Please note that all sessions are at 12 PM Eastern Time

January 9 - Session 1

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Responding to the Opioid Crisis: an Educator’s View

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Opioids have become a leading cause of death in many jurisdictions.  The additional health impacts of the opioid crisis are widespread impacting infants to the elderly.  Medical schools and medical educators are being called on to respond to this crisis.  During this presentation, the impact of the crisis will be described and current educational efforts to address the ongoing crisis will be described.  Integrated curricular approaches impacting the longitudinal curriculum will be described.

January 16 - Session 2

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Using Undergraduate Medical Education to Increase the Number of Physicians Prepared to Prescribe Medication Assisted Treatment

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 In this webinar, the impact and etiology of opioid use disorder nationally will be briefly discussed.  The webinar will then shift to the strategy used by one medical school to integrate curriculum focused on opioid use disorder longitudinally and substantially into its curriculum will be explored.  Finally, strategies for enabling curriculum to count in lieu of DATA waiver training will be discussed and how these strategies can ideally increase the number of physicians prescribing medication assisted treatment (locally and nationally).  

January 23 - Session 3

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Methods for Incorporating Opioid Education into Health Professions Curricula

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This session will describe ways in which opioid abuse education has been hardwired into curricula at Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate and Knoxville, TN) using interprofessional education as a framework through the use of technology, community involvement and interinstitutional relationships.

January 30 - Session 4

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Informing Pain Management Curriculum: A Multidisciplinary Discussion on Alternatives to Opioids

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Spinal Manipulation and Opioids: Navigating the Current Treatment Landscape
 
With the current opioid crisis, it is crucial to find alternative means for managing chronic pain. This session will explore the role of spinal manipulation used alone and with other types of active patient care to serve as one possible solution to the opioid dilemma. 
 
Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Opioids by Instituting Scientific Integrative Medicine as First-line Care
 
In this talk, Dr. Robinson presents her 10-step program that better educates healthcare providers about ways to assess and treat pain, to practice better medicine, lessen burnout, and offer meaningful and effective integrative medical approaches based on science and evidence.

February 6 - Session 5

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Medical Students and Substance Use: Challenges and Supports

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Multiple sources have documented the level of medical student substance use, including marijuana and opioids. Challenges for medical schools in states where marijuana has been legalized will be discussed and approaches to dealing with potentially lethal medical student opioid use.