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Expanding Access To Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders to Patients in the Hospital
Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Presenter: Christopher Welsh, MD, Association Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association ( APA )

About the webinar: Opioid use disorder and related morbidity and mortality continues to increase in much of the United States. As a result, related emergency department visits and hospitalizations have increased significantly. The presentation will provide an overview of the opioid epidemic and the laws and regulations that dictate how medication assisted treatment (primarily buprenorphine and methadone) can be used in the treatment of opioid use disorder. It will discuss some initiatives that are currently underway across the country. It will also discuss the exceptions that exist to regulations that allow for providers to use medication to treat opioid use disorder in patients seen in the emergency department or admitted to the hospital.

Educational objectives:
  1. Distinguish the role that hospitals can have in providing medication to treat opioid use disorder.
  2. Summarize the exceptions to federal laws that allow medication to be provided to patients in the emergency department and hospital.
  3. Analyze hospital-based initiatives to treat opioid use disorder in various parts of the United States.

The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Look for more information about treating chronic pain and opioid use disorder and additional trainings at www.pcssNOW.org.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 03, 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.