Wilkes University, in conjunction with the Luzerne County Medical Society, has announced a new continuing education certificate program, “Interprofessional Approach to Substance Use Disorder.” The fully online, 15-week program will provide 15 continuing education hours to medical professionals and attorneys. It is offered at a discounted rate of $130. The fee includes admission to the virtual Pain and Addiction Summit featuring “Dr. Drew” Pinsky in April 2021.
Classes for the online program will run from Jan. 7 to April 22, 2021, and will have a combination of live and recorded sessions that will cover three areas of focus: pain, addiction and legal/social interventions. It will be taught by nationally and internationally recognized speakers.
“We are excited to offer this unique program to health and legal professionals. Not only will they earn a certificate, but also continuing education hours and free admission to the Pain and Addiction Summit for the first-year discounted rate. It is an amazing opportunity,” said Thomas Franko, program facilitator and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University.
Continuing credit hours will be awarded to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, dentists, physical therapists and attorneys who complete the program. The deadline for registration is Dec. 1, 2020; those interested are encouraged to register soon as there are a limited number of available spots.
For more information and to register, visit wilkes.edu/addiction and click on the Interprofessional Approach to Substance Use Disorder Certificate button, or call (570) 408-5615.