Harm Reduction and Preventative Care for People who use Drugs

This session will cover harm reduction principles and preventive care (including pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and wound care education)  for people who use drugs. It will also review community-based drug checking programs and provide updates on a drug checking program that will be operating soon in Maine.

Objectives:

1) Briefly review harm reduction principles

2) Review harm reduction-based preventative care for people who use drugs, including pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and wound care education

3) Understand drug checking programs for people who use drugs

Continuing Medical Education
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 regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 Category I contact hours for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hours for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
1 contact hours CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

 

Speakers

  • Hannah R. Kazal
    Hannah R. Kazal
    MD, ScM, AAHIVS

    Dr. Kazal is currently an Addiction Medicine Fellow at Maine Medical Center and works in both the Maine Health and Togus VA systems. In medical school, residency, and as a fellow, Dr. Kazal has learned from, cared and advocated for patients experiencing inequitable legal and medical practices, such as those living with SUD’s, psychiatric disorders, HIV/AIDS, and carceral histories. By partnering with interdisciplinary community and medical networks, physicians can help combat stigma that is life-threatening for our patients.

  • Kinna Thakarar
    Kinna Thakarar
    DO, MPH

    Dr. Kinna Thakarar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in Portland, Maine. She is board-certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and addiction medicine and has a special interest in health services research related to the ID/ substance use disorder syndemic. She completed ID fellowship and additional addiction medicine training at Boston Medical Center. She provides infectious disease and addiction medicine care at a variety of sites, including, MMC, MMP ID, Preble Street Learning Collaborative, and also precepts trainees at the Gilman (HIV/hepatitis) clinic in Portland.

Date

Jun 12 2024

Time

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Maine Substance Use Disorders Learning Community