2017 Harm Reduction Summit

Exploring Harm Reduction solutions to Iowa’s opioid, meth, and Hepatitis C crises.

Students and faculty from the University of Iowa, including the colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work, Nursing, Public Health, Dentistry, Public Policy, and beyond are invited to attend the second annual UI Harm Reduction Summit. All events are free and open to the public. Lunch and dinner will be served for all sessions. Pre-registration is required for the Tuesday, 9/26 evening event.

All events, unless otherwise indicated, will take place at the University of Iowa Medical Education and Research Facility, located at 375 Newton Road, Iowa City. Ramp parking is available across the street on Newton Road.

Quotes from attendees

“The enthusiasm of all speakers was great. They gave lots of information that appeared to come from the heart.”

“Hearing from law enforcement officers was great! Collaboration across medicine, public health, law enforcement, and more was fantastic to see.”

2017 Summit Presentations

2017 Summit Schedule

Monday September 5

12:00 - 1:00pm | MERF 1110

Conversation with current and former opioid, heroin, and meth users

Speakers

Kim Brown Quad Cities Harm Reduction
Laura McCoughey Quad Cities Harm Reduction

Moderators

Amanda Mclearn-Montz University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Adam Erwood University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Objectives

  • Highlight ways that people who use drugs make choices to improve their health and safety
  • Discuss stigma that people who use drugs encounter from health and social systems
  • Highlight diverse narratives of personal drug use (eg. addiction vs. recreational use, reducing or stopping drug use, etc)
  • Create understanding among future providers of drug user’s experiences with the health care system.

Monday September 5

6:00 - 8:00pm | BSB Aud 1

Therapeutic Approaches to Addiction & Pain: Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga

Speakers

Valerie Keffala, PhD University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics
Michael Flaum, MD University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry

Moderators

Danielle Pohl University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Emily Abbas, BSN University of Iowa College of Nursing

Objectives

  • Explore conversational approaches to initiating patient-perceived positive change in a clinical setting
  • Engage with models of behavioral change relevant to substance use disorders (SUDs), including motivational interviewing and harm reduction psychotherapy
  • Introduce students to evidence-based non-biomedical therapeutic approaches to pain and SUDs

Tuesday September 26

12:00 - 1:00pm | MERF 1110

Harm Reduction & Substance Use in Iowa: Epidemiology & Policy

Speakers

Steve Arndt, PhD Director & Professor, University of Iowa Substance Abuse Research Consortium
Paul Gilbert, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health

Moderators

Nora Kopping University of Iowa College of Public Health
Patrick Dowd University of Iowa College of Public Health

Objectives

  • Provide health professions students with a socio-ecological model for understanding drug use, addiction, and associated adverse social, economic, and health outcomes.
  • Introduce students to the epidemiology of opioid, heroin, and meth use in Iowa, as well as associated health risks (HIV / HCV).
  • Highlight racial/ethnic, class, and gender disparities in substance use, drug related arrests, and HIV/HCV in Iowa.

Tuesday September 26

6:00 - 8:00pm | MERF 1117

Procedure Clinic: Abscess and Wound Care

Speakers

Chris Buresh, MD University of Iowa Emergency Department
Dan Runde, MD University of Iowa Emergency Department

Moderators

Tony Mai University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Danielle Pohl University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Objectives

  • Introduce students to vein care for people who inject drugs and risks for infection or injury during drug injection
  • Train students to assess abscess and dermal infections related to injection drug use
  • Train students to assist with providing wound care in a street-based setting (with an attending physician)

Wednesday September 27

12:00 - 1:00pm | MERF 1110

Opioid Overdose & Naloxone: Iowa Policies & Administration Training

Speakers/Trainers

Kiley Boeding University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Erik Gunderson University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Alecia Rottinghaus University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Objectives

  • Train health care professions students to administer naloxone
  • Train students to counsel patients on naloxone use
  • Train students to lead community-based trainings on naloxone use

Wednesday September 27

6:00 - 8:00pm | MERF 2189

Pain Treatment Workshop

Speakers

James Ray, PhD Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Objectives

  • Explore current evidence for acute opioid pain management
  • Explore current evidence for non-opioid pain management
  • Discuss patient risk factors for development of opioid dependency
  • Identify best practices for pain treatment in patients with opioid use disorders

Thursday September 28

12:00 - 1:00pm | MERF 1110

Introduction to Syringe Service Programs & Needle Exchange

Speakers

Hansel Tookes, MD IDEA Exchange, Miami, Florida

Moderators

Colin KramerUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Emma SchumacherUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Objectives

  • Introduce students to vein care for people who inject drugs and risks for infection or injury during drug injection
  • Train students to assess abscess and dermal infections related to injection drug use
  • Train students to assist with providing wound care in a street-based setting (with an attending physician)