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Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
This keynote address will discuss work taking place at the University of Kentucky and in the surrounding region around access to care for people with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, as well as interventions for rural communities suffering from the consequences of the opioid epidemic.
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
This presentation will address the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of establishing recovery housing in rural communities. The steps of developing a holistic approach to recovery and treatment will be presented through the example of a Recovery, Hope, Opportunity, and Resiliency (RHOAR) Project in eastern Kentucky for pregnant women and families.
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
Addressing the opioid epidemic regionally and at the state level requires clinical as well as public health initiatives. The development of policies and the role of public health officials in addressing access to care, influencing payment models, and impacting the development of new initiatives to combat substance use on a population level are crucial to the success of any mental health or substance use program.
Symposium Webinar
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) that emerge during adolescence and young adulthood are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, along with several short- and long-term negative mental and physical health consequences. Early screening, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescents and young adults with SUDs have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality.
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
Several innovative programs have emerged to combat the opioid epidemic in our different regions. One program under development in Monroe County and surrounding counties in Western New York State is the Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care (SUD-PC) Initiative. This presentation will feature the two leaders responsible for the design and implementation of this initiative.
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Join us for a discussion from Dr. Gloria Baciewicz, co-principal investigator for the University of Rochester’s Recovery Center of Excellence. In her current role as medical director of Strong Recovery in the University of Rochester’s Department of Psychiatry, she works in education, administration, and clinical care. She is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and board certified in psychiatry, with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry.
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic disease and, as such, the long-term management can and should be done in a primary care setting. Pharmacotherapy for OUD saves lives; however, there are many gaps in access to medications. This session will outline strategies for overcoming barriers to treatment of OUD in a primary care setting. It will provide examples of successful clinical programs that are using different primary care models to provide medications for OUD.
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
ROCovery Fitness is a supportive community of physically active individuals brought together by sober living, committed to creating an environment of healing and recovery. ROCovery utilizes peers—individuals with lived experience—to drive all programs as well as encourage a self-directed recovery process. Peer recovery support services are strengths-based, build recovery-oriented systems, and offer hope. They are adaptive across the continuum of care and are distinguished from professional treatment and mutual aid support groups.