11th Annual Addiction Medicine Symposium


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11th Annual C. Everett Koop Addiction Medicine Symposium:

“Harm Reduction in an Opioid Era:

Promoting the Health & Dignity of Affected Individuals & Communities”


January 18th, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Arthur D. Kehas Criminal Justice Training Facility, 17 Institute Drive, Concord, NH 03301

Offered by:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Substance Use & Mental Health Initiative

(a program of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System)


AdCare Educational Institute of New England

(formerly New England Institute of Addiction Studies)


New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition

New Hampshire Police Standards & Training Council

New Hampshire Training Institute on Addictive Disorders

Intended Audiences:

Healthcare professionals, safety personnel, law and justice personnel, behavioral health clinicians, educators, legislators and other policy makers, business leaders, community members, all with interest in the topic.


To register, complete the “Attendee Info” and “Attendee Selections”, and submit via the orange “Complete and Finalize Registration” button at the bottom of this web page.

Program Agenda:

8:00-8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

8:30-8:50 Welcome & Opening Comments

8:50-9:20 Principles and Values of Harm Reduction

9:20-10:10 Innovations in Accessing Medications for Opioid Use Disorders

  • Rationale, medication options, outcomes
  • Treatment in diverse settings

10:10 – 10:25 Break

10:25-11:15 Syringe Service Programs: Protecting Individual & Public Health

  • Rationale & New Hampshire implementation
  • Regional examples
  • Resources to expand access in New Hampshire

11:15-12:05 Preventing Opioid Deaths: Naloxone, Overdose Intervention, Supervised Injection, Safe Use Messaging

12:05-12:30 Facilitated discussion, Speakers & Attendees

12:30-1:30 Lunch break

1:30-2:15 Law, Safety and Justice Interfaces with Healthcare to Reduce Harm

2:15-2:45 Starting Conversations about Harm Reduction Across Care Settings

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:00 Action Planning to Reduce Harm in New Hampshire

3:00 – 3:30 Small group discussions

3:30-4:00 Report-outs to large group and next steps

We hope to see you on January 18th for some great presentations and discussion about how we can all work together to reduce harm in the midst of our current opioid challenges!


Kevin Irwin – NH Harm Reduction Coalition & Director of Operations, Region Six of the NH Integrated Delivery Network

Charles Brackett, MD, MPH – Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine

Sarah Wakeman, MD – Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Substance Use Disorders Initiative; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Sharon Stancliff, MD – Medical Director, Harm Reduction Coalition

Kerry Nolte, PhD, APRN – Assistant Professor UNH College of Health & Human Services

Seddon Savage, MD, MS – Advisor, Dartmouth Hitchcock Mental Health & Substance Use Initiative; Adjunct Associate Professor, Geisel School of Medicine

Additional Presenters To Be Announced

Continuing Education Hours and Accreditation:

Contact hours will be offered for substance use disorder counselors.
Application is being made for professional contact hours for social workers.
Other continuing education approvals will be posted on this web page.
Includes lunch, continental breakfast and breaks:
$85 – General Symposium Registration
$0 – New Hampshire State, County, or Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Registration
$0 – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Staff Registration
$0 – Student Registration (Must show student ID)
$0 – Scholarship Registration Requested (If payment is a barrier to attendance, please email neias@neias.org with the title “Symposium Scholarship Request” with a brief scholarship request, including (1) statement of barrier to attending; and (2) how you expect to use the material.)
Please contact us at 207-621-2549 or neias@neias.org