Wolff Learning Academy - Opioids: The Fight Continues 9.16.19

September 16, 2019

The opioid epidemic is a leading public health crisis in Pennsylvania and across the country. Opioid misuse has led to devastating consequences for the individuals struggling with addiction, their families, and their communities. One in three people have been directly impacted by this epidemic, regardless of age, race, or socio-economic status. Please join the Wolff Center at UPMC and our partners for this event UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and take the first step in joining the fight to help combat the opioid epidemic as strategies from the local, state, and national level are provided.

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Physician

Physician Assistant

Psychologist

Social Worker

Any front-line staff

Learning Objectives

    1. Discuss methods of treatment for those in recovery from opioid use disorder.
    2. Discuss possible solutions to the opioid use disorder epidemic from a local, state, and national level
    3. Identify alternative approaches to pain management besides opioid use.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/15/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
09/16/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/16/2019 - 1:00pm

7:30-8 Registration / Breakfast

8-8:10 Welcome: Tami Minnier, chief quality officer, UPMC

8:10-9:05 Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, chief medical officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

9:05-10 Rachel Levine, MD, secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine

10-10:15 Break

10:15-11:10 Brian Dempsey, intelligence specialist, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

11:10-noon Michael Lynch, MD, Emergency Medicine, and assistant professor, Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Noon-12:30 Joe DelSardo, husband, father, and in long-term recovery

12:30 Closing Remarks: Tami Minnier, chief quality officer, UPMC

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses

Herberman Conference Center
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Tami Minnier

Chief Quality Officer                                       

Vanila M Singh, MD MACM

Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services                                    

Rachel Levine, M.D.

Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine       

Brian Dempsey

Intelligence Specialist, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration                                    

Michael Lynch, M.D.

Medical Director, Pittsburgh Poison Center Assistant Professor Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine Divisions of Adolescent and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Joe DelSardo

Husband, Father, and in long-term recovery

Disclosures: No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

 

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/15/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020