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Task force chair addresses opioid addiction in adolescents at conference

Society member George Morris, MD, was recently part of a unique learning opportunity for health care professionals: the inaugural PATCH for Providers Symposium, held last month in Wisconsin Dells. The day-long symposium brought together teens and health care professionals from across the state to explore, in depth, health topic affecting teens and best practices in providing care for adolescent patients.

Doctor Morris, who chairs the Society’s Opioid Task Force, co-presented a session titled “Preventing Opioid Addiction in Young Patients” with PATCH teen educator Alanna Phillips. The session addressed the critical role health care professional have in preventing and identifying an adolescent’s risk for opioid dependence disorder and opioid-related overdoses.

The PATCH Program was founded in 2010 by the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health as an intervention to bridge the communication gap between teens and their health care providers. For more information, click here.

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