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.
Thomas College and on Zoom | March 15,2024 | 8:00AM- 3:30PM
CMEs and other contact hours offered. See the registration page or below for more information.
This activity includes topics recommended by the DEA and SAMHSA to satisfy 2023 MATE Act requirements. This activity qualifies for 3 credit(s) of the 3
CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.
What's in Our Illicit Drug Supply Across the Country and Maine
Presenter: Nabarun Dasgupta, Ph.D, MPH Senior Scientist, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Innovation Fellow
An overview of the US drug supply, including trends and novel substances. This presentation will also explore harm reduction drug checking.
The Short Game and the Long Game are Both Life-Saving: State-of-the-Art Strategies in Caring for Opioid Use Disorder
Presenter: Stephen Martin, MD Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Highly lethal opioids such as fentanyl have changed the opioid use disorder (OUD) landscape, and traditional OUD treatment options are not keeping up with the risks of opioid use. Dr. Stephen Martin will outline how new treatment models that offer swift and effective options for treatment have been shown to result in better outcomes for an increased number of patients.
How a Healthcare System and Its Partners Can Work Together to Build a Continuum of Care
Eric Haram, LADC, Facilitator, ME SUD LC Faculty; Glen Gordon, BA, CADC Outreach Clinician – Oxford County OPTIONS PROGRAM; Christina Booth, RN, BSN, Nurse Director, Emergency Services, Stephens Western Family Medicine; Lisa Miller, MD Western Maine Comprehensive Addiction Medicine Program, Western Maine Primary Care; Kari Taylor Director of Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative and the HILLS Recovery Center; Jennifer Small, MSEd, LADC, CCS Agency Director/Clinical Supervisor/Counselor Common Ground Counseling
Building a continuum of care can improve outcomes for patients but requires strategic forethought and planning. Partners from Stephens Memorial Hospital will provide a case presentation to highlight the continuum of care in action and explore what can be achieved through cooperation. Learn from their firsthand experience establishing this system of care and explore the necessary tools and methodologies to incorporate these principles into any practice.
Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Equity within Treatment and Recovery
Vonzell Wade PhD, LPC Co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening
Explore the critical topic of addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and promoting equity within treatment and recovery programs for adults and adolescents in rural communities. Delve into the multifaceted challenges faced by rural populations, understand how SDOH impacts their health outcomes, and discover evidence-based strategies and best practices to tailor treatment approaches effectively. Gain valuable insights into the importance of addressing SDOH, practical approaches to implementing change, and a deeper appreciation for the unique challenges and opportunities within rural healthcare settings
Methadone and OTP Treatment in the Age of Fentanyl
Faciltator: Jacquelyn Cyr, RN, MSN, NPc Director of Substance Use Services at Northern Light Acadia Hospital
Contingency Management for the Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder
Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral strategy that has over 30 years of research support for the treatment of individuals addicted to cocaine and/or methamphetamine. As there are no approved medications or other behavioral approaches with strong evidence of support, CM is currently the only evidence-based approach for treating people with stimulant use disorder. This presentation will describe CM and some current efforts in Maine to disseminate this critically important strategies.
Facilitator: Eric Haram, LDAC Facilitator, ME SUD LC Faculty; Joshua McQueen, LCSW, LADC, CCS Spurwink; Leah Bauer, MD MaineHealth Addiction Resource Center; Christine Wyman, LCSW, LADC, CCSMaineHealth Addiction Resource Center; Richard Rawson, PhD Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont
How to Build Your Culture to Eliminate Bias/Stigma and Develop Effective Quality Improvement Processes
Facilitator: Navneet Marwaha, MD, FHM Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of Northern Light Health
How to Engage Youth in Treatment
Facilitator: Sarah Bagley, MD, MSc Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Supporting Optimal Outcomes for Families Affected by SUD
Continuing Medical Education
This activity includes topics recommended by the DEA and SAMHSA to satisfy 2023 MATE Act requirements.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this conference for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity qualifies for up to 3 credit(s) of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.
This program constitutes 6 hours of training through AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. for the following credentials:
AdCare Educational Institute is a National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) approved education provider. Provider #62201 6 Hours of Continuing Education
AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 hours of continuing education. Partial credit will not be issued.
Social Workers: The Board of Social Workers Licensure does not pre-approve continuing education. Retain a copy of certificate issued and training agenda to provide to the Maine State Board of Social Workers. Provision of these two documents is necessary for the Board of Social Workers to issue continuing education credit.
Licensed Counselors: The Maine State Board of Counseling Professionals does not pre-approve continuing education. Retain a copy of certificate issued and training agenda to provide to the Maine State Board of Counseling Professionals. Provision of these two documents is necessary for the Board of Counseling Professionals to issue continuing education credit.