UNE to Offer Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop

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In July 2017, UNE received $80,000 in supplemental funding from its HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) grant to further increase education around Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in primary care to address the opioid crisis. In 2016, 313 Mainers died of an opioid-related overdose, which represents 83% of all drug-related deaths in the State. Currently the demand for MAT in the state still outpaces the supply, especially among those who lack health insurance or live in health professional shortage areas.

To address the critical need for training, UNE’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation will be hosting an Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The workshop will host experts discussing the current climate in Maine concerning the opioid epidemic and its impact on the state. Attendees will gain knowledge in areas including OUD diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and emphasizing MAT. Day of presenters will include:

  • Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH– University of New England
  • Toho Soma, MPH- University of New England
  • Peter Michaud, JD, RN– Maine Medical Association
  • Matthew Braun- Young People in Recovery
  • Clay Graybeal, PhD, MSW – University of New England
  • Bethany Fortier, MPH – University of New England
  • Brianna Nalley, MPH– University of New England
  • Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH– Keynote Speaker
  • Alane O’Connor, DNP– MaineGeneral Medical Center
  • Mary Beth Leone – Thomas, LCSW– Penobscot Community Health Care
  • Noah Nesin, MD– Penobscot Community Health Care

The workshop is free and open to all UNE health professions students, UNE faculty, and interested community members. Student attendees to this workshop can apply their attendance toward SBIRT Student Leader Certificate, IP Honors Distinction, or Care for the Underserved Pathway (CUP) scholar distinction. Contact hours will also be available for practicing clinicians.

For more information and to register please visit:  http://www.une.edu/calendar/2017/opioid-use-disorder-and-medication-assisted-treatment-workshop

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