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Pharmacists’ Solutions to Substance

   

Abuse Educational Program Track

 

   

Friday, January 26, 2017

PPA is excited to be offering a full day educational program centered on equipping pharmacists with the skills and knowledge to address substance use disorders! This Track has been designed to expose you to important topics within this realm so that you can begin implementing enhanced services in your practice settings. Although we encourage attendees to participate in the entire track, there is opportunity to attend select presentations that fit your needs.

 

Moderators:

George E. Downs, PharmD, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Roshni S. Patel, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University

 

Session Details

9:00 AM to 1:30 PM Professional_Development.pngMeeting.png Networking.png

Includes Lunch

CE: Communicating with Patients with Substance Use Disorder utilizing SBIRT - Introductory Level

George E. Downs, PharmD, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Karin Richards, PhD, ACSM, ACE CPT-GFI, Chair, Department of Kinesiology Samson College of Health Science University of the Sciences

Unhealthy substance use by patients, which encompasses the full spectrum of hazardous to dependent use of alcohol and other drugs, is commonly encountered by healthcare providers in a variety of healthcare settings. The cost in time and other healthcare resources has been widely documented, but there are evidence-based practices that have proven to be very effective in reducing the negative impact of substance misuse. Moreover, these practices, when instituted, can yield great benefits with less time invested.
The clinical procedures for screening patients for unhealthy substance use, providing brief interventions to reduce unhealthy substance use, and treating and referring for specialized treatment to remedy harmful substance use, are evidence-based practices that are being promoted in the United States through research, policy, and service organizations. Despite this national movement, early identification, assessment, treatment and referral to specialty care, when indicated, can be challenging for even experienced healthcare providers. The content presented in this program has been carefully developed to provide an evidence-based curriculum for effectively learning how to conduct alcohol and drug screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment or SBIRT.

CE credit being provided by the University of the Sciences

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Professional_Development.pngMeeting.png Networking.png

CE: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders - Introductory Level

Roshni S. Patel, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications for the treatment of substance use disorders that, when used in combination with behavioral therapies, can effectively treat patients with addiction. This presentation will serve as a clinical overview of the available drug therapies used for opioid dependency and overdose. Misconceptions about the use of MAT will also be explored and discussed.

2:30 PM to 4:30 PMProfessional_Development.pngMeeting.png Networking.png

CE: Benefiting Opioid Use Disorder Patients with MAT - Introductory Level

Moderator: George E. Downs, PharmD, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Panelists: (details coming soon)

Opioid Use Disorder stirs up societal, emotional and medical issues that affect the ability of OUD patients to receive appropriate treatment. What is the value of the treatment, which patients obtain the best results with different agents, how can misuse be addressed and can a structure be established to support treatment and reduce misuse? Using a panel of physicians, pharmacists and advocates, barriers to effective management of patient will be addressed, and strategies to provide long term care to this patient population will be formulated. Audience participation will be encouraged.

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Putting It All Together To Combat the Opioid Epidemic

George E. Downs, PharmD, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Roshni S. Patel, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University

Treating addiction often requires the combination of both behavioral therapy and medication. This summary and wrap-up session will discuss how the skills and knowledge obtained from the Substance Abuse Educational Program Track can be employed in each attendee’s practice. Participants will reflect on their role in addressing addiction and discuss strategies for implementation of SBIRT and MAT.
This portion does not provide CE credit

 

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