Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the growing prevalence of psychoactive substance use among older adults.
  2. Identify treatment options for substance use disorders and special considerations for such treatment in an older patient, including the need to integrate geriatric-based care with addiction medicine.
  3. Provide historical and epidemiological background on the substance use – infectious disease syndemic
  4. Discuss the Impact of criminal legal system on perpetuating vulnerability and adverse outcomes
  5. Discuss integrated public health interventions for overdose prevention, substance use and infectious disease prevention and treatment
Session date: 
04/14/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation

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Speaker Name: 
Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH; Mai Tuyet Pho, MD, MPH