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FREE Hepatitis C Training for Opioid Treatment Providers during Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, with an estimated 5 million people testing positive. The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. in collaboration with the Hepatitis C Association is providing Hepatitis C Training for Opioid Treatment Providers across the nation.

OVERVIEW

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, with an estimated 5 million people testing positive. Hepatitis C respects no demographic, therefore anyone is at risk for acquiring this viral disease. Injection drug use accounts for more than two-thirds of all new HCV infections in the United States. Opioid Treatment Programs, needle and syringe exchange programs, and comprehensive risk-modifying educational programs have been shown to be effective in preventing HIV transmission and are likely to be useful for decreasing HCV transmissions.

TRAINING LOGISTICS

The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. in collaboration with the Hepatitis C Association is providing Hepatitis C Training for Opioid Treatment Providers across the nation. This FREE training, funded by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT) provides Hepatitis C education and supportive materials in an effort to decrease HCV transmission and to better serve patients with Hepatitis C.

This Hepatitis C training will provide participants updated information on:

  • Hepatitis C and how it affects the liver
  • Hepatitis C transmission and risk factors
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Natural history and progression of Hepatitis C and HIV/HCV co-infection
  • Treatment options
  • Barriers to treatment
  • How to find community resources

The training is 3 hours long and includes a slide show presentation, discussion, and Q&A session. A copy of the presentation and all resource materials are available on CD-ROM which will be available at the training. Three (3) credit hours are available from NAADAC, to those professionals who qualify.

TRAINING SCHEDULING FOR 2009

ORGANIZATION TRAINING DATE TRAINER LOCATION
Williamson Treatment Center January 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bruce Burkett Williamson, WV
Alliance Clinic January 27, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Boyd Dallos Minneapolis, MN
Martinsburg Institute January 27, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Randy Pope Martinsburg, WV
Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health CANCELLED Michael Ninburg Yakima, WA
Charleston Treatment Center February 4, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Patty Gilbertson Charleston, WV
Concord Metro Treatment Center February 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Randy Pope Concord, NH
Dakota Treatment Center February 11, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Boyd Dallos Burnsville, MN
Tacoma Treatment Solutions February 17, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Michael Ninburg Tacoma, WA
Clarksburg Treatment Center February 18, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Randy Pope Clarksburg, WV
Hennepin Faculty Associates February 18, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Randy Huard Minnepolis, MN
Alcohol/Drug Network February 18, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Michael Ninburg Spokane, WA
Beckley Treatment Center February 19, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Randy Pope Beckley, WV
Specialized Treatment Services March 3, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Randy Huard Minneapolis, MN
Merrimack River Medical Services March 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Patty Gilbertson Portland, ME
Habit Opco March 10, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Donald Davis Manchester, NH
Valhalla Place March 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Linda Ruble Woodbury, MN
Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health March 12, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Michael Ninburg Yakima, WA
Huntington Treatment Center March 18, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Vince Sanabria Huntington, WV
Atchison Service Center March 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Deliana Garcia Topeka, KS
Springdale Methadone Treatment Center March 23, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bruce Burkett Springdale, AR
Valley Health Services March 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Boyd Dallos Appleton, WI
Parkersburg Treatment Center March 25, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Myra Archer Parkersburg, WV
Wheeling Treatment Center March 25, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Donald Davis Wheeling, WV
Columbia River Mental Health April 1, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Michael Ninburg Vancouver, WA
New Jersey Department of Health (HUB) April 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Barry Edge Clayton, NJ
CATAR April 13, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Linda Bird Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic April 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Linda Bird Little Rock, AR
Tacoma/Pierce County Treatment Services April 15, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Michael Ninburg Tacoma, WA
New Jersey Department of Health (HUB) April 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Barry Edge Sayreville, NJ
New Jersey Department of Health (HUB) April 30, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Barry Edge Maplewood, NJ
Vancouver Treatment Solutions May 6, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Michael Ninburg Vancouver, WA
Baltimore, MD OTPs (HUB) May 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Robin Smith Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD OTPs (HUB) May 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Robin Smith Baltimore, MD
State of Nevada OTPs (HUB) May 28, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jeff Monford Las Vegas, NV
State of Delaware (HUB) June 10, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Corinna Dan Wilmington, DE
University of Alabama Hospital System June 10, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Deliana Garcia Birmingham, AL

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like more information about this FREE Hepatitis C Training, please call (301) 998-8676 , for Patrick Walsh.

Resources:
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For more information, please visit:
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