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CRC Seminar Series - Drs. Victor Hesselbrock and Surita Rao

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm

UConn Health
Low Learning Center

The Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Clinical Research Center (CRC) Seminar Series On Methods in Clinical Research

Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and the Clinical Research Center

"Epidemiology and Treatment of Opioid Addiction"

Victor Hesselbrock, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Psychiatry Senior Associate Dean for Research, University of Connecticut School of Medicine UConn Health, Farmington, CT

Surita Rao, M.B.B.S. FASAM Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program University of Connecticut School of Medicine UConn Health, Farmington, CT

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Time: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M. Location: Low Learning Center– UConn Health, Farmington, CT

WEB CAST: (Note: No CME’s given for Web Cast viewing)

Light lunch and beverage provided from 11:30 AM-12:00 noon

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, residents, and students interested in clinical research

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: a) Describe the increasing prevalence of opioid use disorder and opioid related overdoses in the United States; b) Describe the various addictive drugs involved in the overdose deaths in Connecticut, including opioids; c) Describe that addiction is a brain disease with underpinnings in the dopaminergic pathways of the brain.

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.

Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speakers, Drs. Victor Hesselbrock and Sunita Rao, have 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. Drs. Hesselbrock and Rao will not be discussing the off-label use of any product.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it. Food and refreshments provided by the CRC.

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an elect


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