Saving Lives: Working Together to Improve SUD and OUD Care & Outcomes
Friday March 15, 2024, from 8 am to 3:30 pm at Thomas College and on Zoom
ME SUD Learning Community’s 2nd Annual Conference, Saving Lives: Working Together to Improve SUD and OUD Care & Outcomes, is Maine’s foremost opportunity for clinicians and community partners to hear updates on state-of-the-art collaborative practices for treating persons with Substance Use and Opioid Use Disorders (SUD/OUD). Featuring various state and national experts, this conference will outline and explore highly effective models and low/no barrier practices to address the current lethality of fentanyl and the epidemic of drug overdose deaths. Join us to learn practical means to integrate these methodologies into practice, whether in primary care or behavioral health and working with youth or adults.
• Provide the latest updates on the landscape of illicit substances in Maine and across the country.
• Explore the horizons of treatment and care for SUD and OUD
• Examine evidence-based approaches to SUD and OUD, including Contingency Management, Harm Reduction, Low Barrier Models of Care, Multi-professional Teams, and more.
• Reflect on key principles for partnering with community collaborators to create continuums of care.
Cost – Free
Courtney PladsenDNP, FNP, RN, MaineCare Medical Director
Kaley BoucherProgram Coordinator
Kaley is the program coordinator of Behavioral Health Home and Opioid Health Home Delivery System Reform.
Loretta DutillMaineCare Operations Manager, Delivery System Reform Unit