2023 - 2024 Presentation Calendar

September 2023

9/15: Improving Hospital Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

Brett Bell, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

Brett Bell, MD is a faculty physician at the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana where she oversees the curriculum for Addiction Medicine in addition to teaching on the inpatient hospital service. She graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine and completed residency training at Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency. She is board certified in Addiction Medicine and family medicine.

 

9/22: Topic-ACE Transformation and Capacity

Krista Goldstine-Cole, PhD & Siwen Minero, PhD
University of MT
Missoula, MT

 

9/29: Trauma-Informed Care: An Overview for Health Care Providers

Cecilia Weeks, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

Dr. Cecilia Weeks is a 3rd year resident at the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where she helped create a Trauma-Informed Care elective. After medical school, she taught sexual education in Austin, Texas. During residency, she has participated in the full spectrum reproductive health track.

 

 

October 2023

10/6: Hypnosis and the Placebo Effect. Using Non-deceptive Placebo to Facilitate Healing

 Patrick Marsolek
Inner Workings Resources
Missoula, MT
https://www.innerworkingsresources.com/
 

Patrick Marsolek is an author, teacher, facilitator, and director of Inner Workings Resources. Patrick writes, researches and facilitates on a wide variety consciousness and self-awareness topics. He has had a clinical hypnotherapy practice since 1998 and teaches Self-hypnosis classes. He facilitates and teaches Nonviolent Communication to individuals, businesses and organizations. He volunteers for the Community Dispute Resolution Center as a mediator for the Missoula courts. He also dances and teaches Argentine Tango throughout the Northwest.

 

10/13: Topic-IV to PO Options for Antibiotics

Zachary Van Dyke, PharmD
John M Voller, PharmD
St Patrick Hospital
Missoula, MT

Zach Van Dyke, PharmD and Jack Voller, PharmD are both PGY1 pharmacy residents at Saint Patrick Hospital. Zach graduated from Creighton University and Jack graduated from University of Iowa.

 

10/20: TBA

Rebecca Sharar, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

 

10/27: Recovery Programs and Policies for  A Vulnerable Population

Christie Farmer
Blackfeet Community College

Christie Farmer is a member of the Blackfeet Nation currently employed at the Blackfeet Community College as a Human Resource Assistant.  She has a BSW degree in Social Work from the University of Montana School of Social Work.  Plus, in 2021 she graduated with AA degree in Social work and Addiction Studies. During that time, she had an internship with the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Epidemiology under the Public Health Workforce Expansion in Indian Country. Her main focus is addiction services being implemented for the Blackfeet Reservation.

Presentation abstract: In tribal communities, there is profound addiction and substance abuse at an alarming rate. The consequences of this are shown by the psychological damage and trauma that is inflicted on the person and their families. I am here to lead by example in the hopes that others will make the choice to change.

November 2023

11/3: Spiritual Care and Community Care

Panel Members:

Greg Grallo, M.Sc, MDiv
https://foundationaldialogues.org/
St Patrick Hospital
Missoula, MT

Zara Renander (Big Sky Hospice Chaplain)

Courtney Arntzen (Community Chaplain)

James Waddel (Partner's IHC Hospice Chaplain)

Daniel Disch (Partner's IHC Hospice Chaplain)

 

11/10: NO PRESENTATION-Holiday

 

11/17: Climate Change and Health 

Jennifer Selland, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
Missoula, MT

 

11/24: NO PRESENTATION-Holiday

December 2023

12/1: Outpatient Anorectal Diseases and Management

Charles Acher, MD
Providence Health & Services
Missoula, MT

 

12/8: All inflammation is Different or Is It?

Andrij Holian, PhD
University of MT
Missoula, MT 

Andrij Holian is the director of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Montana. He received his PhD at Montana State University and was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center Medical School. The main focus of his research is to describe the mechanisms of inflammation in order to develop therapeutics since there are no effective treatments of chronic inflammation in any tissue. He is also developing STEM education materials for middle school children to encourage next generation of scientists. Contributing to the presentation will be Dr. Rebekah Kendall, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Holian. 

The talk will provide an update on what we currently know about acute and chronic inflammation and how inflammation in different tissues is similar and different including key players and outcomes. Current information on how dietary factors, existing therapeutics, aging, and lifestyle can contribute to inflammation and/or exacerbate inflammation will be discussed.

 

12/15: State of Mind: theatre and public dialogue/listening campaign across Montana tackling stigmas and normalizing new strategies for care

Michael Rohd
University of MT
Missoula, MT

Sarah Butts, MSW

Michael is a theatre-maker, educator, process  designer, writer and facilitator. His research and  creative practice is focused on civic imagination.  He has a 30+ year history of projects across  sectors bringing cultural activity to the work  of public engagement, community planning  and cross-sector coalition building. In 1992 in  Washington DC, Michael co-founded Hope Is  Vital, an arts & public health program that, over  8 years, helped start up theatre-based public  engagement/HIV prevention coalitions in over 80  communities around the US. In 1999, Michael co founded Sojourn Theatre and served as artistic director for 20 years, co-creating & directing nearly 30 devised, often site-specific and participatory theatre works.  In 2012, he co-founded  the Center for Performance and Civic Practice,  a collective of nine artist/facilitators who work  with organizations and agencies around the  country on community research, transformational  process and system change. He is currently  Civic Collaborations Director for One Nation One  Project, a national arts/municipality/public health  project & research cohort in partnership with  National League of Cities and he is co-designer/ co-facilitator for Art-Train, a virtual national  technical assistance program in partnership with  Springboard for the Arts. He recently founded the Co-Lab for Civic  Imagination at the University of Montana, and  he is author of the book Theatre for Community,  Conflict and Dialogue (Heinemann Press). 

Sarah Butts (she/her) was born and raised in Bigfork, Montana. After living outside of the state for several years, she returned in 2020 to obtain her Master of Social Work from University of Montana. Sarah is currently the Producer of Community Partnerships for State of Mind, a touring theatre and public dialogue project about mental and behavioral health. She is also a clinical social work licensure candidate (SWLC), practicing at Meadowlark Counseling in Missoula.  Additionally, Sarah is a theatre artist and holds an MFA Directing from UC Irvine.  She has a passion for community responsive theatre and has written and directed several documentary theatre works addressing topics including mental health, public education, houselessness, and child loss & grief. In 2019 she worked in collaboration with Great Falls Public Schools to direct a documentary theatre project called Converge. The goal was to illuminate the challenges facing young people, families, and staff as a way to raise consciousness, foster public conversation, and mobilize community action.  In 2021, she was invited to bring the Converge project to Skyview High School in Billings. Sarah is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 

 

12/22: NO PRESENTATION-Holiday Break

12/29: NO PRESENTATION-Holiday Break

January 2024

1/5: NO PRESENTATION-Holiday Break

1/12: Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) for Athletes in Primary Care

Travis Kinane, DO
Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
Missoula, MT

 

1/19: Prescribing and Deprescribing in Older Adults

Madeline Ulmer, PharmD
William Ng, PharmD
St Patrick Hospital
Missoula MT

Madeline Ulmer is a postgraduate year one pharmacy resident at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. She earned her PharmD from the University of Montana. Madeline is passionate about patient care and serving the community that fostered her professional development.  

Will Ng is a pharmacy resident at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. He received his PharmD from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. 


 

1/26:  Implications of Historical and Interpersonal Trauma on the Current Mental Health of Indigenous People

Ann Douglas, PhD
University of MT
Missoula, MT

Dr. Ann Douglas has a PhD in clinical psychology. She is a proud enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation. She has worked in clinical settings as well as in academic settings. As a psychologist, Dr. Douglas has dedicated her career to working and advocating for Indigenous peoples. This has led her to collaborating and supporting individuals and communities with high levels of trauma and suicide. Currently, she is the director of Riverwalk Crisis Center in Missoula, Montana, which is the second mental health crisis receiving center in the state of Montana. 

 

February 2024

2/2: Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Fentanyl Era

Sienna Foxton, DO
Family Medical Residency of Western MT
Missoula MT

Sienna Foxton is a 3rd year family medicine resident currently residing in Missoula, Montana. After residency she plans to move back to Yakima, WA to practice at a community health clinic. Her interests within family medicine include addiction medicine, OMT, health equity, and providing healthcare to underserved populations.

2/9: Best Practices for Gender-Affirming Care

Ariel Malan, MS
University of Utah

Ariel Malan (she/they), is a health equity consultant, community activist, and queer educator. She earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Utah in 2018. For over a decade, Ariel's passion and expertise has been working with LGBTQ+ communities through advocacy, education, and research. She currently serves as Outreach Network and Development Specialist for the University of Utah Transgender Health Program and led the development of Utah’s only multi-disciplinary gender health program. She is a 2021 Utah Business Living Color award honoree and has been featured on podcasts, panel events, and radio shows on the future of transgender health and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

2/16: An Update on Artificial Sweeteners

Laura Granlund, MS, RDN
University of MT

Laura Granlund is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Licensed Nutritionist (LN) with a Master of Science in Dietetics. She has a large variety of experience in the dietetics field and has been providing ethical, evidenced based nutrition therapy since 2016. Laura works on campus at the University of Montana as the RDN for Dining Services. Laura teaches the ongoing Basic Human Nutrition Course on Campus and has taught courses on nutrition for longevity, food equity, and food additives. Laura’s special interests in dietetics include food systems sustainability, quality of the US food supply, and food additive regulation.

2/23:Cultural Humility and Competence


Marie King, B.A.,M.A.L. MDiv. she/her/hers
TMARIEKING.COM 

March 2024

3/1: Reducing Teen Pregnancies in Native American Population

Kristen Rogers, PhD
University of MT
Missoula, MT

3/8: Topic-Hospice

Terry Mumma
Grace Hospice
Missoula, MT

 

3/15: Statewide Efforts American Indian Healthcare Improvement

Drew Babcock, MS
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

 

3/22: Topic-TBA

Kara Francis, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT

 

3/29: Dispelling the Myths of Human Trafficking

David W. Wahl, Ph.D., ABS
McMurry University 
Abilene, TX

David Wahl is an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at McMurry University and a board-certified sexologist. As a professor and a researcher, Dr. Wahl’s work focuses on issues of sex, gender, sexuality, sexual violence, human trafficking, and sex work. A forthcoming book explores sex trafficking in the adult film industry. 

April 2024

4/5: Topic-TBA

Alec Kerins, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

 

4/12: The Hidden Pandemic: Recognizing Developmental Adversity in Social and Clinical Encounters through the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Krista Goldstine-Cole, PhD & Siwen Minero, PhD
University of MT
Missoula, MT

 

4/19: Keeping Well-Being Relevant in the Here and Now

Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH
 www.timcunninghamrn.com

 

4/26: Eating Disorder Management

Kathryn Foote& Caitlin Martin-Wagar
St Patrick Hospital
Missoula, MT

May 2024

5/3: Topic-TBA

Brett Bell, MD
Family Medicine Residency of Western MT
Missoula, MT

 

5/10: Topic-TBA

Rebecca Belsom, MD
Western MT Clinic
Missoula, MT