A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
December 7, 2023
1:00 pm–2:00 pm ET
A drop-in session open to individuals working in the field of addiction. Includes discussion of an evidence-based article with implications for SUD practice. This month, we will be going over "As Psychiatrists, Do We Offer Hope or Do We Offer Death?" by Dinah Miller, MD.
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Addiction Journal Club (AJC) is a monthly drop-in session where we meet to review an evidence-based article and discuss its implications for substance use disorder (SUD) practice. This includes new research and landmark studies relevant to SUD practice. AJC is distinct from other BMC Grayken Center for Addiction TTA events; it is designed to be less didactic and more of an interactive review of emerging data and trends related to caring for persons who use substances. It is also a great opportunity to network with addiction colleagues and share experiences about clinical practices.
This month, we will be going over "As Psychiatrists, Do We Offer Hope or Do We Offer Death?" by Dinah Miller, MD. Click here to read the article.
Please register to attend this session via Zoom using the link at the top of this page.
Individuals working in the field of addiction medicine.
Vanessa is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. She has expertise in managing substance use disorders, co-occurring psychiatric conditions, and infectious diseases in primary care settings. Her clinical interests include harm reduction, low-barrier treatment, medical addiction groups, and improving care for persons involved in the criminal-legal system. Through her primary role on the Grayken TTA team, Vanessa contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. Prior to joining the Grayken TTA team, Vanessa practiced as a nurse practitioner and was the program director for the addiction treatment program at the South End Community Health Center, caring for high-risk patients with substance use disorders and psychiatric diagnoses. Her work integrated harm reduction, on-demand treatment, infectious disease treatment, and medical addiction groups including within the male/female re-entry/recovery units at the Suffolk County House of Corrections. Vanessa received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Simmons University and is a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).Nancy Regan, MSN, FNP, CNM, CARN-AP (she/her)
Nancy is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, where she contributes to the development and delivery of continuing education programs, peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. Nancy is also a nurse practitioner, board certified in both family medicine and midwifery with over a decade of experience working in addiction treatment. Prior to joining the Grayken TTA team, Nancy held a position as director of the substance use disorder program at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, where she maintains clinical practice. Nancy began her career in a community health center in South Boston managing a wide range of pediatric, prenatal, and adult patients. She later transitioned to addiction medicine at High Point Treatment Center in Jamaica Plain where she worked in an acute treatment setting of medically supervised detoxification and treated acute and chronic medical issues on a Crisis Stabilization Services Unit. Nancy also participated in the HEALing Communities Study — a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse aimed at reducing overdose deaths — as a lead community partner, facilitating treatment on demand and engaging and empowering other community providers. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2011 from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and her Master of Science in Nursing Midwifery in 2017 from Frontier Nursing University. She also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS/DPH), Opioid Response Network (ORN), Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA)
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.