Earn CME on Opioid-Use Medications
By David Doolittle

Opioid_CMEPrescribing medications to treat opioid use disorders is one way health officials are working to reverse the epidemic that killed 42,000 people in the United States in 2016.

But how have medications been used to treat opioid misuse? What is the rationale for prescribing them, and how can behavioral therapy be used in treatment?

The Department of State Health and Human Services’ (DSHS’) next Grand Rounds presentation, “Evidence-based Approaches to Treating Opioid Use Disorders,” will answer questions like these.

Leading the conversation: Brad Fitzwater, MD, medical director of the Substance Use Disorders Unit at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC); and Katie Sherman, opioid treatment expert with HHSC’s Texas Targeted Opioid Response project. 

Set for 11 am to 12:30 pm, Wednesday, April 25, the presentation will be held in the Moreton Building at DSHS headquarters, 1100 W. 49th St., in Austin. A live webinar also will be available.

Attending the presentation in person will count for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Find more information, including how to register for the live event or webinar, at DSHS Grand Rounds registration


Last Updated On

April 24, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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