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5/18/2018
Time
Session Title
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration & Networking Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:00 AM - 8:30 AMWelcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:45 AMKeynote: The Healing Power of Humor
9:45 AM - 10:45 AMSession 2: The Ever-Changing Health Care Policy Landscape
10:45 AM - 11:20 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
11:20 AM - 12:20 PMSession 3: Civil Commitment in a Community Hospital Based System
12:20 PM - 2:00 PMNetworking Lunch with Sponsors & Exhibitors
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 4: Uprooting Stigma and Using Cultural Humility when Working with Transgender Individuals: Considerations Through an LGBT Substance Abuse Lens
3:15 PM - 4:15 PMSession 5: Opiod Addiction: Past, Present & Future
4:30 PM - 4:35 PMClosing Remarks

Keynote: The Healing Power of Humor

Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, BS, MS, EdD, JD
President and CEO
National Association for the Humor Impaired · La Crosse, WI

ABSTRACT:

Health care continues to bring new challenges, legislative changes and ever-increasing demands for efficient patient management. Case managers are expected to be adaptable and adjust while working under constant demand to balance both patient needs and organizational goals. In this session, Dr. Robertshaw will share the psychological benefits of humor and laughter so that we can learn to: 1. start taking better care of ourselves and our patients, and 2. re-connect with our passion to provide the best care and outcomes for all those we serve.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the negative impact of stress, anxiety and tension
  2. Define the immunological, physical and psychological benefits of therapeutic laughter
  3. List the positive impact of therapeutic laughter on the practices of case management

Session 2: The Ever-Changing Health Care Policy Landscape

Matthew Anderson, J.D.
Senior Vice President of Policy and Chief Strategy Officer
Minnesota Hospital Association · St. Paul, MN

ABSTRACT:

This presentation will summarize the most significant and relevant state and federal health care policy issues for health care providers and case managers in early 2018. Although it is difficult to anticipate what will transpire before the conference, the presentation is expected to address statutory or regulatory changes to the Affordable Care Act as they relate to pressures or incentives for greater care coordination and cross-continuum collaboration. In addition, it will include a progress report on legislation of interest to care providers and case managers from the Minnesota State Capitol in the 2018 legislative session.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Contrast at least two competing policy and financing implications of proposed or enacted changes to the Affordable Care Act at the national level and describe their potential impacts on health coverage or financing in Minnesota
  2. Review at least two of the most significant health care policy or financing issues facing Minnesota's health care system in deliberations underway at the State Capitol and/or in the upcoming 2018 elections
  3. Articulate at least two reasons for expecting that the demands for case management and care coordination will continue to increase over the next three to five years under almost any future health care policy direction given patient expectations, health care financing pressures, and workforce limitations

Session 3: Civil Commitment in a Community Hospital Based System

William (Bill) Neiman
Senior Supervisory Attorney · Adult Services Division
Hennepin County Attorney's Office · Minneapolis, MN

ABSTRACT:

In the sudden absence of state resources, Hennepin County, Minneapolis and suburbs, was challenged to replace these state resources with a local system; over a period of eight years, this has been done successfully without a change in the law.  While 90-95% of our 1300-1400 patients (the annual count) are both kept in the community and served effectively, 5-10% of our patients and the community are not served effectively without state resources.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explore the alternatives to state based commitment systems
  2. Learn about the continuing need for a state safety net
  3. Open dialogue regarding any questions or scenarios relevant to civil commitment

Session 4: Uprooting Stigma and Using Cultural Humility when Working with Transgender Individuals: Considerations Through an LGBT Substance Abuse Lens

Christa Spielman, MA
Community Relations Representative · Business Development
PRIDE Institute · Eden Prairie, MN

J. Heinz, BS
Admissions Counselor
PRIDE Institute · Eden Prarie, MN

ABSTRACT:

What does it mean to navigate the world of healthcare and social services as transgender and LGBTQ+? This community is often disproportionately affected by substance use and mental health concerns. These clients also struggle to find providers who use affirming and inclusive practices. In this presentation, we will explore the barriers to accessing culturally competent care. Through the lens of the APA’s Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People, we will focus primarily on transgender identities, experiences, and barriers to accessing the care they need and deserve as well as how providers can better serve this population through concrete steps and cultural humility. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Gain a greater awareness of LGBTQ+ terminology and pronouns
  2. Understand the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation
  3. Recognize how to be a proactive ally and safe support system for LGBTQ+ individuals

Session 5: Opiod Addiction: Past, Present & Future

Dr. David A. Frenz, M.D.
Owner/Operator
David A. Frenz, M.D., PLLC · Minneapolis, MN

ABSTRACT:

Opioid addiction has been a persistent public health problem. In this session, Dr. Frenz will trace its history beginning with “morphinism” in the 1800s through today’s opioid epidemic. He will review studies concerning treatment outcomes, focusing in particular on the medications methadone a buprenorphine.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand that opioid is a chronic disease with a dismal natural history
  2. Recognize that Opioid agonist therapy (methadone, buprenorphine) produces rapid sustained improvements in health-related quality of life
  3. Appreciate that patients do poorly when opioid agonist therapy is discontinued

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