Monday, October 19, 2015 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the NH Medical Society and the NH Board of Medicine would like to invite you to the second annual NH SBIRT Summit to be held on October 19th, 2015. SBIRT implementation is underway in primary care sites across New Hampshire. The Summit will provide an opportunity to learn how New Hampshire is spreading the use of the evidence based practice Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in primary care for youth, adults and pregnant women. Learn the skills and processes necessary to implement SBIRT sustainably and integrate this critical health domain of alcohol and other drug misuse into patient care.
New Hampshire has some of the highest rates of youth and young adult substance misuse in the United States. SBIRT offers a proven approach for early intervention in healthcare settings. The NH SBIRT Summit will showcase the latest research, implementation strategies, and systems change approaches to support expanded use of SBIRT in a variety of clinical settings across populations.
We are delighted to share that renowned expert Dr. Sharon Levy will be joining us as the keynote speaker for this year’s Summit. Dr. Levy is a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is comprised of clinical, research, training and policy arms. In addition to having evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, Dr. Levy has taught national curricula on the subject. Dr. Levy has published extensively on the outpatient management of subtance use disorders in adolescents, including topics such as screening and brief advice in primary care, the use of drug testing, and the outpatient management of opioid dependent adolescents. She currently serves as a co-principle investigator on several projects, incuding a SAMHSA-funded adolescent SBIRT project, an NIAAA-funded study validating a youth alcohol screening tool in a cohort of adolescents with chronic medical conditions, and a Conrad N. Hilton funded study that aims to validate adolescent SBIRT measures and test a brief intervention for medically vulnerable children.
The goals of the NH SBIRT Summit include:
Maintain the momentum of SBIRT activities occurring throughout the state.
Create new interest and engagement in SBIRT among stakeholders.
Foster and support ongoing engagement of stakeholders.
Increase knowledge and capacity of the participants.
There is no cost to attend this valuable event. Continuing education credits are available. See sidebar to the left for
Monday, October 19, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
Contact: Lori Walter
Community Health Institute/JSI on behalf of the NH Charitable Foundation
Continuing Education Credits
Nursing CNE: This activity has been approved for 5.25 CNEs. JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NASW: This program has been approved for 5 Category I Continuing Education Hours for licensure by NH-NASW. NASW Authorization #3190.
CPS CEUs – CPS CEUs are pending NHPCB approval.
Other accreditations have been applied for but are still pending at this time.