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Live Educational Meetings
Continuing Education Seminar
Updates in Treatment Strategies for
Complicated Disease States:
Substance Abuse Disorder and Hepatitis C
Saturday, October 24, 2015
7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am - 1 pm Seminar
St. Agnes Hospital,
Substance Use Disorder
Increase knowledge of epidemic of opiate use disorder.
Increase knowledge of treatment of opiate use disorder.
Define “clinical integration” related to substance use
List self-reported physician barriers to prescribing
Describe a model of treatment that links opioid treatment
programs with office-based buprenorphine prescribers.
Be convinced that integrating treatment for opiate
use disorder with medical care is beneficial (for patient,
providers and the health system).
Review the recent advances in treatment of Hepatitis C.
Explore financial consideration and public health impact of
new therapies for Hepatitis C.
Discuss the selection of appropriate HCV oral direct acting
therapy and duration of therapy in HCV/HIV co-infected
Recognize antiretroviral management issues in HIV/HCV
co-infected patients including drug-drug interactions.
Discuss monitoring of patients on HCV therapy.
Buprenorphine Treatment of Opiate Use Disorder into Primary
Michael Fingerhood, MD
FACP, Director, Division of Chemical Dependence, Johns
Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Collaborative Care Model Linking Office-Based Buprenorphine
Prescribers with Specialty Treatment Clinics
Kenneth B Stoller, MD, Director and Medical Director for
Behavioral Health, Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for
Hepatitis C: The
Future is Here
Darryn Potosky, MD, Director of Hepatology, University
of Maryland School of Medicine
Management in the HIV Infected Patient
Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, MBBS, MPH, Medical Director,
Baltimore City Health Department, STD Clinic/HIV Early
Intervention Initiative Program
This program is co-sponsored by, the Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Maryland
Medicaid Pharmacy Program (MMPP), Saint Agnes Hospital, Inc. and
Health Information Designs, LLC.
A maximum of 4 CME and ACPE credits will be
available for this program. For ACPE credits, pharmacists must
provide a valid NABP#.
register online here. There is no charge for attending the
seminar. Priority registration will be given to prescribers
until 10/5/15. For details call 410-767-5945.
Medicaid Pharmacy Program
The Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program
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