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Partnering across the state in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic

Dutchess County Partnership.

L-R: Kelly Ramsey, Veronica Salvas, Jean-Marie Niebuhr, Marsha Nelson, Emma Roberts, Karl Fiebelkorn, Nasir Mahmood, Robert Wahler, Sharon Stancliff, Mary McCormick

The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Continuing Education was pleased to participate as the partnered accrediting entity in a symposium led by the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health.

This continuing educational activity was held Sunday, Nov. 3, at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

An expert panel of presenters provided pharmacists education on the opioid epidemic, offering best practices for engaging with patients, discussing the stigma, medical assisted treatment of pharmacology, counseling techniques, and pharmacy interventions. Support for this program was provided by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.