Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Providers' Role in the Treatment of OUD

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Learn how prescribers can play a critical role in providing treatment for OUD during this live, virtual CME training.

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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Providers’ Role in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 |  12:00 — 1:00 pm

Live, virtual CME training through WebEx

Hosted by: Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) and Anne Arundel County Health Department

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Providers’ Role in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder provides an overview of how Maryland prescribers can play a critical role in providing treatment for opioid use disorder.

After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive a calendar invitation from WebEx after 1-2 business days.

Audience:

Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the basic concepts of addiction
  2. To understand the current extent and severity of the opioid epidemic in the US
  3. Describe the factors responsible for initiating and maintaining the crisis 
  4. Outline available effective evidenced-based treatments and interventions for individuals with opioid use disorder 

Presenter: Eric Weintraub, MD

Consultant, Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS)Division Head, Department of Addiction Research & Treatment

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Event contact:

Bridget Sweeney, MACS Training Coordinator

MACSTraining@som.umaryland.edu

CME Credit: 

The AAFP has reviewed Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Providers’ Role in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 10/14/2021 to 10/13/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s):

• 1.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) - Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Provider's Role in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

New HHS Guidelines:

To combat the opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has expanded access to medication for opioid disorder. As of January 2021, there are fewer requirements for physicians to receive their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat OUD. Following the session, MACS staff will provide technical support to providers interested in applying for their waiver. If interested, please bring your DEA number and State Medical License number to apply.


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Organizer Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS)

Organizer of Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Providers' Role in the Treatment of OUD

MACS provides support to prescribers and their practices in addressing the needs of their patients with substance use disorders and chronic pain management.

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