June 14: Southern Oregon Child Maltreatment Symposium

This year’s educational event focuses on the deadly fentanyl crisis.

Southern Oregon Child Maltreatment Symposium
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14
Smullin Education Center on the campus of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford

Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence and the impact illicit substances are having in our community and on our youth. Fentanyl prevalence and community response will be discussed, along with laboratory modalities for evaluating drug-endangered children. The science behind childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences as well as the long-term associations with future health outcomes will be covered.

This event is open to health care providers, community advocates, law enforcement and legal professionals, mental health providers and DHS Child Welfare.

Cost: $150 physicians I  $75 multidisciplinary*
CME accreditation
*A group discount is available for multidisciplinary teams who must register through the CAC. Email Lacey Elliott to receive the discount rate.


9 a.m.: Welcome
Tammi Pitzen, executive director, Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County
Natalya Miller, MD, medical director, Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County

9:15 a.m.: “Fentanyl in Our Community — What You Need to Know”
Josh Reimer, detective sergeant, MADGE (Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement)

10:15 a.m.: “Environmental Drug Exposure in Children: Modalities for Testing”
Natalya Miller, MD, and Tasha Rutledge, NP-C

11:30 a.m.: “Alex’s Story”
Tami Garcia and Tomes Garcia, Alex’s parents and co-founders of Alex’s Story

12:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:15 p.m. “Understanding NEAR (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience)”
Peter Buckley, Southern Oregon Success, Southern Oregon ACEs Training Team

This event is sponsored by Asante, Children’s Advocacy Center and the Oregon Department of Justice. To learn more, call Continuing Medical Education of Southern Oregon at (541) 789-4182.

Guest speakers

Natalya Miller, MD

Natalya Miller, MD
Medical director, Children’s Advocacy Center

Natasha Rutledge, NP-C

Natasha Rutledge, NP-C
Children’s Advocacy Center

Tami Garcia

Tami Garcia
Co-founder, Alex’s Story

Peter Buckley

Peter Buckley
Southern Oregon Success, Southern Oregon ACEs Training Team

Tags: child maltreatment, continuing medical education, fentanyl, symposium
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