Webinar “Addressing Opioid Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitals” – December 20, 2016 4:00 EST


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Webinar:  Addressing Opioid Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitals

Tuesday December 20, 2016 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

The Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli will host a webinar highlighting ways hospitals are aiding individuals who have opioid use disorder and guide individuals who have suffered overdose to treatment.

Register here:   http://ems6.intellor.com?do=register&t=2&p=601505

Director Botticelli will outline the Administration’s response to the opioid crisis and make a call to action. Expert panelists will provide an overview of comprehensive approaches.  Models will include elements such as peer engagement and recovery coaching, in-hospital initiation of medication to treat opioid use disorder, counseling, and other psychosocial services.

  • Edward Bernstein, MD – Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center; Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Diana Coffa, MD – Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine; Director, SFGH UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Sarah Wakeman, MD, FASAM – Medical Director for Substance Use Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement;  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Technical Support/Consultation
Information will be provided on how to request informal consultation regarding the implementation of these and other approaches to opioid overdose and opioid use disorder in hospital-based and affiliated settings.

Register here:  http://ems6.intellor.com?do=register&t=2&p=601505

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