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Wilkes University Announces New Interprofessional Approach to Substance Use Disorder Certificate to Begin January 2021

Wilkes University in conjunction with the Luzerne County Medical Society has announced a new continuing education certificate program, "Interprofessional Approach to Substance Use Disorder." The fully online, 15-week program will provide 15 continuing education hours to medical professionals and attorneys.

It is offered at a discounted rate of $130. The fee includes admission to the virtual Pain and Addiction Summit featuring "Dr. Drew" Pinsky in April 2021.

Classes for the online program will run from Jan. 7 to April 22, 2021, and will have a combination of live and recorded sessions that will cover three areas of focus: pain, addiction and legal/social interventions. It will be taught by nationally and internationally recognized speakers.

"We are excited to offer this unique program to health and legal professionals. Not only will they earn a certificate, but also continuing education hours and free admission to the Pain and Addiction Summit for the first-year discounted rate. It is an amazing opportunity," said Thomas Franko, program facilitator and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University.

Continuing credit hours will be awarded to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, dentists, physical therapists and attorneys who complete the program. The deadline for registration is Dec. 1, 2020; those interested are encouraged to register soon as there are a limited number of available spots.

For more information and to register, visit wilkes.edu/addiction and click on the Interprofessional Approach to Substance Use Disorder Certificate button, or call (570) 408-5615.

About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation's finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing.