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04/20/2019

Newsletter 81

The American College of healthcare trustees is planning its next two events.

Baltimore SkylineThe American College of Healthcare Trustees Is planning its next two events. The meeting of the Board of Directors and Stockholders, followed by a two-and-a-half-hour quality and safety symposium will be held June 24th, 2019 at The Johns Hopkins Mount Washington Conference center. Check-in is at 11:30 am, lunch in the dining room is at 12 noon, and the Board of Directors and Stockholders Meeting will be from 1 pm-2:30 pm.

The quality and safety symposium is from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM.

There will be an informal dinner on our own that evening in the sleepy village of Mt. Washington, just down the hill from the conference center.CONFERENCE ROOM

The event is free for Board Members and only eighty dollars for Fellows who are not on the board. Fellows and non-Fellows can attend the Board and stockholders meeting but may not vote. Registration is required for everyone. We can only accommodate 15-20 people so non-Board Members wishing to attend should please reserve their place early.

Join or renew dues here

Register for June 24, 2019 Event

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BALTIMORE PIER 5As everybody knows by now, we'll be having a meeting in November 2019 on integrative of medicine and ways to mitigate the opioid crisis. It looks more and more like this will be held in the Baltimore-Washington area rather than Arizona.

If you or your organization would like to sponsor one or both of the above events, please contact Dave Levien at 844 322-4867 or david.levien@facht.org or schedule a phone call here

If you have suggestions about the agenda or venue of the November event on integrative medicine, please contact Carl Middleton at 844 322-4867 or carl.middleton@facht.org.

According to The National Institute of Drug Abuse, which is a branch of The National Institutes of Health, 130 people In the United States die each day of an opioid overdose.Baltimore Mt. Washington Tavern

This is a national crisis causing great suffering. The economic burden is estimated to be $78.5 billion a year, including the cost of healthcare, lost productivity, treatment, and repercussions of criminal behavior.

The National Institute of Drug Abuse estimates that in 2017, over forty-seven thousand Americans died of an opioid overdose including from prescription drugs, heroin and illegally made fentanyl. Also, in 2017, 1.7 million people in the United States had a substance use disorder related to prescription opioid analgesics and 652,000 suffered from abusing heroin. The two populations are, of course, overlapping.

The researchers estimate that eighty percent of heroin users first misused prescription opioids.

Hayward dining room Mt Washington Johns HopkinsDue to opioid use during pregnancy, there is an increased incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome, which, of course, is withdrawal.

The parenteral drug use has led to an increase in HIV and hepatitis C.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is focusing its efforts in five major areas:

  1. improving access to treatment and recovery services
  2. promoting the use of overdose-reversing drugs like Narcan
  3. public health surveillance to increase our understanding of the problem.
  4. supporting research on pain and addiction
  5. advocating better practices for pain management.

The American College of Healthcare Trustees plans to play its small part by holding a conference on integrative medicine and alternative means of managing pain.The Johns Hopkins Mount Washington conference center

 

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