The West Virginia University School of Dentistry is leading a tobacco cessation education program in cooperation with the Health Sciences Center Office of Interprofessional Education.
Tobacco cessation education program objective
We have two goals with our upcoming continuing education opportunity through our Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program (CTTTP).
- Providers learn evidence-based approaches for helping patients become tobacco-free.
- Health professionals learn how to include those evidence-based approaches in their curricula for training future health professionals.
From May 15 through May 17, 2019, the dental school will host full days of lectures, role-playing and case presentations to inform continuing education participants of collaborative approaches to promote tobacco-free lifestyles to clients and patients.
Health Sciences Center administration has approved funding for 20 scholarships for health care professionals to attend the CTTTP training.
Who can attend this course?
The CTTTP continuing education session is recommended for multiple providers including:
- Physician assistants
- Dental hygienists
- Nurse practitioners
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers
- Licensed practicing counselors
- Addiction and prevention professionals
Applicants must be a WVU, WVU Medicine or WVU Research Corporation employee.
The deadline for applying is March 15, 2019.
Read application requirements and submission information.
Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition Scholarship
Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition is providing scholarships to increase West Virginia's capacity to promote tobacco cessation and reduce tobacco use.
Scholarship applicants must be a Mountains of Hope member, public employee or advocate, healthcare provider or student.
The deadline for application is March 15, 2019.
Read application requirements and submission details.
The dental school earned accreditation as a CTTTP and is one of 20 nationally and internationally Tobacco Treatment Training Programs.
Click the link above to learn more about the speakers, intinerary, continuing education hours and more.
The registration period for the three-day continuing education course is open. Click the link above to apply online.