Knowledge is Power-Improving Access to Information on Opioid Use Disorders can Result in Better Patient Care
Date & Location:
Monday, November 18,2019
This program has reached attendance capacity and is closed.
This interprofessional full day symposium is designed to assist healthcare professionals become more familiar with the issues and treatment of those with OUD. In creating an interprofessional forum, we hope to embrace a team approach to a region which has experienced a high incidence of OUD. The goal of this program is to help close some of those gaps and provide healthcare professionals the knowledge to better meet the needs of their patients.
The prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) in Massachusetts is significantly higher than national estimates and fatalities in Western Massachusetts are staggering. Enrollment in medication assisted therapy positively impacts outcomes. Yet a small portion receive treatment. Stigma against patients with addiction in healthcare is common and can translate into suboptimal treatment. Join us at ths interprofessional symposium to increase awareness and learn about how we can work together to better treat patients with devastating disease.
Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Westfield State University, and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education.
This course is designed for healthcare practitioners including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physician assistants, mental health counselors and others in the healthcare field.
- Recognize the physiologic basis of addiction.
- Identify the role of urine drug testing and interpretation of the results.
- Discuss the stigma of OUD seen in healthcare and methods to overcome.
- Describe the role and options for medication assisted therapy in patients with OUD.
- Identify regional resources and services and relate the challenges in the region.
- Discuss whether the fear of OUD has impacted legitimate pain management.
|7:45||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
Mark Klee, PharmD
Physiology of Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brian
Urine Drug Testing: Guideline Requirements and Accurate Interpretation
Has the Pendulum Swung too Far?
Lunch and Vendor Exhibits
|12:45||Stigma Related to Substance Use Disorder in Healthcare|
Kimberly Dion, PhD, RN, CNE
|1:45||Medication Assisted Therapy: Evidence, Controversies, and New Approaches|
Ari Kriegsman, MD
Katie Krauskopf, MD
Moderator: Mark Klee, PharmD
Kimberly Dion, PhD, RN, CNE*
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
School of Nursing
Peter Friedmann, MD*
Chief Research Officer, Baystate Health
Associate Dean for Research
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, DAIPM, FCCP, FASHP, FFSMB
Founder & CEO
Mark Klee, PharmD*
Clinical Assistant Professor
Western New England University
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Ari Kriegsman, MD*
Medical Director of Addiction Consult Services
Mercy Medical Center
Associate Director, Baystate Health and Institute for Healthcare
Delivery and Population Science
Katie Krauskopf, MD*
Medical Director of Outpatient Addiction Services
Mercy Medical Center
Ruth Potee, MD*
Director of Addiction Services
Behavioral Health Network
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
*None of the members of the faculty or planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team.
Baystate Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.TM
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity carries a maximum of 6.25 contact hours.
Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Baystate Health designates this activity for 6.25 contact hours for pharmacists.
Pharmacists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6.25 CE credit(s) for psychologists have been granted for this educational activity.
Mental Health Counselors
Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. THE ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. (ACEP #5684) 6.25 clock hours.
- 6.25 AAPA Category 1 CME creditBaystate Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PA’s should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 6.25 ACPE Contact Hours
- 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
- 6.25 APA Psychologists American Psychological AssociationBaystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 6.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours
- 6.25 NBCCBaystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
|In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:|
Tue, 12/31/2019 - 11:59pm
We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs. We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change. Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.
If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request. All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee. Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification. For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.
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