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Free continuing education program on smoking cessation is May 4

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 23, 2013 at 3:02 p.m.

GOSHEN — The free continuing education program “How to Help Your Patients Quit: Practical, In-Office Approaches for Tackling the Problem of Tobacco” will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 4 at Goshen Hospital, 200 High Park Ave.

The program is a collaboration of the Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Indiana University School of Dentistry, the Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Group of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the IU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education and the IU School of Nursing Office of Lifelong Learning.

Educators will cover nicotine addiction, systemic and oral effects of tobacco use and application of evidence-based behavioral and pharmacological tobacco cessation treatments.

“Most importantly, attendees will learn how to deliver a brief, effective, three-step tobacco intervention in their clinical practices,” said Lorinda Coan, M.S., a clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene at the dental school.

Health care providers can earn six or seven hours of continuing education credit. Registration is required.

To register visit http://cme.medicine.iu.edu/event/how-to-help-your-patients-to-quit-tobacco5/.