FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS:
Substance Use Issues in the Care of Pregnant Women and their Babies
Growing Challenges of Maternal Drug and Alcohol Use in Northern New England
Friday, November 30, 2012, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Borwell Building 658W, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College; the New Hampshire Training Institute on Addictive Disorders; the New Hampshire Medical Society; the New Hampshire Nurses Assocation, and National Association of Social Workers – PA
ABOUT THE EVENT
The New England Institute of Addiction Studies and the Dartmouth Center on Addiction Recovery and Education are pleased to announce that the 6th Annual Addiction Medicine Conference will take place on Friday, November 30 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire. This program is designed for healthcare professionals and addiction treatment clinicians, with specialized presentations from nationally known presenters, and time for networking and discussion. This year’s topic focuses on the growing challenges of maternal drug and alcohol use in northern New England
PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is for the learner to identify best practice screening, care protocols, referral and collaboration resources for pregnant women who are using substances and their babies.
This conference is designed to bring together the following professionals from both general healthcare and addiction treatment to examine the growing challenges of maternal drug and alcohol use in northern New England:
· Physician Assistants
· Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
· Clinical Supervisors and Administrators
· Other Medical Professionals
· Social Workers
· Other behavioral health or social service professionals
PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE
8:30-8:40 Welcome and Introductions
DCARE and NEIAS Staff
8:40-9:30 Disease of Addiction: Neurobiology and its Effects on the Whole Person.
Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, New Hampshire Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
9:30-10:15 The prescription opioid abuse epidemic: developmental outcomes and public health consequences for pregnant women and their babies
Marie Hayes PhD, Professor of Psychology & Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine and the Allied Scientist at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry
10:30- 11:00 Care of the pregnant woman with opioid dependence
Marjorie Meyer MD, Obstetrician Gynecologist, University of Vermont
11:00- 11:30 Care of the Opioid-exposed Newborn
Anne Johnston MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Medical Director, Neonatal Medical Follow-Up Program, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and Attending Neonatologist, Fletcher Allen Health Care
11:30-12:15 Morning Speakers Panel – Addressing opioid challenges in pregnancy and neonates
1:00-1:45 Alcohol use in pregnancy: an update
Rebecca Ewing, MD
1:45-2:30 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders: identification and management
Nina Sand – Loud, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
2:45-4:00 Policies and services in Northern New England for pregnant women with addiction and their babies, Panel of speakers
The New England Institute of Addiction Studies and the Dartmouth Center for Addiction Recovery Education are committed to providing accommodations so professionals with disabilities can participate in the program.
Sign Language Interpreters and Assistive Listening Devices or other accommodations are available upon request. Deadline for Sign Language Interpreter requests is November 10, 2012.
The site has wheelchair accessible space available, but we need to know your needs in advance to make arrangements. Please note your accommodation requests, such as ASL interpreter, accessible rooms, etc. on your application form.
6.0 Contact Hours
Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to ANA-MAINE for approval to award contact hours. ANA-Maine is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Note: A partial attendance option is available; participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Physicians: The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UNECOM has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 6.0 hours of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending. UNECOM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 6.0 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians. Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits. Physicians and other attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine will submit the osteopathic credits to the AOA, upon receipt of attendance by the activity organizer. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) and Health Care Without Harm/Practice Green Health. UNECOM is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Addiction Counselors: Through the NH Institute on Addictive Disorders, a co-sponsor, this program is pre-approved by the NH Board of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professional Practice for CEU Performance Domains and Categories of Competence. This program has been approved for 6.0 contact hours. The New England Institute is an approved NAADAC education provider. The New England Institute is a recognized Sponsor of Continuing Education Activities by the Maine State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
The fee for this Addiction Medicine conference is $130.
The cost covers lunch, the educational program, and Continuing Education contact hours. Credit card payments or PayPal payments may be made securely online through the link provided upon online registration submission. Checks, purchase orders, or money orders may be sent to: NEIAS, 75 Stone St., Augusta, ME 04330 (Please note “Addiction Medicine Conference” and participant’s name on any check or purchase orders.) Purchase orders may be faxed to: 207-621-2550.
Registration deadline is November 25, 2012. Registrations received after November 25 will be accepted on a space available basis.
If you require a Sign Language Interpreter or CART service, registration deadline is November 10, 2012.
Click here to register online.
CANCELLATION, REFUND, AND SUBSTITUTION POLICIES
Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing at the New England Institute by the following deadlines. Cancellations must be received by November 28, 2012 for a full refund. Written cancellations may be faxed (207-621-2550) or e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTE TO AGENCIES PAYING FEES: Registrations secured by purchase order or agency authorization letter will be liable for the cancellation and refund policy.
The New England Institute accepts substitutions for participants from the same agency who cannot attend the conference. All substitutions must be received in writing by November 28, 2012. Written substitutions may be faxed (207-621-2550) or e-mailed to email@example.com. Please clearly state who is replacing whom. The substitute is required to send a completed conference application to the New England Institute at the time a written substitution is submitted.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
New England Institute of Addiction Studies
75 Stone Street, Augusta, ME 04330