Addiction Medicine: Update 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Regency Room (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
This workshop will review advances and challenges in addiction medicine from a healthcare for homeless point of view. This workshop will review successes and challenges in addiction medicine with the goal of improving collaboration and outcomes. The training will include a basic review of the neurobiology of substance effects and addiction. Topics will include: the evidence or lack of evidence for various forms of treatment; information about tobacco and nicotine use; drug testing; Cannabis and cannabinoids; "new drugs of abuse"; substance use effects in pregnancy; buprenorphine and methadone and co-occurring disorders such as ADHD, chronic pain and mental health disorders.
Barry Zevin, MD (Medical Director, SFDPH Street Medicine and Shelter Health)
Ivan Wolfson, MD, FABFM, FABAM (MD, Providence Community Health Centers)
Gina Limon, RN (nurse, Street Medicine and Shelter Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health)
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