Continuing Medical Education
OPIOID CRISIS: WHAT’S OUR ROLE IN ITS CONTROL?
Thanks to all who attended our April 11, 2018, Opioid Summit at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford. We had a great turnout, positive evaluations and an increase in interest in pursuing additional work in this area.
As a result of this summit, the planning committee is looking into the next steps, which will likely include another summit in spring 2019 where we can share best practices and information about the prescription of opioids.
The UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford also was a medication collection site on Saturday, June 9, 2018, where the community disposed of more than 2,000 pounds of unwanted medications to keep them out of the hands of those who may misuse or abuse them.
Our next program is for primary care providers to help them learn about the pros and cons of Medication-Assisted Treatment and whether completing the training would help them offer their patients help in overcoming opioid addiction.
Considering Medication-Assisted Treatment
A Panel Discussion for Primary Care Providers
Thursday, January 31, 2019
UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL
Primary care providers are increasingly encountering opioid-addicted patients – often with not many local options for treatment.
If you were trained in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), could you better help your patients?
- After this program, you should be able to:
- Identify what MAT entails, including suboxone and other medications
- Understand the process for becoming MAT-certified
- Define ways to integrate MAT into your current practice
- Recognize where to get advice and resources for MAT
Please register for the program online or by calling (815) 395-5935 by January 25, 2019.
This program includes dinner and 2 CME credits. There is no cost to attend this program for area health care professionals from any health system.
This program is presented by the UIC Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy in collaboration with Winnebago County Opioid Task Force and Mercyhealth.
Mercyhealth is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mercyhealth designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Mercyhealth provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. Mercyhealth fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify Jane Mordick at (815) 971-7082.