Understanding Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings

Join TPS on November 17th 6:30-7:30 pm CST.

This course meets all required Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Human Trafficking Training Standards and is approved by HHSC in accordance with House Bill 2059 (2019).

Laura J. Lederer, J.D., is a Subject Matter Expert on Human Trafficking for U.S. Department of Defense Combating Trafficking in Persons Office where she helped develop a data collection instrument for trafficking in persons cases in the Department of Defense, as well as general and specialized trainings for Department of Defense military and civilian personnel.  Prior to this worked she served as Subject Matter Expert for the development of the HHS SOAR to Health and Wellness training on human trafficking for healthcare professionals;  training on human trafficking for HHS’ Family Youth Services Bureau (FSYB); and a specialized training on human trafficking for Title X Family Planning Clinics. From 2001 – 2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

The event is free for TPS Members.
Please login to your TPS Member account to register.

Non-TPS Members $50 registration

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Must be present to receive CME, logged in no later than 15 minutes after the start, and stay through the entirety. 


The Texas Pain Society is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

This course has been approved for  1 credit of education in Human Trafficking.


1. Describe what constitutes human trafficking in the U.S
2. Understand the health implications of human trafficking and identify indicators
3. Know how to respond appropriately including best practices in treatment, referral, reporting, follow-up
4. Be familiar with new issues emerging in health and human trafficking electronic record keeping and new ICD codes

Target Audience

Texas physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Disclosures to the Learner:

1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity:

  • Register for the course
  • Attend the live presentation in its entirety- Must be logged on with name visible no later than 15 minutes after the start of the program and must remain in the course to its entirety. 
  • Complete the Evaluation

2. The Texas Pain Society's live course has received no commercial support. 

3. Disclosure of financial relationships:

The speakers and/or committee members have no financial relationships to disclose. 

4. Non-endorsement Statement:

Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Texas Pain Society or the Texas Medical Association.

5. Off-Label Use:

There is no discussion of off-label use in this presentation.