19ME018 - 2019 North Carolina Drug User Health Summit

May 10, 2019 Medicine

19ME018 - 2019 North Carolina Drug User Health Summit


This one-day program will focus on treating the active drug user in a compassionate and comprehensive way. This summit will include training in harm reduction, infectious implications of drug use, engaging drug using patients in care, and integrated care in patients who use drugs. The Summit will feature local, state and national experts in drug user health.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with NCPH, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity.


The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Conover
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the program with a special discounted rate of $92 per night plus tax. The room block will expire on 4/10/19 or until it is sold out.
Click HERE to reserve room with The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Conover

Courtyard Hickory by Marriott
1946 13th Ave Drive SE, Hickory
t: 828.267.2100 | f: 828.267.2450
$139.00 USD per night

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hickory
1950 13th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory
T: 828.431.3000
$114.00 USD per night

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Hilton Garden Inn of Hickory
1320 17th St Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Hotel: (828)327-1000
Drug User Health Summit
Group Code: HEALTH
$131.00 USD per night
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Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, public health professionals, substance abuse counselors and anyone interested in working with patients who are actively using drugs or have used drugs.


Upon completion of this knowledge-based educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the current epidemiological landscape of the infectious implications of drug use in North Carolina
  • Discuss 3 different ways a patient may use drugs and describe how to develop a treatment plan with that mechanism of use in mind.
  • Identify and develop collaborations with other area providers working with drug users along the spectrum of care.
  • Develop clinic practices that promote a nonjudgmental clinical atmosphere that actively engages and retains patients in care who use drugs


  • Hillary Brown
  • Jama M. Darling, MD
  • Donna Evon, PhD, MS, MA
  • Evelyn M. Foust, MPH, CPM
  • Rebecca Grandy, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
  • Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD
  • Lauren Kestner, CSAPC Registered
  • Richard A. Moore, II, MD, AAHIVS
  • Zack S. Moore, MD, MPH
  • Erin L. Myer, LCSW
  • Tim Nolan, MSN, ANP-C
  • Heidi Swygard, MD MPH
  • Douglas W. Urland, MPA


2019 North Carolina Drug User Health Summit
5/10 9:00 AM–4:30 PM


.700 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.70 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

6.500 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 6.50 Contact Hours.

6.500 ACPE

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program # 0046-9999-18-271-L04-P will provide 6.50 Contact Hours of continuing education. No partial credit will be given. Credit statements can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. In order to receive CE credit, attendance must be acknowledged at the registration desk upon arrival at the program. Participants will evaluate this program using a standard evaluation form. CPE Monitor.

6.500 CNE Contact Hours

6.50 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1746 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Application has been made.

18-423-S NCSAPPB (SAS): NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board Event Approval #18-423-S (Substance Abuse Specific-EBT) for 6.5 Hours.

6.500 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and  North Carolina Public Health. MAHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


$55.00 Early Registration Fee
Applies 2/7/19–5/3/19
$70.00 Registration Fee
Applies 5/4/19–5/10/19
Register Brochure / Registration Form