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Championing Change: Addressing Addiction in our Communities

Premiere Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Faculty


Mark S. Gold, MDMark S. Gold, MD (Moderator)
ASAM's Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize Winner
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
Gainesville, FL

Jessica Hulsey Nickel, Jessica Hulsey Nickel,  
Founder
Addiction Policy Forum
Washington, DC

Statement of Need

Before treating addiction, clinicians need to understand its underlying causes and how if affects the brain on a biological level. Too often clinicians and stakeholders view substance use disorder as a moral failing or a character flaw instead of a health condition. By analyzing the science behind addiction, we can start to bridge the gap between research and how we talk about addiction. Not only patients and families, but health care providers, educators, and criminal justice stakeholders need to view this condition as a brain disease in order to proliferate empathy and compassion.

A common preconceived notion pertaining to substance use disorder is that an individual typically needs to hit "rock bottom" before getting the help they need. This idea can be detrimental as earlier intervention is highly beneficial and addiction only worsens with time. In addition to changing perspectives surround addiction, clinicians and other stakeholders need to focus on dismantling the barriers to MAT access. Any additional roadblocks to treatment only lessen the likelihood of recovery.

In this CME Snack, Jessica Nickel, founder of the Addiction Policy Forum, and Dr. Mark Gold focus on community-based strategies to provide an effective care settings for those dealing with substance use disorder.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Integrate in practice concepts from novel programs in the community to address opioid overdose to treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Outline concepts from novel programs in the community to address opioid overdose and treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Financial Support

Supported by CME Outfitters, LLC.

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-19-030-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM MOC Credit:
MOC Points available for Internal Medicine and General Medicine Board Certified Physicians.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning Format:
Enduring Material

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report.

Ms. Nickel has no disclosures to report

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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