Opioid epidemic education to raise awareness on challenges of addiction

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Dakota, and Avera Health are offering a one-day educational opportunity to explore the challenges of addiction from both law enforcement and health care perspectives and share the latest research, real-world knowledge and practical solutions aimed at improving health outcomes.

There is no cost to attend the event, and lunch will be provided.

The target audience includes: physicians; nurses; health care administrators; social workers; counselors; behavioral health professionals and administrators; attorneys; law enforcement professionals; state, federal, and tribal officials; school administrators, coaches and educators; and the general public.

Application has been made for continuing education for physicians, nurses and social workers.

Event: The Opioid Epidemic: A Wicked Problem of the Worst Kind
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N. West Avenue, Sioux Falls

Interested persons can register at www.avera.org/conferences. Questions can be directed to 605-322-8950.