A teleconference titled “Treating the Whole Community: the Mind-Body Connection” will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Northern Michigan University. It is geared toward professionals working to improve the health and welfare of individuals. Physicians can earn a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending and social workers qualify for 0.3 CEUs.
The conference is being coordinated by the Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services and will be transmitted to other state sites. The NMU event is hosted by the U.P. Area Health Education Center. It runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center.
Gregory Dziadosz, an independent consultant in health care policy and inter-professional education, will deliver the keynote, “The Language, Skills and Structure of Excellent Inter-Professional Care.” Other presentations will address secondary traumatic stress, clinical best practices for chronic pain management through primary care and behavioral health care integration, an introduction to mental health first aid, and cultural competence/humility lessons for health care practitioners. The conference will end with a panel discussion.
Carole Touchinski of UP-AHEC said, “This learning opportunity will help practitioners better understand and alleviate stressors and raise their consciousness of their own well-being and the well-being of people they serve and the larger community.”
The cost of $75 per person includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/1Pxm6WP. For more information, call UP-AHEC at 906-227-1628.