Opioid Epidemic Virtual Field Trip

Subject: On the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic: A Live Virtual Field Trip

Register Today: A Vital Conversation on the Opioid Epidemic for Your Students

Brought to you by Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Operation Prevention aims to combat the opioid epidemic by educating students about the impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use through engaging, standards-aligned digital content.

Register today and tune in LIVE on Wednesday, October 25th at 1pm/10am PT for the second installment of the Operation Prevention virtual field trip series. Students will visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact in their own communities.

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Some of the event’s guests will include:

 

  • Haley, a young teen whose parents struggle with opioid misuse, who now uses her experience to counsel others struggling with addiction.
  • Huntington’s Mayor, Steven Williams, whose record of public service is dedicated to turning the tide on the epidemic.
  • The teen members of the local drug abuse prevention program, who offer stories of what they have seen and how other students can get involved in their communities’ fight against the opioid crisis.

Gain new perspectives on this community in recovery in an experience your students won’t forget.

Explore standards-aligned digital lessons, interactive student module, parent toolkit, and more at OperationPrevention.com

 

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO JOIN US AT THE WV ADDICTION CONFERENCE….  conference registration deadline is October 12th.

 

I would like to personally invite you to consider attending the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall (See attached Agenda).  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 year’s focus is: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing and other relevant topics of interest.  The conference satisfies the state-mandated 3-hour 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.  CMEs/CEUs/CLEs are provided for:  Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, AMA-Physicians & PAs, AOA-WVOMA, LPC, Lawyers (approved for 24 CEs; including 23.10 in substance abuse credits), Dentists and Pharmacists.

 

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 www.wvmphp.org 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. 

 

Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

October 19-21

Embassy Suites, Charleston

20.75 hrs. CME

 24 total CLE credits

including 23.10 substance abuse credits for lawyers

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2017 (seating is limited)

 

 

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 www.wvmphp.org 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!