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Opioid and HIV in Los Angeles: Getting the Word Out to Communities and Providers

The event on “Opioid and HIV in Los Angeles: Getting the Word Out to Communities and Providers” will take place at St. Anne’s on September 24, 2018 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM with breakfast and registration beginning at 8:30 AM. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness and to provide information for service providers, community members and clients about the current opioid crisis and its associated link to HIV. Speakers include Steve Shoptaw, Gary Tsai, Shoshanna Scholar, Michael Marquesen, Jose Salazar, Ward Carpenter and more. For more information visit the event page or click here to register!

The event is to provide training and to increase awareness among clinical providers (RNs, MDs),
HIV service providers, mental health specialists (MFTs, LCSW), substance abuse counselors,
case managers, and community advocates about the national and local opioid epidemic and its
impact on HIV infections. The training will provide attendees with the necessary information
and skills needed to engage and to discuss with their clients about the risks of opioid misuse,
dangers of fentanyl, and various harm reduction/overdose prevention strategies.

Objectives of this meeting are to: increase participants’ awareness of the national opioid epidemic, its associated HIV risks, and upcoming opioid-related research initiatives; increase participants’ knowledge of the opioid crisis in Los Angeles County and the various county-wide initiatives that are being implemented to address the opioid problem; increase participants’ knowledge regarding medication for addiction treatment programs, fentanyl screening, overdose prevention strategies, and other referral resources.

We are offering continuing LCSW and MFT Education Credit. This course qualifies for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #PCE 128020). For Continuing Nursing Education Credit this course is approved for 3.5 contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #15484). Pharmacists registered in CA may use BRN CEs as per their governing board. The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) CEU provider number is 25-15-217-0219.

Download the agenda, flyer, and the speakers’ biographies below:

Opioid and HIV in Los Angeles - Getting the Word Out to Communities and Providers Flyer (9 downloads)
Opioid and HIV in Los Angeles - Getting the Word Out to Communities and Providers Agenda (11 downloads)
Opioid and HIV in Los Angeles - Getting the Word Out to Communities and Providers Speakers Biographies (9 downloads)

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