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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
A Welcome from the VNA President

Richardean Benjamin, PhD, MPH, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Old Dominion University
8:45  9:00 a.m.  Heroin the Hardest Hit
Trailer
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia

David E. Brown, D.C.
Department of Health Professions Director 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break/Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Recognizing and Understanding Addiction

Georgia Rosenblatt, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Nurse Clinician, VCU Substance Abuse Services
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Panel Presentation
The Nurse's Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Facilitated by
Georgia Rosenblatt, MS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Nurse Clinician, VCU Substance Abuse Services

Speakers: 
Amanda Wilkins, CNM
Nurse Midwife, Centra Health

Meagan Hebdon
Nurse Practitioner, Radford University 
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break/Visit with Exhibitors
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Best Practices and Resources to Support Care of the Substance Abuse Patient
 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Virginia Action Coalition Access to Care: Chronic Pain Case Study

Kathy Baker, RN, PhD, NE-BC
Nursing Director, Emergency Services & Patient Care Support
VCU Health
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A Federal Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic

Session descriptions are subject to change.



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