Past News and Events

This page lists past news and events that are related to substance use and mental health.

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2022

NADCP Rise Conference (National Association of Drug Court Professionals)
July 25 to 28, 2022

Nashville, TN

This conference convenes leaders in public health and public safety for four energizing days of education, innovation and collaboration.

Register here.

Recovery Housing 101
July 18, 2022

8:30 am to 4:00 pm, ET

30 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301

In-person training to review the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) standards and compare and contrast all aspects of recovery housing including location, financing, house layout and program rules and regulations.

Register here.

Evidence-Based Treatments for Stimulant Use Disorder
July 12, 2022

10:00 to 11:30 am

A 1.5-hour training with Richard Rawson, PhD

Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies are presented, along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising. The basic philosophy and essential components of contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, community reinforcement approach, motivational interviewing and physical exercise will be described.

Register here.

Navigating the Tough Stuff: LGBTQ Suicide Awareness for Families Webinar Series
July 8, 2022

10:30 am to 12:00 pm, US Pacific Time

Hosted by Northwest MHTTC

Session 1: Increasing LGBTQ youth suicide awareness from the family perspective. Participants learn where to find expert information, risk factors as well as identify holistic ways to address youth suicide based on all ten family life domain areas. Session 2 is Friday, July 22.

Register here.

Supporting NH's Families in Addiction: Resources to Help Kinship Caregivers, New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association
June 23, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am

This two-hour provides an introduction to the effects of parental substance use disorder on all family members with a particular focus on the children. Emphasis will be on ways to promote increased resiliency and hope for recovery in family members. This sets the stage for a panel on resources and programs available for children and kinship caregivers.

Register here

An open panel discussion on how to be a supportive and effective LGBTQIA+ ally
June 29, 2022

12:30 - 1:30 pm

All are welcome to attend!

Register here

Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) Webinar: Telemental Health Care Among Medicaid Enrollees: Advancing Research to Promote Effective Delivery
June 22, 2022

1:00 - 2:30 pm ET

NEHI will host a 90-minute webinar to discuss findings from a PCORI-funded multi-stakeholder convening we conducted earlier this year. This convening served to develop recommendations for future research to advance the effective use of telemental health among Medicaid enrollees.

Register here

Equitable and Affordable Healthcare: A Shared Responsibility
June 22, 2022

9:00 – 11:30 am EDT

Hybrid Event:
Zoom or UNH School of Law,
2 White Street, Room 282,
Concord, NH 03301

This hybrid event will discuss what can be done to make healthcare equitable and affordable in New Hampshire.

Register here

A Cognitive Approach to Self-Care for Certified Recovery Support Workers
June 21, 2022

8:30 am - 4:00 pm ET
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301

This hybrid training will cover concepts primarily from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches to illustrate the inter-connectedness between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how a cognitive approach to self-care can be developed and utilized in conjunction with other aspects of our self-care plan. This training is not intended to provide clinical techniques. It is an overview of how self-application of these concepts can contribute to our self-care.

Register here

Advisory Board Webinar: Building a more equitable behavioral health system
June 16, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Join us to learn why focusing efforts on the most marginalized populations will improve the system for all. There is unprecedented attention on improving behavioral health care in the U.S., from investments in digital health technologies to momentum around legislative action. This approach is resulting in improvements in access and treatment for some—in particular, well-insured, financially secure, white consumers—while deepening pre-existing inequities for the marginalized groups that already experience the worst outcomes: people of color, people with low incomes, and people with high-acuity mental health conditions. Join us for a new Stay Up to Date, where Advisory Board’s Darby Sullivan and Rachel Zuckerman will discuss why focusing efforts on the most marginalized populations will improve the system for all.

Register here

Actress, Author, and Mental Health Advocate Mayim Bialik to Speak at NAMICon 2022
June 15, 2022

Tune in at NAMICon for a discussion between NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. and Mayim Bialik for her perspective on living #StigmaFree. For more information, refer to the NAMI News website.

Understanding Trauma-Informed Care: A Deeper Dive
June 13, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm

This two-hour training will present recovery support workers with an overview of the physiological and cognitive effects of trauma, exploring ways to recognize trauma symptoms and cues, how to provide trauma informed care and ways to promote a trauma informed atmosphere within your work setting. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

Register here

84th College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
June 11-15, 2022

This event is a national and international forum for scientists of diverse backgrounds to advance the understanding of molecular-neurobiological aspects of addictive disorders and, by the application of new scientific knowledge, to improve and develop treatments utilizing novel behavioral and pharmacological therapies.

For more information, refer to the meeting page on the The College on Problems of Drug Dependence website.

Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns
June 08, 2022

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This 6-hour training sponsored by the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association provides content regarding common types of ethical decision-making and ethical dilemmas. For information and registration:

Register here

Public Health Council sponsors Presentation on Older Adults and Substance Misuse
June 2, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Virtual Meeting offered on Zoom
Register now to receive the Zoom link

Presentation will provide information on the prevalence of substance use among older Vermonters and on geriatric informed prevention, treatment, and recovery services for older Vermonters negatively affected by their misuse of alcohol, prescribed medications, or drugs. The greatest problem from substance use, especially misuse, among older adults are the negative health effects. For healthy aging, older adults need to avoid risky use of alcohol and drugs, including some prescribed medications, especially misuse of prescribed medications for pain, sleep or anxiety.

Data may be Vermont-specific, but due to the issues and importance we encourage New Hampshire partners encouraged to attend.

Presenter: Charles Gurney, LICSW, LADC

Celebration of six years of SUMHI (Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative)
May 25, 2022

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Session Slides (PDF)

Connect Suicide Prevention for Educators
May 19, 2022

3:30 to 5:30 pm
Audience: Restricted to educators
Limited to the first 30 people

This FREE 2 hour virtual training is for educators to learn how to recognize their role as a gatekeeper and risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs for suicide in persons at risk. This training will help participants gain comfort in knowing how to connect with a person at risk, and how to connect them with available resources.

Register now

Workshop – Confronting Racism Denial: Tools for Naming Racism and Moving to Action
May 19, 2022

9:30 am to 12:00 pm PT, online

Register now

In this workshop, Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones will lead participants through these discussions:

  • Framing the work: Anti-racism as a legitimate health intervention
  • Naming racism: Communication tools for confronting racism denial
  • Moving to action: Levers for intervention and the power of collective action

The workshop is for health and social services leaders (broadly defined as those contributing to the health of communities) who are eager to take positive actions to combat the negative health impacts of racism.

Fifth Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day
May 16, 2022

This all-day, free virtual event will empower professionals with the latest tools to improve the lives of older adults in their communities.

For more information and to register, refer to the NCOA Learning website.

Addressing Stigma and Health Disparities Related to Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health
May 12, 2022

$30 registration fee for session

This live, two-hour interactive webinar will identify specifically what stigma is and its different forms across a diverse population including pregnant women, the aging population, homeless individuals, and other populations and will explore how one’s attitude and language have a powerful impact on client outcomes in recovery.

For more information, refer to the New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association website.

Five-day Recovery Coach Academy (RCA)
May 9 to 13, 2022

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Dwinell Room

This training is for individuals who are involved in recovery initiation of others and/or are in sustained recovery themselves and want to become a Recovery Coach or a Certified Recovery Support Worker for people seeking or already in recovery. See our flyer (PDF).

California Improvement Network (CIN) Webinar - April 28, 2022

Introducing a Toolkit to Advance Racial Health Equity in Primary Care Improvement Efforts

12:00 to 1:00 pm (PT), online

Register link

CIN launched "A Toolkit to Advance Racial Health Equity in Primary Care" to help organizations that provide, pay for, or support primary care to increase the care improvement efforts that center on racial equity. The webinar was intended for leaders, support and administrative staff, and medical and allied health care providers to learn how to use the toolkit. The webinar was free and open to CIN members and partners.

SOS Recovery, Inclusion, Community, Harm Reduction (RICH) conference, April 18 and 19, 2022

Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH

SOS Recovery Community Organization presented the Northeast's premier peer-recovery conference. The conference included nationally recognized keynotes that will present on innovations in peer-based recovery supports and harm reduction with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This conference included up to a dozen 90- minute breakouts over 2 days surrounding the theme of the conference.

Register link

NatCon22 National Council for Mental Well-Being, April 11-13, 2022

Washington, DC

We celebrated our resilience, reflected on the past, and redefined the future of our field at NatCon22, the largest conference in mental health and substance use treatment. Register link.

Peer-assisted Recovery Training - Suicide Prevention - April 5, 2022

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Danielle Mackey was the contact for registration and questions at danielle.n.mackey@hitchcock.org.

2022 Shield Our Children From Harm Virtual Conference – April 5, 2022

The science of child abuse assessment and prevention continues to evolve. Given rapid advancements in the field, it’s important that physicians, nurses, mental health providers, social workers, and law enforcement officers stay up-to-date in order to recognize and address child abuse concerns and address them effectively.

This program provided an opportunity to learn best practices and to improve patient care via new guidelines, targeted resources, and methods to enhance the participants’ interactions with patients and families, as well as with other professionals in the community.

This conference was a joint effort of the Dartmouth Health Children's, the Child Advocacy Center of Grafton and Sullivan Counties at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and the Family Place Child Advocacy Centers of Windsor County.

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Cognitive Approach to Self-Care for Certified Recovery Support Workers, March 30, 2022

8:30 am to 4:00 pm, via Zoom

Registration fees:

  • NHADACA member – $65.00
  • NHADACA member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
  • Non-member – $75.00
  • Non-member with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

This hybrid training covered concepts primarily from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches to illustrate the inter-connectedness between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how a cognitive approach to self-care can be developed and utilized in conjunction with other aspects of our self-care plan. This training was not intended to provide clinical techniques. It was an overview of how self-application of these concepts can contribute to our self-care.

Peer-assisted Recovery Training - HIV/AIDS/HCV Prevention - March 29, 2022

8:30 am to 4:00 pm, via Zoom
No cost to participants

Danielle Mackey was the contact for registration and information at danielle.n.mackey@hitchcock.org.

Substance-Induced Psychosis - Saturday, March 26, 2022

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

A live virtual workshop offered by the Vermont Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.

This course helped emergency providers, including first-responders, better understand the challenges of substance-induced psychosis with our patients including crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques with working with these patients.

Target audience: Prehospital EMS providers, emergency department personnel, behavioral health clinicians, and other healthcare or social service staff interested in this topic.

Register link

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches - March 22 and 23, 2022

9:00 am to 6:00 pm, via Zoom
No cost to participants

Attendees must have completed 30 hours of Recovery Coach Training. Attendees could register or ask questions by contacting Danielle Mackey at danielle.n.mackey@hitchcock.org.

The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor, March 22, 2022

8:30 am to 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301

Registration fees:

  • NHADACA members – $50.00
  • NHADACA members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
  • Non-members – $60.00
  • Non-members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

This in-person training included a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis was on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry-level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality.

ASDs - Informed Approaches for Interprofessional Health Teams, March 18, 2022

9:00 to 11:00 am, via Zoom
Registration fee – $30.00

A virtual two-hour training that defined the terms used to describe the conditions that fall under the umbrella of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and the areas of the brain affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.

SRNT 28th Annual Meeting - March 15-18, 2022

Innovation and opportunity in a changing landscape: Working together to advance nicotine science to achieve health equity

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Baltimore, Maryland USA

For more information, refer to the event website.

Recovery Coach Academy - March 7-11, 2022

9:00 am to 4:30 pm, via Zoom
No cost to participants

Recovery coaches promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.

If you would like to register or have questions, please contact Danielle Mackey at danielle.n.mackey@hitchcock.org.

Recovery Community Organization (RCO) BOOTCAMP - February 22 to February 24, 2022

12:00 to 5:00 pm EST

Faces & Voices of Recovery invited individuals to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. The RCO Bootcamp was a 13-hour training program for new and emerging Recovery Community Organization (RCO) directors, program managers, and board members. The training covered all the basics to help build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focused on RCO start-up, governance, sustainability, policies and procedures, strategic planning, staff development, and more. Registration was provided on the Faces & Voices of Recovery event web page.

Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Review and Update 2022 - February 20 to February 23, 2022

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $795
Location: Virtual

Agenda focused on a broad update across the spectrum of substance use disorders. Sessions covered everything from neuroscience and developmental perspectives all the way through recovery-oriented systems of care. For more information, refer to the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers event web page.

Families and Addiction, NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association - February 18, 2022

8:30 am to 12:00 pm EST
A three-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

This introductory workshop explored how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system. Special attention was paid to the effects on children in the family. The discussion centered on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop was preapproved for three CEs. For more information, refer to the NHADACA event web page.

Harm Reduction and Cannabis - February 17, 2022

12:00 to 1:30 pm EST, via Zoom

This training addressed harm reduction in terms of cannabis use. For more information, refer to the OBAT TTA+ event web page.

Stimulants 101 - February 15, 2022

1:00 to 2:00 pm EST, via Zoom

This one-hour training provided an introduction to stimulant use disorder. For more information, refer to the OBAT TTA+ event web page.

Alcohol: Reducing Use to Reduce Harm - February 10, 2022

12:00 to 1:30 pm EST, via Zoom

This training reviewed the burden of disease and the impact of alcohol in the US. It discussed quit strategies and clinical approaches to the reduction in alcohol use. It also addressed strategies to reduce the harm associated with binge consumption of alcohol. The impact of alcohol on other SUD treatments was discussed and the use of medications for alcohol use disorder was reviewed. For more information, refer to the OBAT TTA+ event web page.

NNEPQIN Winter Virtual Conference – February 10, 2022

The latest topics addressing our clinical challenges in 2022 was discussed:

  • The impact of COVID among NNEPQIN Hospitals
  • Periviability and shared decision making
  • Pelvic shape and effects on fetal presentation
  • Cooling for mild HIE
  • Hepatitis C in pregnancy and infant follow-up and strategies to improve outcomes for women with opioid use disorders and their infants

They provided something for the entire continuum of care team from prenatal care to labor and delivery, neonatal stabilization, discharge, and follow-up.

Registration link

Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder - February 9, 2022

2:00 to 5:00 pm EST, via Zoom

The training was designed to be a guide for addiction providers interested in providing and caring for people who use stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamines. For more information, refer to the OBAT TTA+ event web page.

Psychotherapy Associates 47th Annual Winter Symposium

For more information, refer to the Winter Symposium on Addiction and Mental Health website.

January 30 - February 2, 2022

This symposium created opportunities to share knowledge, perspectives, and cutting-edge research.


Enhancing Motivation, MAT Adherence & Retention with Routine Use of Contingency Management

New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 2-hour training with David Gastfriend, MD, DFASAM
January 27, 2022, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

For more information, refer to the event website

Participants learned how to achieve practical implementation within busy, oversubscribed, and scarcely-resourced practices and treatment programs in the midst of an epidemic.


Addiction & Recovery 101 - Virtual

New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association
A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, CRSW

January 21, 2022, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

For more information, refer to the event website


New England Public Health Training Center: How can you be an ally to the transgender community?

The Transgender Introductory Primer was ideal for a variety of professionals in the helping and health professions, particularly mental health, social service, and medical providers. During this training, participants learned basic terminology and theory, how to ask for pronouns, health disparities facing the transgender community, resiliency factors, gender transition paths, support needs, and targeted best practices. Providers had an opportunity following the training to list themselves in MaineTransNet's community health database.

January 21, 2022, 12:00 to 2:30 pm
Price: Free

For more information, refer to the webinar website.


Power of Prevention Training Series

All workshops were from 12:00 to 1:15 pm

  • January 6, 2022 - A Plan That Fits: Developing a Communication Plan From the Ground Up That Meets Your Organization's Needs
  • January 13, 2022 - How to Create and Roll Out A Strategic Partner Toolkit for Your Opioid Messages
  • January 20, 2022 - Using Mobile Technology for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary High School and College Prevention Efforts
  • January 27, 2022 - Children Deserve Recovery Too

For workshop information, view the training schedule (PDF).

2021

The 2021 New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

December 6-7, 2021
Manchester, NH

This summit was an exclusive statewide event in New Hampshire for behavioral healthcare providers and organizations, including mental health and substance use disorders.

Find out more at the NHBHS website


National Conference on Addiction Disorders

November 19-21, 2021

This conference allowed participants to discuss patient care strategies, connect and engage with national and influential leaders, and take away critical knowledge to address the significant changes in addiction treatment.


18th Annual NH Suicide Prevention Conference

November 3 & 4, 2021

Informational flyer (PDF)


Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP) Conference

October 4, 2021

The Power of Prevention celebrated partnerships to prevent and reduce substance misuse.

Download the Save the Date Flyer (PDF)


Health Equity Strategies for LGBTQ+ Youth

This three-part series in September 2021, allowed participants to gain insight into the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in Vermont, expanded their knowledge, skills, and resources for supporting youth, and explored substance use prevention strategies to improve health outcomes in this marginalized population. There was no cost to attend through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP).

Part 1: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Part 2: Friday, September 24, 2021
Part 3: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

For more information, refer to the event website.


Introduction to Methamphetamines (Training for NH HIDTA)

September 22, 2021, 2:00 to 3:30 pm

For more information, refer to the event website.


Recovery-Friendly Communities, A Virtual Conversation of the Bruce P. King Community Wellness Forum

Tuesday September 21, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

For more information, refer to the event flyer (PDF)


Cornerstone Webinar Series: Current Cannabis Trends and Impacts

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Informational flyer (PDF)


NADAAC offering the Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care Series (naadac.org)

June – September 2021

Webinars were also made available on NADAAC's on-demand library

For more information, refer to the NAADAC website.


Making the Connection: Exploring the Intersectionality of Social Justice and Addiction Care

September 9-11, 2021

The Addiction Research & Clinical Health Symposium aimed to identify, discuss, and review information and strategies that promoted evidence-based integrated addiction services with emphasis on social justice and equity-based addiction services across the care spectrum.

Resilience in Prevention: Opportunities to Adapt & Build for a Stronger Tomorrow

August 24-26, 2021

For more information, refer to the conference website.


The Invisible Disability: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

August 25, 2021

NHADAC - New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association is holding a two-hour training.

For more information, refer to the NHADACA website.


8th Annual VT Suicide Prevention Symposium

August 4th, 2021

For more information, refer to the event website.


NH Providers Association Annual Meeting

July 15, 2021

For more information, refer to the 2021 NH Providers Association Annual Meeting Symposium website.


Chronic Pain Workshop

June-July Informational flyer (PDF)


The Intersection of Prevention and Recovery webinar series

June 24th & 29th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Motivational Interviewing training

June 25th Informational flyer (PDF)


Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network (NNEPQIN), 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

Thursday, June 10, 2021; 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Informational flyer (PDF)


Virtual 52nd Annual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies "Summer School"

June 7 – 11, 2021.

For more information, refer to the event website.


Psychiatry Grand Rounds 2021 - The Computer Will See You Now: New Applications of A.I. in Mental Health Assessment, Intervention, and Exploration, Michael Heinz, MD

For more information, refer to our Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Credit(s): 1 Credit(s) ACCME > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Date: June 15, 2021
Location: One Medical Center Drive, Aud G Lebanon, NH 0375


Buprenorphine Primary Care Learning Collaborative 2021 - Case reviews

Credit(s):0.75 Credit(s) ACCME > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Date: June 25, 2021
Location: One Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756


Psychiatry Grand Rounds 2021 - Treatment of People Who Inject Drugs Hospitalized for Serious Infections, Joji Suzuki, MD

For more information, refer to our Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

Credit(s):1 Credit(s) ACCME > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Date: 06/22/2021
Location: One Medical Center Drive, Aud G Lebanon, NH 03756


New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Virtual: Opioid Addiction, the Impacts of Overdoses, and Treatment and Prevention Strategies

A 3-hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LACDCI
June 22, 2021
8:30 to 11:45 am

Virtual: Supporting Families after Death by Overdose or Suicide

A 3-hour training event with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP
8:30 to 11:45 am, June 24, 2021

Virtual: Recovery Coach Boot Camp

A 3 hour training with Jennifer Goulet, CRSW
9:00 am to 12:00pm, June 30, 2021

Virtual: The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor

A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC
July 7, 2021 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Recovery Coach / CRSW Training Series

Additional information about each session is available on the promotional flyer (PDF).


National Wellness Institute: Substance Use Disorder: Managing an Epidemic During a Pandemic

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 pm CT
For more information, refer to the event website.


Nursing Grand Rounds: John Broderick, Jr. and Kim LaMontagne

April 9, 2021

Changing the Culture Surrounding Mental Illness - It's Way Past Time. Watch the Video


TRUST: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorder: Maximizing Evidence-Based Practices

April 8th from 9:00 to 10:30 am

A 1.5-hour training with Dr. Richard Rawson

For more information, refer to the NHADACA event website.


SUMHI action update

Monday, March 29, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

The SUMHI action update included a discussion of lessons learned by Dartmouth Health during COVID-19 in multiple behavioral health areas.


Addiction and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Nora Volkow

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm


Tobacco Treatment Learning Series: Smoke & Mirrors: Nicotine Dependence & Treatment in 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

For more information, refer to the event website.

Susan Tanski, MD, MPH
Associate Director, C. Everett Koop Institute and
Section Chief, General Pediatrics

Overall learning outcome

At the conclusion of this learning activity, at least 75% of participants were able to provide an overview of tobacco use including product types, associated adverse health effects, potential benefits of tobacco treatment, and treatment resources.

Learning objectives for this session

Participants were able to:

  1. Describe tobacco products and their associated adverse health effects,
  2. Articulate the potential benefits of tobacco treatment with patients and/or colleagues,
  3. Identify tobacco treatment resources for patients.

Dartmouth Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Dartmouth Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Dartmouth Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Contact Katie.Lenhoff@dartmouth.edu for more information.

2020

Annual New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

December 7 to 8, 2020

Read more information.


Increasing Understanding of Substance and Opioid Use Disorders

Foundation for Healthy Communities Fall Training Series

Substance use/opioid use (S/OUD) is commonly misunderstood despite its wide impact upon New Hampshire's communities. With increased knowledge and understanding of S/OUD both providers and patients can benefit.

  • 10/23/2020, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Unpacking Addiction: Understanding Scientific Models of Substance Use
  • 10/30/2020, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Treatment Without Stigma: Changing the Language of Substance Use Treatment
  • 11/6/2020, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Understanding the Various Pathways to Recovery
  • 11/13/2020, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Brief Assessment and Substance Use Screening Tools and Strategies

Read more information.


PCSS Clinical Roundtables - Webinars

The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) conducted a series of special Clinical Roundtables to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through informal "roundtable" conversations. More information was available at the PCSS calendar of events.

Below were some upcoming webinars (all listed times are EDT):


Creating Connections: A Granite State Integrated Care Virtual Symposium

September 21, 23, and 25th, 2020, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Behavioral Health education offered by the three NH Managed Care Organizations. Free. Many sessions with CEs.
Read more information.


SUMHI action update and discussion of Dartmouth Health initiatives to optimize care of patients with mental health and substance use disorder challenges

September 14, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 pm (WebEx)

Session slides (PDF)


An update and discussion of Dartmouth Health initiatives to optimize care of patients with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder challenges

March 30, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 pm (WebEx)
Session slides (PDF)
Session Video Recording

Program and video segment guide

Recording minute SUMHI Update, March 30, 2020 topics Speakers
0:00 Welcome and introductions Will Torrey MD; Sally Kraft MD, MPH
7:18 NH Regional Context of DHMC Initiatives Seddon Savage MD, MS
15:11 Behavioral Health Integration, Collaborative Care Model Matthew Duncan, MD
27:15 Opioid Addiction Treatment Collaborative Charles Brackett, MD, MPH
34:55 DHMC and the New Hampshire Doorway Program Luke Archibald, MD
43:21 Center for Addiction Recovery in Pregnancy & Parenting Julia Frew MD; Daisy Goodman CMN, DNP, MPH
53:15 Project ECHO Programming Sally Kraft, MD, MPH
1:03:56 Drug Injection Surveillance & Care Enhancement for Rural Northern New England (DISCERNNE) Study David DeGijsel MD, MSc, MPH; Aurora Drew PhD
1:12:22 Discussion All

Motivational Interviewing Basics

February 24, 2020, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Presented by Ginger Ross, CRSW
Alice Peck Day Hospital, Dwinell Conference Room, Lebanon, NH
For more information, read the Motivating Interviewing Basics flyer (PDF).


Old Vices, New Devices: Vaping in 2020

February 13, 2020

A webinar that was presented by Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH
Part of the Northeast NIDA Node Science Series
For more information, visit the CTN-NE Webinar page.

2019

Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

December 13, 2019, 8:30 to 11:00 am

Registration begins at 8:30 am; program begins at 9:00 am
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
For more information, read the Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits flyer (PDF).


Working with the Firearms Community to Prevent Suicide

December 11, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

This webinar will describe the intersection of firearm safety and suicide prevention and how public health and firearm advocates have worked together on this issue. We will focus on experiences in New Hampshire where the Gun Shop Project was originally developed and how it has been implemented in a growing number of places around the county.
For more information, visit the New England Public Health Training Center website.


Health and Human Services Guide for Clinicians

Read the Health and Human Services guide for Clinicians on the appropriate dosage deduction or discontinuation of long-term opioid analgesics (PDF).


MAT Courses

Monday, November 18, 2019

Bretton Woods, NH
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New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

Monday, December 16 to Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Doubletree Manchester Downtown Hotel, Manchester, NH
For more information, view the event page.


CMC's 5th Annual Summit on Treatment of Opioid-Dependent Patients

Friday, November 15, 2019
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Courtyard Marriott Nashua/Merrimack
For more information, view the event page.


MAT courses

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Concord, NH
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New England Alliance for Health Conference on Rural Mental Health NH/VT: We CAN Do Better!

Monday, September 30, 2019, 9:15 to 10:30 am
DHMC, Lebanon, NH

Presentation videos


C. Everett Koop Tobacco Treatment Conference

Friday, September 27, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

DHMC, Auditoria E & F
For more information, view the event page.


ProHealth NH Conference 2019: ProHealth 4 Youth & Young Adults

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00 pm

NHTI, Concord, NH
For more information, view the event page.


Update and discussion of Dartmouth Health initiatives to optimize care of patients with MH and SUD challenges

September 16, 2019, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

DHMC, Auditorium F and by Webex (Event Materials)


"Treatment of Pain and Addiction in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder" presented by Charles Bracket, MD

Friday, September 13, 2019

DHMC, Anesthesia Conference Room


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Behavioral Health ECHO

  • Part 1: Mental Health Thursday, August 15 to Tuesday, November 5. Seven sessions. Refer to the Project ECHO Course page.
  • Part 2: Substance use.

Using ASAM Criteria to Create Person-Centered Treatment

Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
For more details, visit the event page. Continuing Education Credits are available.


Opioids and Pain in Older Adults Program

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Lebanon, NH
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Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training or Health Care Providers: A Program for Nurses, LNAs and MAs

June 10, 2019, 7:30 am to 12:15 pm
DHMC Auditorium E
For more information, see the event flyer (PDF).


Opioid pharmacotherapies for primary care and criminal justice populations: low threshold, low barrier approaches to naltrexone and buprenorphine treatments

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Aquarium Conference Room, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH
Presented by the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
Presenter: Joshua Lee, MD
For more information, view the event page.
View the webinar online via Zoom.


Free Eight-Hour MAT Waiver Course

Monday, April 29, 2019
DHMC, Auditorium G
Presenters: Charles Brackett, MD and Sanchit Maruti, MD
For more information, view the event page.


Medical Grand Rounds Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use: Marker of an Epidemic

April 19, 2019
View the video.
View the event slides (PPTX)


Project ECHO Partnership for Academic-Clinical Telepractice: Medication for Addiction Treatment (PACT-MAT)

The third Thursday of every month beginning April 17, 2019
University of New Hampshire
For more information, see the event flyer (PDF).


Shield Our Children From Harm: Building Blocks of a Healthy Community

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
DHMC
Keynote: "Working with Families, Maximizing Children's Resilience," presented by Alice M. Forrester, PhD (clinical psychology), CEO, Clifford Beers, New Haven, CT.
For more information, see the Shield Our Children flyer (PDF).


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Youth Summit 2019

April 5 to April 6, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
View the event slides (PPTX).
View the Magnify Voices Film & Writing Contest entries and award winners.


Stigma as Discrimination: Impact on Treatment Strategies for Success Webinar

Monday, April 1, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Online webinar
View the event slides (PDF).


Update on Dartmouth Hitchcock Initiatives to Optimize Care of Patients with Opioid Use Disorders and Reduce Opioid-Related Harm

Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
DHMC Auditorium H
Meeting goals: Event video
Event slides (PPTX)


Enhancing the Awareness of Mental Illness

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester
For more information, visit the event page.


De-Stigmatizing Approaches

Monday, February 11, 2019, 4:00 to 5:00 pm
DHMC Auditorium A
Teri LaRock MSW, LICSW: Clinical Program Director at Mom’s in Recovery Cheri Breyer, CRSW: Recovery Coach at Mom’s in Recovery Families in recovery and with addiction often feel stigmatized, making change difficult. If we can re-frame how we approach families who have various social vulnerabilities, then we can support them with care and compassion, strengthening their support and meeting various needs to improve health.
Event materials:


Trauma-Informed Care Presentation

Monday, January 7, 2019
DHMC Fuller Board Room
Erin Barnett, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and The Dartmouth Institute who will present on foundations in understanding child trauma, its impact on children and families, and approaches to providing trauma-informed care that supports understanding, healing, and coping. View the event video