September 12, 2019
8 a.m.–12 p.m.

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September 12, 2019
Beyond Opioids

Alcohol, Marijuana and Stimulant Use

Beyond Opioids

Overview

Learn tools for identifying stimulant and cannabis abuse.

Addiction experts say every opioid epidemic is followed by a stimulant epidemic. Dr. Mark Gold, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, will discuss his vast experience and addiction research he's conducted over the past several years. Program attendees will learn about the increase in psychostimulant use and the potential for abuse of cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis.

Dr. Yifrah Kaminer will address maternal and paternal use of cannabis and its impact on the newborn and child including epigenetic findings. Attendees will also hear about the differences in the impact of alcohol and marijuana on a developing fetus and learn about the association between cannabis use and opioid abuse in youth.

Target Audience

Pediatricians, general practitioners, gynecologists, internal medicine, nurses and other health care providers.

Learning Objectives

Following the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the changes in cannabis use delivery systems, dosage/concentration and legal status such as decriminalization, medicalization, and legalization and address their epidemiological outcomes as pertaining to impact on youth wellbeing
  • Assess behavioral and developmental health perspectives of cannabis harmfulness to teens' present and future mental, medical, and academic wellbeing.
  • Address maternal and paternal use of cannabis and its impact on the newborn and child including epigenetic findings
  • Examine the association between cannabis use and opioid abuse in youth

Registration

Registration Fee: $25 (registration deadline - September 9, 2019)

For questions or additional information, please contact the Office of Medical Education at (775) 784-4791 or ocme@med.unr.edu.

Agenda

The Clinical Educator
TimeThursday, September 12
7:15 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:05 am Welcome and Introductions
Jennifer DeLett-Snyder, MS, Executive Director, Join Together Northern Nevada
8:05 am - 9:45 am The Opioid Epidemic & Beyond: What We Can Do & What To Expect Next
Mark S. Gold, MD 
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:45 pm Cannabis Harmfulness to Youth Wellness from a Developmental Perspective: Who Cares About the Facts?
Yifrah Kaminer, MD, MBA
11:45 pm - 12:00 pm Wrap Up

Faculty

Mark S. Gold, MD, Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Professor, Distinguished Professor, Eminent Scholar, Chief, Chairman, Emeritus Eminent Scholar & Distinguished Alumni Professor (1990-2015), Professor (Adjunct), Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine

Yifrah Kaminer, MD, MBA, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Alcohol Research Center & Injury Prevention Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Farmington, CT

Continuing Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN). The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Physicians: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 3.5 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Pharmacists: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

Dentists and Dental Hygienists: The University of Nevada, Reno is a provider of continuing education credits for dentists and dental hygienists under NAC 631.173 3E. This activity is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education credits.

LADCs: The Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors has approved this program for 3.5 CEUs.

Social Workers: The Nevada State Board of Examiners for Social Workers approves this program for 3.5 hours of social work continuing education credit.

This program meets the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, or addiction care during each licensure period.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available.