COVID-19 Impacts: Dealing with the Hidden Epidemic of Alcohol Use Disorder

Apr 15 (Thu) | 1830–2000 PDT

Target Audience: Physicians and other health care providers.

Overview: Join us for this free online accredited educational session where highly experienced physician experts will answer your questions and share their experiences and best practices in managing alcohol use disorder.

Skills Gained:
• Apply evidence-based guidelines and best practices for risk stratification and management of withdrawal in your patients with alcohol use disorder.
• Be able to apply pharmacologic and psychosocial approaches to prevent relapse
• Become familiar with available resources to support your patient care.

Panel: Dr. Sophie Waterman: MD, CFPC, Physician Lead for the Managed Alcohol Program which was started by the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation, Physician Lead for the North Island Rural Birth Program and operates a full-time family and emergency medicine practice, Dr. Julius Elefante: MD, FRCPC, Clinical Instructor for the University of British Columbia, Psychiatrist at SPH, VGH, the West End Mental Health Team, and the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, and Dr. Paxton Bach: MD, MSc, FRCPC, FASAM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

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