Opioid Use Disorder

Speaker(s): Eric B, Hedberg, M.D. Bradford Health Disclosures: Dr. Hedberg has no relative financial disclosures and will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of products 
Presentation Purpose: 
This presentation will provide insights into the myriad challenges faced by clinicains in managing patients with opioid use disorder. The presenter will discuss tools and factors to consider in the identification and assessment of persons with opioid use disorder. Treament principles, including the importance of patient collaboration, comprehensive treatment, and harm reduction will be reviewed. 
Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to: 
• Review epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, complications and evidence based          guidelines for management of opioid use disorder (OUD) 
• Review commonly used medications to assist with withdrawal and sobriety 
• Demonstrate increased awareness of the treatment of OUD 
• Identify barriers encountered in providing medication assisted treatment 
• Identify compliance issues before engaging in efforts to increase access to medication assisted treatment 

Faculty/Course Director/Planners:

Alabama Medical Education has selected all faculty participating in this activity. It is the policy of Alabama Medical Education that all CME/CE planning committees, faculty, authors, editors, and staff disclose relationships with commercial interests upon nomination or invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and if relevant, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity. 

Conflict of Interest:

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, it is the policy of Alabama Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CE/CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus. 

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for the interdisciplinary audience. Gap in Knowledge: *Lack of knowledge about the problem(s) *Lack strategies to apply knowledge to practice (competence) 

 This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 IPCE credits for learning and change. 

Commercial Interest: No commercial interest was received for this ICPE activity