Webinar Series: Substance Use Disorders: Prevention, Promising Practices, and Ethical Considerations
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Webinar Series: Substance Use Disorders: Prevention, Promising Practices, and Ethical Considerations

3/13/2019 to 8/7/2019

When: March-August 2019
12-1 PM PST, March-August 2019
Where: Online
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Phone: 206-783-3004

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Join us in 2019 for Substance Use Disorder: Prevention, Promising Practices, and Ethical Considerations. This webinar series consists of 6, hour-long online sessions. Content will focus on foundation concepts related to Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), including addiction basics, prevention, talking with patients about addiction, provider self-awareness and bias, harm-reduction. Webinars will be led by a variety of subject matter experts. 


Substance Use Disorder: Prevention, Promising Practices, and Ethical Considerations is ideal for doctors, prescribers, nurses, behavioral health staff/management, and anyone interested in learning foundational information, practical/applicable skills, and sharing best practices for SUD prevention and treatment. Develop professional skills and become better equipped to support patients experiencing addiction, and/or staff working with patients experiencing SUD or opioid use disorders.





Webinars are one-hour starting at 12PM PST

  • March 13: “Addiction & Brain Chemistry” with Asif Khan MD.
  • April 3: Engaging in Ethics: Principled Addiction” with Kimberly Walitzer at Oak Orchard Health 
  • May 1: ‘Opioid Primary Care Toolkit” with Matthew Perez, MD, Family Physician at Neighborcare Health.
  • June 5: “Harm Reduction” with Susan Collins at University of WA. 
  • July 10: “Living with Persistent Pain and Opioid Use Disorder” with Marian Wilson at Washington State University
  • August 14: ”Team-Based SUD Treatment” with with Charles Watras at Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Anne Shields with UW AIMS Center 





Asif Khan, MD.
Asif works for Multicare. He specializes in internal medicine, pain management, and addiction, and has expertise in Medication Assisted Treatment.

Matthew Perez, MD.

Matt is a full-spectrum family physician at Neighborcare Health (FQCHC) in Seattle. He started a primary care Medication Assisted Treatment program in 2014 and has since trained many clinics around the state on buprenorphine treatment.

Susan Collins, PhD.

Susan is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington – Harborview Medical Center. She also serves as a provider and member of the Evidence-based Practice Committee in the Harborview Mental Health and Addiction Services Center. She has been involved in substance use research, assessment and treatment for over 2 decades and has disseminated this work in over 60 book chapters, abstracts and peer-reviewed articles. In the HaRRT Center, she works with a multidisciplinary research and clinical team, community-based agencies, traditional Native healers, and substance-using community members to codevelop and evaluate interventions that aim to reduce substance-related harm and improve quality of life for affected individuals and their communities.

Kimberly Walitzer, PhD.

Kimberly has a three-decade history of providing and supervising outpatient cognitive-behavioral and psychosocial addiction treatment, primarily with individuals with alcohol use disorder. Dr. Walitzer is currently Director of Addiction Services at Oak Orchard Health, a FQHC Community Health Center in Brockport, New York. Prior to this, she served as a Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.

Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN-BC.

Marian is a registered nurse and professor of nursing who has conducted 4 recent studies of adults in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder and numerous studies of adults with chronic pain, two presently funded by NIH. She worked for 20 years in healthcare settings, 11 years in oncology and palliative care where symptom management was a primary responsibility. Her research aims to address gaps in care for people with pain and co-morbid opioid use disorders by testing novel interventions that can be implemented in clinical settings.

Charles Watras, LICSW, CDP, MAC, ICCS.

Charles is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Chemical Dependency Professional, Master Addiction Counselor, and Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor for Substance Use Disorder Treatment working as Sea Mar’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program Manager. He has over 15 years’ experience working in human services and served several years as Clinic Director and Supervisor for an Opioid Treatment Program in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina before relocating to Washington state in 2015.

Anne Shields, RN, MHA.

Anne has over 25 years of experience in public health and in primary care operations and practice improvement, including implementation of numerous major initiatives in behavioral health integration and chronic care management. As Associate Director of the University of WA AIMS Center, she oversees training and technical assistance for medical practices, health care systems and behavioral health agencies throughout the US. She also works with payers and provider associations to help design and implement effective financing mechanisms for proven methods in integrated behavioral health care. Anne received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Seattle University and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Washington.







Training Fees


Webinar fee (entire series): $125


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing (email is fine). If you cancel your registration at least one week before the first scheduled webinar, you will be refunded the full cost of your purchase. If you decide to cancel after any webinars have occurred, you will be refunded the cost of all remaining webinars in the series. All refunds are subject to a 10% cancellation fee.


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