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Sharing Practices Across the Country

Along with the training, webinars, and other resources we provide through the center, we are sharing best practices and strategies broadly through presentations at various events around the country. Those events are listed below. In addition, as of November 14, 2022, the center has facilitated 84 Community Conversations Workshops (focused on reducing stigma) in 11 states.

Unless otherwise indicated, presenters are members of the UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence team or with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

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2022

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA) Webinar

December 13, 2022 - Virtual

 

Presentation:

 

RCORP Rural Centers of Excellence Showcase

 

Presenters: Kiley Diop, MSc, HRSA, Jennifer Noel, LCSW, University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction, Janice Fulkerson, Fletcher Group, Gloria Baciewicz, MD, and Michele Lawrence, MPH, MBA

 

 

HRSA Celebration of National Rural Health Day: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Grantee Webinar

November 16, 2022 virtual

 

Presentation:

 

Creating Rural Systems of Care for Behavioral Health

 

Presenter: Michele Lawrence, MPH, MBA

 

30th Annual West Virginia Rural Health Conference

October 19-20, 2022 – Lewisburg, WV

 

Presentation:

 
Creating a Rural SUD System of Care

 

Presenter: Michele Lawrence, MPH, MBA

 

Oklahoma Alliance for Recovery Residences Summit

September 19-20, 2022 – Broken Arrow, OK

 

Presentation:

 
Creating a Rural SUD System of Care

 

Presenters: Gloria Baciewicz, MD, and Michele Lawrence, MPH, MBA

 

Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates Symposium

June 13, 2022 – New York, NY

 

Panel:

 

Opioid Treatment Programs: Federal Regulations and Possible Solutions to Make the OTP System More Flexible, Safe, and Patient-Centered

 

Panelist:          Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC

 

Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence Building Rural Recovery Ecosystems Summit

June 8-10, 2022 – Memphis, TN

 

Presentation:

 

Creating a Rural SUD System of Care

 

Presenters:      Gloria Baciewicz, MD, and Michele Lawrence, MPH, MBA

 

New York Health Information Management Association 2022 Annual Conference

June 5-8, 2022 – Rochester, NY

 

Presentation:

 

The Opioid Crisis

 

Presenter:        Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC

 

Rural Health Conference Let’s Talk About Health: Caring for Seniors in Rural New York

May 20-21, 2022 virtual

 

Presentation:

Unique and Neglected: Opioid Misuse and Treatment for Older Adults in Rural Areas

 

Presenter:        Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC

Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence Webinar Series
May 5, 2022

 

Presentation:

Rural Communities Response: Evidence-Based and Emerging Practices for Opioid Use Disorder

 

Presenter:       Michele Herrmann, BS

 

2022 Rx & Illicit Drug Summit

April 18-21, 2022 Atlanta, GA

 

Presentations:

Evolution of Integrated Care: A Reimagined Hub-and-Spoke Model to Include All Medications for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, Poster Session

 

Authors:         Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC, Michele Herrmann, BS, Kimberly Chiaramonte, MSS, and Kenneth Conner, PsyD, MPH

 

Addressing Opioid Use Disorder Stigma Using Art in Rural Appalachia, Poster Session

 

Authors:         Lisham Ashrafioun, PhD, Gloria Baciewicz, MD, Kenneth Conner, PsyD, MPH, Kimberly Chiaramonte, MSS, Charmaine Wheatley, and Tedra Cobb, MSEd

 

2021

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo

October 24-27, 2021 Denver, CO

 

Presentation:

UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence featured in film as “Thought Leader”

 

Alabama Provider Capacity Project

July 23, 2021

 

Presentation:

 

Bridging the Gap: Telemedicine as a Path to Primary Care Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder

 

Presenters:     Holly Russell, MD, MS, and Michele Lawrence, MPH, MBA

 

 

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Conference

April 10-14, 2021 virtual

 

Presentations:

Providing Support During the Pandemic: Group Treatment via a Videoconferencing Platform, Poster Session

 

Authors:         Julie Achtyl, MS, LMC, Master-CASAC, NCC, Christine Lasher, BA, Kenneth Conner, PsyD, MPH, Esther Arnold, PhD, Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC, and Gloria Baciewicz, MD

 

Evolution of Integrated Care: A Reimagined Hub-and-Spoke Model to Include All Medications for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, Poster Session

 

Authors:         Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC, Michele Herrmann, BS, Kimberly Chiaramonte, MSS, and Kenneth Conner, PsyD, MPH

Strong Recovery’s Staff Retention Initiatives: Emphasizing Professional Development and Wellness

 

Presenters:     Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC, and Itza Morales, MSB, CASAC

 

Operation UNITE Rural Health Opioid Program Virtual Provider Education Summit: “Hope Continues”

January 14, 2021

 

Presentations:

Increasing Access to Treatment for OUD Within Primary Care

 

Presenter:       Holly Russell, MD, MS

 

Screening and Treatment for OUD in Rural EDs

 

Presenters:     Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT, FAACT, DFASAM, and Michele Lawrence, MPH, MBA

 

2020

National Dialogues on Behavioral Health

September 24, 2020 virtual

 

Presentation:

Response to the Pandemic for Persons With Opioid Use Disorder: What Works

 

Presenters:     Gloria Baciewicz, MD, and Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC

 

Rural Health Information Hub Webinar

March 3, 2020

 

Presentation:

Addressing Rural Substance Use With the RCORP Rural Centers of Excellence

 

Presenters:     Stacey Sigmon, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Ernie Fletcher, MD, Fletcher Group, and Gloria Baciewicz, MD