PARCKA PARLEYS is a monthly, one hour, seminar series focusing on various topics around addiction, held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. A light lunch is provided to attendees. There are over 200 potential attendees on the list serve that receive the announcements each month consisting of staff, faculty, and community members. In October 2019, continuous medical education (CME) credits started being offered and the Parleys are virtually broadcast to attendees across the nation. PARCKA Parley’s are archived on the PARCKA website.
UPCOMING PARCKA PARLEYS:
|September 21, 2021||
Complementary & Integrated Care for Substance Use Disorder
Amy de la Garza, MD, Owner of Heron Wellness
Substance Use Disorder is a complex chronic disease process which impacts the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of those affected. As we are learning with other chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even some cancers, a patient-centered, complementary and integrative approach to treatment addresses the complete person, rather than simply targeting symptoms or specific disease processes. An integrative approach to the treatment of SUD is worth exploration and discussion, and there is growing evidence that complementary approaches can be helpful in the treatment of humans with this difficult diagnosis.
|October 19, 2021||
Veterans Mentor Program and Veterans Drug Court
|November 16, 2021||
An Overview of The Addiction Recovery Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Nathan Acree, MSW
This presentation will provide an overview of the Addiction Recovery Program for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, why 12 step support groups are effective in helping participants with their recovery, and how communities can access or work with this program.
|December 21, 2021||
Urban Indian Center
January 18, 2022
Linking Faith, Community and Substance Abuse Research
Heidi Peterson Dutson, Prevention Admin, DSAMH Pastor Logan Wolf,CrossPoint Church
PREVIOUS PARLEYS - 2021:
|July 20, 2021||
Zero Refusal Receiving Centers
Nichole Cunha, LCSW, DHS; Bill Newell ONDCP-CDC; Steve Barnes, MPH CDC Foundation
This presentation wil orient users to community based, and law enforcement aided diversion efforts for mental health and substance use related concerns. Attendees will be presented with an overview of a Zero Refusal Receiving Center to include supporting literature, preliminary pilot date outcomes, and future expansion plans and research efforts.
|June 15, 2021||
Healthy Individuals. Healthy Community.
Teri Mumm, Spy Hop
Alexa Wrench, Volunteers of America
The Spy Hop Youth Prevention Coaltion organized as a group of diverse community voices committed to advancing meaningful opporutnities for every young person to learn, engage and thrive as healthy individuals. By creating space where youth can invest their strengths and engage in their own growth, we believe we can create a community that supports the health and self-sufficiency of all individuals. This presentation will provide an overview of foundational concepts in substance use prevention science and discuss the coalition's current efforts to address youth substance use in Salt Lake City using the Communities that Care model.
|May 18th, 2021||
The Utah Medical Cannabis Program
Sarah Ponce, MS, RN
Center for Medical Cannabis, Utah Department of Health
Utah’s Medical Cannabis program has grown dramatically since its inception, with over 600 Qualified Medical Providers and 23,000 registered active card-holding patients as of March 2021. This presentation will provide a review of the Utah Medical Cannabis Program discussing the Medical Cannabis Act and its current state. Focusing on the program’s basics, the legal medical cannabis forms and limits, and legislative updates from the 2021 session.
|April 20, 2021||
USARA CRAFT Family Support Program
Learn about USARA's free structured non-clinical program to support family members and friends who have loved ones that struggle with substance use. USARA uses a peer-facilitated model based on CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) and runs concurrently in a cycle of 12-week sessions. The weekly group meetings are available both in-person and online.
If you would like to view this presentation -- please contact PARCKA@hsc.utah.edu
|March 16, 2021||
How the Media is Addressing Addiction
Leslie Tillotson, Maren Jensen, Jim Spiewak
An overview of Addicted Utah, a recurring segment on KUTV Channel 2. Learn their process, see examples of stories, and find out how you can contribute to this effort.
|February 16, 2021||
Drug Demand Reduction Outreach
Jesse Hudson, 2LT
Utah National Guard's Counterdrug Program
A brief overview of substance misuse prevention and the National Guard's efforts to support Utah communities' in creating local solutions to local problems
|January 19, 2021||
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Adaptations to Treat the SUD Population
Eric Schmidt, LCSW, MSSW, MBA
A brief description of the application of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), along with the DBT Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Protocols, to effectively treat those struggling with multiple problems including SUD.
PREVIOUS PARLEYS - 2020:
|Dec. 15, 2020||
Cost-effectiveness of Extended-release Injectable Naltrexone Among Incarcerated Persons Pre-reentry
Ali Jalali, PhD
Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV and HIV, Well Cornell Medical College
Strategies for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in criminal justice settings have garnered increasing attention given the high prevalence of OUD among justice-involved populations, and the elevated risk of overdose mortality shortly after release from incarceration. Extended-release naltrexone, an opioid antagonist, is an evidence-based pharmacotherapy that prevents opioid relapse and overdose for approximately 30 days. This talk will present results from a comprehensive economic evaluation conducted alongside a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone administered to incarcerated persons with OUD, just prior to reentry, vs. referral to community-based treatment
|Nov. 17, 2020||
Had to cancel and is rescheduled for Jan. 2021
|October 20, 2020||
Buprenorphine Use in the Inpatient and Peri-operative Hospital Setting
Michael Moss, MD
University of Utah Posion Control Center
Patients with opioid use disorder often require hospitalization for medical and surgical complications from IV drug use. Enduring opioid withdrawal while hospitalized is a major challenge for these patients. This talk will explore buprenorphine as a tool in managing pain and withdrawal in the inpatient and peri-operative setting.
|September 15, 2020||
Human Trafficking: warning signs, awareness, addiction
Discussion of local trafficking, crisis outreach responses, awareness and signs of trafficking, exploitation of women, substance use involvement, and resources for help.
|Aug. 18, 2020||
Opioid Induced Respiratory Failure (OIRD). Are there early warning signs?
Robert Farney, MD, FACCP
University of Utah, Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
The discussion will be on how opioids suppress all aspects of respiration, including drive and rhythm. Respiratory effects occur mainly during sleep or non-awake states. Dr. Farney will also address the fact that there is a sub-population with enhanced sensitivity and without known risk factors, and will review the background and manifestations of opioid toxicity that occur during sleep.
Pdf of slides (There were technical difficulties and we were not able to record this presentation. If you would like the PPT version of the slides please contact PARCKA)
|July 21, 2020||
“Veterans’ Experiences with Primary Care-Based Opioid Replacement Therapy”
Susan Zickmund, PhD
University of Utah, Division of Epidemiology
|June 16, 2020||
|May 19, 2020||
“Training Providers and Staff about Chronic Pain Management and Opioids in Long-Term Care”
Linda Edelman, PhD RN
University of Utah College of Nursing
|April 21, 2020||
April 2020 PARCKA PARLEYS was canceled due to COVID-19 related precautions. We are working to reschedule this PARLEYS for later in 2020.
|March 17, 2020||
March 2020 PARCKA PARLEYS was canceled due to COVID-19 related precautions. We are working to reschedule this PARLEYS for later in 2020.
|February 18, 2020||
"Family Perspectives in the Substance Use Disorder Crisis”
Dennis Cecchini, Ciara Gregovich, and Joyce Kim
|January 21, 2020||
“Opioids and the Science of Addiction: A Science-Based Approach to Classroom Opioid Education”
Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah
PREVIOUS PARLEYS - 2019:
|January 15, 2019||
"Addiction Care at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute"
Elizabeth F. Howell, MD, MS, DLFAPA, DFADAM
University Neuropsychiatric Institute
|February 19, 2019||
"Siri, Rate my Counselor: Scaling Up the Evaluation of Substance Use Counseling with Speech Signal Processing and Machine Learning"
Zac Imel, PhD
Jake Van Epps, PhD
Educational Psychology, University of Utah
|March 19, 2019||
"Marijuana in Pregnancy: Sorting Through Hazy Evidence"
Torri Metz, MD, MS
Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
|April 16, 2019||
"SBIRT and the Next Sphygmomanometer in Utah: Understanding SBIRT Education at the University of Utah and Utah"
Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MHS
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Utah
|May 21, 2019||
"Project ECHO - We may not be Amazon, but we are breaking down the walls between specialty and primary care"
Paula Cook, MD
University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Christina Choate, Lead Program Coordinator
Project ECHO, University of Utah
|June 18, 2019||
"Stigma is Recovery's Biggest Enemy"
Utah Department of Health Syringe Exchange Program
|July 16, 2019||
"Amidst Tragedy, A Frameshift: Evolving Policy Initiatives to Address Prescription Opioid Recipients"
Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc
|September 17, 2019||
"Let's Talk to the Experts - Advanced Treatment Options for Opioid Use"
Katherine L. Carlson, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Project Reality
Christina Zidow, LCSW, Chief Operating Officer, Odyssey House
Misty McIntyre Goodsell, LCSW, Director of Research & Development, Odyssey House
|October 15, 2019||
"Misfits between the Law and People with Opioid Use Disorders"
Leslie Francis, JD, PhD
Teneille Brown, JD
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
|November 15, 2019||
"Marijuana and the New Utah Law"
Steve Ipsen, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services
Utah Department of Health
|December 17, 2019||
"Preventing Adolescent Vaping: What We Know and What We Don't"
Jason Burrow-Sanchez, PhD & Benjamin Ratcliff, BS
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah
PREVIOUS PARLEYS - 2018:
|October 16, 2018||
"Challenges of Addiction in the Community - Myths & Realities"
Bill Cosgrove, MD, Salt Lake County Health Board
Tayler Nelson, Overdose Prevention Health Educator, Salt Lake County Health Department
Adam Gordon, MD, MPH, Director, PARCKA
|November 20, 2018||"Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA)"|