The Area Health Education Centers will be providing professional development workshops with CE credits to the community. One workshop will be held each year and may be in collaboration with existing continuing education efforts of local hospitals/health systems and combined with faculty development workshops.

Listed below are the Continuing Education (CE) or Continuing Medical Education (CME) classes that are being held in our region that we are aware of under "Current Classes".  We have also listed below the links to OHSU classes posted on their website for Continuing Medical Education, School of Nursing and School of Dentistry, along with Oregon State University's School of Pharmacy classes.  If you know of any others that you would like us to post on this page, please contact us at

OHSU Continuing Medical Education  

OHSU School of Nursing

OHSU Continuing Dental Education

OSU Continuing Pharmacy Education Programs 

Oregon Office of Rural Health Events and Programs

St. Charles Medical Center Medical Library

Current Continuing Education, Continuing Medical Education Programs or Other Classes, Presentation or Grand Rounds:

Depression and Suicide in Older Adults

Presented by Laura Byerly, MD

Friday, February 14, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Robertson Life Sciences Building, Rooms 1SO19
2730 SW Moody Avenue
Portland, OR

Laura Byerly graduated from OHSU and completed her internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequent geriatric medicine fellowship at UCSF. Throughout her training, her interests in geriatric medicine grew to include also educating the next generation of providers about caring for older adults. She is particularly interested in interprofessional education given the teamfocused approach to caring for older adults. 

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Four Didactic Sessions Scheduled

Attend 4 different geriatrics didactic sessions as part of your AHEC didactic training hours! These sessions were added to provide education on caring for the large number of older adults you will be seeing on your rural rotations.


There will be 4 noon-time sessions this spring related to the care of older adults:

  • Depression and Suicide in Older Adults (February 14th)

  • Pain Management and Opiate Use in Older Adults (March 13th)

  • Social Determinants of Health in Older Adults/Rural Community Resources (April 21st)

  • Falls, Physical Inactivity, and Optimizing Mobility in Older Adults (May 15th)


Sessions will be held at CLSB and you’ll receive reminders with room numbers prior to each session. They are completely voluntary but will count toward your 40 hours of required AHEC core topic didactics!

We are interested in collecting data to evaluate this curriculum but you are not required to participate in the data collection process even if you attend the sessions. There will be an option of completing pre- and post-session surveys, as well as an “end of the year” survey. Surveys will ask questions about what you took away from the didactic, the structure of the didactic, and suggestions for improvement. You may be asked to participate in a brief interview to help guide curriculum improvement and provide the teaching team with insights into your perceptions on caring for older adults in rural communities.

All information from the surveys will be de-identified. Your participation does not affect your enrollment in the AHEC Scholars program in any way. This study has been approved by the OHSU Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Rural Scholars Didactic Opportunities

Thursday, January 23


Friday, January 31


February 15

  • RTT Collaborative Photo Contest deadline


April 23

  • OAFP and ORPRN Student and Resident Poster Forum

    • Abstracts due February 18th

    • See attached application


On Demand:

  1. The Rural Health Voice

    1. Podcast


  2. Rural PREP Resource Library – tons of on demand resources!


Buprenorphine Waiver Training

Monday, February 4, 2019
4:00 - 8:30 p.m
Umpqua Valley Arts Association

What is Buprenorphine Waiver Training? The Providers Clinical Support System Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) Half and Half Medication Assisted Treatment waiver training course provides an overview of the FDA-approved medications – buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone – prescribed for the treatment of opiate use disorder (OUD).  This course provides the required training for physicians, Physicians Assistants (PAs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings for the treatment of OUD, and training for other practitioners involved in the treatment of OUD patients. The course provides an overview of prevention, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders emphasizing OUD. Residents may take the course and apply for their waiver when they receive their DEA license

For more information and registration, see flyer below.

Buprenorphine Training Flyer

Opioid Conference

Oregon Area Health Education Centers invite practicing health professionals, health care administrators, health profession students, and all those interested to attend the first Oregon AHEC Opioid Symposium Live streamed from OHSU South Waterfront Campus, Knight Cancer Research Building, Room 1011 to four sites throughout Oregon - (details below). The audience will hear about the importance of opioid use disorder recognition and treatment, as well as furthering their knowledge regarding opioid use disorder. This event will provide educational outreach on what kinds of opioid use disorder recognition and treatment programs are available in rural and underserved settings.

Over the past year, four of our regional AHEC Centers (Oregon Pacific, Northeast Oregon, Southwest Oregon, and Cascades East) participated in community-based opioid educational and training activities. Each regional Center will present on the activities and programs that are available in their regions. In addition to these speakers, there will be three more renowned subject matter experts presenting their unique approaches to diagnosing and treating opioid use disorder from a rural or underserved perspective. We will also get an update on the state of Oregon’s Opioid Task Force.

Come for part or all of this event! Registration is required

To learn more about this event and to register go to:

CME Credit Available for a $25 fee at the time of registration.

Flyers for both events are below.

OHSU Flyer:


Opioid Conference OHSU Flyer (515 KB)


Coos Bay Flyers:


Opioid Conference Flyer Coos Bay Location (510 KB)


Morning Session Recording

Afternoon Session Recording

HOPE Summit

Monday, February 5, 2019
9 AM - 4:30 PM
Douglas County Fairgrounds
Roseburg, OR

Presented by the Douglas Public Health Network & the Douglas Opioid Task Force Joint Providership by Bay Area Hospital

During this event you will hear from local and state experts regarding the current opioid epidemic, chronic pain, and how our community is working together to meet this epidemic head on and save lives. You will also have the opportunity to be trained on and receive a free dose of Narcan.

Keynote Speaker: Sam Quinones, a journalist, story teller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative non-fiction. His most recent book is "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic" by Bloomsbury Press.

Registration Information:

Cost: $50 for professionals. FREE to community members. Includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

How to Register: to register online. Registration is available at the door, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Scholarships are available for this event! For information on how you can apply for a scholarship, please call (541) 464-3855, or email

The Mission Behind HOPE:

HELP to create community environments that support health.
PLAN, implement and measure interventions and strategies to mitigate the opioid crisis and its impact
EXPAND access to prevention, treatment and recovery services. 

3rd Annual Adult Mental Health Update: Strategies for Primary Care

Livecast from Coos Bay!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Pre-registration required by March 8, 2019


3rd Annual Adult Mental Health Update Flyer

2nd Annual Pediatric Mental Health: Equipping the Primary Care Provider

Livecast from Coos Bay!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Pre-registration required by March 1, 2019

Flyer and Schedule

Webinar Series:  Workforce Grand Rounds

This series seeks to improve health professions training. The goal is to increase the number of high-quality health professionals, particularly in rural and underserved communities.

How will the webinars help BHW grantees?

Learn more about our programs
Discuss emerging issues with BHW program staff
Receive the latest

  • evidence-based practices

  • innovative models

  • promising approaches, and

  • public health resources that support BHW initiatives

Collaborate around cross-cutting workforce issues and politics

To listen to the recording on "Integrating Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Into Health Workforce Training" or see past webinars.

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