A day-long conference focusing on a variety of healthcare topics, all of which exemplify the importance of the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare in Maine, will be held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

The conference, called “Bringing the Pieces Together,” will be held on Friday, January 11, in Nadeau Hall on the UMFK campus and is sponsored by the university.

Subjects such as personal responsibility for health and wellbeing, the intersection of suicide and opioid deaths, behavioral health in an era of legal cannabis, and medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders will be discussed by several speakers and panelists. The conference is open to all practitioners in physical healthcare, behavioral healthcare and those interested in the subject.

Two faculty members of the University of Maine at Fort Kent,  Shawn Graham, Assistant Professor Human Services and Program Coordinator for Behavioral Science Programs and Sandy Pelletier, Assistant Professor of Nursing helped organize this conference.

Cost for the all day conference is $50 per person, which includes lunch and a five-hour contact hour certificate for all attendees. Registration deadline for the conference is January 4. Pre-registration for the January 11 event and payment must be completed online at the following link https://www.umfk.edu/conferences/pieces-together/.

For more information, contact the UMFK Office of Community Education at 207-834-8645.