UC School of Pharmacy to Host Opioid Overdose Prevention Training


The West Virginia Bureau for Health and Health Facilities in partnership with the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy is hosting Addressing Opioid Overdose:  Understanding the Role of Prevention, a one day, in-person training for Prevention practitioners Thursday, May 24, 2018, 9:00am – 4:30pm.  The program, which is in collaboration with Prestera, will look in depth at this complex topic and explore what prevention practitioners can implement to address it. 

Topics include: Defining the Problem, Factors that Place Individuals at Risk, Prevention Strategies, Prevention’s Role.  Any Prevention practitioners who are addressing the problem of opioid overdose, including:  Prevention Lead Organizations, Community Coalitions, Partnerships for Success Coordinators, Prescription Drug Overdose Grantees, Drug Free Community Organizations, and Harm Reduction Programs will find value in this training.

Tim White, Regional Prevention Coordinator with Prestera said “Having the opportunity to bring to West Virginia some of the top trainers in the nation in the field of opioid overdose prevention is exciting.  Tapping into their knowledge and expertise will benefit all who attend this conference.”

“At the UC School of Pharmacy, we are committed to engaging in prevention education initiatives that help reduce the stigma of addiction, promote recovery resources, and connect the community with health care professionals,” said Dr. Susan Gardner Bissett, assistant dean for professional and student affairs. “We are honored to be partnering with Prestera to sponsor this important event on addressing opioid overdose.” 

Link for registration: https://captconnect.edc.org/event/10826

Certificates for 5.5. hours of training will be given to participants upon completion of the training.  Practitioners can submit these certificates to their respective credentialing authorities.