The 2020 Hospital Practice Seminar has been cancelled to protect the health and well-being of our healthcare audience from COVID-19. We are currently exploring other options for delivering this important content to participants. Please stay tuned. Thank you.

Interprofessional Advantage

Hospital Practice Seminar (HPS) offers the unique opportunity for  pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants and social workers from hospitals and health-system settings to learn alongside one another, a learning approach that improves collaborative practice skills and cross-discipline communication.  Team-based practice skills are fundamental to the changing landscape of healthcare.

The Evolving Opioid Crisis: Are You Prepared?

Hospitalizations and emergency department visits related to opioid overdose and complications of opioid injection are increasingly prevalent throughout the United States. The opioid crisis is evolving in Texas, driven by a transition from opioid analgesics to ultra-potent illegal opioids. Collaboration across health professions is crucial to curbing the opioid epidemic.  

As part of a state-wide educational effort, the Texas Targeted Opioid Response has provided the 2020 Hospital Practice Seminar funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) to develop programming that will address the opioid crisis.  The goal of this educational opportunity is to prepare hospital-based clinicians to care more effectively for patients impacted by this crisis.

Profession-Specific Content

In addition to offering collaborative interprofessional sessions, the HPS agenda also includes opportunities for the individual professions to dive deeper into some of their practice-specific topics/issues with breakout sessions.  The Hospital Practice Seminar is one of the only clinical conferences that offers this unique comprehensive learning opportunity.

X-waiver Training

A complimentary x-waiver training opportunity for prescribers seeking to prescribe buprenorphine for outpatient opioid dependence treatment.  Registration for the  x-waiver training is separate from the Hospital Practice Seminar (HPS).  Prescribers who register for x-waiver training may attend HPS at no additional cost!  X-waiver training has limited seating, so register NOW to take advantage of this opportunity!  See x-waiver page for complete course details.

Additional Agenda Topics

Infectious Disease
  • Injection-related infectious disease concerns:  skin/soft tissue, bone, and vascular infections.
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship for  Frontline Clinicians
  • Injection-associated Endocarditis
Critical Care
  • Management of Acute Stroke
  • Critical Care Strategies
  • 2020 New Drug Update

Pharmacy TSBP-requirements

Who Should Participate

Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, social workers and physician assistants who practice in hospitals, health-systems, and/or who focus on OUD/addiction treatment.

Premier Academic Continuing Education Providers

This continuing education program is due to a collaboration among the following University of Texas medical education providers: 

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by grant award number 1H79TI081729-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services or Texas Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. or Texas Government.