Mental Health is Public Health Conference
100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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Mental Health is Public Health: The Intersection of Substance Use, Trauma, Suicide and HIV
**Registration is currently full. If you would like to attend, please contact the MidAtlantic AETC at 412-624-1895 or firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waiting list, or to see if any spots are available.**
General registration will close on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The fee for this conference is non-refundable. For questions or concerns, please contact the MidAtlantic AETC at email@example.com or 412-624-1895.
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This conference will focus on the importance of mental health as an essential part of overall health. Presentations will include Mental Health and Mental Illness; Substance Use and Mental Illness; Suicide and Overdose; Concurrent Epidemics of HIV, HCV and Substance Misuse; Early Childhood Trauma and Trauma Informed Care; STDs and Risky Sexual Behavior; and LGBT Youth and Mental Health. Professionals working in these areas will be able to increase their knowledge of new updates in an interprofessional environment.
Physicians, clinicians, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, case managers and intervention specialists.
Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
• Describe the epidemiology of mental health as it relates to substance use
• Identify current clinical guidelines for treatment of opioid misuse disorder
• Identify key links between overdose and suicide and how to prevent both by utilizing crisis management and suicide prevention models
• Describe types of suicidal thoughts and behaviors and how the health professional can address these through illustrative case studies
• Describe the relationship between Opioid Misuse, Hepatitis C and HIV epidemics in Pennsylvania
• Discuss methods for health providers to combat the opioid and HCV epidemic at an individual and systems level, including HCV screening and the epidemiology of HCV as a surrogate for substance use
• Identify key aspects of how trauma affects the brain and how to work with traumatized patients
• Discuss the challenges of vicarious trauma and how to address these challenges
• Develop action plans which build on the principles of trauma-informed care
• Describe current trends in sexually transmitted diseases, including changes in incidence, prevalence, treatment and guidelines
• Discuss the benefits of incorporating sexual health history taking into mental health and behavioral health practice
• Describe effective methods of culturally competent care for young LGBT patients
• Demonstrate effective methods of incorporating competent LGBT care through illustrative case studies
• Summarize the issues discussed to promote public health
• Summarize approaches to change to achieve care improvement
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PSNA: The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.
LSW/LCSW, LPC, LMFT: This program is offered for 5.5 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC, LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412)624-3711.
PCB: This program qualifies for 5.5 hours of Pennsylvania Certification Board credit under Provider Status Agreement #251.
CPH: The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health awards 7.0 hours of Certified in Public Health Continuing Education credits for this event.
CEU: The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. This program is awarded 0.55 continuing education units.
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
- Hepatitis C
- Mental health disorders
- Reproductive health, including preconception planning
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Substance use disorders