SCHEDULE

Students and faculty from the University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges, 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. 

Food will be provided for all sessions below. Space is limited for the Tuesday, September 27 evening session and registration is required for this session alone.


Monday, September 25

12:00 - 1:00 PM

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
  • Zarah Roberts

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 25

6:00 - 8:00 PM

MERF 1117

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

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


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

Moderator:

  • Nora Kopping, 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

12:00 - 1:00 PM

MERF 1110


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)

Tuesday, September 26

6:00 - 8:00 PM

MERF 1117


Opioid Overdose & Naloxone: Iowa Policies & Administration Training

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

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

Wednesday, September 27

12:00 - 1:00 PM

MERF 1110

 


    Pain Treatment Workshop

    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

    Speakers:

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

    Wednesday, September 27

    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    MERF 1117


    Introduction to Syringe Service Programs & Needle Exchange

    Speaker:

    • Hansel Tookes, MD, IDEA Exchange, Miami, Florida

    Moderators:

    • Colin Kramer, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    • Emma Schumacher, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

    Objectives:

    • Introduce students to needle exchange programs
    • Present case study of medical student lead legislative advocacy campaign to legalize syringe exchange programs
    • Explore evidence for public health benefits of syringe service programs

    Thursday, September 28

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    MERF 1110