On April 5th NEG held its annual employee training conference. We had a packed agenda wih fantastic speakers covering topics such as depression, substance abuse, overcoming adveristy and elder public affairs. Our agenda included:
Trauma Informed Care
Jan Mitchell, Ph.D., LICSW, Clinic Director, West Central Family and Counseling
Depression is a Risk Factor for Declining Health, Catastrophic Illness and Early Death: The Compelling Rationale for Effective Treatment of Depression in Long-Term Care
Gary Moak, MD, Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry, New Hampshire Hospital; Assistant Professor at the Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth
Psychiatric Medication Use and Addictions in Long-Term Care
Alice Bonner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Overcoming Adversity and How Healthcare Professionals Impact Recovery from Trauma
Heather Abbott, PHR, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor and Amputee
Substance Use Disorders- What do We Need to Know about Mature Adults?
Olivera Bogunovic, MD, Medical Director of Ambulatory Services, Division of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, McLean Hospital
Panel Presentation: From Stigma to Hope: Treatment Responses to the Younger Resident with an Addictive Disease
Tom Medlar, MA, LMHC, Karla Hanson, PA-C, Chris Healy, RN, MA, CAS, Cert Psya, Prisca Hefti, MSW, LICSW, and Ricardo Mujica, MD, New England Geriatrics Clinical Staff
It was a great day filled with lots of learning, laughs, and memories!