Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall.

You are invited to attend the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall.   The WVMPHP, working closely with the West Virginia Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia State Medical Association and the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association sponsor an annual educational program entitled, the “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference,” scheduled this year for October 19-21, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  This outstanding conference aimed at medical professionals brings in experts from West Virginia and around the country to discuss addiction and treatment issues and share best practices.  This year’s focus is: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing.  The conference satisfies the state-mandated CME requirement for physicians and many other disciplines in this area.  For those unable to attend, the WVSMA condenses this program into a 3-hour webinar accessible to all physicians.  There is additional CME /CEUs for multiple other disciplines as well.    

As you can see, the first day focuses particularly on integration of addiction treatment into the physician’s office. 

The house of medicine stands by ready to work with you in mitigating the drug abuse crisis in this state.  To ensure success, we need to reach all physicians.  As a WV healthcare provider, please consider joining us at the conference in continuing education.   

We would be honored by your presence at this pinnacle of physician and other licensed healthcare professional educational event.  The “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference” registration can be performed online at by clicking “register online” or you can submit by fax/email by clicking “or download registration form”, a registration form is also attached to this email. 


Breathe Well, Live Well Quit Smoking Program

Breathe Well, Live Well

Quit Smoking Program

WVU Family Medicine

 FREE smoking cessation group meetings

 WVU Family Medicine Department at University Town Centre

 6 weeks, 1 hour per week

 Mondays, 6 – 7 pm

 Groups led by team of dietician and pharmacists

 Help with nicotine replacement products

 Light refreshments provided

Program Schedule

August 7th: Introduction

August 14th: Understanding Habit & Addiction

August 21st: Cessation Techniques

August 28th: Developing a Plan to Quit

September 1st: QUIT DAY (no class)

September 4th: Preventing Relapse

September 11th: Reflections

WVU Family Medicine

6040 University Town Centre Dr.

Morgantown, WV 26501

Phone: 304-598-6900

Group Leaders:

Judy Siebart, MS, RD, LD, CDE, CTTS

Briana Kocher, PharmD

Kara Piechowski, PharmD

Please contact your Family Medicine provider for more information to enroll!