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Connie White

Connie White

MD Deputy Director, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Allen Brenzel

Allen Brenzel

MD, Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health Development and Intellectual Disabilities

Jill Martin

Jill Martin

M.Ed., LPCC, Hazard Primary Care Centers and Mountain Comprehensive Care Clinic

 

 

Objectives:

  1. Define the appropriate treatment and management for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder and how to apply in the primary care setting.
  2. Illustrate a comprehensive program that combines prescribing and monitoring medication assisted treatment of pregnant and postpartum women with wrap around medical and social services.

Expected Results/Outcomes:

  1. Participants will show increased self-competency related to the knowledge of appropriate treatment and management of substance use disorder in pregnant and postpartum patients.
Mark Birdwhistell

Mark Birdwhistell

Vice President of Administration and External Affairs, UK HealthCare

Douglas Oyler

Douglas Oyler

PharmD, Chair, Opioid Stewardship Program, UK HealthCare

John O'Brien Jr

MD, Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UK HealthCare

 

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the burden of the opioid epidemic in Kentucky.
  2. Describe the federal response to the national opioid epidemic, the 21st Century Cures Act.
  3. Review House Bill 1, House Bill 217, House Bill 333, and Senate Bill 192, Kentucky legislative responses to the crisis.

Expected Results/Outcomes:

  1. Participants will show increased knowledge of the burden of the opioid epidemic in Kentucky.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the federal response to the opioid epidemic, the 21st Century Cures Act.
  3. Participants will correctly distinguish legislative responses.

Rex Chapman

Pat Fogarty

Matt Brown

 

Rex Chapman is a former All American KY Wildcat. He spent 11 years in the NBA as a player and 3 years in the front office of the Phoenix Suns. Rex, like many other athletes, suffered multiple injuries throughout his career and as a result, had access to pain killers as a solution. Rex was taking prescribed narcotics consistently for several years until eventually, he switched to suboxone. Rex, like many addicts, went to a clinic monthly to get his prescription. He never did one urine drug screen and was on suboxone for 9 years without any tapering. Rex tried several rehab facilities and eventually ended up at The Brook in Louisville, KY. Rex has now been sober for 3 years and looking to help make a difference with the opiate crisis in KY. He currently speaks across the state and country to share his story. He recently published an article in Sports Illustrated discussing the epidemic in KY.

Pat Fogarty was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and holds degrees from the University of Louisville. Pat comfortably claims the distinction of being someone in long-term recovery and found a new life after battling addiction, incarceration, and homelessness. Pat was pardoned by Governor Beshear for his exemplary conduct in sobriety and for his community advocacy. In the fall of 2016, Louisville Business First included Pat as a “Forty under 40” recipient, recognizing him as a top business professional in the region under forty years of age. Pat is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) and a state credentialed Clinical Supervisor in Kentucky. Formerly, Pat worked for The Healing Place and in the Recovery Kentucky network, covering everything from community relations, developing department of corrections programs, supervising Healing Place programming, and business development. In early 2017, Pat accepted a position covering community relations for the biopharmaceutical company Alkermes and is focused on working with community leaders to promote practices and policies that advance systemic and lasting change in the field of addictions. Pat and his wife, Erin, have two children.

Matt Brown is Chief of Staff to the CEO of Addiction Recovery Care, LLC, which operates a network of 13 addiction treatment centers in Eastern and Central Kentucky. The organization, headquartered in Louisa, Kentucky, offers a full continuum of care including centers for detox, residential, transitional, intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient, medically assisted treatment (MAT), vocational rehabilitation and job training. The treatment centers are holistic with CARF-accredited clinical programs, medical services directed by an addictionologist, a spirituality emphasis that includes the 12 steps and pastoral care, and a broadening scope of vocational training opportunities for clients. Matt is a recovering addict and former physical therapist who celebrated 3 years of sobriety in May of 2017. Matt graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Health Science and a Master’s in Physical Therapy. Since receiving treatment for his addiction at Belle Grove Springs, owned and operated by Addiction Recovery Care, Matt has switched careers - from a physical therapist to a career in addiction treatment, formed the community oriented non-profit - RISEabove, been appointed to Louisa’s city council, and is leading a newly formed church in Louisa - The Table. Matt and his wife Summer live in Louisa, KY.

Tom Vicini

Vice President of Administration and External Affairs, UK HealthCare

Debbie Trusty

Education Director, Operation UNITE

Stephanie Johnson

Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Laura Griffin

Professor and Chair of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, KYCOM

   

Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe a regional approach to prevention of substance use disorder through education and the activation and support of community coalitions.
  2. Demonstrate the process for statewide reporting and tracking of controlled substance prescriptions dispensed within the state.
  3. Examine osteopathic manipulative medicine as a non-invasive method to treat patients suffering with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.

Expected Results/Outcomes:

  1. Participants will demonstrate increased awareness of regional prevention measures being deployed to combat substance misuse.
  2. Participants will show increased self-competency assessment related to Kentucky’s statewide reporting and tracking system.
  3. Participants will crecognize osteopathic manipulative medicine as a tool to treat patients suffering with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.

Ardis Hoven

MD, Infectious Disease Consultant, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Fadi Al Akhrass

MD, FACP, Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Infection Control, Chief of Staff at Pikeville Medical Center

Philip J. Peters

MD, HIV Testing and Biomedical Interventions Activity Lead, Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Objectives:

  1. Examine the relationship between substance use disorder, injection drug use and infectious disease.
  2. Describe the process and requirements for patient testing and reporting of positive HIV and Hepatitis results.

Expected Results/Outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the relationship between substance use disorder, injection drug use and infectious disease.
  2. Participants will correctly identify the process and requirements for patient testing and reporting of positive HIV and Hepatitis test results.

Dana Quesinberry

Program Manager, Kentucky Drug Prevention Program

Tim Robinson

President/CEO, Addiction Recovery Care

Kris Preston

Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Mark Jorrisch

MD, President, Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine

 

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the utilization of the Drug Overdose Technical Assistance Core (DOTAC) and a real-time web-based substance use disorder treatment locator.
  2. Discuss various types of approved medications for opioid use disorder.
  3. Recognize the role of the primary care provider in the management of SUD.
  4. Explain the tools and assistance available for patients in Kentucky related to extensive outpatient and inpatient care.

Expected Results/Outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to identify various types of medications used for opioid use disorder
  2. Participants will indicate increased self-competency related to the utilization of the Drug Overdose Technical Assistance Core, treatment locator and available tools and resources for referral of patients with SUD.
  3. Participants will correctly identify the role of the primary care provider in the management of SUD.

 

The Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of (four and one-half (4.5) credits) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All persons participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Southern AHEC are expected to disclose any real or perceived 
Conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.  The Southern Kentucky AHEC office of Continuing Medical Education presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to use their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine.  The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in the field.

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has approved this event for 4.5 HB1 hours. 

Presenter Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Provider Education Host Site Locations

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  • Baptist Health Richmond - Richmond, KY
  • Madison County Health Department - Richmond, KY
  • UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health - Hazard KY
  • Magnolia Regional Health Center - Corinth, MS
  • Southern Ohio Medical Center - Portsmouth, OH
  • TriHealth - Cincinnati, OH
  • Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center - Morehead, KY
  • Hardin Memorial Hospital - Elizabethtown, KY
  • Owensboro Health - Owensboro, KY
  • McLaren Bay Region - Bay City MI
  • EC-HealthNet Family Medicine Residency Program - Meridian, MS
  • Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine - Pikeville, KY
  • SOWEGA-AHEC - Albany, GA
  • Adena Health System - Chillicothe OH
  • Southern KY AHEC - Mt.Vernon KY
  • Purchase AHEC - Murray, KY
  • King's Daughters' Health - Madison, IN
  • Methodist Hospital - Henderson, KY
  • Fort Wayne Medical Education Program - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Ohio University HCOM - Dayton, OH
  • Garden City Hospital - Garden City, MI
  • North Central AHEC - Covington, KY
  • Grace Health - Corbin, KY
  • Med Center Health - Bowling Green, KY
  • Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY

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