POSTPONED: Stimulant Use in Philadelphia: Clinical and Community Perspectives


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In light of increases in stimulant-involved fatal overdose, widening racial disparities in fatal overdose, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) release of “Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Stimulant Use Disorder”, there is a need for our healthcare and harm reduction communities to work together to advance care for people who use stimulants and address social and structural factors impacting health outcomes.

This program will refer to the ASAM/AAAP’s guidelines, share experiences from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction division's community engagement team, and review epidemiology related to stimulant use in Philadelphia.

A panel discussion will follow to discuss clinical, social, and structural factors that impact the health of people who use stimulants. Additionally, it will explore harm reduction, evidence-based practices, barriers to treatment, and ways to promote high quality healthcare.

Registration is required:

Program Overview:

Guidelines, Epidemiology, & Community Perspectives:

Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction (SUPHR), Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH)

  • Daniel Teixeira da Silva, MD, MSHP, Medical Director
  • Dana Higgins, MPH, Epidemiology Manager
  • Jewell Johnson, MPH, Substance Use Epidemiologist II
  • Dominique McQuade, Community Assessment & Engagement Specialist
  • Jarrel Boyd, Street Team Leader

Panel Discussion:

  • Lara Carson Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH, Associate Professor in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)
  • William Jangro, DO, Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, TJU
  • Dominique McQuade, Community Assessment & Engagement Specialist, SUPHR
  • Jarrel Boyd, Street Team Leader, SUPHR
  • Eric Ezzi, CRS, Center for Opioid Recovery & Engagement, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

Continuing Education Credits Offered

Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Certified Recovery/Peer Specialists, and other stakeholders caring for people who use drugs.

Learning Objectives: After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Define how harm reduction can be applied to stimulant use and stimulant use disorder to decrease morbidity and mortality.
  2. Describe how stimulant use and stimulant use disorder impact health outcomes in Philadelphia

FEE: There is no fee for this program.

Registration is required:

May 17, 2024
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
Training Type Special Topics and Series Events