Integrating Addiction Medicine with Treatment Courts - Wednesday, November 13, 2024
Includes a Live Web Event on 11/13/2024 at 10:00 AM (EST)
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Integrating Addiction Medicine with Treatment Courts
Host: All Rise & American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Wednesday, November 13, 2024| 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
This 6-hour, live course provides the education needed for prescribing clinicians to strengthen skills in partnering with treatment court and advocating for patients who are involved in treatment court. The course will include didactive presentations, small group discussions, FAQs, and challenging case studies.
ASAM is partnering with All Rise through an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) grant initiative to allow medical providers active with and new to the drug treatment court field access to training to help guide them in successful integration of services for individuals with substance use disorders involved in the justice system.
The target audience for this introductory level activity includes: physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who practice addiction medicine and interact with treatment courts and other aspects of the justice system.
This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Based Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism and Systems-based Practice.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Describe ways to reduce stigma against people with substance use disorders, including the use of accurate terminology.
- Explain the role of timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment for clients/participants first engaging in treatment courts.
- Define addiction as a chronic and manageable disease.
- Describe the purpose, structure, and effectiveness of treatment courts.
- Define the roles and responsibilities of treatment court team members.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of medical providers within treatment court settings.
- Apply best clinical and partnership practices to case examples of patients who are engaged in treatment court and addiction treatment.
- Advocate effectively for access to evidence-based treatment with treatment court team members.
- Coordinate care within professional settings to individuals involved in treatment courts.
ASAM has partnered with the All Rise through an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) grant initiative to allow medical providers active with and new to the drug treatment court field access to training to help guide them in the successful integration of services for individuals with substance use disorders involved in the justice system.
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Registration Deadline: 11/13/2024
Close Access Date: 11/13/2027
- Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
- Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 13 out of 18 questions correctly.
- Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
- Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.
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Elizabeth M. Salisbury-Afshar
MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM
Dr.Salisbury-Afshar is an Associate Professor at the University ofWisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on improving the health and wellbeing ofpeople who use drugs and alcohol. She is a physician who is board-certified inaddiction medicine, family medicine, and preventive medicine/general publichealth, and her expertise lies at the intersection of these fields. Her workincludes patient care, teaching, public health practice, and research relatedto implementation and evaluation of addiction treatment and harm reductionprograms. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar serves as the Program Director of the PreventiveMedicine Residency and as the Medical Director of Harm Reduction Services forthe Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health. She has overfourteen years of experience working clinically in federally qualified healthcenters. Her current clinical work includes serving as Medical Directorof a low barrier clinic for people who use drugs and as a physician on theaddiction medicine consult team at UW Hospital. She is also core faculty in theUW Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.
No relevant financial disclosures.
PA-C, MPAS, MPH
Debra R. Newman, PA-C, MSPAS, MPH served as the Medical Practitioner for Adult Drug and Mental Health Treatment Courts in Santa Fe County, New Mexico for the over six years, and currently provides training and technical assistance for the NM Department of Therapeutic Justice. She formerly served in this role for the Rio Arriba (NM) Adult Drug and Mental Health Treatment Courts, and the Santa Fe County DWI Court. Debra was a 2017-2018recipient of the PA Foundation/NIDA-CTN Mentored Outreach Award in Treatment Dissemination: “Utilizing Psychiatric PA’s in Drug/Treatment Courts.”
Her passion for addiction medicine began with her association with Project ECHO while employed at a large FQHC in northern NM more than 15 years ago, a region historically plagued with the highest per capita heroin overdose death rate in the nation. Debra worked as the only full-time provider for patients struggling with SUDs.
Debra is the only PA to serve as a Lead Mentor for the Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS and serves as a Co-Editor for ASAM Weekly.
In her current role with Encompass Community Services, a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz, CA that provides services in behavioral health and family andsocial well-being, she is Lead Provider for outpatient SUD services.
No relevant financial disclosures
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
Meghan Wheeler is the director of standards and conference programming for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). She is responsible for developing training, technical assistance, and tools to support the implementation of best practice standards for treatment court models and also assists in the development of best practice standards. In her 18-year tenure with NADCP, she has served as project director and senior consultant on the Adult Drug Court Planning and Training Initiatives, Statewide Training and Technical Assistance, and Family Treatment Court Planning and Training Initiatives. She has provided training and technical assistance to treatment courts nationwide. Prior to her work with NADCP, she managed the statewide treatment court implementation for the Supreme Court of Ohio, worked at the local level as a treatment court coordinator, and served as a counselor and clinical supervisor for a residential substance use treatment facility. Ms. Wheeler has national, state, and local experience in the justice, treatment, child welfare, and social services fields related to clinical intervention, supervision, case management, policy development, program management, grant writing, and curriculum design. She previously was an adjunct professor at Ashland University in the area of alcoholism and substance use. She received her master's degree in administration of justice, a bachelor's in psychology, and a bachelor's in criminal justice from Mercyhurst University.
No relevant financial disclosures.
MD, FACP, DFASAM
Dr. Soumya L. Pandalai is a board certified physician in the field of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She currently works at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) in Phoenix, Arizona as a specialist in Addiction Medicine and provides both inpatient consultation services and outpatient treatmentr to persons with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Dr. Pandalai enjoys the clinical practice of Addiction Medicine and finds the neuroscience of addiction to be intellectually stimulating and challenging to observe the health-effects that can result from various aspects of human behavior. It is also immensely rewarding to connect with patients at different stages of their recovery process and help them along their path toward healing. She hopes to inspire people to view addiction from a different lens and apply principles of substance use and reward pathways to general aspects of human motivation and other medical illnesses. Dr. Pandalai is proud and grateful to work with an interdisciplinary team of hospital staff, social workers, counselors and other medical providers to create a more inclusive and health-focused model for substance use treatment, chronic pain and use of treatment options like tele-health to advance the care of vulnerable patient populations.
No relevant financial disclosures.
Steve Hanson, M.S. Ed., is a Senior Treatment Consultant for AllRise/Treatment Court Institute. Having been a faculty member for AllRise (founded as National Association of Drug Court Professionals in 1994) for over 20 years, Mr. Hanson began his current role in January of 2023.
Previously, he served as the Associate Commissioner for Courts and Criminal Justice for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. He was responsible for relationships with the various criminal justice entities including Drug Courts, State and local corrections, probation and parole. Previously he had served as the Associate Commissioner of Treatment for OASAS with responsibilities for the oversight of state operated treatment programs, adolescent services, criminal justice and Recovery services.
He taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Psychopharmacology at SUNY Brockport for 20 years.
Steve has over 40 years of experience in the field as a treatment provider, educator and consultant. His ability to train criminal justice practitioners on drug abuse and treatment has been recognized both nationally and internationally.
Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Addiction Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity awards 6 Nursing contact hours.
This activity will offer 6 pharmacy contact hours (6 CEUs). Pharmacists will be asked to provide identifying information (e-Profile ID and DOB in MMDD format) in order to receive credit and allow reporting to CPE Monitor. (UAN: JA0000141-0000-24-001-H99-P)