Join us from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM on November 15th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka to learn more about the Opioid Crisis. Engaging together in this proactive effort to build a collaborative response will help to prevent the escalation of this crisis in Kansas.
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.
Strategies and support tools to prevent and treat opioid use disorder in the clinical setting.
Why Should You Attend?
- Speakers in each session will discuss strategies regarding how to address the crisis through the different lenses of Prescribing, Prevention, Treatment & Recovery, and Intervention with unique voices of their professional experience.
- Continuing Education credits can be received by submitting your conference certificate to your licensing entity, CME and CNE credits may be awarded through the conference.
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.
Continuing Education credits are available for physicians and nurses; conference certificates can be submitted to licensing entities for general CEU credits.
If you have any questions about the conference or your registration, please contact Krista Machado, DCCCA PFS Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
A limited number of scholarships are available for those that wish to attend but cannot afford the registration fee. Please download the application form or contact Lori Moriarty (785-841-4138) for more information.