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Full Spectrum Opioid Stewardship seminar at UND SMHS on Nov. 9

echoGrand Forks Public Health and the UND Center for Rural Health are sponsoring the seminar “Full Spectrum Opioid Stewardship: Appropriate Prescribing, Medication Assisted Treatment, and ProjectECHO,” which will take place at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Friday, November 9.

Although primarily oriented toward physicians and advanced practice providers, people in other health professions are welcome to attend the seminar, which seeks to provide education on the full spectrum of care for patients receiving opioid therapies. The seminar will address bridging the gap between improving opioid prescribing practices and providing treatment for patients with opioid use disorder in the primary care setting.

Dr. Heather Bell and Dr. Kurt DeVine, family physicians with Catholic Health Initiatives St. Gabriel’s in Little Falls, Minnesota, are the featured presenters. Bell and DeVine are nationally recognized for their primary care approach to addressing the opioid epidemic in rural areas.

The seminar, which runs from 1:05 p.m. to 5:05 p.m., is offered in-person and via distance education using the ProjectECHO interface. Learn more about ProjectECHO here.

Register here.

For additional information or questions, please contact Julie Reiten at the Center for Rural Health at