The following is a listing of events that might be of interest to those in Public Health.

Oct
18
Thu
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, ME @ Hilton Garden Inn Bangor
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence.  Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

Tobacco Intervention:

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Oct
26
Fri
2018 Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference @ Innovation Hall, University of New England
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2018 Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference

Presented by The University of New England, The SBIRT Grant 
and The City of Portland’s Public Health Division 

Friday, October 26 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Innovation Hall, University of New England

772 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine

Please join the University of New England, the Collaborative SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Training Grant, and the City of Portland’s Public Health Division for a series of workshops about ideas and strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with substance use and other high-risk behaviors. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced sessions are available during all three workshop blocks. There will also be resource tables and an interactive, harm reduction-focused installation that explores the benefits of community health engagement locations.

Scholarships available upon request.

Topics Include:

  • Barriers to Harm Reduction in Rural Maine
  • Supporting Sex Workers
  • Supporting Clients Who Use Drugs
  • Screening and Brief Interventions
  • Injection Drug Use and Hepatitis C
  • Recovery Oriented Housing

For registration questions: llaliberte@adcareme.org

FMI, Contact Zoe Brokos: zop@portlandmaine.gov

 
 
 
Nov
14
Wed
Annual Infectious Disease Conference, Maine CDC @ Augusta Civic Center
Nov 14 @ 7:45 am – 4:30 pm

Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, DHHS has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious disease topics including: rashes, STDs, antibiotic stewardship, occupational and recreational needle use, TB, and rabies. Learn more about the event here.

Nov
16
Fri
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Maple Hill Farms Inn, Hallowell, ME @ Maple Hill Farms Inn & Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence.  Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

Tobacco Intervention:

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Dec
5
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, ME @ Hilton Garden Inn Bangor
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm

This two-day skills focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training.

Participants will:

  • Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment
  • Learn to develop effective, individualized treatment plans
  • Discuss considerations for medication management
  • Review relapse prevention strategies

Clinicians will also spend time building on common counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Tobacco Intervention Basic Skills Training

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Fee: $100 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/home

Jan
17
Thu
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland, ME @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence.  Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

Tobacco Intervention:

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Feb
6
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, Auburn, ME @ Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence.  Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

Tobacco Intervention:

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Mar
21
Thu
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Wormwood Conference Center, Sanford, ME @ The Wormwood Center
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence.  Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

Tobacco Intervention:

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Apr
24
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland, ME @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm

This two-day skills focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training.

Participants will:

  • Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment
  • Learn to develop effective, individualized treatment plans
  • Discuss considerations for medication management
  • Review relapse prevention strategies

Clinicians will also spend time building on common counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Tobacco Intervention Basic Skills Training

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Fee: $100 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/home

May
16
Thu
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hampton Inn by Hilton, Presque Isle, ME @ Hampton Inn by Hilton
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence.  Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

Tobacco Intervention:

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic


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