National Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs!

Living Beyond Breast Cancer has two programs for young women diagnosed with breast cancer coming up in the next few weeks. Please help us promote these programs by sharing with your partners and constituents. Thanks!

 

Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer Twitter Chat, Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00 pm ET

Do you have questions about datingand breast cancer? Join @LivingBeyondBreastCancer on June 20 at 8:00pm (ET) for Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer, a Twitter Chat focusing on the many impacts a breast cancer diagnosis can have on your dating life such as how you relate to yourself and to others, changes in body image, and finding the right time to share your diagnosis with someone new. Learn more at http://lbbc.org/datingchat

Running on Empty: Fed up with Fatigue Breast Cancer 360 Panel Discussion, Thursday, July 26 from 5:00-7:00 pm

In person at the BWI Airport Marriott or online via web stream 

On July 26, join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for Running on Empty: Fed Up With Fatigue a Breast Cancer 360 discussing practical and medical methods to ease cancer-related fatigue.  During this program, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, will offer tools to cope with the social and emotional impacts of living with less energy than before. This program is presented in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. You can attend the free event live or participate through livestream. Register here: www.lbbc.org/fatigue360

 

Alzheimer’s Association will be holding their annual Alzheimer’s & Dementia University conference

Hello,

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding their annual Alzheimer’s & Dementia University conference for family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Come Join the Alzheimer’s Association and guest presenters from around the state to increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s and enhance your caregiving skills.

Family Caregiver $15 | Healthcare Professional $55  5 Social Work & Nursing CEUs and Physician CMEs approved.

Each University will have lunch provided. Workshop topics are designed to meet the needs of both professional and family caregivers.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Planning for Legal & Financial Consideration
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Working with Your Doctor: Supporting Alzheimer’s Care
  • Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

Dates & Locations

Martinsburg, WV  May 17, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Blue Ridge Community & Technical College  13650 Apple Harvest Drive Register here

Beckley, WV June 4, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Raleigh General Hospital Education Building – 1710 Harper Road Register here

Wheeling, WV June 21, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The White Palace at Wheeling Park 1801 National Road Register here

Charleston, WV June 27, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. UC School of Pharmacy 2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE Register here

Morgantown, WV July 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. WVU Medicine HSN-H 1905 – 1 Medical Center Drive Register here

For more information or to register, contact 800.272.3900.

Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid in Martinsburg

There are 12 additional vacancies in Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid in Martinsburg  on Friday, December 15 from 8-4.  This class comes with 8 hours of Nursing, Social Work, and Law Enforcement CEUs, and fulfills the WV state requirement for 2 hrs of veteran mental health training for social workers.  The class is free and open to the public.  Please contact Kija Wilson klwilson@k12.wv.us for details.  Thank you!

 

 

Northern Regional Alzheimer’s Association office is pleased to invite you to a Caring and Coping Caregiver Workshop

The Northern Regional Alzheimer’s Association office is pleased to invite you to a Caring and Coping Caregiver Workshop which will take place November 16, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Alzheimer’s Association office located on 1299 Pineview Drive, Ste. 3 Morgantown, WV.  

This FREE workshop is intended to educate family and professional caregivers on Alzheimer’s disease, its process, available treatments and practical tips for caring for the individual with dementia.

As space is limited, your confirmation of attendance will be greatly appreciated. Please do so via 
wvinfo@alz.org or by calling 1-800-272-3900 by November 10, 2017

 

Screening to Survivorship: A New Look at Lung Cancer: Conference

Title:  Screening to Survivorship:  A New Look at Lung Cancer

Date:  November 10, 2017

Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

 

Course Description:  This conference is designed for all health care team members and others who have an interest in optimal care for people undergoing the journey of lung cancer. Information will be provided about the scope of lung cancer in West Virginia and efforts to address needs of people diagnosed with this disease locally and throughout the world. Attendees will learn about current medical and surgical treatments for early‐stage lung disease, as well as

the potential physical and psychological impacts of treatment. Information will also be provided about screening and risk factor reduction, particularly related to tobacco use. Speakers will describe two different models of care for lung cancer survivors, incorporating skilled service provision by a variety of health professionals. Finally, attendees will have a chance to develop a survivorship care plan that addresses the needs of a representative patient case through interactive problem‐solving and discussion. At the end of this conference, attendees will have a greater appreciation for the unique needs of persons with lung cancer across the continuum of care and how to begin to address these needs within their own work settings and disciplines.

 

Link to Register:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lungcancerregistration

 

Online Brochure:  http://www.ce.wvu.edu/media/13390/111017-survivorship.pdf

 

Please call 304-293-2370 if you have any questions.

 

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)