Online Webinars

1.5 CME
Wednesday July 29, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Understanding the Opioid Patient
Joe Sepulveda, MD

  • Understand the evidence behind treating Opioid Use Disorder as a chronic brain disease.
  • Learn the right questions to ask and the best way to discuss possible opioid dependency,
  • Understand when to refer for addiction treatment
Joe Sepulveda, MD
Dr. Joe Sepulveda, is an adult psychiatrist double boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, certified in the subspecialty of Addiction Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Sepulveda received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and completed his residency in psychiatry from Stanford University Hospital & Clinics. He is an Assistant Medical Director at Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in San Diego and is also Medical Director of Substance Use Disorder services for the organization. He founded and continues to expand FHCSD’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program for opioid use disorder. Dr. Sepulveda is an Adjunct Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) department of Psychiatry. He is on the clinical teaching faculty for the FHCSD Family Medicine Residency Program, the UCSD community psychiatry program and the UCSD addiction psychiatry fellowship program. Dr. Sepulveda oversees the FHCSD Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. He is FHCSD’s consulting psychiatrist for geriatric depression via the University of Washington AIMS Center—Archstone Foundation Community Collaborative Care Partnership. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, The San Diego Psychiatric Society, The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and has active roles in the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). Dr. Sepulveda is a consultant for organizations treating opioid use disorder and has been featured in both television and radio providing education on substance use disorders.
Wednesday August 5, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Implementing Safe Prescribing in the Physician's Office
Roneet Lev, MD

  • Learn to review medications from multiple sources
  • Learn how to access opioid tapering tools and benzodiazepine tapering tools
  • Learn how to say no nicely and refer patient to addiction treatment.
Roneet Lev, MD
Roneet Lev, MD is the first chief medical officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Previously, Dr. Lev served as the chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, where she worked since 1993. In 2012, she established the San Diego and Imperial County Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force with the goal of reducing deaths and mortality from prescription drugs. Her program on safe prescribing in the emergency department won the 2014 National Association of Counties award and Red Ribbon Outstanding Prevention Program Award. She has conducted research on deaths from prescription drugs known as the death diaries. Lev assisted several communities in establishing safe prescribing coalitions and programs. She has numerous medical publications, speaks at conferences, and has been featured in print, radio and television. She was on an episode of The Doctors (Death Diaries), and Trauma Life in the ER (In the Navy).
Accreditation Statement:
The Fresno Madera Medical Society for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:
The Fresno Madera Medical Society for CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.