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Opioid Use Disorders

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 7th Flr. Conference Room East

Opioid Use Disorders

Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Speaker: Surita Rao MD, FASAM. Assoc. Prof., Residency Director, UConn Health, Dept. of Psychiatry. Date: January 4, 2017 Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: Outpatient Pavilion, 7th Floor Conference Room (East)

Target Audience: occupational health and preventive medicine professionals, primary care physicians and practitioners, clinicians treating chronic pain and prescribing opioids, health care practitioners from addiction and mental health, health policy specialists, human resources.

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to):

1. Describe the increasing prevalence of opioid use disorders and opioid related overdoses in the Unites States. 2. Discuss the 2016 CDC guidelines for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain, which the CDC is encouraging practitioners to follow. 3. Relate that addiction is a brain disease with underpinnings in the dopaminergic pathways of the brain, and recite treatment options for opioid addiction.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. The activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Rao, has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Dr. Rao will be not discussing the off-labeled use of any product.


This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from the Work Loss Data Institute / Official Disability Guidelines. ________________________________________

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from with instructions will be sent to participants. Please complete the evaluation within one week of receiving the email.

If you do not receive an evaluation assignment from within 10 business days of this


Miriam Muniz

Continuing Medical Education (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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