IUP MARTI-CBH is proud to be co-sponsoring “Drug User Health: Promoting Health and Reducing Harm in Medical Settings” with Allegheny Health Network at Allegheny General Hospital on October 18th, 2017.
We see it as a way to begin to bring the medical/healthcare provider into the room with the patients who use substances to work more collaboratively toward a healthier life including recovery.
Overview and Intended Audience
This exciting one day conference will focus on engaging and retaining persons who use
drugs and other substances in health care from primary care to the emergency department to the inpatient units in our hospitals.. Substance users and persons with substance use disorders are often stigmatized and poorly understood by many health care providers. This leads to missed opportunities for not only better management of substance related harms but also better management of other chronic diseases and health promotion activities. This stigma and misunderstanding often leads to increased health spending and poor outcomes for substance users that could be avoided. The conference will feature not only new ways of engaging drug users in health care but also new ways for health care providers and substance use treatment providers to think about addiction so they are better prepared to provide high quality health care in a humane and compassionate way. The current opioid epidemic and the astounding growth in the numbers of person dying from opiate overdose present an urgent and compelling reason to better understand and care for persons who use drugs and alcohol, regardless of whether it is in the context of abuse or social and recreational use. This conference is intended for medical providers, primary care physicians, emergency department clinicians, social works, nurses, drug treatment providers, and EMS/first responders. This is a knowledge- based activity.
• Illustrate and prescribe methods for engaging and retaining those who use drugs and
other substances in health care
• Distinguish between the types of care in a health care setting for those who use
drugs, ranging from primary care to the emergency department to the inpatient
units in our hospitals
• Examine approaches providers can implement to provide high quality health care in a
humane and compassionate way
• Identify changes audience can implement in their practice to accommodate
Please spread the word! We have tried to keep this conference inexpensive and accessible to all.
$45 Other Healthcare Employees
$25 Community Members
Credit Designation Statement
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.
Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education
Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of
6.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim
only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts Approved for AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ credit for completing this program.
Non-physicians: Allegheny General Hospital has approved this activity for a maximum of 6.25 contact hours for non-physicians.
CE for psychologists:
Allegheny General Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny General Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CE for Social Workers:
Social Workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association (refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer to Continuing Educational Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at http://www.dos.state.pa.us/social