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Keynote Speakers

  • Jeff VanVonderen, Certified Intervention Professional featured on A&E Network’s documentary series “Intervention”
  • Abi Plawman, MD, Family Medicine & Obstetrics, Addiction Medicine, Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Washington
  • James Walsh, MD, Medical Director, Addiction Recovery Service, Swedish Medical Center

Agenda Topics

  • The Epidemiology of Opioid Use
  • Lessons learned in Alaska Regional’s Neonatal Abstinence Unit
  • The 4 P’s Plus Screening Tool
  • How Buprenorphine Prescribers will benefit Alaskans

Additional Offering for Physicians, Residents & CNM's, NP's, PA's (optional, not for credit)

  • Buprenorphine Waiver Course: Friday, April 14 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm ($100 extra fee)

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (1U79TI026556) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Who Should Attend

This conference has a multidisciplinary approach. Those who attend represent a cross section of individuals who are dedicated to the health and well-being of mothers, babies and families, including:

  • Social Workers, Case Managers
  • Obstetricians, Perinatologists, Neonatologists
  • Nurses, Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Midwives
  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
  • Epidemiologists, Public Health Professionals
  • Family Advocates, Community Health Professionals, Parents, Families, Caregivers, Foster Parents

Conference Fees

Participant

  • $175 by March 27, 2017
  • $200 late registration & walk-in

Alaska Regional Hospital Staff, Student, Intern

  • $125 by March 27, 2017
  • $140 late registration & walk-in

Buprenorphine Waiver Training Course & Dinner

  • $100 - (optional event, not for credit)

Schedule

Friday, April 14, 2017

Time Event
7:30am Check-In
8:00am Welcome & Introduction
8:10am “Humanizing the Substance Abuser” - Jeff VanVonderen, Certified Intervention Professional
9:30am Break & Exhibitors
9:45am “Building a Clinic” - Abi Plawman, MD, Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital, Washington & James Walsh, MD, Swedish Medical Center
11:15am “The Science of Addiction: How the Addicted Brain Works” - James Walsh, MD, Swedish Medical Center
12:00pm Lunch & Networking
12:30pm “The Epidemiology of Substance Abuse in the State of Alaska” – Kathy Perham-Hester, MS, MPH, Alaska Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, & Abigail Newby-Kew, Alaska Surveillance of Child Abuse and Neglect
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Naltrexone Study Results - Jyll Green, FNP, DNP
3:00pm “How Does Addication Impact the Families” Panel Discussion - Jeff VanVonderen, Certified Intervention Professional & Sarah Childress, MSW, Alaska Office of Children’s Services & Kathleen Leonard, LCSW, NEST Program, Alaska Regional Hospital
5:00pm - 9:00pm Buprenorphine Waiver Training Course & Dinner, Instructor Abi Plawman, MD, Instructor Trainee (optional, not for credit, $100 extra fee)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time Event
7:30am Check-In
8:00am Welcome & Breakfast
8:30am “Shame & Judgement” - Jeff VanVonderen, Certified Intervention Professional
10:00am Break & Exhibitors
10:15am “Perinatal Substance Abuse & Alaska’s NEST Program: Our Past, Present & Future” - William Trawick, NNP, NEST Program, Alaska Regional Hospital & Kathleen Leonard, LCSW, NEST Program, Alaska Regional Hospital
12:00pm Lunch & Networking
1:30pm “Management of Perinatal Sequelae of Substance Use During Pregnancy” - James Walsh, MD, Swedish Medical Center
3:00pm Break
3:15pm “What the Future Holds in Treatment of this Disease” / “The 4 P’s Plus Screening Tool” - Evelyn Rider, MD, Alaska Neonatology Associates, MEDNAX / “The Importance of Increased Use of Buprenorphine & How that will Benefit our Community” - James Walsh, MD, Swedish Medical Center

Accreditation

Nurses: The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity offers 13.3 nursing education (CNE) contact hours.

Physicians: The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education and Quality is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education and Quality designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information

For more information, please contact Mary Ursin.


Save the Date

Friday & Saturday
April 14-15, 2017
7:30am - 4:30pm



Location

Hotel Captain Cook

939 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Maps & Directions



Registration

Online Registration



Provided By

Mednix Health Solutions Partner

Alaska Regional Hospital