Choose from two complimentary pre-conference workshops.
Registration is required and space is limited.
Pre-Conference Workshops are offered at no charge
Gatekeepers Train the Trainer/Sponsored by UW Lifesavers Initiative Grant by SAMHSA and the Garrett Lee Smith Prevention Grant
Attend the eight hour train the trainer workshop and participate in a suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Gain the knowledge and skills to conduct the suicide prevention gatekeeper training's in your area. This training is intended for individuals affiliated with institutions of higher education.
8:00 – 8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:30 – 5:00 Gatekeepers & Train the Trainer Workshop
Lunch will be provided
8 hour Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.
Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop/Sponsored by the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center
An afternoon workshop designed for interdisciplinary health care providers. The latest information about Alzheimer’s Disease, which will be helpful for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social worker, counselors, psychologists, therapists and other health care professions. Continuing Medical Education Credits (CMEs) through Wyoming Medical Center will be available for no cost to physicians, PA's, and NP's. Continuing Education Credits (CE's) through the Wyoming Hospital Association will be awarded to all other health professionals free of charge. A grant through the Health Resources Service Administration allows this training to be offered free of charge.
12:30-12:45 PM Registration
12:45-2:30 Assessment and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Diease
Martha Stearn, MD, St. John’s Institute for Cognitive Health
2:30-2:45 Break with refreshments
2:45-3:45 Keeping Medications in Mind: What are the Potential Risk and Benefits
Tonja Woods, Pharm.D., Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, University of Wyoming
School of Pharmacy
3:45-4:45 Understanding Alzheimer’s Patients' Needs and Supporting Family Care Partners
Carol Taylor, LCSW, St. John’s Institute for Cognitive Health
4:45-5:00 Local Resources for Alzheimer's Patients and Families
Pre-registration is required for the workshop as space is limited to 15 participants for Gatekeepers/Train the Trainer Workshop.
Participation is limited to 120 for the Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop.
Day 1 Wednesday, March 27th
7:30-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:15-9:45 Keynote Speaker: Jason Kilmer, Ph.D. (1.5 CE Hours)
10:00-11:00 Breakout Session 1 (1 CE hour)
Student Affairs Track: “Self-care and wellness”
Presenter: Carrie Ahls, PPC
Older Adult Track: “Family Care Partners: Paying the Price”
Presenter: Carol Taylor, LCSW
Health Professional Track: Integrting behavioral health and primary care through tele-helath"
Presenter: Rex Gantenbein, Ph.D.
11:15-12:15 Breakout Session 2 (1 CE hour)
Student Affairs Track: “FASD: Dispelling the Myth”
Lead Presenter: Johanna Nunez, Ph.D.
Co Presenters: Kimberly Raska, M.S., FNP, Linda Johnson, M.S., FNP,
Carolyn Haney, MSW
Older Adult Track: “Suicide and older adults”
Presenter: Keith Hotle, Wyoming State Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Health Professional Track: “Motivational and awareness oriented intensive
outpatient substance abuse treatment program”
Lead Presenter: Teresa Jacobs-Castano, LCSW, LAT
Co Presenters: Martha Nesslinger, M.A., LPC; Nicole Nees, M.A., PPC
12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided) and Poster Presentations
1:30-2:45 Keynote Speaker: Martha Stearn, MD (1.25 CE hour)
“Polypharmacy in Older Adults”
3:00-4:00 Breakout Session 3 (1 CE hour)
Student Affairs Track: “Implications of mental health and substance abuse
issues in the court system”
Lead Presenter: Tori R. A. Kricken, J.D., Administrative Law Judge, Office of
Administrative Hearings, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Co Presenters: Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell, District Judge, Second Judicial
District, Laramie, Wyoming; Robert A. Castor,
Circuit Judge, Second Judicial District, Laramie, Wyoming;
E. Kurt Britzius, J.D., Deputy Prosecuting Attorney,
Albany county Attorney’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming;
Thomas A. Fleener, J.D., Partner/Attorney, Fleener &
Vang, LLC, Laramie, Wyoming;
Jonlee Andrele, Lieutenant, Laramie Police Department
Older Adult Track: “Experiential metaphors as healing practices with
substance abusing/recovering clients”
Presenter: Nicole Allison Nees, M.A.
Health Professional Track: “Understanding, treating and referring
compulsive over-eating as an addictive
Presenter: Jeffrey Land, Ph.D.
4:15-5:30 Sam Glenn – Attitude Adjustment
5:30 Dinner on your own
Day 2: Thursday March 28th
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:00-9:00 Breakout Session 4: (1 CE hour)
Student Affairs Track: “Bridging the gaps: Effective discussion on mental
health with college population”
Presenter: Sean Moran
Older Adult Track: “Geriatric depression: Assessment and interventions”
Presenter: Catherine Carrico, Ph.D.
9:15-10:15 Breakout Session 5: (1 CE hour)
Student Affairs Track: “Non-suicidal self-injury: Identifying a problem
here at home”
Presenter: Tatyana Kholodkov, M.S.
Older Adult Track: “Evidence-based interventions for anxiety in older adults”
Presenter: Brett Deacon, Ph.D.
10:30-11:45 Keynote Speaker: Travis Brown (1.25 CE hour)
“Can we forget what we crave and preserve who we are: a novel strategy
for treating substance abuse by selectively disrupting drug-associated
cues that trigger relapse.”
11:45-12:45 Poster Awards
Closing and Evaluations
Distribution of Box Lunches
Total Possible Credit Hours = 9
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