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Society members to speak at addiction disorders conference

Three Wisconsin Medical Society members are among several presenters for an upcoming conference on the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders in Wisconsin. Hosted by the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine (WISAM), Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives to Combat Substance Abuse in Wisconsin is Oct. 4 at the Lowell Center in Madison.

Society members Aleksandra Zgierska, MD, PhD, who also is the WISAM president, David Galbis-Reig, MD, and Michael Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, the Society’s Speaker of the House, will speak at the one-day conference, which offers different perspectives on how to combat the opioid epidemic: legislative, law enforcement, public health, treatment and prevention, and people in recovery. The conference’s target audience includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, mental health and substance abuse counselors, and other professionals interested in this topic.

The objectives of the conference are to:

  • Discuss multiple perspectives on the approach to the opioid epidemic.
  • Evaluate current knowledge and communication gaps in addressing the opioid epidemic and overdose deaths.
  • Formulate ideas about potential ways to collaborate effectively on efforts to address the opioid epidemic and overdose deaths.
  • Discuss current scientific evidence on the effects of “medical marijuana,” and the existing national and state legislative initiatives related to “medical marijuana.”
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge to support collaborative efforts to address the opioid epidemic and other drug abuse in Wisconsin.

Early registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Click here for more information about the conference and for registration materials. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

For more information, e-mail Cindy Burzinski or call her at 608.262.6549.

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