ECHO-Chicago: Opioid Use Disorder-September 2017

September 27, 2017 to December 20, 2017
Opioid use disorder has been widely identified by experts in the field as a national epidemic with death from overdose now the leading cause of death in people under 50, and rates continue to climb. This series will give participants increased knowledge and skills that enable them to better treat patients with opioid use disorder. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:

  • State the diagnostic criteria for opiate use disorder;
  • Describe best practices in pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treating Opiate Use Disorder;
  • Identify principles of trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing;
  • Discuss best practices for managing co-occurring mental illnesses including bipolar disorder, major depression, and anxiety using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods;
  • Summarize how to assess and prescribe for alcohol dependence, tobacco dependence, and other co-occurring substance use disorders;
  • List the best non-pharmacological approaches to managing chronic pain.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon ECHO-Chicago: Opioid Use Disorder Flyer683.32 KB
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/27/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/20/2017 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
  Director, ECHO-Chicago
  Associate Chair for Clinical Services
  Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Comer Children's Hospital

  George Weyer, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
 Associate Director of Med-Peds Quality Improvement
  University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
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