Individuals experiencing addiction are a vulnerable population that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing protocols have separated patients from their clinicians, made medications to treat addiction much more challenging to obtain, and shuttered many long-term recovery groups.
A new webinar series from the NAM and the American Society of Addiction Medicine will provide insight and targeted guidance on how to ensure that these individuals are cared for and protected during this ongoing public health crisis.
The first webinar in this series will focus on how to ensure that patients remain connected to and engaged in addiction treatment during the pandemic, and provide practical approaches to ensuring continuity of care.
The webinar will feature a panel of expert speakers, including:
· Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM (Moderator) - Immediate Past President, American Society of Addiction Medicine
· Brian Hurley, MD, MBA - Director of Addiction Medicine, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
· Chris Bundy, MD, MPH - Executive Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program
· Cortney Lovell - Recovery Coach and Co-Founder, Our Wellness Collective
Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. To register: https://nasem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6wTYB-JbROus2sx9j4OWyA
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and National Academy of Medicine. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.