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Wed 7/15/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Billing and Coding MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Billing and Coding
Wed 7/15/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

The purpose of this webinar is to describe the process of coding for PrEP in WV and PA, discuss the implementation of billing for PrEP, and compare the different options for paying for PrEP.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Mon 7/20/2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Virtual HIV in West Virginia: Tackle the Epidemic, Not the Opioids MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Virtual HIV in West Virginia: Tackle the Epidemic, Not the Opioids
Mon 7/20/2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This webinar will focus on the question of why there is a raging epidemic of addiction. The current opioid epidemic is a symptom of the fraying of the socio-economic fabric of rural United States. We will also look at the reasons why funding should be targeted to substance misuse, not to the drug of the moment.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Tue 7/21/2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Special Populations in Ending the HIV Epidemic: Routine HIV Testing in Adolescents MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Special Populations in Ending the HIV Epidemic: Routine HIV Testing in Adolescents
Tue 7/21/2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM
** Online/Virtual Event **

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe current guidelines and epidemiology for HIV testing among adolescents, identify key steps in educating health professionals on routine HIV testing for adolescents, and discuss lessons learned and how to implement these lessons learned across EHE regions.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Thu 7/23/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Telehealth and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19 MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Telehealth and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19
Thu 7/23/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This session will describe PrEP and the importance of adherence during the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers to PrEP that have been brought on by COVID-19, strategies to overcome barriers and promote adherence, and how telehealth can be used to promote PrEP.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Thu 7/30/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Roadmap for COVID-19 Vaccine Development MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Roadmap for COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Thu 7/30/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This webinar will describe the process of vaccine development during COVID-19 and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with vaccine development.


** Online/Virtual Event **

Recent Events

IDM Master's Defense

Daniel Lomauro - MPH MIC '18: An Analysis of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Public...

Wednesday 4/18 2:00PM - 2:30PM
A719 Public Health

An Analysis of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs:  Public Health Impact

Abstract: Prescription drug misuse and opioid overdose death have increased significantly in recent years. Many states have implemented Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) as a means to improve prescribing practices and mediate the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States (US). This comprehensive literature review examines the current structure of state-run PDMPs, and legislation surrounding them. More specifically, the Pennsylvania PDMP is examined. Limitations and barriers to use of PDMPs are explored. Recommendations are provided for improving current state-run PDMPs, and a proposal is made for the development of a national-level prescription drug monitoring database. 

Public Health Significance: The implementation of a standardized national-level prescription drug monitoring database could have a significant impact on reducing accessible opioids and other substances in the community.  This could reduce opioid overdose death rates as discussed in prior studies of the effects of current state-run programs. A national program could also have an impact on decreasing the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C. Literature supports an association between substance use and increased risk of engaging in needle sharing and risky sexual behavior while under the influence of drugs or in seeking drugs. Improving accessibility of patient prescription data through a national database could lead to improved prescribing/tapering of opioid drugs, and improved screening and treatment for substance use, therefore preventing the progression from prescription drug misuse to injection drug use.

Advisor: Dr. Linda Frank

Last Updated On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Abby Kincaid
Created On Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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