ECHO-Chicago: Opioid Use Disorder-March 2019

March 26, 2019 to June 18, 2019
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 opioid use disorder;
  • Describe best practices in pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treating opioid 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
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 Participation
  • 13.00 Social Work CEU
Event starts: 
03/26/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/18/2019 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Agenda subject to change.

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
This course is an online webinar.
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit us here.


The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  George Weyer, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Associate Director of Med-Peds Quality Improvement
  University of Chicago
  Beth Dunlap, MD
  Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
  Northwestern University
Kim Watts, LCSW, MSW, CADC
Lake County Health Department

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 any commercial 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.

Physician Credit
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.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the ECHO-Chicago: Opioid Use Disorder for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.
13 social work continuing education units are provided for this live activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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. 
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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