Open Health Care Clinic will host their annual health education conference, Open Talks, on Oct. 26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge. This one-day conference will feature speakers from across the United States presenting on the topics of stigma and substance use disorder.
The conference goal is to provide awareness and educate on the opioid epidemic and other substances. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there were 531 opioid related deaths in 2016, more than double the rates in 2015. Remaining knowledgeable about current legislation, screening, prevention, and treatment ensures healthcare providers get ahead of this epidemic.
Open Talks will provide five continuing education units to nurses, licensed social workers, and licensed counselors, allow networking with colleagues and vendors, and provide the information, skills, and resources needed for attendees to advocate for their patients.
The conference fee is $75 for licensed professionals and $40 for students and non-licensed healthcare providers. The fee includes breakfast and lunch. The conference agenda and registration can be accessed at www.ohcc.org/education.
Open Talks health conference is a component of Open Health’s community health education initiative to provide year-round comprehensive healthcare training for clinicians, patients, and consumers. Held annually in the fall, the conference provides CE approved sessions for nurses, social workers, counselors, students, and other healthcare professionals on various disease states affecting the residents of Baton Rouge.
Open Health Care Clinic, located in Mid City Baton Rouge, provides primary care, pediatrics, endocrinology, infectious disease, behavioral health, and dental services. Extended hours, weekend appointments, and walk-ins are welcome.
To learn more about Open Health Care Clinic, visit www.ohcc.org.