, Social Workers, and other healthcare professionals who care for stroke patients
 
09/20/2024 Friday
9:00 AM

Shift the State, Change the Story: Applying Polyvagal Theory to Enhance Change
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The focus of the workshop is on applying Polyvagal Theory when working with clients to enhance the coping skills they are being taught. When clients normalize their nervous system response, learn a greater understanding of their response, and apply skills to shift their states back to one of connection, their stories will change. The change in their story will open more internal resources to reach their desired goals. This program will provide an overview of the three states of the nervous system and how they are related to each other and the biology of the human being. Participants will be provided with a sample of how to map a nervous system and develop skills for each state. Experiential learning will be incorporated to leave participants with a felt sense of how the theory can shift us out of a state and change our story. Being able to manage emotions is indicative of success in recovery and applying skills with a deeper understanding will create improved outcomes.
Audience - Anyone working with clients to increase their ability to effectively use coping skills.
 
9:00 AM

Don’t You Forget About Me: Navigating the Trenches and Maintaining Our Purpose

This program focuses on identifying the effects of vicarious trauma and how this impacts one’s work. Participants will identify how their behaviors and communication methods contribute to or hinder the work environment. Presenters will review strategies to improve resiliency, stress management and teach ways to cope with traumatic experiences in the workplace setting. In learning how one’s own traumatic experiences impact their work, healthcare providers can be more trauma-informed and be better able to respond to workplace stress and patient care. Additionally, providers will learn various resiliency skills to reduce burnout.
Audience - This program is designed for healthcare professionals across all disciplines.
 
9:00 AM

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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This comprehensive 4-hour online training program is designed to equip 25 medical professionals with essential knowledge and skills for screening, diagnosing, and treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The course will focus on Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ARND) as per the NIAAA FASD criteria and Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) based on DSM-5 criteria. Conducted by an experienced developmental behavioral pediatrician and another who is Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center and FAS Clinic the training will enhance ability to recognize FASD and diagnostic competencies, improve treatment planning, and foster professional development. Participants will engage in interactive lectures, case studies, and Q&A sessions to ensure a practical understanding of FASD care. By the end of the course, attendees will be better prepared to screen and diagnose FASD accurately and develop effective, evidence-based treatment plans for affected individuals.
Audience - Physicians, advanced care practitioners, behavioral health and substance use professionals (psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors, addiction specialists, marriage and family therapists), nurses, as well as others interested from across North Carolina
 
10/05/2024 Saturday
8:00 AM

CGEC New Perspectives in Pain Management: Kicking the 30-year Opioid Habit
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This opioid stewardship conference shares new perspectives in the medical management of pain including changing the culture around pain assessment, conducting conversations with patients on expectations and management of pain, choosing pain management appropriate to the condition being treated and age of the patient, leveraging interprofessional approaches to pain prevention and management, and managing pain using pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities. Agenda 7:30 am Check-In, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibitors 8:00 am Keynote: Patient and Prescriber… Real Life Impact of Opioids by Nick Barra and Douglas Holden, MD 9:00 am Harnessing the Power of ERAS…Reshaping Opioid Utilization in Healthcare by Gina McConnell, BSN, RN, CCRN 9:45 am Break and Exhibitors 10:00 am Changing the Language of Pain by David R. Lindsay, MD 10:45 am When the Issue Isn’t in the Tissue…Therapeutic Neuroscience Education & Physical Therapy by Jennifer Harrington, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT 11:10 am Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Reframe the Pain by Loryn Jones, MSW, LCSW 11:30 am Lunch and Exhibitors 12:15 pm Interventional Acute Pain Medicine: Strategies and Current Practice by Alicia Warlick, MD, FASA 1:00 pm Opioid Crisis: State and Federal Data & Policy Update by Savannah Simpson, MSPH 1:45 pm Q&A and Closing Remarks by Alicia Warlick, MD, FASA 2:00 pm Adjourn
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Educators, Substance Use Specialists, Social Workers, Rehabilitation Therapists
 
10/09/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

CGEC Working with Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Opportunities and Challenges

This program will review the experience of aging for people living with serious mental illness, their health and social needs, evidence-based strategies for meeting those needs, and associated opportunities and challenges. Skill level: Intermediate
Audience - The target audience for this program includes psychiatrists, clinical social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, primary care providers, peer support specialists and other mental health workers.
 
10/10/2024 Thursday
9:00 AM

Rock Steady: Cultivating Mindfulness as a Resource to Foster Resilience and Thriving
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This experiential workshop offers a unique integration of conceptual learning about mindfulness with experiential practice in the facilitative environment of nature. The training will focus on how mental health professionals can use mindfulness to foster resilience in the face of adversity and challenges as well as facilitating wellness and thriving. Mindfulness offers specific techniques for enhancing self-awareness, attentional control, and nonjudgmental stance, while also cultivating qualities of acceptance, cognitive defusion, and nonreactivity. We will discuss these concepts and how they support emotion regulation and scaffold wisdom. We will discuss how mindfulness allows us to identify habitual patterns, evaluate whether these patterns are adaptive or maladaptive, and recognize choice points in their daily lives for decisions that can be informed by self-awareness, values, and wisdom. We will also explore how mindfulness can be protective against burnout and secondary traumatic stress. We will incorporate experiential practice throughout the day, providing an integration of training and retreat components. We will integrate both sitting practice and movement-based practices (e.g., walking meditation). Mindfulness practices will be followed by guided inquiry to facilitate consolidation and generalization. No prior knowledge of mindfulness is required.
Audience - This workshop will benefit mental health practitioners, educators, human service professionals, and others interested in the topic.
 
10/18/2024 Friday
8:30 AM

16th Annual Clinical Lab Day
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Join us this fall for a one-day conference focused on you! We are all partners in public health, and the XXth Annual Clinical Lab Day highlights the many collaborations that are key for disease monitoring and response in North Carolina and beyond. This event is co-sponsored by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and the NC Public Health Association.
 
10/22/2024 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity in ASD

This workshop will discuss differential diagnosis and comorbidity in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As the range of individuals diagnosed with autism has expanded, so has the complexity of differentiating autism from other developmental and mental health disorders that also have impairments in communication and social skills and other behavior. In addition, studies have indicated that 70% of autistic individuals also have co-occurring developmental or mental health difficulties. This presentation will highlight the overlap as well as the distinct features of autism versus other diagnoses, and share current research on which are the most frequent co-occurring developmental and mental health diagnoses.
Audience - Licensed Professional Counselors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, School-based personnel, Care Coordinators, Case Managers, Allied Health Staff, Social workers, Therapists and Clinicians working with children, adolescents, adults, Individuals working with the IDD population, All interested mental health professionals
 
10/23/2024 Wednesday
10:00 AM

Applications of Jungian Archetypes to Assessment & Treatment

Archetypes were a major focus of Carl Jung’s contributions to the field of psychology, and provide a descriptive analysis of the different ‘parts’ of the self within each person. Jungian archetypes provide a deeper understanding of the innate fears, desires, and goals that drive human nature. This three hour interactive Zoom training will introduce participants to the 12 Jungian archetypes and explore different applications of this model in therapy. Participants will learn how to apply archetypes in individual and family or couples therapy to help clients deepen their self-awareness and initiate positive changes in their behavior, life, and relationships. The HMI archetypal assessment tool will be presented in this training, with tips on how to use this tool to help identify and resolve inner conflicts, improve relationships, and reach important goals inside and outside of treatment.
Audience - Behavioral health counselors and those interested in the topic
 
10/24/2024 Thursday
8:30 AM

The GATE Model: An Interactive Tool for Addictions Risk Assessment

Working with individuals and families suffering from addictive illness has become increasingly challenging, as professionals operate within a patchwork quilt of public, private, and community resources that often lack coordination. In response to the national opioid crisis, the task of finding a common language between clinicians, agencies, clients, and support systems is increasingly important for treatment outcomes. The GATE Model is a user-friendly, interactive, graphic tool that enhances the options available to the professional, for the assessment of clients in diverse settings, for risk of addiction. Developed for the Master of Social Work curriculum of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, School of Social Work, the GATE Model simplifies the process of identifying needs and allocating resources, within the continuum of care. The visual impact of the GATE Model increases the accessibility of the clinician’s observations, strengthening the motivation of clients and families to accept recommended interventions. Patterns of addictive illness are familiar to professionals in treatment settings, who have witnessed different versions of the same dynamic, again and again, and the GATE Model captures the clinician’s unique view. Participants will consider the Syndrome Model (Shaffer, et al, 2004), as they examine the GATE Model’s focus on Genetics, Access, Trauma, and Environment, in the dynamics of observed risk factors for addiction. Practical applications of the GATE Model will be explored, with emphasis on assessment and treatment planning.
Audience - This program is for all Health and Human Services Professionals, Educators, Guidance Counselors, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Case Managers, those in the Criminal Justice System, Armed Forces, Program Developers, Grant Writers, and any other interested persons.
 
11/02/2024 Saturday
9:30 AM

Holistic Healthcare Conference: A Focus on Integrative Approaches to Addressing Patient Care
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It is estimated that forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress and that around 75% of doctor office visits can be attributed to stress-related ailments and complaints. Healthcare providers have a responsibility to take into consideration all the factors that may be contributing to various conditions and identify best practices for addressing their patient’s concerns. Taking a holistic approach to healthcare involves simultaneously addressing the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components of health. Without addressing the whole person, providers are missing critical components of wellness and reducing their effectiveness in both prevention and treatment of many health conditions. This conference aims to bring together professionals from diverse backgrounds and practices to increase awareness and understanding of holistic health practices as they relate to stress management and patient care.
Audience - This program would be appropriate for all healthcare professionals and those interested in holistic health.
 
11/06/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Working with Families: Intervention Skills & Techniques 2-Day

We cannot not work with families. The influence of family on who we are, what we do, and who we become is ubiquitous and inevitable. But how do we work with families effectively? What is a useful framework for family work, and what do we actually do in a family session? Join us for a fun, fast-paced, experiential workshop where you will learn tangible, well-tested concepts and methods for working with families. This workshop utilizes interactive discussion and experiential activities to introduce family systems theory and practice family intervention skills and techniques. Participants will receive an overview of the over-arching philosophy and approach behind the systemic, strategic, and structural methods for treating families developed by Dr. John T. Edwards. Join us for an inspiring, hands-on experience that will build your confidence in the art and science of working with families.
Audience - This workshop benefits counselors in the field of human services who are committed to working with families to help clients achieve their dreams, aka, treatment goals.
 
11/13/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Ethics in a Changing Behavioral Health Environment

This workshop will compare and contrast the ethical codes of multiple behavioral health disciplines (counseling, psychology, and social work) and public health. Using case review and discussion, we will review common ethical challenges and strategies to address them, with attention to changes in healthcare brought about by the COVID19 pandemic.
Audience - Clinicians, case managers, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, advocates, health, and human service practitioners
 
11/14/2024 Thursday
9:00 AM

Complex Cases in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

This presentation provides an overview of factors making the diagnosis and treatment of ASD more complex, including differential diagnosis, considerations for treatment, and best practices.
Audience - Licensed Professional Counselors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, School-based personnel, Care Coordinators, Case Managers, Allied Health Staff, Social workers, Therapists and Clinicians working with children, adolescents, adults, Individuals working with the IDD population, All interested mental health professionals
 
12/03/2024 Tuesday
6:00 PM

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods

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. **In order to be actively engaged with the speaker, you are encouraged to keep your cameras on throughout the program.**
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
12/19/2024 Thursday
8:00 AM

30th Annual Thomas B. Dameron Jr. Orthopaedic Conference - EMERGING TRENDS IN ORTHOPAEDICS A Look at Current Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Care
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The purpose of the 29th Annual Dameron Lectureship in Orthopaedics is to assist primary care providers in managing common afflictions of the musculoskeletal system. Join us as we focus on core competence-based sessions that will be immediately useful to primary care providers and facilitate more efficient assessments of patients for better outcomes. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from interactive demonstrations on musculoskeletal examination techniques.
Audience - Physicians in Internal Medicine and Family Practice, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, and Physical Therapists
 
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Elder Abuse Part 1 Foundations and Screening

** Webcast ** According to the 2020 Census, over 40 million Americans are over age 65. Unfortunately, about 10% of elderly patients and up to 30% of disabled patients experience neglect and abuse from caregivers. Many of these cases are missed in healthcare due to lack of knowledge and pathways for response. These sessions will provide general education on elder/vulnerable adult abuse as well as information on screening and reporting requirements. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Elder Abuse Part 2 Reporting and Documentation

** Webcast ** According to the 2020 Census, over 40 million Americans are over age 65. Unfortunately, about 10% of elderly patients and up to 30% of disabled patients experience neglect and abuse from caregivers. Many of these cases are missed in healthcare due to lack of knowledge and pathways for response. These sessions will provide general education on elder/vulnerable adult abuse as well as information on screening and reporting requirements. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Controlled Substance Prescribing Module 1: Prescribing Controlled Substances in North Carolina

** Webcast ** *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. The course is targeted to refine the basics of opioid prescribing. Participants will develop a working understanding of the NARxCHECK Score and Overdose Score and understand how these scores are to be used in patient encounters and clinical decision-making. The course provides insights on more effective use and understanding of the NCCSRS system also known as the PDMP Aware system, as a resource in guiding care for those prescribed opiates, sedatives and stimulant medications. The learner will be instructed in the distinction between a treatment agreement and a treatment contract, understanding the benefits and disadvantages of each. Naloxone education and prescribing is reinforced to support risk mitigation and improved practice. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint provider have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

Controlled Substance Prescribing Module 2: Recognizing Signs of Substance Misuse

** Webcast ** *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This course will equip the participant to identify signs of substance misuse in the context of patient encounters. Communication skills that facilitate non-stigmatizing discussions of substance misuse are shared to empower effective exploration of opioid use disorder, polysubstance use disorder, diversion, addiction. Surveys will be shared to facilitate gathering objective metrics of functional capacity. Course completion will equip attendees to expand their clinical skills and differential diagnoses in support of identification of substance use disorder and facilitating screening and referral. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners or speakers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

Controlled Substance Prescribing Module 3: Best Practices in Chronic Pain Management and Safe Opioid Prescribing

** Webcast ** *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This educational activity is designed to equip physician, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the fundamentals of assessing patients with chronic pain to determine the role of opioid and non-opioid treatment strategies. Specific non-opioid alternatives will be reviewed and include a discussion of the mechanism of action to guide selection based on clinical considerations. Opioid initiation, selection, dosage, assessment for safety and efficacy are reviewed as well as approaches to weaning opioids when safety is a concern or are of limited benefit. Knowing when to refer is a component of good care and this will also be discussed. Integration of the biopsychosocial model in consideration of developing an approach to care is integrated into the module. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners or speakers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

Intimate Partner Violence Foundations and Screening (Session 1)

**Webcast** Intimate partner violence (IPV) has only become more widely accepted as a healthcare issue within the last several years and is a prevalent health challenge. With limited time and resources, integrating IPV into primary care can be challenging for many healthcare providers. A crucial step in IPV management in outpatient care should increase knowledge and awareness and provide effective resources for addressing the health and safety impacts of IPV. Better identification, screening and management of IPV allows healthcare clinicians to provide optimal care and improve health outcomes for the survivor. Join us for three comprehensive webinars that will provide overall IPV education, screening tools, reporting requirements, resources and more. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Intimate Partner Violence - Best Practices in Intimate Partner Response (Session 2)

**Webcast** Intimate partner violence (IPV) has only become more widely accepted as a healthcare issue within the last several years and is a prevalent health challenge. With limited time and resources, integrating IPV into primary care can be challenging for many healthcare providers. A crucial step in IPV management in outpatient care should increase knowledge and awareness and provide effective resources for addressing the health and safety impacts of IPV. Better identification, screening and management of IPV allows healthcare clinicians to provide optimal care and improve health outcomes for the survivor. Join us for three comprehensive webinars that will provide overall IPV education, screening tools, reporting requirements, resources and more. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Intimate Partner Violence - Creating a Culture of Care for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (Session 3)

**Webcast** Intimate partner violence (IPV) has only become more widely accepted as a healthcare issue within the last several years and is a prevalent health challenge. With limited time and resources, integrating IPV into primary care can be challenging for many healthcare providers. A crucial step in IPV management in outpatient care should increase knowledge and awareness and provide effective resources for addressing the health and safety impacts of IPV. Better identification, screening and management of IPV allows healthcare clinicians to provide optimal care and improve health outcomes for the survivor. Join us for three comprehensive webinars that will provide overall IPV education, screening tools, reporting requirements, resources and more. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.) None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.
 
 

Spring Forward with HPV Vaccination: Working Towards Improving HPV Vaccination Rates and Reducing HPV-Related Cancers in North Carolina

**Webcast** This educational activity is designed to equip medical providers, nurses, pharmacist, dental and public health professionals, health educators, and other health care team members with current data, evidence-based practices and strategies to effectively counsel parents about HPV vaccinations for their children and increase vaccination rates in the health care setting. Additionally, participants will learn about the impact of HPV related cancer such as cervical and head/neck cancers that can occur in adults. (Expiration date with potential for renewal: June 30, 2023.)
 
 

Supporting Professional Resilience: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers and Patients

**Webcast** In this training, we will explore the concept of burnout and compassion fatigue within healthcare careers and the ethical implications for our professional and personal lives. We will center our discussion around the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased stress felt by healthcare professionals in managing personal and professional demands within a changing practice landscape. We will review indicators of burnout among healthcare professionals, strategies for building professional self-awareness as a healthcare provider, and approaches for addressing the impact of burnout in personal and professional domains. We will also examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient well-being and identify behavioral health indicators of stress and overwhelm among patients seeking medical care. We will review practical strategies for healthcare providers to use in reducing patient stress level and supporting patient well-being.
 
 

Cultivating Resilience in Challenging Times: Strategies for Education Professionals

** Webcast ** In this workshop, we will explore the topic of resilience for professionals working in education settings. The presentation will examine current research amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will include new strategies and tools for educators to improve individual capacities to monitor and address symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout. We will “get real” about self-care and wellness by exploring individual and systemic barriers to balancing demanding professional roles with the many personal stressors present during the past few years. We will also examine signs of stress and overwhelm among students and identify how education professionals can intervene to support student well-being. Through discussion, video clips, and engaging activities, participants will join in an important dialogue about prioritizing self-care and resilience in the real world.
 
 

Self-Study: Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness

** Self-Study ** The guide will provide an overview of current approaches and challenges to supporting older adults with severe mental illness in recovery. Current effectiveness of various evidence-based practices and a guide to implementing coordinated care will be reviewed. Providers will learn explore considerations and strategies when working with interdisciplinary teams that can best support older adults with serious mental illness.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence

** Self-Study ** The articles provided in this program will review types of domestic violence, signs and symptoms, screening and referrals and important considerations for treatment planning when domestic violence and substance use are involved. Crisis and safety planning best practices will also be explored.
 
 

Self-Study: Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Health Disorders

** Self-Study ** This guide goes through prevention strategies, updates on the latest research and statistics when it comes to HIV among people with substance use and mental health disorders, and go into evidence-based treatments for this population. Resources for evaluating the effectiveness of treatment will also be discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Treating Concurrent Substance Use in Adults

** Self-Study ** This program will review the Evidence Based Resource Guide for Treating Concurrent Substance Use in Adults. This guide will look at the statistics and treads, potential outcomes and specific needs of individuals using more than one substance. Considerations and strategies for adding concurrent substance use (CDU) and concurrent substance use disorders (CSUD) will be explored.
 
 

A Trauma Informed Approach to Everyday Practice

** Webcast ** This webinar is designed for behavioral health providers (social workers, psychologists, case managers, peer support specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.) that possess an understanding of the potential impacts of trauma exposure, and want to engage trauma informed approaches in the day-to-day hustle of the work environment. This session will focus on practical considerations for applying a trauma informed approach to patients, coworkers, and oneself. Case examples and participant discussion will drive the development of ideas for intentional use of TIC in everyday practice.
 
 

Trauma Informed Care: A Focus on De-escalation Skills

** Webcast ** This webinar is designed for behavioral health providers (social workers, psychologists, case managers, peer support specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.) that possess an understanding of the potential impacts of trauma exposure, and seek to improve their ability to respond to such patients’ associated challenging behaviors. When clinical interactions are paired with overactive nervous systems, and stressful or unfamiliar circumstances, behaviors may undermine treatment or actively contribute to retraumatization for patient, provider, or witness. Having a proactive approach incorporating de-escalation skills is a trauma informed strategy, and this session will provide direction on both the individual and organizational level.
 
 

Importance of Collecting Industry and Occupation Data

** Webcast ** The industry and occupation data collection training series is designed for health professionals who want to strengthen and expand their background in collecting industry and occupation data. This is program 1 of 3
 
 

Child & Adolescent Therapy: Evidenced Based Practices & More

** Webcast ** In this training, participants will learn the difference between at least four different evidenced based practices to use with child/adolescent therapy clients and how these modalities are different than serving adult clients. Participants will also be able to identify which child/adolescent therapy clients may benefit from these modalities, and how they can ethically utilize these modalities in their practices.
 
 

Increasing Industry and Occupation Survey Return Rates

** Webcast ** The industry and occupation data collection training series is designed for health professionals who want to strengthen and expand their background in collecting industry and occupation data. This is program 3 of 3
 
 

Rules for Reporting and Coding Industry and Occupation Items

** Webcast ** The industry and occupation data collection training series is designed for health professionals who want to strengthen and expand their background in collecting industry and occupation data. This is program 2 of 3
 
 

Adolescent Health and NC Law: Update 2023

** Webcast ** The purpose of this webinar is to provide current information about NC Public Health Law as it pertains to issues such as consent and confidentiality for adolescent health care. Topics will include the types of health services for which a minor can consent, the confidentiality of a minor’s health information, mandatory reporting requirements for healthcare professionals to include legal responsibilities for reporting suspected adolescent abuse and more. (June 30th - annual review date)
 
 

DEA* Addiction In Primary Care (Recorded Webinars)

** Webcast ** *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This course will review the current state of substance use disorder in North Carolina, review the guidelines for screening for substance use disorder and discuss tools for screening and diagnosing opioid use disorder. Discussion on UNC’s clinic's journey to embed OUD treatment in primary care while highlighting QI principles as a tool to effect practice change. Finally, case discussions will be presented to teach the application of harm reduction in primary care opioid use disorder treatment along with providing practical resource tools to provide MOUD in primary care. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

DEA* Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction

** Webcast ** *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This lecture reviews the strategies available for treatment of patients with both chronic pain as well as opioid use disorder and explores best practices in non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment, including the use of opioid analgesics. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

DEA* Responding to Pediatric Substance Use

** Webcast ** *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This session will review national and NC youth substance use trends, provide an overview of pediatric screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment algorithm with specific focus on approaches to brief interventions. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

DEA* The End of a Bygone Era: Removal of the X-wavier. Next Steps in Buprenorphine Prescribing

** Webcast ** *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This presentation will discuss the opioid epidemic and it’s impact in North Carolina, plus focus on how the changes in the illicit drug supply has impacted treatment for opioid use disorder. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

DEA* Understanding the Impacts of Stigma: Substance Use Disorder

** Webcast ** This presentation will discuss the impacts of stigma relating to Substance Use Disorder (SUD). *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

DEA* Addiction and Mental Illness

** Webcast ** The presentation addresses epidemiology and causal relationships involved in co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. Recommendations are provided regarding clinical management and communicating effectively with patients experiencing these co-morbidities. *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

DEA* The Impact of Stigma and Bias on Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

** Webcast ** This presentation will educate providers on common stigmas patients experience when seeking treatment for substance abuse. Providers will also learn about how systemic biases lead to disparate treatment outcomes and begin to discuss different ways providers can intervene to promote equitable treatment. *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

DEA* Current State of MOUD Access

** Webcast ** This presentation will provide information on the recent federal changes to prescribing buprenorphine, access issues at the community pharmacy level and strategies for prescribing. *This session will fulfill one hour of the 8-hour DEA requirement. *This learning activity will fulfill one hour of the controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance. None of the planners, speakers or joint providers have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
 
 

NC Public Health Law Overview and Update 2023

** Webcast ** This webinar will address the current state of Public Health Law in North Carolina. Key topics will include the concept of preemption, remedies for enforcing public health laws and resources available for local health departments. In addition, the duty in NC to report situations in which there is a potential need for protective services for disabled and or older adults will be explored. (June 30th - annual review date)
 
 

Identifying Dangerous Personality Disorders in Clinical Settings & Understanding the Risks

** Webcast ** Each mental illness carries unique characteristics and risk factors, and understanding these signs and symptoms is necessary in order to accurately diagnose, triage, and treat clients with these disorders. Personality disorders are among the most severe, chronic, and impairing kinds of mental illness and can be among the most difficult to accurately diagnose and treat. Included on this list are borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and antisocial personality disorder (APSD). Understanding these specific Cluster B personality disorders is important because they’re the most commonly encountered, and also because of the disorder-specific personal and professional risks associated with treating these populations. In this 3 hour recorded training, participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these ‘dangerous personalities’, as well as the specific risks associated with each. Clinical best practices for treating each will be reviewed, as well as practical safeguards clinicians can implement to reduce their personal and professional risk when working with these populations.
 
 

Self-Study: Adapting Evidence-Based Practices for Under-Resourced Populations - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

** Self-Study ** It is important for providers to understand how to tailor care, programs and services to best meet the needs of their patient’s cultural, social, gender, and other demographic contexts. Communities and individuals benefit when they receive behavioral health services that are clinically proven effective, equitable, and culturally appropriate. This program reviews SAMSHA’s approved evidence-based practices, identifies models to determine when and how to adapt an evidence-based practice, and provides examples on how adaptation of these models has worked with under-resourced populations.
 
Wake AHEC Health Careers Program Listing
  
07/15/2024 Monday
 

2024 Mini Medical School in Granville County (Creedmoor)

What would it be like to train for a career in the medical field? Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School Summer Camp, in conjunction with Vance-Granville Community College, is an intensive, week-long day camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, neurology, cardiology, mental health, epidemiology, medical genetics, and genomics. In addition, students will become CPR certified and participate in basic first-aid scenarios. Participants must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers.
Audience - Grades rising 10-12 (and recently-graduated class of 2024)