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March 2021

JCOIN Speaker Series: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will feature presentations from key researchers who will summarize the effectiveness of medications for addiction treatment (MAT) for individuals with a substance use disorder, and specifically those in jails and prisons. The vast majority of individuals that have used opioids are within the criminal justice system. Rates of opioid use among the justice-involved population are 400 times higher than that of the general public. Of the 2 million individuals in prison and jail in the United States, 19…

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Opioid Paradigms: How Crisis Can Inform Change

March 10 - March 12

The Journal of Law in Society, in partnership with the Levin Center, will be holding a symposium March 10-12 about the opioid epidemic. The symposium will explore the motivations and shortcomings in the state's right- and left-handed responses to the opioid epidemic, as well as how we can move toward more effective knowledge and policy about opioids and the associated healthcare, drug sentencing and political/legal approaches to public health issues. Panel 1: March 10, 12pm EST: Access to Addiction Medical Care Panel 2:…

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April 2021

Academic and Health Policy Conference on Criminal Justice Health

April 8 - April 10

The 14th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Criminal Justice Health will be held virtually from April 8th through April 10th. The Conference provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policy makers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care. If your membership to ACCJH has lapsed or you have never been a member, conference registration comes with a complimentary one-year membership to…

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68th Annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation

April 8 - April 9

Focusing on alcohol and sexual violence. We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 68th Annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation to be held virtually on Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th, 2021. This year's Symposium focuses on alcohol and sexual violence and includes presentations by leading researchers, an NIAAA funding update, and a virtual poster session. You may register for the Symposium here. There is no charge to register.    The virtual poster session will be Thursday, April 8th from…

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The 4th Wave: Methamphetamines and Stimulants

April 13

2021 ACMT Symposium | The 4th Wave: Methamphetamines & Stimulants The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) invites you to join them at their one-day virtual symposium entitled "The 4th Wave: Methamphetamines & Stimulants" on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. This symposium aims to examine the current trends of methamphetamine use, abuse, and co-use with other illicit substances. Multiple innovative research initiatives will be discussed highlighting some of the work of the Methamphetamine Research Center in Portland, Oregon. Multiple speakers on…

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The Sisyphus Curse: The relentless work of public health: How to Survive and Thrive

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About this Webinar This webinar will explore historically relevant, disruptive events and the people who endured them, revealing personal attributes and team dynamics. The instructor will suggest anger management and de-escalation tactics to consider, as colleagues and clients continue to experience high levels of frustration and stress. The webinar will identify risk factors for burn-out that occur in teams in relentlessly challenging circumstances. Applying Nursing principles and providing examples to right-size one’s perspective, the webinar will help fight burnout, and…

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Harm Reduction 2: Decriminalizing Buprenorphine

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Buprenorphine is a highly effective treatment for opioid use disorder, yet many communities continue to criminalize simple possession of the medication. Decriminalization of buprenorphine has been shown to increase access to treatment and entry into recovery, improve individual outcomes, and save communities money. At this special edition Opioid Treatment Ecosystem Lunch and Learn, attendees will hear from the panelists listed below about how decriminalization of buprenorphine reduces harm, increases treatment access, improves public health and safety, and facilitates stronger societal…

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Investigating the Complexity of Naloxone Distribution: Which Policies Matter for Pharmacies and Potential Recipients

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Investigating the Complexity of Naloxone Distribution: Which Policies Matter for Pharmacies and Potential Recipients  April 29 | 1:00- 2:00 PM EST   Rosanna Smart, PhD Economist RAND Corporation

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June 2021

Improving hospital experiences for people who use substances: Bringing harm reduction and other substance use services to the patient bedside

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Elaine Hyshka is Assistant Professor in the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, and Scientific Director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Her program of health systems and services research is focused on advancing a public health approach to substance use in Canada. She works closely with service providers, health authorities, people with lived experience of substance use, and all levels of government to identify, evaluate, and scale systems…

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