Lightning Talk

Maintaining Community Awareness and Interprofessional Education During COVID-19: Opioid Symposium 2020 (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Lightning Talk Presentation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 3rd Opioid Education Symposium, focusing on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), was converted to an online format including a pre-event interprofessional networking activity for students. The ultimate goal of the symposium was to provide a vehicle for students and community members to explore multiple perspectives on the impact of ACEs on the opioid crisis. This was accomplished by connecting students from multiple health and other professional programs (e.g. osteopathic medicine, physician assistant, family nurse practitioner, law, criminal justice, pharmacy, social work, optometry) with community members to learn from and discuss challenges faced by patients, families, health care workers, law enforcement, the legal system, etc. via an online format. The aim of our lightning talk is to provide attendees with an overview and materials necessary to replicate this event at their institution, and to demonstrate how we maintained valuable educational content for students while fostering community awareness and discourse online. Attendance was a curricular requirement for over 1600 students and included pre-read materials, pre/post event questions and optional IPE networking activity. Live streaming of the event was extended to U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine as well as health professions programs throughout Tennessee to help schools address IPE curricular gaps that resulted from safer at home orders. This format allowed for ongoing question submission by attendees to guest speakers who represented careers in medicine, social work, pharmacy, judiciary system, and the Center for Disease Control- ACEs division. All symposium materials will be shared including but not limited to IPEC related learning outcomes, pre-read materials, pre/post quiz questions, interprofessional networking activity format and instructions, and link to recorded presentations. Data will be shared from attendees asked to describe how this event impacted their perceived approach to patient care and/or professional practice.


This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded up to 0.75 contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists: This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (.075 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-070-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-070-H04-T

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, adopted by the Joint Accreditors for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has a conflict of interest policy that requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All potential conflicts of interest that arise based upon these financial relationships are resolved prior to the educational activity.

Cindy Hadenfeldt, Jenny Jessen, Heather Naylor, Sara Banzhaf, Lori Porter, Jean Marie Place, Dane Minnick, Alex Buchanan, Sherry Jimenez

declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.