Addictions is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held during May 18 - 19, 2018 at Boston Marriott Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Mental Health Professionals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
The recent surge of opioid addiction and deaths from overdose are a national crisis. The consequences of addiction are numerous; it results in myriad health problems, harms and disrupts families and other relationships, and can leave individuals isolated, depressed and even suicidal. Addictions can lead to vulnerability to comorbid disorders and comorbid disorders can sometimes lead to addictions, making treatment of either condition particularly complex. Individuals with an addiction often deny the extent of the problem and resist treatment altogether. Despite all of these difficulties, countless Americans confront and overcome their addictions every year, often with the help of healthcare professionals and formal treatment programs. McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric hospital of Harvard Medical School, is pleased to offer this annual conference bringing together some of the foremost authorities in the addiction field. Topics will include new, evidence-based treatments, the nuances of treating comorbid disorders along with addiction, and special populations. We are honored to have a prestigious and accomplished faculty. Smaller, breakout sessions each afternoon will allow for in-depth exploration of topic areas in an interactive and stimulating format that should enhance learning and skill-building.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Summarize the skyrocketing rates of opioid addiction in the United States, and how this relates to the treatment of all patients.
• Implement appropriate treatment for opioid use disorder.
• Describe the relationship between stress and addiction, and implement treatments to address this risk factor.
• Prescribe appropriate medications in treating alcohol and opioid use disorders.
• Recognize and diagnose cocaine, methamphetamine, and club drug use disorders, and recommend appropriate treatment.
• Outline issues related to medical marijuana, marijuana use disorder, and implement appropriate treatment when indicated.
• Work with patients on the issue of whether to cut down or abstain from substance use.
• Recognize and treat co-morbid substance use, anxiety and benzodiazepine use.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
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