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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

Webinar | April 23, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Webinar: The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in primary care and psychiatry. In this webinar, Matthew Torrington, MD, and Richard Rosenthal, MD, will share their perspectives as addiction specialists working in the primary care and psychiatric fields regarding the role of providers in impacting the opioid epidemic. The speakers will review the history of opioid development and abuse, examine the impact of the introduction of synthetic opioids on the opioid epidemic, discuss the connection between mental illness and opioid use, and provide an overview of some approaches aiming to target and reduce the opioid epidemic.

Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Matthew Torrington, MD
Featured Speaker

Matthew A. Torrington, MD, is a Family & Addiction Medicine Physician in a private practice. He is also the Medical Director for Common Ground Free Clinic.

 

Richard N. Rosenthal, MD
Featured Speaker

Richard N. Rosenthal, MD, is the Director of Addiction Psychiatry and a Professor in Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Dri Wang, PharmD, BCPP
Moderator

Dri Wang, PharmD, BCPP, is a Medical Science Liaison for Otuska Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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