Gaston Substance Use Spring Summit: Caring for Others and Ourselves

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Target Audience

Physicians, NPs, PAs, social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators/teachers, school personnel, mental health professionals, substance abuse professionals, clinicians, nurses, health and human service practitioners, concerned community members, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement, and people impacted by opioid use disorder.

Description



Using a comprehensive and stigma-free view of opioid use disorder (OUD), the program will enhance the effectiveness of front-line professionals who work to prevent and treat OUD. It will include presentations on harm reduction methods, cultural competency skills, the relationship between childhood trauma and addiction, meeting challenges posed by Covid-19, and using self-care to protect the wellbeing of engaged professionals. Each presenter will provide information for securing free local resources on their topic.

Credit will be given by session! Earn up to 7 hours!

Overview of Spring Summit
The fee for this course covers all topics - feel free to attend some or all!
Each topic will be from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on the scheduled day and qualifies for 1 hour of continuing education credit.
April 21, 2021 - Opioid Update
April 28, 2021 - Opioids and Recovery Through the Eyes of Lived Experience
May 5, 2021 - Trauma and Addiction
May 12, 2021 - Caring for Ourselves
May 19, 2021 - Changing Paradigms: Engaging Law Enforcement as a Strategic Partner within a Harm Reduction Model
May 26, 2021 - Recognizing Signs of Addiction
June 2, 2021 - Integrated Care: Managing Opioid Use in the Primary Care Setting

Details of Spring Summit
April 21st - Opioid Update
Jeffrey Ellison, Ph.D.
Dr. Ellison will address the extent and impact of the opioid epidemic in Gaston County and how it is changing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 28th - Opioids and Recovery Through the Eyes of Lived Experience
Karen Lowe & Chasty King
These presentations will describe the views and needs of individuals in active opioid addiction and in recovery. It will provide insights to develop reasonable expectations and effective communication when working with this population.

May 5th - Trauma and Addiction
Karen Melendez, MD
Dr. Melendez will describe the pathway of Adverse Childhood Experiences, which shows the link between childhood trauma and addiction in later life.

May 12th - Caring for Ourselves
Kelly Hamilton
Hamilton will present physical and meditative exercises to maintain the wellbeing of helping professionals who work with individuals living with opioid use disorder.

May 19th - Changing Paradigms: Engaging Law Enforcement as a Strategic Partner within a Harm Reduction Model
Ron Martin
Mr. Martin will tell his inspiring story of transformation from a New York City policeman enforcing law and order, to an advocate for persons struggling with opioid use disorder.

May 26th - Recognizing Signs of Addiction
Jennifer Vilardaga, PhD
Vilardaga will help participants identify symptoms of addiction across the lifespan.

June 2nd - Integrated Care: Managing Opioid Use in the Primary Care Setting
Jeffrey Ellison, PhD, and Sarah Dergins, LCSW
Dr. Ellison and Ms. Dergins will describe how primary care practices can integrate physical and behavioral health treatments and how to use this approach to treat opioid addiction.


Live Webinar Information
This Live Webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the Live Webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page

CE Credits
Continuing Education Credit will be given per day. MUST attend the entire day's training to receive credit.
• Contact Hours / Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
• Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
• Contact Hours (Category A) NC Psychologists - Charlotte AHEC is an approved provider by the North Carolina Psychology Board and designates Contact Hours (Category A) for NC Psychologists.
• Clock Hours NBCC -

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.



CME Credit

Joint Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atrium Health and Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition. Atrium Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
Atrium Health designates this Live Webinar for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This Conference is presented in part with the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition and Charlotte AHEC.


Sponsors
Gaston County Government
PHOENIX Counseling Center
Accuracy First Diagnostics

Contact

Cortney J Fowler, BSBA

Sessions

Apr 21, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Jeffrey Ellison, PhD
Date(s)
Apr 21, 2021
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - NBCC Hours
1.00 - Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Description
Dr. Ellison will address the extent and impact of the opioid epidemic in Gaston County and how it is changing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Karen D Lowe, NC CPSS
Date(s)
Apr 28, 2021
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - NBCC Hours
1.00 - Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Description
These presentations will describe the views and needs of individuals in active opioid addiction and in recovery. It will provide insights to develop reasonable expectations and effective communication when working with this population.
May 5, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Karen L Melendez, MD
Date(s)
May 5, 2021
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - NBCC Hours
1.00 - Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Description
Dr. Melendez will describe the pathway of Adverse Childhood Experiences, which shows the link between childhood trauma and addiction in later life.
May 12, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Kelly G Hamilton, LPC, LCAS
Date(s)
May 12, 2021
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - NBCC Hours
1.00 - Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Ronald Martin
Date(s)
May 19, 2021
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - NBCC Hours
1.00 - Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Description
Mr. Martin will tell his inspiring story of transformation from a New York City policeman enforcing law and order, to an advocate for persons struggling with opioid use disorder.
May 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Maceo Mayo, BA, CPS, CPSS,
Date(s)
May 26, 2021
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - NBCC Hours
1.00 - Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Description
Mr. Mayo will help participants identify symptoms of addiction across the lifespan.
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Sarah Dergins, LCSW,Dr. Jeffrey Ellison, PhD
Date(s)
Jun 2, 2021
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - NBCC Hours
1.00 - Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Description
Dr. Ellison and Ms. Dergins will describe how primary care practices can integrate physical and behavioral health treatments and how to use this approach to treat opioid addiction.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Apr 21 - Jun 2, 2021
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Fees
$0.00
Registration Fee - Gaston County Participant (Covers all 7 sessions)
$15.00
Registration fee - Non Gaston County Participant (Covers all 7 sessions)
Credits
0.10
CEU
1.00
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1.00
Contact Hours
1.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
1.00
NBCC Hours
1.00
Public School Personnel Renewal Credit