Course Registration

This course is a proactive effort to build a collaborative response to the Opioid Epidemic in order to prevent the escalation of this epidemic in Kansas.  Speakers in each session will discuss strategies regarding how to address the epidemic through the different lenses of Prescribing, Prevention, Treatment & Recover, and Intervention.  Attendees will have the opportunity to share insight for State planning and developing, a path forward for Kansas through roundtable discussions.

Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:
  1. Explain the impact of the prescription drug and opioid epidemic in the state of Kansas;
  2. Explain the risk and protective factors associated with the epidemic
  3. Describe comprehensive strategies for pain management;
  4. Identify the effects of opioids on the brain and body;
  5. Discuss evidence-based strategies for prescription drug and opioid misuse prevention and treatment, including best-practices for opioid prescribing
  6. Discuss and evaluate input for current state planning and efforts that are occurring
  7. Develop a vision for the future of state planning to address the epidemic

For more information and to register visit:

Opioid Conference

Mike Alford
Director of Program Development, Medical Services Director, Care Coordination Manager, Active Partner Director,
Four County Mental Health Center, KS
Stefanie Baines, MA
Education Coordinator
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS
Amanda Bridges, MBA
Quality Improvement Manager
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
Topeka, KS
Harold Casey
Chief Executive Officer
Substance Abuse Center of Kansas
Jan Chandler
Community Mobilizer
Safe Streets Wichita
Lisa Chaney
Director Research and Evaluation
Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center
Douglas Fain
President, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Callie Grantham
Clinic Practice Manager
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City
Don Greene
Senior Recovery Coach
Pathfinder Recovery Center, Central Kansas Foundation
Jason Hess
Executive Director
Heartland RADAC
Shane Hudson
VP of Clinical Operation
Central Kansas Foundation
Jodi Jackson, MD
Children's Mercy Hospital
Talal W Khan, MD
Director, Interventional Pain Management Chair, Anesthesiology
Kansas City, KS
Betsy Knappen
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Children's Mercy Hospital
Overland Park, KS
Carson Nuss
Technical Trooper, Drug and Alcohol Evaluation Unit, DRE/ARIDE/SFST Instructor
Kansas Highway Patrol
Salina, KS
Matthew Payne
Trooper, Drug and Alcohol Evaluation Unit
Kansas Highway Patrol, East Region, Troop J
Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD, FAPA, DABAM
Medical Director, Behavioral Health
Sunflower Health Plans
Melanie H. Simpson, RN, PhD
Pain Management Team Coordinator
KU Hospital
Kansas City, KS
Faculty Photos
Kimberly J. Templeton, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Troy Unruh

Tru Coaching and Consulting
Jaime Westervelt
DFC Project Coordinator
Allen Country Multi-Agency Team
Fan Xiong, MPH
Prescription Drug Epidemiologist
State of Kansas

The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity  for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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