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Glickman Symposium Addresses Youth Substance Use

September 24, 2018

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Spring Harbor Hospital’s 11th Annual Glickman Symposium for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Addresses Evidence-Based Interventions for Youth with Substance Use Disorders.

October 5th at the University of Southern Maine, Abromsom Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland

Contact: Michelle Zichella, 207-661-6100,

Dr. J. Craig Allen(WESTBROOK, MAINE – September 25, 2018) Spring Harbor Hospital, a division of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, will welcome J. Craig Allen, MD, FASAM, Medical Director of the Rushford Center, Harvard HealthCare, CT at the 11th Annual Glickman Symposium for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Allen will provide the Keynote presentation, Marijuana: “Mind the Gap:” Cannabis and the Developing Brain.

The daylong educational symposium is scheduled for October 5th at the University of Southern Maine, Abromsom Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Medical and behavioral health professionals are encouraged to participate, as well as school social workers, members of law enforcement and those interested in developing a better understanding of substance use disorders in youth. CME credits will be offered.

“Given the alarming rise in substance use consumption by youth, this year’s Symposium is particularly timely,” said Robyn Ostrander, M.D., Chair of the Glickman Symposium for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. “The symposium is an excellent opportunity for professionals to get together and hear about current research and best practices for combating this issue.”

In addition to Allen’s Keynote presentation, he will also present Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents. Additional sessions will cover a range of substance use topics to include:

  • Disruptive Technology: Novel Molecules, The Internet, and Trends in Youth Substance Use presented by Cameron Bonney, M.D., M.A. Maine Medical Center
  • Tackling the Invisible Epidemic: Improving Care for Substance Exposed Infants in Maine, co-presented by Drs. Deborah Hagler, MidCoast Pediatrics and Amy Belisle, Maine Quality Counts
  • Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid use disorder in youth and young adults presented by Jonathan Fellers, MD, Maine Medical Center.

The Glickman Symposium is made possible by the generosity of Spring Harbor Hospital donors Judith Glickman Lauder and the late Albert Brenner Glickman. This year’s event was additionally supported by the Maine Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The cost to attend is $160 which includes lunch. MaineHealth and affiliate employees and members of the Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will receive a discounted rate. Visit the event page on Maine Behavioral Healthcare.

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