New user? Sign up here |
MAAETC and MARPHTC Opioid Webinar Series
Ending the Opioid Epidemic: Strategies for Success

 

PAGE UPDATE: Beginning Tuesday March 31st at 5:00pm, links to the PDF slide presentations, audio transcripts, and the recordings of the live presentations will be available for viewing.

For those who were registered for the original event, click on the event you attended in the list below and then look in the materials section of the event's view page for the PDF of the slides and the audiotranscript. The link to view the video should also appear in the event page view. If you have trouble accessing it, please let us know at maaetc@pitt.edu. 

For those who did not register for the original events, please register for the archived versions of the events listed towards the bottom of this page.

Webinar Series Description:

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center have created a six-part interactive webinar series which has been designed to introduce diverse strategies for success in ending the opioid epidemic. Participants will hear from legal, social, medical, and community intervention experts in a strategy-gathering information exchange. The webinars will be an hour in length and will include Q&A as well as audience interaction via polling. We welcome you to join us for the entire series or for individual webinars!

Series Goal:
To provide public health and clinical practitioners strategies at multiple levels of intervention that have been shown to be effective in addressing the opioid epidemic.

Tuesday February 4, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 1. Ending the Opioid Epidemic Overview and the Importance of Overcoming Stigma, Holly Hagle, PhD and Renata Henry, MEd
The opioid epidemic began about 18 years ago and continues to necessitate public health focus as overdose deaths continue. In this webinar, participants will learn about the epidemic’s history, opioid use related stigma and the associated impacts of this stigma, and the need to help all people realize the important treatment principle that opioid use disorder is a treatable chronic disease.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14499

Tuesday February 11, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 2: Using Motivational Interviewing with People with Opioid Use Disorder, Christine Higgins, MA
Motivational Interviewing is a non-judgmental, individual-centered approach for achieving behavior change. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the importance of motivational interviewing as well as demonstrate and discuss two tools for assessing and motivating individuals—the Readiness Ruler and the Decisional Balance Tool.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14689

Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 3: Medication Assisted Treatment in an Urban Clinic: Challenges and OpportunitiesLara Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole-patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The regulated amount of medication provided in MAT addresses opioid withdrawal symptoms. In this webinar, the presenter will examine the MAT process in an urban setting as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by clinicians who provide MAT to their clients.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14690
 
Tuesday February 25, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 4: Medication Assisted Treatment in a Rural Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities, Durand Warren, MBA, LPC and Bradley Barnett, M.Ed, LPC
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole-patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The regulated amount of medication provided in MAT addresses opioid withdrawal symptoms. In this webinar, the presenter will examine the MAT process in an rural setting as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by clinicians who provide MAT to their clients.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14691
 
Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 5: Community Intervention: Syringe Services Program and Employing People Who Use Drugs, Sarah Danforth
More information coming soon.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14692
 
Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 6: Legal Intervention: Using the Judicial System to Impact Mortality and Morbidity Rates for Opioid Misuse, Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD
Adults incarcerated following arrest for drug misuse are a vulnerable population. Historically, the role of courts in these cases is to impose sanctions and protect society from future harm. Problem solving courts are public health interventions that refer arrested individuals to treatment. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are studying specific characteristics of individual problem solving court policies, procedures, and practices and their impact on morbidity and mortality rates.
Click on the link below for more information and to register for the webinar
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/14706

 

Opioid Webinar Series Archived Events: If you would like to watch the recording of any of the live presentations that you were not already registered for, please click one of the following links to the archived presentations.

Archived Recording of: Tuesday February 4, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 1. Ending the Opioid Epidemic Overview and the Importance of Overcoming Stigma, Holly Hagle, PhD and Renata Henry, MEd. The opioid epidemic began about 18 years ago and continues to necessitate public health focus as overdose deaths continue. In this webinar, participants will learn about the epidemic’s history, opioid use related stigma and the associated impacts of this stigma, and the need to help all people realize the important treatment principle that opioid use disorder is a treatable chronic disease. Click on the link below for more information and to register to watch the recorded webinar: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15190

Archived Recording of: Tuesday February 11, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 2: Using Motivational Interviewing with People with Opioid Use Disorder, Christine Higgins, MA
Motivational Interviewing is a non-judgmental, individual-centered approach for achieving behavior change. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the importance of motivational interviewing as well as demonstrate and discuss two tools for assessing and motivating individuals—the Readiness Ruler and the Decisional Balance Tool.
Click on the link below for more information and to register to watch the recorded webinar: 
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15191

Archived Recording of: Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 3: Medication Assisted Treatment in an Urban Clinic: Challenges and OpportunitiesLara Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole-patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The regulated amount of medication provided in MAT addresses opioid withdrawal symptoms. In this webinar, the presenter will examine the MAT process in an urban setting as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by clinicians who provide MAT to their clients. 
Click on the link below for more information and to register to watch the recorded webinar: 
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15231
 
Archived Recording of: Tuesday February 25, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 4: Medication Assisted Treatment in a Rural Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities, Durand Warren, MBA, LPC and Bradley Barnett, M.Ed, LPC
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole-patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The regulated amount of medication provided in MAT addresses opioid withdrawal symptoms. In this webinar, the presenter will examine the MAT process in an rural setting as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by clinicians who provide MAT to their clients.
Click on the link below for more information and to register to watch the recorded webinar: 
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15193


Archived Recording of: Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 5: Community Intervention: Syringe Services Program and Employing People Who Use Drugs, Sarah Danforth
Click on the link below for more information and to register to watch the recorded webinar: 
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15194
 
Archived Recording of: Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time. 6: Legal Intervention: Using the Judicial System to Impact Mortality and Morbidity Rates for Opioid Misuse, Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD
Adults incarcerated following arrest for drug misuse are a vulnerable population. Historically, the role of courts in these cases is to impose sanctions and protect society from future harm. Problem solving courts are public health interventions that refer arrested individuals to treatment. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are studying specific characteristics of individual problem solving court policies, procedures, and practices and their impact on morbidity and mortality rates.
Click on the link below for more information and to register to watch the recorded webinar: 
https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/15195