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The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) held its 40th conference on November 3-5, 2016 in Washington DC. One of AMERSA’s key goals is to improve education and clinical practice in the identification and management of substance-related problems by promoting leadership, mentorship and collaboration among multiple healthcare professions including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dentists, pharmacists, and public health professionals.

Peer Assistance Services, Inc. and SBIRT Colorado representatives were in attendance to present poster submissions. Learn more below.

Predictors of Patient Readiness and Confidence to Change Alcohol and Cannabis Use When Screened in Healthcare Settings
Melissa K. Richmond, PhD, Ana P. Nunes, PhD, and Kelly Marzano, MA — OMNI Institute
Kerryann Broderick, BSN, MD — Denver Health Emergency Department

Population-specific clinical tools for screening and brief intervention (SBI)
Carolyn J. Swenson, RN, MSPH, Erin E. Sharp, BA, Amber Quartier, BA, CPS II, Cassidy Smith, MPH and Elizabeth Pace, MSM, RN, CEAP, FAAN — Peer Assistance Services, Inc.
Jodi Lockhart, BA, CPS II — Colorado Office of Behavioral Health