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2009 International Symposium on

Pharmaceuticals in the Home and Environment

October 18-20, 2009

Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center

Northport, Maine

 

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-Monday October 19, 2009-

Day 1 - Early Morning
General Session

9:30am     David P. Littell, Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta, ME

Day 1 - Late Morning – Track A
Safe Drug Return

10:45am     Safe Medicine Disposal for ME: Findings and Recommendations from Phases I & II

Facilitator: Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, U.S.E.P.A. Aging Initiative, Washington, DC


Presenters:


Lenard W. Kaye, Director, and Jennifer A. Crittenden, Research Associate, University of Maine Center on Aging, Orono, ME; Stevan Gressitt, Medical Director, Office of Adult Mental Health Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME; Roy E. McKinney, Director, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Augusta, ME; Rebecca Hillman, Business Solutions Specialist, Northern New England District, United States Postal Service, Hampden, ME

 

Day 1 - Late Morning – Track B
Benzodiazepines and Other Prescription Drugs

10:45am     Panel: Medication Access, Safety, Management, and Quality Care
Facilitator: Kim Crichton, Program Officer II, Maine Health Access Foundation, Augusta, ME

Presenters:


Kimberley Fox, Research Associate II, Population Health and Health Policy, Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME; Judy Tupper, Research Associate II and Managing Director, Population Health and Health Policy, Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

12:00 noon     National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) 2009 National Drug Threat Survey and the SENTRY Early Warning and Response System

Presenter: David A. Pavlik, Senior Intelligence Analyst, National Drug Intelligence Center, U.S. Department of Justice, Johnstown, PA

Pavlik SENTRY Presentation

Pavlik National Drug Threat Survey Presentation

 

12:00 noon     Summary Findings from the 2009 NDIC/DEA National Prescription Drug Threat Assessment

Presenter: Connie Bearer, Senior Intelligence Analyst, National Drug Intelligence Center, U.S. Department of Justice, Johnstown, PA

 

Day 1 - Afternoon – Track A
Safe Drug Return

1:15pm     Symposium: Next Generation Prescription Drug Take-Back Programming
Facilitator: Daniel Eccher, Project Coordinator, Prescription Monitoring Program, Office of Substance Abuse, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME

Presenters:

Operation Medicine Cabinet
Veora Little, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Drug Free Collier (Substance Abuse Coalition Collier County), Naples, FL; Beth Jones, Commander, Collier County Sheriff's Office, Naples, FL


The P2D2 Program (Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program Network) Passing the Torch – Educating the Next Generation for Pharmaceutical Environmental Stewardship
Paul Anton Ritter, Ecology Teacher / P2D2 Program Coordinator, Pontiac Twp. High School, Pontiac, IL; Susan Boehme, Coastal Sediment Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, University of Illinois and Urbana Champaign, Liaison to the U.S.E.P.A. Great Lakes National Program Office, Chicago, IL; Elizabeth Hinchey-Malloy, Great Lakes Ecosystem Extension Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant -Liaison to the U.S. EPA Great Lakes, Chicago, IL; Eric Eugene Bohm, Civics Instructor / P2D2 Coordinator, Pontiac Twp. High School, Pontiac, IL


Broadening Our Vision: Green Pharmacy Coalition
Joel Kreisberg, Senior Director, Teleosis Institute, Berkeley, CA

2:20pm     The Disposal Challenges of Long Term Care Pharmacy
Presenter: Katharine J. Gavett, Government Affairs Manager, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Alexandria, VA

3:40pm     Symposium: Consumer Drug Return: Special Issues, Concepts, and Challenges
Facilitator: William Ray Bullman, Executive Vice President, National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), Bethesda, MD

Presenters:


The Proper Place for Pharmacy Waste: The Pharmacy Waste Management Outreach Program
Nancy J. Larson, Director, K-State Pollution Prevention Institute, Wichita, KS


The Role of Reverse Logistics with Consumer Take Back Programs

Rodney Bias, Vice President Regulatory, Inmar, Winston-Salem, NC


State Product Stewardship Initiatives: Industry Implications
Charlotte A. Smith, Director, PharmEcology Services, WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Wauwatosa, WI

Day 1 - Afternoon – Track B
Benzodiazepines and Other Prescription Drugs

1:15pm     Symposium: Prescription Drug Education and Utilization: Issues for Special Populations
Facilitator: Karen E. Simone, Director, Northern New England Poison Center, Portland, ME


Presenters:


Language Access to Pharmacy Services
Meryl Troop, Interpreter & Civil Rights Advocate, Maine Center on Deafness, Augusta, ME

Vision Impairment and Prescription Drugs
Laura Vittorioso, Director, VRT Staff Training and Development, The Iris Network, Portland, ME

Psychopharmacology in Maine Correctional Facilities

Steven Sherrets, Mental Health–Corrections Liaison, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME

 

2:20pm     Symposium: Opiates, Tranquilizers and Benzodiazepines: Historical and Treatment Perspectives

Facilitator: Janis B. Petzel, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist, Hallowell, ME and Professor (Adjunct) Dartmouth Medical School and Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Geriatric Fellowship


Presenters:


A History of Tranquilizers Since the Civil War
Benjamin Crocker, Medical Director, Physician Hospital Organization, Behavioral Healthcare Program, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

An Update on Benzodiazepine Prescribing Guidelines
James W. Berry, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Mercy Addiction Medicine, Westbrook, ME

An Integrated Approach to the Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Opiate Abuse in Maine
Debra L. Brucker, Supervisor, Data and Research, Office of Substance Abuse, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME

4:20pm     Update on Prescriber Education and Outreach in Maine and Beyond
Jennifer L. Reck, Project Director, Prescription Policy Choices, Hallowell, ME; Noel Geneva, Maine Independent Clinical Information Service & MMA/BOLIM Chronic Pain Project, Manchester, ME

Reck: Academic Detailing Handout-At a Glance

Reck: MICIS Flyer

Reck: Pain Flyer

 

-Tuesday Octobober 20, 2009-

Day 2 - Early Morning
General Session

8:30am     Pharmacy Education and Research Opportunities for Maine's Safe Medicine Disposal Program
Rodney A. Larson, Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy, Husson University, Bangor, ME

 

9:40am     Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: What We’ve Learned and What We Need to Know
Herbert T. Buxton, Coordinator, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, U.S. Geological Survey, W. Trenton, N
J

Day 2 - Late Morning-Track A
Safe Drug Return

 

10:45am     Panel: Death, Diversion & Disposal: Utah Case Study
Facilitator: Leah Ann Lamb, Assistant Director, Utah Division of Water Quality, Salt Lake City, UT


Presenters:


Elizabeth Sollis, Public Information Officer, Utah Pharmaceutical Drug Crime Project, Salt Lake City, UT

Lynnette Wingert, Diversion Group Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Administration, Salt Lake City District Office, Salt Lake City UT

Erin Johnson, Prescription Pain Medication Program Manager, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Day 2 - Late Morning – Track B
Benzodiazepines and Other Prescription Drugs

 

10:45am     Symposium: Strategies for Managing Prescription Medications
Facilitator: Gillian Bartlett, Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec


Presenters:


Patients and Their Prescriptions: New Ideas for Old Problems
Gillian Bartlett, Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Prescriber Participation in the Maine Prescription Monitoring Program

Marcella H. Sorg, Director, Rural Drug and Alcohol Program, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Daniel Eccher, Director, Prescription Monitoring Program, Office of Substance Abuse, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME

Prescription Controlled Substance Use in Vermont: Early Lessons from the VT Prescription Monitoring Program
Todd Mandell, Medical Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, VT

 

Day 2 - Afternoon – Track A
Safe Drug Return

 

1:15pm     Symposium: Environmental Drug Testing and Measurement
Facilitator: Gerry Mugford, Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry , Clinical Epidemiologist and Coordinator, Clinical Epidemiology Graduate Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada


Presenters:


Pharmaceutical Waste Stream Measurements as an Avenue to Sustainable Pharmacy
Staffan Castensson, Associate Professor, Apoteket AB, Stockholm, Sweden; Anders Ekedahl, Associate Professor, Apoteket AB, Malmö

Sweden Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Rapid, Cost Effective Method to Monitor and Analyze Low Levels of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Environmental Water Samples

James Killarney, Graduate Assistant, Chemistry Department, University of Maine, Orono, ME


Pharmaceuticals Returned to the PH:ARM Medicine Return Pilot in Washington: Study Results for a Sustainable Future
Alice I. Chapman, Professional Engineer, Hazardous Waste Management Program, King County, Seattle, WA

3:00pm     Panel: Producer Responsibility Legislation for Unwanted Household Medicines
Facilitator: Hon. Anne C. Perry, Representative, State of Maine, Augusta, ME


Presenters:


Cheri Grasso, Pharmaceuticals Project Coordinator, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, Seattle, WA; Ann Pistell, Environmental Specialist, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta, ME

Victoria Reinhardt, County Commissioner, Ramsey County, St. Paul, MN

Sierra E. Fletcher, Associate, Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute, Boston, MA

 

Day 2 - Afternoon – Track B
Benzodiazepines and Other Prescription Drugs

 

1:15pm     Panel: Public Policy Issues in the Use and Misuse of Prescription Drugs
Facilitator: Ronald Welch, Director, Office of Adult Mental Health Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME


Panelists:


Guy Cousins, Director, Office of Substance Abuse, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME;

Elaine Ecker, Executive Director, Consumer Council System of Maine, Augusta, ME;

Steven Sherrets, Mental Health–Corrections Liaison, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Augusta, ME

3:30pm     Proven Strategies to Reduce Consumers' Pharmaceutical Costs and Improve Health Outcomes
Carol Wessner Zechman, Director, CarePartners/MedAccess, MaineHealth, Porltand, ME; Sarah Gerrish, Assistant Director, CarePartners/MedAccess, MaineHealth, Portland, ME

 

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Email: mbsg@mainebenzo.org