Healthcare Symposium | Opioids and Marijuana

March 2, 2019 – March 2, 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina

Patients, Drugs and the Provider: What You Need to Know to Address the Opioid Epidemic and Marijuana Use in America. Leading medical, legal and counseling experts will discuss the opioid epidemic and the truth about marijuana use.
Opioids are ruining lives, even ending lives, at an ever-increasing rate. As those who prescribe these medications, we need an ethically informed perspective as we help others deal with pain management. Marijuana is Opioids from state to state and there is no indication that this trend will change. But, what people are using today is significantly different than even 10 years ago, both in potency and delivery. Are we creating another epidemic?
Earn up to four Continuing Education credits at this event while preparing to address these issues in a clinical setting, from a Christian perspective.

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Breakfast and lunch are both included.

Registration Information

Patients, Drugs and the Provider: What You Need to Know to Address the Opioid Epidemic and Marijuana Use in America. Leading medical, legal and counseling experts will discuss the opioid epidemic and the truth about marijuana use.
Opioids are ruining lives, even ending lives, at an ever-increasing rate. As those who prescribe these medications, we need an ethically informed perspective as we help others deal with pain management. Marijuana is being legalized from state to state and there is no indication that this trend will change. But, what people are using today is significantly different than even 10 years ago, both in potency and delivery. Are we creating another epidemic?
CMDA Members earn up to 4 Continuing Education credits at this event while preparing to address these issues in a clinical setting, from a Christian perspective.
Breakfast and lunch are both included.


Cancellation Policy:

Sorry, we cannot offer a refund for cancellations due to the reservations of the event venue.

Venue Information

The Carolina Country Club

2500 Glenwood Avenue

Raleigh, North Carolina 27608

919-787-3621

https://www.thecarolinacountryclub.com/

Speakers

Robert Horne, Ph.D., NCC, LPC, ACS, LCAS, ICAADC, MAC

Dr. Horne serves as an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Coordinator of the Addiction Studies Certificate Program at North Carolina Central University. He is the former Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Central University Faculty Senate and former Chair of the North Carolina Central University Faculty Senate’s Research and Professional Development Committee. Dr. Horne serves as a counselor and counseling consultant in private practice and National Board for Certified Counselors Mentor. Dr. Horne has previously served as Chair, National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Council (Doctoral) and as a Subject Matter Expert for the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium.

Dr. Horne holds a: Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from North Carolina State University; M. A. in Agency Counseling from North Carolina Central University; and Master of  Divinity from Duke University. He is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern, International Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. Dr. Horne is a National Board for Certified Counselor Fellow and a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Fellow.

Dr. Horne’s research and publications focus on: (a) behavioral and substance addiction; b) African American male identity development and sustenance; c) spirituality, mental health and addiction; d) stress, coping and cultural trauma; and e) professional and paraprofessional counselor development among underserved populations in international settings.

Dr. Horne actively engages in conducting national and international workshops, trainings and webinars.       


J. William “Bill” Claytor, Jr., DDS, FAGD, MAGD, PA

Dr. Claytor is a dentist in private practice in Shelby, NC. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, and currently is serving a three-year term (2015- 2018) as a Board Member with the Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee (DWAC) of the American Dental Association in Chicago. He has been awarded the coveted Fellowship and Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry and has also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Union College (KY). He did dual degrees in Chemistry and Geology at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and completed a two year General Practice Residency in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2017, Dr. Claytor was appointed as Adjunct Professor in Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Claytor is a Board Member and Contributor to the newly Revised 2016 Statement on the Use of Opioid in the Treatment of Dental Pain from the American Dental Association in Chicago. He lectures at the International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous on Opioid Prescription Writing and Abuse, Addiction, and Burnout, and has lectured on addiction at the University of Utah School of Alcoholism and Other Chemical Dependencies and the North Carolina Pharmacy Recovery Network Annual Conference. He is a regular contributor to several national magazines and organizations on the topics of addiction and burnout, including the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and the online magazine www.digitalenamel.com where his column, “Ask Bill”, addresses issues surrounding stress, addiction, and burnout.


Paul Newby, J.D

Mr. Newby is a Supreme Court Justice for the state of North Carolina.  Justice Newby has participated as a member of the North Carolina Courts Commission. He has been an instructor for the North Carolina Judicial College and various continuing legal education courses. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Campbell Law School, teaching State Constitutional Law and Current Appellate Issues. Justice Newby is the co-author, with Professor John V. Orth of the UNC School of Law, of The North Carolina State Constitution with History and Commentary. Justice Newby has served on the Technology Advisory Committee (2005-2011), the Litigation Council (2005-2011), and as Vice President (2008-2009). He currently serves on the Law-Related Education Committee (2007- ), the Strategic Planning & Emerging Trends Committee (2011-), and the International Law Section Council (2010- ). Justice Newby received his B.A. degree in Public Policy Studies (magna cum laude) from Duke University and law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. He has an Honorary Doctor of Laws, from Southern Wesleyan University.

Justice Newby was recognized by The North Carolina Bar Association in 2011 with its Citizen Lawyer Award and in 2012 he received its John McNeill Smith, Jr. Award, recognizing his work in the area of constitutional rights and responsibilities. As a constitutional scholar and sitting North Carolina Supreme Court Justice, Justice Newby is active in the North Carolina Bar Association and well established as a legal authority on North Carolina law.

 


Christian Thurstone, MD

Christian is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the director of the Youth Substance Abuse Clinic. He is board certified in general, child, adolescent and addictions psychiatry and serves as the president of the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society. He is a board member of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a group led by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy.  Dr. Thurstone received his B.S. Degree from Duke University and his MD and residency from the University of Chicago School of Medicine.  Dr. Thurstone is one of a handful physicians in the US who is board certified in general, child, adolescent and addictions psychiatry.  He has done extensive research in the area of adolescence and drug addiction supported by NIH and other grants.   He has published dozens of peer reviewed academic articles relating to drug abuse.  He serves as a reviewer for five medical journals, and is the past President of the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society.  He is a Lt Colonel in the Army Reserve serving soldiers with combat stress and addiction issues.  He has testified as an expert witness on addiction issues before state and local legislatures and committees on numerous occasions.                  

Schedule

ITINERARY

8:30am – 9:00am – Registration: Corey Whittaker

9:00am – 9:05am – Introduction: Craig Fowler, MD

9:05am – 10:05am – Substance abuse, community, family and culture: Understanding and addressing the needs of diverse communities: RobertHorne, PhD

10:05am – 10:15am – Transition

10:15am – 11:15am – The opioid Epidermic: Cause, Impact, and Remedy: William Claytor, DDS

11:15am – 11:25 – Transition/ Break

11:25am – 12:25pm  – The blunt truth about marijuana:  Christian Thurstone, MD

12:25pm – 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm – 2:15pm – Opioids and Marijuana: The Legal Landscape in North Carolina: Paul Newby, JD

2:15pm – 2:30 – Closing remarks: Craig Fowler, MD

Contact

Corey Whittaker, ADP

coreywhitt@gmail.com

Continuing Education

CE is free to CMDA Members only. The following courses will be held at this event:
  • Substance Abuse, Community, Family and Culture: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Diverse Communities. Horne, Robert, PhD = 1 credit.
  • The Opioid Epidemic: Cause, Impact, and Remedy. Claytor, William DDS = 1 credit.
  • The Blunt Truth About Marijuana. Thurstone, Christian MD = 1 credit.
  • Opioids and Marijuana: The Legal Landscape in North Carolina. Newby, Paul JD = 1 credit.