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WVNEC Annual Symposium


WVNEC Members - $105
Non-Members - $130

Series Description: (Click Here for Brochure)

Treating patients who have substance use disorders is not new to medicine. However, with rapidly increasing numbers of people becoming addicted to opioids and engaging with the healthcare system, a new focus has been placed on understanding and treating patients with addiction disorders. There is no demographic which is untouched by addiction, so we will be discussing how addiction affects patients across the life span and the unique ethical issues that arise along the way.

Our keynote speaker, Jillian Hardee, PhD, will provide a foundation for the symposium with her presentation on the brain and addiction. Dr. Hardee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and received her PhD in Neuroscience from WVU. Her research seeks to understand the neurobiological factors that are integral to risk for substance use and addiction in adolescents and emerging adults. This symposium will also feature the ever popular opening case presentation with panel and audience participation and setting-specific breakout groups to discuss challenging cases.

Series Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to: 

  • discuss how the brain changes as a result of substance use disorders;
  • explore ways in which the stigma of addiction limits access to medical care and resources;
  • identify clinical and ethical issues unique to substance use disorders in pediatric populations; and
  • discuss ways in which generational experiences and perspective may influence attitudes toward opioid use in both older patients and their providers.


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 the WVU School of Medicine and WV Network of Ethics Committees. The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing education activity has been provided by the West Virginia University School of Nursing for 7.2 contact hours. The West Virginia University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Legislative Rule §19CSR11-4 under provider number WV1996-0120RN.

This course is sponsored by the Center for Health Ethics and Law, Provider Number 490095, which is a Certified Provider of continuing education credits for social workers. This program has been awarded up to 6 hours of continuing education credit.

This program qualifies for a total of 7.20 hours including 2.10 substance abuse credits under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.

This educational offering has been approved for 0.6 non-credit, continuing education units by the Division of Continuing and Professional Education of West Virginia University.

Disclosure: All those in a position to control content have indicated that they have no relevant interests to disclose.

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