Women and the Escalating Opioid Crisis, 7th Annual Conference, Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Conference
Women and the
Escalating Opioid Crisis

What is happening and
what providers need to know

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3rd, 4:30 to 8:00PM

The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Auditorium 170
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI
Free parking available at adjacent Richmond Garage (see security for parking voucher)

4:30-5:15  Registration / Resource Booths / Box Dinner

5:15-5:30  Welcome and Presentation of Karen Rosene Montella MD, Spark Award 
Peg Miller, MD, FACP, Co-ChairWomen’s Health Council of Rhode Island,Women’s Medicine Collaborative      

5:30-6:15 State of the State in the Opioid Crisis

Corinna Roy, MA, Acting Deputy Director, Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

Opioid Use in Pregnancy: A Crisis of Epic Proportions
Mara Coyle, MD, Women & Infants Hospital
panel6:15 – 7:25  Panel: Practical Realities for Providers
Panel Facilitator: Wendy Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS, Women & Infants Hospital

How to Use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Henrique Pedro, RPh, Lifespan Pharmacy  

Pain Safe Prescribing DOH Guidelines and Tools
James McDonald, MD, MPH, Rhode Island Department of Health

Perspective from the Emergency Department
Melanie Lippmann, MD, Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department

Perspective on Intervention, Treatment and Recovery

Lori Dorsey, MSW, Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

7:25-7:55 Feedback, Q&A
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-Chair, Women’s Health Council of Rhode Island, Lifespan Community Health Institute

7:55–8:00 Closing Remarks         
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the burden and epidemiology of the opioid crisis in Rhode Island, particularly for women, as compared to region and country.
  • Discuss specific dimensions of the opioid misuse epidemic as it relates to pregnancy, neonates, and interpersonal violence.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of different providers in responding to the epidemic and name three resources they can utilize to assist patients.
  • Describe cross-addiction and treatment complications for patients in recovery and two strategies to resolve them.
  • Describe the Rhode Island regulations for the Prescription Monitoring Program—what it is, who can access it, how it should be used, how to register a patient, and how to interpret findings.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas of Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women’s Health Council of RI.  The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown university is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This activity is approved for 2.5 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

Licensed Medical Health Counselors: This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education units by the RI Mental Health Counselors Association.

Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Professionals: This program has been approved through the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals for the RI Certification Board for 2.5 continuing education credits for Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Professionals.

Nurses: This Continuing Nursing Education Activity has been submitted to the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award 2.5 contact hours.  Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physicians Assistants/Nurse Practitioners:  Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 2.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island Chapter in accordance with the Regulations of the RI Social Work Board of Licensure.

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved for 2.5 Continuing Education Hours by the Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association.

The program is sponsored by
Lifespan Women’s Medicine Collaborative and
Lifespan Community Health Institute

This is a free conference.
Dinner is provided. CEUs are available.
Registration is required.