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New England Poison Center Webinar Series: Current Trends in Substance Use in ME, VT, and NH --- from Opioids to Marijuana and Electronic Cigarettes

12:00pm - August 21, 2019
New England PTTC
Registration Deadline: August 21, 2019
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Current Trends in Substance Use in ME, VT, and NH --- from Opioids to Marijuana and Electronic Cigarettes

 

Presenter: Karen E. Simone, PharmD, Director of the Northern New England Poison Center

The New England PTTC is offering a webinar series featuring the three poison control centers covering the New England states.  Our first webinar features the Northern New England Poison Center, based in Portland, Maine, which covers the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  What are the substance-related poisoning being reported in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont? The webinar will review the data of the Northern New England Poison Center and highlight the newer substances, such as fentanyl analogs, electronic cigarettes and today’s marijuana products as well as substances that continue to be a problem, such as stimulants, sedatives and other opioids. 

 

Objectives:

  • List the most common substances of abuse managed by the Northern New England Poison Center.
  • Describe the most frequent or serious toxic effects of the substances of abuse commonly reported to the Northern New England Poison Center.
  • Choose the most relevant and critical poison information to relay to those who may or do use substances of abuse, or those who advise them.

 

Program Description:

 

What are the substance-related poisoning being reported in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont? The webinar will review the data of the Northern New England Poison Center and highlight the newer substances, such as fentanyl analogs, electronic cigarettes and today’s marijuana products as well as substances that continue to be a problem, such as stimulants, sedatives and other opioids. 

 

Contact hours: 1 hour

 

Karen E. Simone, PharmD. Dr. Karen Simone is the Director of the Northern New England Poison Center, which serves the States of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Karen began poison center-related work at the Cincinnati Drug & Poison Information Center in 1989. She became a Certified Specialist in Poison Information in 1993, received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1994, and joined the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) before becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT) in 1998 and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology in 2011.


Registration is Now Open!!!

 

Note: Webinars featuring poison control centers covering Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are in development!