Husson University launches Institute for Continuing Health Education Programming

Posted Feb. 23, 2012, at 6:01 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Husson University recently announced the launch of its Institute for Continuing Health Education Programming with the goal of positively impacting the health and wellness of Mainers by providing continuing education through a continuum of pre- and post-professional programming.

The initial program, Husson Pharmacotherapy Series, will provide an interprofessional forum to work with pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians and other health care providers to improve drug-related outcomes through patient-focused medication management. The first session in the series is entitled “Aging Effects on Individualized Dosing of Medications: Design and Monitoring” and will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Libra Conference Room, O’Donnell Commons at Husson University. All health care professions are encouraged to attend.

“Husson has taken the initiative to launch this institute because we recognize a strong need for continuing education programming for Maine’s health care professionals,” Dean Higgins said in a recent news release. “Ultimately, this will mean Maine’s health care professionals are provided the best continuing education opportunities to better serve Maine’s citizens.”

HI-CHEP is also planning a session in collaboration with Eastern Maine Medical Center in April which will focus on improving communication between primary care and mental health clinicians. A conference on older adults is scheduled for May.

For information on the Feb. 29 event, visit husson.edu/hichep or contact Alanna Stetson at 992-1973 or stetsona@husson.edu.

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