Webinars

Throughout the year, CTI conducts free virtual trainings to support ongoing education in tobacco treatment, prevention and policy change.  The CTI Training and Education Team offers a variety of webinars that allow you to earn continuing education credits and learn without leaving your desk.

2020-2021 Webinar Offerings:

Integrating Tobacco Use Interventions into the Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders

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Presenter: Edward Perka Jr, CASAC, ICADC, NCTTP – Tobacco Treatment Educator, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

This webinar addresses the challenges presented when treating patients with tobacco use disorder who also have a co-occurring substance use and/or mental health disorder. Topics covered include the prevalence and impact of tobacco use on people with co-occurring disorders, basics of neurobiology of mental health and substance use disorders, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions, and pharmacotherapy.

Use of Tobacco & Nicotine Products in Maine: Identifying Opportunities for Action

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Presenter: Tim Cowan, MPH- MaineHealth

In this webinar, Tim Cowan will review data on past and current tobacco and nicotine use, and quitting behavior in Maine.  He will use multiple frames of reference to help the audience identify where we have made progress in reducing use of tobacco and nicotine products and where we have not; data for both adults and youth will be presented.  In turn, will help the audience identify opportunities for taking action to reduce the burden of tobacco dependence in Maine.

Resources for Schools to Address Tobacco Use and Vaping

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Presenters: Kristen McAuley, Director of Tobacco Prevention Services, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence & Victoria Hynes, Program Manager for Training & Education, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

The use of ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems or Vaping) has increased significantly among adolescents and young adults in the past several years.

Join us for this free session where we will highlight the current landscape of product use and pertinent state and federal regulations.  The session will also include evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention and treatment strategies for use in the school and community setting.

The Environmental Impacts of Tobacco and ENDS – The Damage Doesn’t End with Consumption

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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 12-1pm    Presenter: Shannon O’Brien, Maine QuitLink
Earn 1.0 CME for participating in the live session

Science shows that our environment is being depleted of its natural resources at a rapid rate. Science also show that tobacco and ENDS products are causing serious health issues. What happens when we combine both of these evidence-based findings? This webinar will showcase the environmental impact tobacco and ENDS products produce on a macro level. From littered beaches and polluted water sources to the use of single use plastic to deliver nicotine, this webinar will highlight what happens after a cigarette is extinguished or a single-use device is tossed, and how we can reduce our nicotine footprint for the planet.

Tobacco Use and Cancer: Strategies to Address Use and Deliver Treatment

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Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 12-1pm    Presenter: Edward Perka Jr, Tobacco Treatment Educator, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

This webinar addresses the challenges presented when treating patients with tobacco use disorder who are also cancer survivors. Topics covered include the prevalence and negative impact of tobacco use, basic neurobiology of substance use disorders, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions, and pharmacotherapy.

Addressing Vaping in the Healthcare Setting Part 1: What You Need to Know and How to Take Action

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Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 12-1pm    Presenter: Victoria Hynes, Program Manager, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

The use of ENDS has increased significantly among adolescents and young adults in the past several years. Reasons for this increase include the use of flavoring, social acceptability among peers, widespread advertising and misconceptions about the safety of these products.

This session will highlight the current landscape of product use locally and nationally.  The session will also include evidence-based or informed prevention and treatment strategies for use in the school and community setting.

Addressing Vaping in the Healthcare Setting Part 2: Looking Toward the Future: Research and Strategies for Treatment

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Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 12-1pm    Presenters: Dr. Deborah Hagler, Mid Coast Pediatrics & Marth Seabury, RN, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

Electronic Nicotine Delivery systems also known as ENDS, have notable implications for youth, predominantly as youth are vulnerable to the long-term effects of nicotine dependence.  However, work still needs to be done to determine best practices for youth treatment.  Through discussing treatment strategies and exploring case studies, this webinar will share various approaches for treatment for youth who are addicted to nicotine, or show signs of nicotine addiction, as well as resources available for youth, young adults, and those working in the healthcare settings.

Celebrating One Year of the Maine QuitLink’s Expanded Service: Success & Lessons Learned

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Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 12-1pm    Presenter: Amy Giles, Program Manager, Maine QuitLink

In March of 2020 the Maine QuitLink launched two new services:  the Intensive Behavioral Health Program and Individual Services. Join us as we celebrate our first year with these expanded services! This webinar will provide an overview of each service, why they were launched, as well as potential successes & lessons learned based on utilization during the first 12 months.

 

2019-2020 Recorded Webinars

2019-2020 Webinar Series: ENDS- Local and National Perspectives on Prevention and Treatment

  • Part 1: The Rise of E-Cigarettes: What Are They, Who’s Using Them and What Can We Do To Protect Youth and Young Adults? View Recorded Webinar
  • Part 2: E-cigarette Cessation: State of the Science and Treatment View Recorded Webinar

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