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The Management of Alcohol Use Disorder - Free Webinar for Health Center Clinicians - Thursday October 22nd 1-2pm ET

Clinician Technical Assistance Office Hours
The Management of Alcohol Use Disorder
Thursday, October 22, 2020
10 am – 11 am PT/1 pm - 2 pm ET
Please join the National Clinician Consultation Center in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Primary Health Care for this interactive webinar for Health Center clinicians.
Unhealthy alcohol use remains a growing public health issue in the United States, contributing significantly to the global burden of disease and posing challenges to the everyday practice of primary care. In this webinar, we will define the spectrum of unhealthy alcohol use and compare therapeutic approaches, focusing on pharmacological treatment options. We will also provide strategies for managing withdrawal, an especially important issue during COVID-19. Following this webinar, participants will be able to more confidently assess and care for patients with unhealthy alcohol use.

Participants will:
1. Recognize the detection problem and treatment gap facing patients with alcohol use disorder
2. Relate alcohol use as a critical and potentially modifiable risk factor for clinical outcomes
3. Expand the toolbox of evidenced-based pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment strategies for alcohol use disorder
4. Describe management of outpatient alcohol withdrawal

Speaker information: Triveni DeFries, MD MPH, is a general internist and addiction medicine specialist. She is an Assistant Professor in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) and an Associate Medical Director of its primary care clinic. She completed a Primary Care Addiction Medicine fellowship at UCSF, acts as an addiction medicine consultant and educator for the SFGH inpatient Addiction Care Team, as well as the National Clinician Consultation Center's Substance Use Warmline.

Register in advance:
Participants will receive instructions on accessing the event with the above link.