The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in conjunction with Marshall Health, West Virginia Bureau of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Behavioral Health, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia University School of Public Health is presenting a series of lectures titled “Opioid Reduction Act: What You Need to Know.”

The knowledge-based lecture-format activity is designed for dentists, nurse practitioners, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, and veterinarians in all practice settings at no charge and will focus on the opioid reduction act.

The lectures are intended to train health care providers to understand the days’ supply limitations for prescribing Schedule II opioids in West Virginia, identify the documentation requirements when prescribing Schedule II opioids in the state, and to discuss a prescriber’s responsibilities to recommend alternatives other than Schedule II opioids to treat pain.

OPIOID REDUCTION ACT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

August 23, 2019 / 1:45pm to 2:45pm – West Virginia State Medical Association Healthcare Summit, The Greenbrier Resort – White Sulphur Springs, WV

August 26, 2019 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Wheeling Hospital Auditorium, Wheeling Hospital – Wheeling, WV

August 28, 2019 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Harless Auditorium, Marshall University Medical Center – Huntington, WV

September 4, 2019 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Grand Pointe Conference & Reception Center – Vienna, WV

September 9, 2019 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Fukushima Auditorium (Room 1901), Health Sciences Center North, West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV

September 11, 2019 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Health Sciences Auditorium, West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division – Charleston, WV

September 23, 2019 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Byrd Auditorium, West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Campus – Martinsburg, WV

The series is supported by the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) through funding provided by Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities using the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant.