With the opioid epidemic raging across North Carolina, delivering frontline addiction management can make a vital difference for patients, families, and communities. The NCAFP is excited to announce that as part of its upcoming 2018 Winter Family Physicians Weekend, physicians can complete 4 of the 8 required hours to prescribe suboxone by attending the Medication-Assisted Treatment Workshop: Providers Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office‐Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders – The “Half and Half” Course. This workshop, sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational donation from United HealthCare, will be held on Fri. Nov. 30th from 3:15 pm to 7:15 pm, and is being led by Drs. Blake Fagan and Michael Newberry. There is a $30 registration fee to attend (limited to 60). For more information on this terrific workshop and several others being offered throughout the weekend, visit our conference site at www.ncafp.com/wfpw. If you have already registered for the conference and you would like to add this MAT workshop opportunity to your registration, simply contact Kathryn Atkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience.
A full schedule of the conference’s events, invited speakers, workshop and seminar descriptions, research poster information, social activities, online registration, hotel reservations information, and much more is available at www.ncafp.com/wfpw. Keep in mind, the Early Bird Rate for Members ends on Sunday, October 7th.