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SBIRT Training for Health Professionals

August 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SBIRT: “Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment” Training for Health Professionals

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Emory & Henry College
McGlothlin Street Building (Main Campus)
Room 147
Emory, VA 24327

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Education Goals

  1. To properly identify, intervene, and refer patients to treatment for substance use disorders.
  2. To promote the awareness of substance misuse and abuse and how these interfere with medications and contribute to comorbidities.
  3. To educate as to how to best communicate with patients who misuse or abuse substances to affect change.
  4. To equip pharmacists to incorporate SBIRT into current practice, including the training of health professions students, and to bill for services.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Define SBIRT and understand the rationale for universal screening (Goals 1,2)
  • Define at-risk and dependence levels of alcohol, prescription drug and illicit drug use (Goal 1)
  • Distinguish between patients who may benefit from a brief intervention for substance misuse/abuse and those who need referral to specialized treatment (Goal 1)
  • Describe how misuse and abuse may interfere with medications and cause/exacerbate comorbidities. (Goal 2)
  • Define motivational interviewing and identify techniques to help patients change (Goals 1,3)
  • Identify resources for referral for substance use disorders in provider’s location (Goals 1,4)
  • Develop ways to incorporate SBIRT into current practice and identify ways to bill for services provided (Goal 4)
  • Demonstrate how to screen for substance use disorders and provide a brief intervention for patients using motivational interviewing techniques. (Goals 1,3,4)


Kimberly Hayashi, PharmD.

CPE Information

Activity Type: Application

VPhA Member Non-member
Pharmacist $75 $100
Resident/Student $40 $50

Note: Class must have a minimum of 24 participants, and a maximum of 48 participants.  Register early to ensure you reserve your spot!  If 24 participants are not registered 7 days in advance, the class will be cancelled and funds will be reimbursed in full.

Credit:   4 contact hours (0.4 CEU)          UAN: 0101-9999-17-012-L04-P

Release Date: 07/01/2017                        Expire Date: 07/01/2020

Target Audience

This activity is for pharmacists who want to gain knowledge in SBIRT training and practice implementation.

Credit Criteria

To receive credit the following items must be completed

Funding Disclosure

Training materials are funded by SAMHSA and much of the material included is based on the works of previously funded SAMHSA grantees.  Virginia Pharmacists Association provided funding to complete training sessions throughout the state of Virginia.

Activity Contact

Dr. Kimberly Hayashi
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
1775 N. Sector Court
Winchester, VA 22601


Please pay for this program through the following link: www.virginiapharmacists.org

Online registration for Continuing Education Credit at supharmacy.learningexpressce.com

Please register by August 19, 2017 at 9:00AM.

The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



August 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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