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Addiction Medicine Best Practices of Today and Tomorrow: A Case-based Approach to the Treatment of Addiction – Harvard Medical School

September 30, 2016 - October 1, 2016


The Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance presents Addiction Medicine Best Practices for Today & Tomorrow: A Case-based Approach to the Treatment of Addiction. Each year, this course provides cutting-edge information on methods of diagnosis and protocols for intervention and management strategies for patients with substance abuse and dependence. The expert faculty will provide a forum for dialogue and participant interaction through lectures, case-studies, and Q & A. During 2016, to celebrate the 20th consecutive year of educating the public about addiction science and medicine through the Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS; http://basisonline.org/), course faculty will review the major scientific addiction-related prevention, early intervention, and treatment breakthroughs of the past two decades. In addition, you will explore what is expected for the future, from practice to policy.

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Develop strategies to manage substance use disorders, including opioid dependence
  • Apply best practices in medical management of alcohol detoxification
  • Discuss practical concerns in outpatient treatment for individuals with substance use disorders
  • Utilize best practices to manage addiction clients with chronic pain
  • Identify strategies to help addiction patients quit smoking
  • Determine best practices in establishing therapeutic alliance with addiction patients

Target Audience

This activity is primarily for clinicians, practitioners, and allied health professionals who treat clients with addictive disorders – psychiatrists, physicians, physician assistants, addiction specialists, psychologists, emergency medicine practitioners, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, geriatricians, etc., as well as scientists, social workers, health care professionals, and anyone who specializes in the field of addiction.


Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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