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Register Now: Opioid Overdose to Treatment Webinar
December 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 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.
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
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.