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02/24/2024 Saturday
8:00 AM

UNC REX NC Surgery The Next Generation: Trekking the New World of Obesity Care

Obesity is a health pandemic. The discussion will include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of obesity and its evaluation and treatment, specifically focusing on evidence-based roles of medicine, nutrition, psychology, exercise and surgery.
Audience - Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
03/01/2024 Friday
8:40 AM

Webinar (Live): SPICE North Carolina Infection Control Course: Outpatient Healthcare Setting - FILLED
* Filled - Registration not open *

In North Carolina, every healthcare organization that performs invasive procedures, including injections, is required to designate an on-site staff person to receive infection control training and implement an infection control program. The approved infection control curriculum developed by SPICE prepares designated healthcare providers to implement the North Carolina rule, 10A NCAC 41A .0206 Infection Prevention – Healthcare Settings. Learners who complete this activity will be able to ensure and systematically assess that their facility has the appropriate infection prevention policies and procedures in place to allow healthcare personnel to provide safe patient care consistent with the NC communicable disease rule .0206.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses Office Managers and other healthcare professionals working in outpatient, nursing homes and public health departments
 
03/05/2024 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Team Based Care in TCM

This session will provide an overview of integrated care system, updates on team-based care, and review best practices, tips, and strategies for working with interdisciplinary teams. Additional focus on current extender policies as it relates to the care team will also be discussed.
Audience - AMH+ Primary Care Practices, Care Management Agencies (CMA), Addiction Professionals, Physicians, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Care Coordinators, Nurses, I/DD Providers, Social Workers, Case Managers and all interested behavioral health and healthcare professionals
 
03/07/2024 Thursday
9:00 AM

DBT to Help Prevent Youth Crisis & Violence: A Skills for Life Train-the-Trainer Session
* Filled - Registration not open *

Our community’s mental health needs outpace our community’s mental health resources – especially when it comes to our children, adolescents and teens. Today’s kids are experiencing more anxiety, more depression and more mental health crises than ever before. The pandemic, the rise of social media and other stressors have shown us that many young people lack the skills to manage their emotions, problem solve and tolerate stress. Dialectical based therapy STEPS (DBT-STEPS) is a skills-based training program adults can teach to adolescents in a group setting over several weeks. This free training is open to any adult interested in learning DBT-STEPS skills needed to facilitate DBT-STEPS group learning sessions for adolescents in agencies, schools, and other community groups. The goal is to grow a training network of community members who can teach youth the skills to manage distress before their emotions escalate to crisis levels.
Audience - Community providers, teachers, youth leaders, parents and adults who work with kids.
 
03/08/2024 Friday
10:00 AM

Healthy Sleep: An Overview for Behavioral Health & Public Health Professionals

Sleep is an often-overlooked cornerstone to both optimal physical and mental health. Between 50 to 70 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder. Healthy sleep for adults should be around 7 to 9 hours. Approximately one-third of adults report sleeping less than seven hours per night on weekdays or workday nights. 30% to 40% of adults in the US complain of insomnia symptoms. Approximately 60% of people don’t seek help for their sleep problems, but many people seek help for associated symptoms and disorders. This program will examine the significance of healthy sleep and the impact on both physical and mental health, discuss common sleep disorders and review best practices for treatment of sleep disorders, including when referral to specialists is recommended.
Audience - Behavioral health or public health professionals or others interested in the topic
 
03/15/2024 Friday
8:30 AM

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant II

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
 
10:00 AM

Understanding the Harmful Impacts of Porn & Treating Porn Addicted Clients

Pornography has become more accessible than ever before, and it's use is increasingly normalized. At the same time, today's 'mainstream' porn is more graphic, violent, and abusive than some of the most taboo forms of pornography that existed just a decade or two ago. The effects are still being unraveled, but research suggests that porn addiction is becoming more commonplace, and is causing harmful effects to individuals, relationships, and society at large. This training will present the available research on the pornography problem, exploring the evidence for the existence of porn addiction, and studies showing the effects on mental health, relationships, and the larger culture. Participants will be provided with an in-depth exploration of how pornography addiction can present in individual and couples work, ways to assess for problem porn use, and interventions to help people working to break their porn habit.
Audience - Substance use and mental health professionals including licensed clinical mental health counselors, social workers, addiction specialists, licensed clinical addiction specialists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, or other interested in the content
 
03/21/2024 Thursday
10:00 AM

Conversational Capacity

As public health leaders seek more and deeper non-traditional partnerships for the well-being of communities they serve, conversational capacity is critical. Using real-life examples, participants will learn the values and applications of conversational capacity to increase engagement and decrease unconstructive behaviors in work conversations and manage personal triggers that arise in difficult situations.
Audience - Public health professionals, behavioral health professionals or others interested in the topic
 
03/22/2024 Friday
10:00 AM

What If There’s No Such Thing as Client Resistance?

The experience of resistance during treatment is ubiquitous within our field, often leaving both client and provider frustrated, tired, and unfulfilled. In spite of these rather dire consequences, there has been relatively little effort made toward investigating our conceptualization of resistance. Join us for a lively discourse as we deconstruct our conventional paradigm of client resistance and, perhaps, discover ways to soothe this oftentimes inflamed domain of our efforts to help others.
Audience - Helping professionals who support clients in making life changes.
 
03/23/2024 Saturday
9:00 AM

The ABCs of SCI: Demystifying SCI Medical Challenges for Community Care Providers

The 2024 Conference The ABCs of SCI: Demystifying SCI Medical Challenges for Community Care Providers will focus on information specific to individuals with spinal cord injury and the primary care providers that attend to their needs. Patients with spinal cord injuries have unique challenges that require collaboration along the continuum of care. These sessions aim to demystify these medical challenges as well as help to provide education and outreach for providers in the community involved in the care of those with a spinal cord injury. Topics of discussion will include SCI-specific physical examinations, commonly seen patterns of injury, initial diagnosis of an SCI in the community setting, recognition of and treatment for spasticity, recommendations for therapy and equipment needs, introduction to urological care and sexuality issues specific to those with SCI, diagnosis of and treatment plans for neurogenic bowel, identification of commonly seen complications, and education on issues with dysautonomia. In collaboration with UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Audience - Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents, fellows, medical students, and any other healthcare professionals interested in treating patients with spinal cord injury
 
03/26/2024 Tuesday
9:30 AM

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)/Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Tailored Care Management

In this webinar, family nurse practitioner Carriedelle Fusco reviews best practices in the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and how OUD treatment can be provided through tailored care management. The program begins with an overview of the current state of the opioid overdose crisis on both a national and local level. Participants will gain knowledge on the CDC guidelines for the treatment of acute and chronic pain and the efficacy of non-opioid treatment modalities. The presentation outlines the origins of substance use disorders (SUDs) and the use of various medication-assisted therapies for the treatment of OUD specifically. Participants will also build an understanding of how healthcare providers can address the bias and stigma associated with substance use disorders. The program ends with a review of the tailored care management model within NC Medicaid and how MOUD can be implemented as a treatment tool for care managers.
Audience - AMH+ Primary Care Practices, Care Management Agencies (CMA), Addiction Professionals, Physicians, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Care Coordinators, Nurses, I/DD Providers, Social Workers, Case Managers and all interested behavioral health and healthcare professionals
 
03/27/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Using Speech and Language Universals to Guide Intervention with Bilingual Children

What do the languages of the world have in common? And how do they differ from each other? This educational activity is designed to discuss language universals, which are properties found in all languages. Principles will be identified to address practical strategies for targeting aspects of speech and language that will lead to the greatest cross-linguistic generalization. A language universals approach is compatible with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Department of Public Instruction and Medicaid guidelines for serving English language learners with speech-language impairment.
Audience - Speech-Language Pathologists working with bilingual children Pre-K through 12th Grade
 
04/04/2024 Thursday
8:00 AM

Tar Heel Boot Camp

The Tar Heel Boot Camp is an intense two-day education event that is targeted to providers in adult critical care settings. It incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to didactic and experiential learning and will offer over ten critical care topics and several intensives to include introduction to point of care ultrasound. By registering for this conference, you are giving Wake AHEC permission to upload your name and email address for the Whova app that will be available for onsite conference activities. If you choose to use Whova at the conference, you may access it by downloading the app or by using the web version.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners,
 
9:00 AM

Results-Based Accountability™: How to Produce Measurable Improvement for Customers and Communities

“Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use RBA to improve the lives of children, families, and the community as a whole. RBA is also used by agencies to improve the performance of their programs.” Mark Friedman The recently revised NC AHEC RBA course has two parts. Both parts are being offered in Spring 2024 in an interactive, one-day live virtual session. Part One focuses on the building blocks of RBA, essential RBA concepts, including population and performance accountability, and turn the curve decision-making. Part Two focuses on reviewing basic RBA concepts, applying RBA in your work, and utilizing a web based tool to share data and stories. This course includes the books Trying Hard is Not Good Enough and Turning Curves by Mark Friedman. Participants must register at least two weeks prior to the course to ensure delivery.
Audience - People who lead and support initiatives to improve the lives of people in North Carolina, including community-based organizations, healthcare systems, health departments, community activists, and others.
 
04/10/2024 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
 
04/12/2024 Friday
8:30 AM

7th Annual Conference: Navigating the Journey of Pediatric Diabetes

This two-day conference at the William F. Andrews Conference Center in Raleigh is designed to provide members of the interprofessional team with the most current evidence-based information on a variety of topics relevant to the care and treatment of pediatric diabetes. Join us on Friday and/or Saturday to learn the most current clinical guidelines and new directions for care! Friday, April 12 – Day One (5.25 Contact Hours) 8:00 am Registration 8:30 Case Study Panel, Moderator: Hillary Lockemer, MD, FAAP Topic: Newly diagnosed child with diabetes through the continuum of care Panelists: • Primary Care – Sara Lynn Skillman, MSN, RN, C-PNP • Emergency Department – Damilola Joseph, MD • Inpatient – Critical Care/Inpt. Unit – Dr. Mark Piehl • Pediatric Endocrinology - Mark Henin, MD, FAAP • School/Community Nurse: Melissa McHugh, MSN, RN, NCSN 10:00 Break 10:15 Automated Insulin Delivery 12:00 Lunch 1:00 First Breakout • Managing the Pediatric Patient with DKA in the ED – Amy Cogan, BSN, RN, PED-BC • Management of Technology in the Schools - Hillary Lockemer, MD, FAAP and Melissa McHugh, MSN, RN, NCSN • Nutritional Guidance for Pediatric Patients with Diabetes - Julia Nguyen, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES 2:00 Break 2:15 Second Breakout • Management of Technology from the Inpatient Perspective and Beyond – Michelle Davis, MSN, RN, CPHQ • Sick Day Management - Janet Lucien, DO, FAAP and Sara Lynn Skillman, MSN, RN, C-PNP (PCP) • Nutritional Guidance for Pediatric Patients with Diabetes - Julia Nguyen, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES 3:15 Adjourn Day 1 Saturday, April 13 – Day Two (3 Contact Hours) 8:00 am Registration 8:30 Keynote, Marian Rewers, MD, PhD Screening for Pre-symptomatic Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease 10:00 Break 10:15 Therapy/Treatment Update – Type 1 Diabetes, Hillary Lockemer, MD, FAAP 11:00 Therapy/Treatment Update – Type 2 Diabetes, Hillary Lockemer, MD, FAAP 11:45 Q&A and Closing Remarks, Hillary Lockemer, MD, FAAP 12:00 Adjourn Day 2
 
04/15/2024 Monday
5:30 PM

New for 2024: Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention

The program equips medical providers, dental and behavioral health professionals, nurses and other health care team members with current data, evidence-based knowledge and strategies to effectively counsel and treat patients using tobacco and other nicotine delivery devices. Agenda: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Evidence-Based Interventions for Tobacco Cessation - James Davis, MD 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm E-Cigarette Use: Evidence-Based Interventions and Recommendations to Prevent and Decrease Use - Jim Martin, MS
Audience - physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, registered and licensed practical nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, respiratory therapists, substance abuse counselors, licensed clinical addiction specialists, professional counselors, social workers, case managers
 
04/18/2024 Thursday
10:00 AM

Recognizing Students Affected by Trauma and Best Approaches When Interacting with Students in Crisis

This interactive workshop is designed to introduce the concepts and implementation of trauma informed care to students in crisis. The workshop will focus on trauma informed approaches in school settings to include an understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact and effects on children in the classroom. Participants will gain an understanding of the purpose in thinking about trauma in different ways and altering approaches and strategies to provide opportunities for children to rebuild a sense of control, empowerment, and mastery in their environment to create successful learning. Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper awareness of the prevalence and impact of trauma as well as practical strategies for how to continually move toward being more trauma informed.
Audience - School based support staff - School social workers, nurse, psychologists, and counselors, or others interested in the subject
 
04/23/2024 Tuesday
9:00 AM

DBT to Help Prevent Youth Crisis & Violence: A Skills for Life Train-the-Trainer Session
* Filled - Registration not open *

Our community’s mental health needs outpace our community’s mental health resources – especially when it comes to our children, adolescents and teens. Today’s kids are experiencing more anxiety, more depression and more mental health crises than ever before. The pandemic, the rise of social media and other stressors have shown us that many young people lack the skills to manage their emotions, problem solve and tolerate stress. Dialectical based therapy STEPS (DBT-STEPS) is a skills-based training program adults can teach to adolescents in a group setting over several weeks. This free training is open to any adult interested in learning DBT-STEPS skills needed to facilitate DBT-STEPS group learning sessions for adolescents in agencies, schools, and other community groups. The goal is to grow a training network of community members who can teach youth the skills to manage distress before their emotions escalate to crisis levels.
Audience - Community providers, teachers, youth leaders, parents and adults who work with kids.
 
04/24/2024 Wednesday
1:00 PM

Faculty Development 2024: Cultivating Civility in the Classroom and Clinical Settings

This program is the first of two live webinars that will be offered in the 2024 Faculty Development series. These program were developed based on the 2023 participant feedback and topic request! In this first program, we will dive into the common topic of incivility among students and nurses in the academic and clinical practice settings. Participants will recognize and develop a plan to address these behaviors to ensure their personal safety as well as the patient's safety. An impactful plan to lessen the negative behaviors within the healthcare environment will be a main focus for discussion.
Audience - Academic faculty and leaders across all levels of nursing education, clinical staff nurses, clinical nurse educators, and clinical preceptors.
 
05/01/2024 Wednesday
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
 
05/08/2024 Wednesday
1:00 PM

2024 NC Immunization Conference

By registering for this conference, you are giving Wake AHEC permission to upload your name and email address for the Whova app that will be available for onsite conference activities. If you choose to use Whova at the conference, you may access it by downloading the app or by using the web version. This conference is specifically designed to enhance the collaborative immunization efforts of public and private healthcare providers within the evolving immunization delivery system. The conference will provide an opportunity to address new immunization recommendations, changes in vaccine administration and proven strategies to increase immunization rates. Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Audience - Enrolled Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) providers, school nurses and other immunizing providers across North Carolina
 
05/14/2024 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Maternal Depression and Children’s Health: A Look at Outcomes and Why Maternal Mental Health Matters

This workshop will focus on the impact of maternal mental health on child and family outcomes. The presenter will review the epidemiology of maternal mental health. Participants will receive an overview of what is known about outcomes related to maternal mental health from a life course and family systems perspective examining associations between maternal mental health and child, parent, and family outcomes. Risk factors for negative maternal mental health outcomes will be examined. Further, the presenter will review known interventions for maternal mental health that are associated with improved child developmental and give a brief overview of brief interpersonal psychotherapy, an empirically supported intervention for treating maternal depression.
Audience - This program intended for psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors and other health and mental health professionals interested in this topic.
 
05/20/2024 Monday
9:00 AM

Clinical Supervision: Basics and Beyond

As many seasoned clinicians work with the newest and youngest generation of mental health clinicians and trainees, many supervisors have had little or no experience with supervision training. While supervision is similar to therapy in many ways, it is a different relationship with unique roles and characteristics. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the issues, skills, and competencies needed for clinical supervision. The topics covered will include ethical issues, models of supervision, and processes of the supervisory relationship.
Audience - Supervisors and Managers who work in health, public health, parent education, mental health, or substance abuse.
 
1:00 PM

Providing Feedback and Coaching to Support Skill Development

How can supervision be positive, strengths based, and hold people to high standards? This workshop supports supervisors and managers in expanding their abilities to develop the skills of staff and volunteers via feedback and coaching. Together we’ll explore multiple models of feedback, examine which would suit your team, identify effective communication to develop intrinsic motivation to change, and practice providing each other with positive and constructive feedback to develop familiarity and comfort.
Audience - Supervisors and Managers who work in health, public health, parent education, mental health, or substance abuse.
 
05/21/2024 Tuesday
9:00 AM

Trauma-Informed Clinical Supervision: Guiding Principles and Essential Skills

This training will provide supervisors with a foundational understanding of how to provide clinical supervision with an emphasis on trauma-informed practices and enhancing supervisee wellness (e.g., reducing secondary traumatic stress). Participants will learn about key content areas including the long-term effects that trauma can have on biological, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal domains; the theoretical model of adaptation to trauma; as well as resilience and posttraumatic growth processes. Participants will learn to apply trauma-informed principles of safety, trust, collaboration, choice, and attention to privilege, discrimination, and oppression to supervision. Supervisors will learn a framework for addressing patient mistreatment of supervisees (e.g., patient harassment, discriminatory comments). Trauma-informed supervision emphasizes supervisee wellness and integrates attention to burnout, empathic strain, secondary traumatic stress, and moral distress. Trauma-informed supervisors need to apply skills in supervision that support supervisee emotion regulation and recovery from secondary trauma exposure. Dr. Zerubavel will teach participants skills for prevention and mitigation of secondary traumatic stress and discuss how to integrate these skills into supervision. We will discuss how supervisors navigate boundaries between supervision role and counseling role while helping supervisees with wellness challenges including burnout, empathic strain, secondary traumatic stress, and moral distress. We will attend to managing clinical supervision topics including supervisee trauma history, mental health difficulties, and reactions to patients with interpersonal difficulties.
Audience - Behavioral health supervisors or managers or professionals seeking supervisor credentials
 
05/22/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Building Counselor Competencies in Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervisors have an important role to play in the professional development of newly licensed counselors, and bear responsibility for the competency of counselor’s they supervise. In this training, participants will become familiar with the research on specific counseling competencies and skills linked to positive outcomes in therapy. Common mistakes related to a lack of knowledge, skill, and clinical experience will also be reviewed in this training, along with approaches and interventions to address them in supervision. Participants will learn and practice effective methods to monitor and track counselor performance and competency and identify and address any deficits. Information about ways to set collaborative supervision goals and help supervisee’s reach individualized goals will also be reviewed. Resources will be provided that can help clinical supervisors assess supervisee’s baseline skill and competency level, identify and bridge gaps in knowledge and skill, and monitor progress and performance on an ongoing basis. Participants will leave the training equipped with knowledge of what the most important counselor competencies are, ways to assess and monitor them, and specific interventions and approaches to address deficits and improve clinical skill sets.
Audience - Behavioral health supervisors or managers or professionals seeking supervisor credentials
 
05/23/2024 Thursday
9:00 AM

Ethics in Supervision of Dual-Licensed Clinicians

As the opioid crisis has demanded greater coordination of care and application of resources in North Carolina, agencies, service-delivery systems, universities, and professional organizations have responded with a greater emphasis on dual-licensed clinicians who are prepared to address the intersection of substance use and mental health disorders. With this commitment to integrated care, however, comes greater challenges of navigating the overlapping and conflicting standards of training and supervision for clinicians seeking the LCSW and LCAS credentials in North Carolina. This training will take an in-depth look at the ethical standards of training, supervision, and practice for the conjunction of these and other masters-level credentials in our state.
Audience - This program is for social workers, addiction specialists, supervisors, managers and any other human service professional who could benefit.
 
05/24/2024 Friday
9:00 AM

Fostering Identity in Clinical Supervision: The Importance of Cultural Humility

This workshop will assist clinicians from various backgrounds and training levels in becoming more aware of the impacts of their own cultural identity on the supervisory relationship. We will also be exploring how to support other clinicians in recognizing the impact of culture and the influence this has on the therapeutic relationship and in the supervision.
Audience - Behavioral health supervisors
 
05/29/2024 Wednesday
1:00 PM

Faculty Development 2024: Intervention Strategies in Response to Academic Violence and Bullying: Motivational Interviewing Focus

This is the second program in the 2024 live webinar series for faculty development. This program will be offered in a two part workshop. Part 1:Theoretical framework Part 2: Application of the model to one’s own setting Each part will be 2 hours in length. This workshop provides a framework as well as realistic hope and practical approaches (e.g., survival handbooks for victims and bystanders). Throughout the workshop, case studies, exercises, and appendices will assist the participant in applying the model with a focus on Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques. The first workshop will be primarily lecture and the second one will focus on application.
Audience - Nurse educators across all levels of nursing education.
 
05/31/2024 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.
 
06/07/2024 Friday
8:40 AM

Webinar (Live): SPICE North Carolina Infection Control Course: Outpatient Healthcare Setting

In North Carolina, every healthcare organization that performs invasive procedures, including injections, is required to designate an on-site staff person to receive infection control training and implement an infection control program. The approved infection control curriculum developed by SPICE prepares designated healthcare providers to implement the North Carolina rule, 10A NCAC 41A .0206 Infection Prevention – Healthcare Settings. Learners who complete this activity will be able to ensure and systematically assess that their facility has the appropriate infection prevention policies and procedures in place to allow healthcare personnel to provide safe patient care consistent with the NC communicable disease rule .0206.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses Office Managers and other healthcare professionals working in outpatient, nursing homes and public health departments
 
9:00 AM

Trauma and Recovery for Adults

About 7.7 million American adults experience PTSD in any given year’s time. This does not adequately capture the number of individuals who have experienced at least one trauma during their lifetime, may not meet the full criteria for PTSD yet are nonetheless impacted. When left untreated, the symptoms of PTSD and effects of trauma are unlikely to dissipate on their own and may increase the risk of developing chronic pain, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and sleep problems that interfere with one’s ability to work and have meaningful relationships. This workshop will explore the biopsychosocial effects of trauma and PTSD, components in the treatment of trauma that are vital to promote resiliency and recovery, as well as identify the importance of self-care as a helping professional working with trauma survivors. This workshop will discuss trauma in adult clients only.
Audience - This workshop will be highly beneficial to all mental health practitioners who work with adult clients who have experienced some sort of trauma. This includes social workers, psychologists, counselors, substance abuse professionals, nurses, case managers, adult clinicians, and therapists.
 
06/12/2024 Wednesday
6:00 PM

Webinar (Live) OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods: Annual Update

This course will present North Carolina infection control methods and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens regulations and infection control in dentistry. Details on operatory asepsis methods and materials will be highlighted. This course only meets OSHA’s requirement of annual BBP training. This program does NOT meet the Sterilization and Infection Control requirements to become a DA II.
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
08/23/2024 Friday
8:30 AM

Supporting Families Through Infant Loss: Critical Challenges & Practical Solutions
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference will address critical clinical issues impacting maternal and infant well-being across the healthcare continuum.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Birthing Professionals, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Professionals
 
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.
 
09/11/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Early Intervention in Psychotic Disorders: Promise and Challenge
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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
 
09/20/2024 Friday
9:00 AM

Shift the State, Change the Story: Applying Polyvagal Theory to Enhance Change
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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.
 
10/09/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

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.
 
10/18/2024 Friday
8:30 AM

15th Annual Clinical Lab Day
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

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.
 
10/19/2024 Saturday
8:00 AM

30th Annual Thomas B. Dameron Jr. Orthopaedic Conference - EMERGING TRENDS IN ORTHOPAEDICS A Look at Current Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Care
* Closed - Registration not open *

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
 
11/13/2024 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Ethics in a Changing Behavioral Health Environment
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This workshop will compare and contrast the ethical codes of multiple behavioral health disciplines (counseling, psychology, and social work) and review practical strategies to adapt to an environment that is responding rapidly to a global pandemic. It will also include a review of the ethical principles that guide public health.
Audience - Clinicians, case managers, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, advocates, health, and human service practitioners
 
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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 - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

** 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.
 
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