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Building Workforce Competency Understanding Substance Use/Misuse by Older Adults

The Atlanta Area Coalition on Aging and Mental Health (AACAMH)

Friday, September 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Atlanta, GA

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 Building Workforce Competency:
Understanding Substance Use/Misuse in Older Adults

 

 Substance misuse and abuse in the older adult population is a growing issue that needs to be addressed. This one day conference is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of all workforce disciplines in screening and responding to older adults whose substance use/misuse is putting them at risk. The goal of the workshop is to educate providers, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, medical doctors, and case managers, on Substance Use and Misuse in Older Adults.

 

 

 Topics and featured speakers include: 
 

  • Overview of Aging and Substance Misuse- Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.,Professor and Director of the Mental Health Services Outcome and Translation Section in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School
  • Biology and Physiology of Substance Abuse in Older Adults– Nzinga Harrison, M.D., Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Anka Behavioral Health, Inc.
  • Evidence-Based Intervention Practices- Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.
  • Use of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) in Georgia– Stephen H. O’Neil, MA, Project Director, Georgia BASICS
  • Panel presentation on community resources by area providers of substance use services for older adults

 Conference Location:
The Atlanta Community Food Bank,
732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30318

 Registration Fee- $45

Registration fee includes Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch and CMEs/CEs

 

The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide
continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of
7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
 

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

 Georgia Psychological Association has approved this program for 4 CE Hours for Psychologists

 Approved by NASW for 5 CE Core Hours for Social Workers;

This program has been approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board certified case managers with 5 clock hours. Certificates will be distrubuted at the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about Building Workforce Competency Understanding Substance Use/Misuse by Older Adults? Contact The Atlanta Area Coalition on Aging and Mental Health (AACAMH)

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Atlanta Community Food Bank
732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30318

Friday, September 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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