The first Virginia Interprofessional Summit for Addiction Education will kick off on Thursday, March 29, in in Charlottesville, Virginia.

This one-day summit is designed to help clinicians and educators develop an interprofessional approach to education and deliver quality addiction services to patients and families. The conference builds on evidence-based approaches to addiction identification and management, in combination with interprofessional collaborative and educational practices to develop a competency-based plan for pain management and addiction care.

The program format is designed to foster thoughtful discussions, analysis and collaborative learning to address the current addiction-based epidemic associated with opioids and other potentially abusive substances. The keynote speaker is Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., assistant secretary for mental health and substance use, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

HSC clinicians and educators are welcome to attend. Online registration and payment available at: www.cmevillage.com.