Clark County Medical Society 2019 Annual Meeting

Thank you for attending our Annual Meeting!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 19 for our 2019 Annual Meeting at Heathman Lodge. We are appreciative of our speakers, Dr. Roberts and Dr. Melnick, for sharing their expertise with us. If you weren’t able to make it, their presentations are available below.

Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring
Dr. Alden Roberts

Dr. Alden Roberts, citizen of Clark County and the Chair of the Medical Commission, will review the 2017 legislation that required the creation of new opioid prescribing and monitoring rules and discuss its implications as relevant to Clark County. He will give a brief presentation on what changes to be aware of, best practices for incorporating the rules into your daily practice and how the Medical Commission handles allegations of improper prescribing. There will be an extended Q&A session to address the questions that are most pertinent to Clark County clinicians.

Additional information is available to download here:

Changes to Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring
Opioid Changes Booklet
Opioid Prescribing General Provisions

Clark County Public Health Measles Outbreak Response
Dr. Alan Melnick

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Public Health Director/Health Officer will describe the public health response to the 2019 measles outbreak. The presentation will include a summary of the cases, including the population affected, a description of surveillance and response activities, including case finding, case investigation, surveillance and control measures, as well as the cost of the response and challenges, including the public health response to misinformation spread on social media.