Hidden answers: Did you ask about alcohol?
An NHMS webinar featuring Molly Rossignol, DO FAAFP FASAM, and Anne Branen, RN, CARN.
1 Category 1 CME
Alcohol use is common in our culture. It is recognized that alcohol use contributes to acute and chronic illnesses that are frequently seen and managed in both primary and specialty care offices. In this hour-long zoom webinar, we hope to create comfort and confidence in discussing the genuine effect that reducing alcohol use can have on the management of chronic disease and overall prevention of morbidity.
- Review the prevalence of alcohol use in our communities and discuss the evidence of alcohol and health.
- Identify the opportunities to discuss the effect of alcohol on health in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Demonstrate through narrative and role play ways to suggest a behavior change that may result in improved health outcomes.
More about the presenters:
Molly Rossignol, DO FAAFP FASAM
Dr. Molly Rossignol is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a family medicine residency at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston in 1999. She practiced family medicine in New Hampshire for 15 years before completing a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Addiction Medicine in 2015. Dr. Rossignol helped to start inpatient and outpatient addiction-focused programs in primary care in two community hospitals before accepting the position of NHPHP Medical Director.
Dr. Rossignol has been on the Governor’s Healthcare Task Force for Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery since 2008. She is a contributing author to the New Hampshire Practice Guidance Document on Best Practices: Key Components for Delivering Community Best Medication Assisted Treatment Services for Opioid Use Disorders in New Hampshire. Dr. Rossignol trains, supports, and mentors healthcare professionals as they learn more about substance use disorders and care for those with addiction. She is on the New Hampshire Medical Society Council, is the current President of the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine chapter of ASAM and is the past president of the NH Academy of Family Physicians.
Ann Branen, RN, CARN
Ann Branen is a certified addiction nurse who has practiced in New Hampshire for over 30 years. For the last 10 years, she has worked in the role of addiction nurse care manager in the primary care setting and is currently working at Dartmouth Health as part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse CTN-101 study. Ann considers herself a harm reductionist and has actively supported people in her community by volunteering at Queen City Exchange, a syringe service program in Manchester, NH. She is enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Rivier University with anticipation of May 2023 graduation. After graduation, Ann plans to continue to work with patients and families experiencing health and mental health issues related to substance use. Ann is passionate about amplifying the voice of addiction nursing and the role of nursing in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in NH. Ann views all interactions with patients and peers as an opportunity to reduce the harm to individuals and communities affected by substance use by reducing stigma and discriminatory practices that continue to be barriers to safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered care.
The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and New Hampshire Medical Society.
The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.