ORTAC Symposium 2020: Building Bridges in Community Health

September 22, 2020 to September 23, 2020

Treatment and the engagement/retention for patients with a substance use disorder is under significant demand. A key aspect of successful engagement with the substance use population is to "meet the patient where they are," which can assume a variety of forms. This symposium will address the unique "bridges" that are essential to provide comprehensive care for individuals with a substance use disorder, primarily individuals with an opioid use disorder. Innovative programs to "meet the patient where they are" will be discussed, as well as ways to utilize an integrative approach when working with a patient in this population. Gaps remain in the awareness of effective initiatives to reach this population and enhance their quality of care.

Target Audience

Pharmacist, Physician, Physician Assistant, Psychologist, and Social Worker.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of integrating physical, mental and behavioral health.
  2. Identify how first responders can effectively bridge areas of need in the community.
  3. Describe the use of a telemedicine bridge program for medications for opioid use disorder.
  4. Examine the impact of substance use disorders on family/friends of individuals with a substance use disorder.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/22/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
09/22/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
09/23/2020 - 6:00pm

2020 AGENDA 

“Building Bridges: Community Partnerships to Mitigate Opioid Overdoses” 

Day 1—September 22nd, 2020 ​

Time​

Session Title and Description ​

8:45-8:55 ​

Welcome and Introduction 

Patricia Kroboth, PhD – Dean of University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the Dr. Gordon J.Vanscoy Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences​

9:00-10:15 ​

 

Presentation 1: Integration of Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health 

Enhancing Wellness in Individuals with Substance Use Disorders ​

James Schuster, MD, VP of Behavioral Integration and the Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral, Medicaid and Special Needs Services for the UPMC Insurance Division ​

Break ​

10:15-10:30 ​

10:30-11:45 ​

Presentation 2: Bridging Gaps, Public Health and Public Safety 

Expanding the Role of First Responders  ​

Colleen Hughes, M.S., CAAD, Executive Director of the Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission ​

11:45-12:00 ​

Closing Remarks ​

   

 

 

 

 

 

2020 AGENDA 

“Building Bridges: Community Partnerships to Mitigate Opioid Overdoses” 

Day 2—September 23nd, 2020 ​

Time​

Session Title and Description ​

12:45 – 12:55​

Welcome and Introduction 

Amanda Mihalko, MS – Program Director, Community Health Initiatives​University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit​

12:55 – 2:15  ​

Presentation 1: Building Access to MOUD 

UPMC Medical Toxicology Telemedicine Bridge Program​

Michael Lynch, MD, Medical Director – Pittsburgh Poison Center, Medical Director – UPMC Health Plan Substance Use Services ​

Break ​

2:15 – 2:30 ​

2:30 – 3:45 ​

Presentation 2: Impact on Families 

Addiction in the Family: Empowering Family Members to Become Change Agents in the Recovery Process​

Crystal Parish, LPC, Vice President of Clinical Operations –LaurelCare Treatment​

3:45 – 4:00 ​

Closing Remarks ​

Virtual Symposium hosted on Zoom Webinar

Faculty Listing

  • Patricia Kroboth, PhD
    Dean of University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
    Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • James Schuster, MD
    VP of Behavioral Integration and the Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral, Medicaid and Special Needs Services for the UPMC Insurance Division
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Colleen Hughes, MS, CAAD
    Executive Director of the Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission
    Monessen, PA
  • Amanda Mihalko, MS
    Program Director, Community Health Initiatives, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Michael Lynch, MD
    Medical Director, Pittsburgh Poison Center
    Medical Director, UPMC Health Plan Substance Use Services
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Crystal Parish, LPC
    Vice President of Clinical Operations, LaurelCare Treatment
    Kennedy Twp, PA

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Julie A. Kmiec, DO – SAMHSA and AHRQ grant recipient

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.25 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 5.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.  

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 5.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.25 Attendance
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Zoom info for Day 1:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93103820095

Passcode: 639196

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12678310333,,93103820095#  or 8778535247,,93103820095# (Toll Free)

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 267 831 0333  or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 931 0382 0095

    International numbers available: https://pitt.zoom.us/u/ab0Ok7Dycb

 

 

Zoom info for Day 2:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94216061325

Passcode: 493983

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12678310333,,94216061325#  or 8778535247,,94216061325# (Toll Free)

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 267 831 0333  or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 942 1606 1325

    International numbers available: https://pitt.zoom.us/u/acjIHOYbsF

 

 

Whitney I. Menarcheck, LPC, NCC

Senior Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist

Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)

University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy

5607 Baum Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Pronouns: She/Her