Answering the Call to Action: Addressing the Nation's Opioid Crisis

Aired on September 8, 2016

This webinar will provide an 800-foot level perspective on the opioid abuse and misuse crisis. It will share the critical impact of this public health issue on the community, for clinicians, patients and families.

This webinar offers free continuing nursing education units (including pharmacology).

NOTE:This webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students

Opioid Webinar Series

September 22, 2016
Understanding the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and other National Strategies
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

October 6, 2016
The Opioid Crisis: APRN Curricular Integration
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

October 20, 2016
The National Opioid Crisis: Your Practice, Your Responsibility
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

Webinar Speaker

Kristen Huntley
Health Scientist Administrator
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse, Center for Clinical Trials Network

Dr. Kristen Huntley is a Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) where she oversees research studying the effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders in multi-site, nationwide studies that enroll large samples of diverse participants in community-based treatment programs and general medical settings. Dr. Huntley also manages some of the activities conducted through NIDA’s Blending Initiative. This initiative supports collaboration between clinicians, scientists, and experienced educators to facilitate the adoption of research-based interventions in front-line clinical settings. During her tenure at NIH Dr. Huntley has served as a Scientific Review Officer at NIDA and as a Program Director at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Dr. Huntley has a PhD in clinical psychology and has over 20 years of experience in academic, research, and clinical settings.

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Washington, DC 20036

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