Danya Institute Inc.

Workshop Descriptions

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): From Research to Practice

This workshop will first describe the 3 components of SBIRT and summarize research on its effectiveness across various settings.  Next, participants will learn about how to integrate SBIRT with ongoing clinical practice.  Presenters will discuss barriers encountered during SBIRT implementation in clinical practice  and lessons learned from such efforts.  In addition, use of technology to facilitate SBIRT adoption will be highlighted.  Finally, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss practical applications of SBIRT in their own clinical care settings.


Treatment for Tobacco Use Disorder

This workshop will review the evidence of what is effective for treating tobacco use, with a special focus on how evidence-based treatment can be incorporated into the evolving health care delivery system.  Primary care practice is changing, reflecting influences of the Affordable Care Act, federal incentives to adopt electronic health records (“meaningful use”), the growth of Accountable Care Organizations that reward population management rather than fragmented care, and the rise of Patient Centered Medical Homes. This workshop will describe the evidence for incorporating tobacco cessation treatment into primary care visits as well as population management approaches for delivering primary care.  It will also discuss electronic cigarettes and consider what providers should tell patients who ask about them.


Recent Thinking About Drinking: New Evidence-Based Approaches to Care

This workshop will address effective strategies for screening and rapid assessment of hazardous alcohol use to identify patients who may be at-risk of negative consequences of drinking.  We will discuss the pros and cons of brief intervention and motivational interviewing as it has been traditionally implemented.  We also will look at some new treatment approaches that incorporate technological advances to improve reach and efficiency of alcohol interventions.  Finally, the workshop will review current and promising pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorder.


Treatment for Opiate Use Disorders

The workshop will cover evidence based options for treatment of opiate dependence, discussing the  traditonal 12 step medication free approach and the medications approved for treatment- naltrexone, methadone and buprenorphine.  Within the context of integrated health care delivery, we will discuss the evidence for combining medication assisted therapy with the provision of primary care.