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2018 Conference - Confronting the Opioid Crisis in a Primary Care Setting

Bryan Hollinger, Bob Paeglow, Dana Vallangeon, Tara Blair; Physicians are uncomfortable dealing with opioid misuse and addiction. This panel discussion led by Dr. Bryan Hollinger (Esperanza, Philadelphia) will explore how three clinics are addressing the national opioid crisis in their day-to-day interactions with their patients. The panel will cover tools to recognize misuse and addiction and present interventions including pharmacotherapy. The last part of the program will be devoted to learning how to communicate non-judgmentally but without enabling the patient to continue their misuse or addiction, as well as how to share the gospel in a nonsectarian setting in a manner that is acceptable and also sees patients connecting with the gospel and local churches.

2016 Conference - Opioid Misuse and Addiction

This session provides information and teaches effective communication multi-dimensional skills so providers can truly help their patients manage Opioids. Norm Wetterau

2015 Conference - Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT with Substance Abuse

Jim Henderson, MD, and Matt Rafalski, MD, lead this workshop in motivation interviewing and SBIRT (screening, brief interview, referral to treatment). This session outlines Siloam Clinic's proactive and successful first year of addressing this aspect of patient care.

2015 Conference - Touching the Leper: Treating Chronic Pain in a High Risk Environment

Bob Paeglow, MD, and panel. Hear from this multidisciplinary team on the challenges that had to be overcome to help improve the quality of life for those who suffer from chronic pain. Homeless, addicted, poverty stricken, modern day "lepers".

2015 Conference - Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting

Lori Basey, DMin. Human trafficking pervades every segment of our society. Healthcare providers are often the only professionals to have contact with the victims. This sessions covers signs and symptoms and a brief psychology of what drives it.