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Ending the Opiod Epidemic: Strategies for Success- Webinar Series

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ending the Opioid Epidemic: Strategies for Success – Webinar Series
This six-part interactive webinar series has been designed to introduce diverse strategies for success in ending the opioid epidemic. Participants will hear from legal, social, medical, and community intervention experts in a strategy-gathering information exchange. The webinars will be an hour in length and will include Q&A as well as audience interaction via polling. We welcome you to join us for the entire series or for individual webinars!

Series Goal:
To provide public health and clinical practitioners strategies at multiple levels of intervention that have been shown to be effective in addressing the opioid epidemic.

Ending the Opioid Epidemic Overview and the Importance of Overcoming Stigma, Holly Hagle, PhD and Renata Henry, MEd
The opioid epidemic began about 18 years ago and continues to necessitate public health focus as overdose deaths continue. In this webinar, participants will learn about the epidemic’s history, opioid use related stigma and the associated impacts of this stigma, and the need to help all people realize the important treatment principle that opioid use disorder is a treatable chronic disease.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14499

Using Motivational Interviewing with People with Opioid Use Disorder, Christine Higgins, MA
Motivational Interviewing is a non-judgmental, individual-centered approach for achieving behavior change. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the importance of motivational interviewing as well as demonstrate and discuss two tools for assessing and motivating individuals—the Readiness Ruler and the Decisional Balance Tool.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14689

Medication Assisted Treatment in an Urban Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities, Lara Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole-patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The regulated amount of medication provided in MAT addresses opioid withdrawal symptoms. In this webinar, the presenter will examine the MAT process in an urban setting as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by clinicians who provide MAT to their clients.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14690

Medication Assisted Treatment in a Rural Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities, Durand Warren, MBA, LPC
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole-patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The regulated amount of medication provided in MAT addresses opioid withdrawal symptoms. In this webinar, the presenter will examine the MAT process in an rural setting as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by clinicians who provide MAT to their clients.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14691

Community Intervention: Syringe Services, instructor to be announced
More information coming soon.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14692

Legal Intervention: Using the Judicial System to Impact Mortality and Morbidity Rates for Opioid Misuse, Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD
Adults incarcerated following arrest for drug misuse are a vulnerable population. Historically, the role of courts in these cases is to impose sanctions and protect society from future harm. Problem solving courts are public health interventions that refer arrested individuals to treatment. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are studying specific characteristics of individual problem solving court policies, procedures, and practices and their impact on morbidity and mortality rates.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14706

Location
Online. Information to access the webinars will be sent upon registration.

Target Audience
This webinar series is appropriate for physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, public health practitioners, and other health professionals who would benefit from the information.

Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Education credits for certified health education specialists (CHES), certified public health professionals (CPH-CE), doctors (CME), nurses (CNE), and social workers is pending. To receive credit, participants must attend sessions from beginning to end and complete an evaluation; no partial credit will be given.

Technology Requirements
This interactive webinar series is presented through the Go to Meeting Internet-based platform. A computer with high-speed internet connection and the ability to download and run this platform is required. Connection information will be provided following registration. Basic functionality, including the use of a feature to type in questions, will be reviewed during the webinar.

We suggest using a headset or webcam with microphone to best engage with the presenter throughout the webinars. Be sure to connect your speaking device to your computer before you enter the virtual webinar room. Trying to connect your speaking device after you enter the room may cause Go to Meeting to not recognize the device and render it unusable.

For more information about this course or assistance with registration, contact Ingrid Godfrey at maaetc@pitt.edu.

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14499

Organizer

Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Venue

Webinar