5th Annual Nursing and the Law Conference:
Opioids and Homelessness - Public Health & Advocacy, What You Need to Know and How to be Part of the Solution

December 08, 2017 | 4.0 Other CLE credits (Improving the Legal System); 4,0 CNE Credits, applied for

Opioid abuse and homeless are at a public health crisis in King County, Washington State and throughout our nation. Come join Seattle University School of Law, the Washington Center for Nursing and the Seattle University School of Nursing as they present an important program in the areas of public health, prescription opioid abuse, homelessness and advocacy.

Overview

This unique program will provide you the latest information on current efforts and state policy initiatives for effectively addressing the public health concerns of rising opioid abuse and homelessnes.  The program will  include facilitated discusssion to assist in identifying the key issues and specific concerns most important to registrants.  Speakers will provide guidance to those in attendance in developing steps and resources for addressing policy and practice concerns locally and at the state level.

Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Defining the Issues

Speakers:

Sofia Aragon JD, BSN, RN, President, WA State Association of Nurse Attorneys

Susan B. Matt PhD, JD, MN, RN, CNE, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty Affairs, College of Nursing, Seattle University

9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

Public Health efforts to address homeless and the opioid crisis in Seattle and King County

Speaker:

Anne Burkland, MPA, Government Relations Specialist, Public Health Seattle & King County

  • What is the impact of the opioid epidemic on the public health?
  • What are the county and city initiatives targeting opioid abuse?
  • As nurses and lawyers how can you influence policy in King County and the City of Seattle?

10:20 - 11:10 a.m.

Opioid Epidemic

Speaker:

David Glazer, Senior Counsel, Kaiser Permanente Legal Department

  • Overview of a new state law for prescribers to curb the opiod epidemic.
  • Opportunities for you to help develop regulations: How can nurses and lawyers help successfully implement the new state Law?

11:10 - 11:25 a.m.

Break

11:25 - 12:15 a.m.

The Homelessness Crisis

Panelists:

Michele Tomas, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Ted Keller, WA State Department of Commerce

June Robinson, Washington State House of Representatives for the 38th Legislative District

  • Homelessness is a heightening crisis. What do we know about the core social factors that contribute to homelessness? 
  • How can nurses and lawyers shape legislative policy efforts in the 2018 legislative session?
  • What are law maker's priorities to address homelessness and the opioid epidemic in 2018?

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Creating your individual plan to address your top concerns and advocate

Panelists:

All program faculty

  • How do you create an effective message for policy makers?
  • What organizations are resources for you to make an impact?
  • Create and practice with our experts an effective message that you create based on the issues you care about. 

1:15 p.m.

Evaluations and Adjourn

Presenters

Sofia Aragon, Executive Director Washington Center for Nursing

Susan  B. Matt PhD, JD, MN, RN, CNE, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty Affiars, College of Nursing, Seattle University

Anne Burkland, MPA, Government Relations Specialist, Public Health Seattle & King County

June Robinson, Washington State House of Representatives

David Glazer, Senior Counsel, Kaiser Permanente Legal Department

Michele Tomas, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Ted Keller, WA State Department of Commerce

Pricing

General Registration                                                                   $125.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni                               $110.00

In-person or live webcast options available