ONE-DAY INTENSIVE TRAININGS OVERVIEW
This new series of 1-day CME trainings offers advanced courses designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and behavioral health providers who work with tobacco use treatment. The courses would also be ideal for individuals who have already received training as a tobacco treatment specialist and wish to deepen their knowledge. They are not recommended for individuals who have no prior experience with tobacco use treatment; those individuals would benefit from our full tobacco treatment specialist training program.
Structure: Each 1-day course will consist of online video modules created by our course faculty that students will be able to access prior to the course date and that will prepare students for the live, virtual sessions. The virtual sessions will take place via Zoom.
Prerequisites: Please see individual course listings for prerequisites.
Program Cost: The registration fee for each 1-day course is $300. This fee includes application and CME processing; access to online prerequisite video material; live Zoom session on the course date; and all training materials.
Intensive Behavioral Health Approaches to Tobacco Treatment (7.75 CME hours)
Course Description: Health care professionals have received little training in current advanced techniques for intensive behavioral approaches to improved tobacco use treatment. This training will assist clinicians with acquiring improved skills in behavioral interventions for tobacco use treatment. Through experiential training methods, participants will be able to demonstrate how to use a variety of behavioral interventions, from motivational interviewing to cognitive behavior therapy to mindfulness practice. The training will also practice how understanding cultural differences can improve behavioral counseling outcomes.
Foundational Behavioral Interventions
Myths and misconceptions about counseling
Motivational interviewing for increasing cessation outcomes
Cognitive behavioral therapy in tobacco treatment
Mindfulness approaches to tobacco treatment
Implementing skills training in cessation treatment
Implementing social support strategies into cessation treatment
Practical approaches and cases
Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, Professor, UNC Family Medicine
Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, Assistant Professor, UNC Family Medicine
Kim Schoenbill, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UNC Family Medicine
Susan Trout, LCSW, MSPH, NCTTP, UNC Family Medicine
Eiman Newcomer, MCSW, LCAS, NCTTP, UNC Family Medicine
Ellen Ruebush LCSW, LCAS, NCTTP, UNC Family Medicine
Prerequisites: This is an advanced course designed for behavioral health providers who already have experience providing tobacco use treatment. The course would also be ideal for those who wish to increase their knowledge about advanced behavioral health approaches for tobacco use treatment. It is not recommended for individuals who have no prior experience with behavioral health approaches treatment of tobacco use; those individuals would benefit from our full tobacco treatment specialist training program.
Tobacco Dependence Pharmacotherapy
(7.5 CME hours)
Course Description: Medication strategies for tobacco use continue to evolve, with the use of pre-quit treatment, extended treatment, low-dose varenicline, high-dose nicotine, and combination treatment. Most medical providers are unaware of how or when to use these effective approaches.
This training is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and tobacco treatment specialists who work with smoking cessation medications and would benefit from an understanding of the current research guiding smoking cessation pharmacotherapy. The course will provide an overview of the neurobiology that gives rise to nicotine dependence and how various medications impact that neurobiology. We will provide guidance on treatment that is relevant to most clinicians including:
approaches to varenicline use that maximize efficacy and minimize side effects;
use of combination medication treatment
evidence for the use of pre-quit smoking cessation medications
use of extended post-quit medications
and the use of adaptive treatment
We explore specific cases, such as use of tobacco treatment medications in hospitalized patients, surgical patients, acute cardiac care, renal failure, cancer treatment, e-cigarette use, oral tobacco use, and adolescent treatment, as well as treatment of light-intermittent smokers and high-dependence smokers. The course is designed to provide practical guidance for clinicians and lead to real change in clinical practice.
Foundations of Tobacco Dependence: (pre-course module): Asynchronous, 2.0 hours
Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Use: Agents and Evidence: Synchronous, via Zoom, 2.0 hours
Case-Based Tobacco Use Pharmacotherapy: Synchronous via Zoom, 2.0 hours
Integration of Medications and Behavioral Treatment in Clinical Practice: Synchronous, via Zoom, 1.5 hours
Course Faculty: Dr. James Davis, Director, Duke Smoking Cessation Program
Prerequisites: This is an advanced course designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who work with smoking cessation medications. The course would also be ideal for individuals who have already received training as a tobacco treatment specialist and wish to deepen their knowledge about pharmacotherapy for tobacco use treatment.
What Our Participants Are Saying About Duke-UNC TTS Virtual Training
"I want to first commend you and everyone on all their hard work. That program was incredible and so well run. Each speaker was a true professional in the area and was great at presenting... and this is hard on Zoom. It was so educational for me and my team."
--Brett Schussel, MSN, FNP-BC, University of California Los Angeles
"This is the most professional and best Zoom course I've taken. All of the speakers were very knowledgeable and very good presenters."
"This has been an excellent program!! I really liked the fact that it flowed over two weeks. It made it easier to absorb all of the information. Very impressive collaborative effort."
--Joanne Zick, MHA, RRT, RPFT, RCIS, WakeMed Health & Hospitals