Join us from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on November 9th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka to learn more about the Opioid Epidemic. Engaging together in this proactive effort to build a collaborative response will help to prevent the escalation of this epidemic in Kansas.
The full conference agenda is now available.
Receive free CME and CNE credit and learn more about the impact of pain across specialties, strategies for managing chronic pain, best practices and prescribing guidelines, implications of long-term opioid therapy, signs of potential or current misuse, and alternative pain management treatment options including implications for oral surgeons.
Learn about prescription drug abuse prevention strategies with an emphasis on low/no cost strategies, how to host a take back event in your community, risk and protective factors, commonly abused medications, access points and data, warning signs of prescription drug misuse, and safe use, storage, and disposal methods for prescription medication.
Explore Opioid Use Disorder treatment approaches and best practices, medication assisted treatments options, psychosocial treatments for addiction, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and collaborative approaches to treatment in Kansas.
Discover drug trends in Kansas, drug categories and recognition, and Naloxone protocol and administration during the first Intervention session. In the afternoon session this track will focus on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) including treatment approaches and best practices, identification, support for mother and baby, and local resources.
Why Should You Attend?
- Speakers in each session will discuss strategies regarding how to address the epidemic through the different lenses of Prescribing, Prevention, Treatment & Recovery, and Intervention with unique voices of their professional experience.
- You will have the opportunity to share insight for State planning and developing, a path forward for Kansas through round table discussions.
- Continuing Education credit available for physicians and nurses
Who Should Attend?
- Medical Doctors, Nurses, Health Care Providers, Pharmacists
- Prevention Specialists, Community Coalitions, Public Health Professionals, Educators, Legislators
- Treatment providers, Addiction Specialists
- Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services
- Gain awareness of the impact of the prescription drug and opioid epidemic in our state.
- Learn about the risk and protective factors associated with the epidemic.
- Be able to identify the effect of opioids on the brain and body.
- Explore evidence-based strategies for prescription drug and opioid misuse prevention and treatment, including best practices for opioid prescribing.
- Discuss and provide input for current state planning, comment on what efforts are occurring, and develop a vision for the future in Kansas.
Continuing Education credits are available for physicians and nurses.
If you have any questions about the conference or your registration, please contact Krista Machado, DCCCA PFS Project Manager: email@example.com