Prescribers Care: Preventing Overdose and Opioid Misuse

Prescribers Care: Preventing Overdose and Opioid Misuse

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Sterling Hills Golf Club

900 Sterling Hills Drive

Camarillo, CA 93010

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Join the Prescribers Care Discussion Series on May 11th, June 8th, August 31st and September 21st. Register now for one or more workshops!

About this event

Prescribers are key to creating change in our community.

Thanks to exceptional local collaboration, Ventura County has seen a decrease in opioid prescribing in recent years – a 24% reduction between 2017 and 2020 – as providers have employed safe prescribing practices and increased use of non-narcotic pain management strategies.

Unfortunately, overdose deaths continue to climb, largely due to illegal fentanyl, which has replaced much of the local heroin use and is contributing to the rising number of overdose emergencies. As a concerned local provider, we invite you to join the Prescriber Discussion Series:

  • Hear from local experts and discuss with peers the latest trends and best practices.
  • Get provider-focused resources to reduce misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Learn the new State guidelines and latest tools for patient care and provider coordination.

Connecting because we care. For our patients and for our community.

CME credits will be available for this event.

Light appetizers and soft drinks will be served.If you have questions regarding this series, please contact Ashley Nettles at Ashley.Nettles@ventura.org.

Register now for this new discussion series just for Prescribers!

Wednesday, 8/31/22 • 5:30-7:30pm

Deprescribing is Good Prescribing

Just as safe prescribing is an integral and effective strategy to prevent opioid use disorder, safe deprescribing is also key. In this workshop, we’ll discuss when, and how to safely and effectively taper patients from opioid usage. Join other local prescribers in a discussion on how to effectively talk with patients about opioid use disorder and how and when to refer to substance use treatment.

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Presenters:

Tipu V. Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM; Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, VCMC

Kyle Stephens, DO, Family Medicine Specialist, Primary Care, Identity Medical Group

George Chang Chien, DO, Director of Pain Management, VCMC

Appetizers and soft drinks will be served. If you have questions regarding this series, please contact Ashley Nettles at Ashley.Nettles@ventura.org.

Wednesday, 9/21/22 • 5:30-7:30pm

Person-Centered Strategies to Reduce Opioid Overdose

Join the discussion on how as leaders in health care we can do our part in reversing the current opioid overdose death trend in our community. Learn more about the latest advances in opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, how new approaches to integrated care and cutting-edge harm reduction strategies can reduce overdoses in our community. Discuss how to educate patients on what they can do to prevent opioid misuse.

Presenters:

Tipu V. Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM; Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, VCMC

Loretta L. Denering, DrPH, MS, Assistant Director Behavioral Health, Ventura County Behavioral Health

Rachel McDuffee, PsyD, Regional Director, Aegis Treatment Centers

Chris Ornelas, Senior Program Administrator Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Enhancing Detection, Ventura County Public Health

Appetizers and soft drinks will be served. If you have questions regarding this series, please contact Ashley Nettles at Ashley.Nettles@ventura.org.

A Collaboration of the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office, VCMC Addiction Medicine Program and Ventura County Behavioral Health

Made possible through funding from Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, Substance Use Services.

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Previous Discussion:

Wednesday, 5/11/22 • 5:30-7:30pm

Latest Trends in Overdose: What Prescribers Need to Know about Illicit Fentanyl

Preliminary data from the CDC indicates that in 2020, 83% of opioid overdose deaths involved synthetic opioids other than methadone. Join the discussion with other local medical leaders on what this means for local communities. Prescribers are key to preventing opioid misuse that can progress to an opioid use disorder (OUD), illicit fentanyl use and subsequent death. If you are dedicated to improving health outcomes and patient well-being, please join the discussion.

Note: This session includes local law enforcement data on current illicit drug trends, terminology, and access, as well provider tips for effectively communicating with patients at risk of opioid misuse or overdose.

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Presenters:

Chris Young, MD, Ventura County Chief Medical Examiner

Tipu V. Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM; Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, VCMC

Sergeant John Hajducko, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department

Light appetizers and soft drinks will be served. If you have questions regarding this series, please contact Ashley Nettles at Ashley.Nettles@ventura.org.

Previous Discussion:

Wednesday, 6/8/22 • 5:30-7:30pm

Evidence-based Safe Prescribing

Join us for a review of local opioid prescribing trends. We’ll discuss how safe prescribing and use of CURES can prevent or reduce opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) in our patients. Hear from Tipu Khan MD, an author of the newest California Guidelines for Safe Opioid Prescribing, on how to utilize the newest guidelines in our practices. Learn how other local Primary Care and Pain Management Specialist use effective safe prescribing strategies to treat patients at risk of opioid misuse or opioid use disorder (OUD).

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Presenters:

Tipu V. Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM; Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, VCMC

Kyle Stephens, DO, Family Medicine Specialist, Primary Care

George Chang Chien, DO, Director of Pain Management, Ventura County Medical Center

Appetizers and soft drinks will be served. If you have questions regarding this series, please contact Ashley Nettles at Ashley.Nettles@ventura.org.

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