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2018 Conference Schedule

October 2-4 / Raleigh, NC

    The Role of Public Safety in the Opiate Epidemic


    Tuesday, Oct 2


    2:00pm - 2:50pm

    CE Session

    The opioid epidemic is catastrophic to many communities across the country. In Ohio, several counties have been highlighted as the epicenter of some of the worst death tolls and drastic consequences to families and long held institutions. The debate is now raging around the role of public safety in this epidemic as some law enforcement leaders are backing away from administering naloxone or other lifesaving remedies. The criminal justice system and the emergency services agencies over overwhelmed with opioid crisis management. In this session we will talk about the role of public safety in the Opioid epidemic. The session will be facilitated by Dr. Jonathan McCombs, Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration at Franklin University in Columbus, OH. He is a former police officer and now an educator out of the public safety degree areas who also was appointed to the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Board in Fairfield County, OH. His unique perspective having worked as a narcotics and vice investigator in law enforcement during the crack and meth epidemics will hopefully provide interesting points of discussion during the session.

    Learning Objectives:

    Describe the magnitude of the opiate epidemic in the United States.
    Describe typical financial barriers to treatment.
    Describe best practices in naloxone treatment.
    Describe evidence-based medical treatment of opioid dependence.

    Target Audience:

    Public safety or healthcare workers engaged on the front lines of the opiate epidemic

    Accreditation Statements

    American Nurses Credentialing Center: Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Nurses will receive (1) contact hours for participating in this course.

    National Board for Certified Counselors: Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for (1) contact hours.


    Association of Social Work Boards: Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

    Course Delivery Format: In-person session.

    Social workers participating in this course will receive (1) Clinical continuing education clock hours.

    American Psychological Association: Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for (1) contact hours.


    All other planning committee members have declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non -Financial Relationship exists.

    Completion Requirements

    In order to qualify for continuing education, attendee must perform the following:

    • Sign in/Sign Out of Session
    • Be present for the session in its entirety
    • Complete the session evaluation that will be emailed to participant within one week of conference
    • Certificates will be emailed to attendee within 30 days post-conference


    Cultural Competence Statement:

    All sessions offered by Relias are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the session.



    Please send grievances or requests for accommodations for disability to Lizzie Sodoma at lsodoma@relias.com


    Dr. Jonathan McCombs
    Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration, Franklin University