Holy Family Hospital to Host Addiction Conference at NECC

Holy Family Hospital, Haverhill campus. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Holy Family Hospital has announced plans to hold its seventh annual Adult Behavioral Medical Conference for health care professionals in September, with the 2017 discussion detailing the effects of addiction.

Medical professionals will gather at Northern Essex Community College’s Hartleb Technology Center in Haverhill on Sept. 15 for a daylong seminar aimed at nurses, social workers and licensed mental health counselors.

Holy Family’s panel of expert speakers includes staffers from the hospital’s campuses in Haverhill and Methuen and its surgery center in Andover. This year’s topics include “Sharing the Truth About Addiction,” a personal story of addiction and recovery from motivational speaker and addiction survivor Anthony Sideri; “EMS and the Local Opoid Epidemic: A Paramedic’s Perspective” with Trinity EMS director Kirk Brigham; and “Chronic Opoid Use: The Opoid Crisis and What It Means for Providers” with Holy Family Haverhill’s Emergency Department Medical Director Marc Simmons.

Registration for the conference, held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is now open. The cost of $45 includes a continental breakfast, lunch and continuing education credits. To register, make checks payable to Holy Family Hospital and mail to Jean MacDougall-Tattan, Director of Marketing, c/o Holy Family Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. Please put phone numbers on the check and we will call when received. Please indicate the type of CEUs you require. For more information please call Jean at 978.420.1168 or email [email protected]. The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 1.