After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Articulate and teach the key components of the current US opioid Crisis​​​​​​.
2. Diagnose and treat acute opioid withdrawal in preparation for transition to longterm maintenance therapy if desired by the patient.
3. Describe the induction of buprenorphine in patients for longterm treatment of opioid use disorder.
4. Describe special consideration for patients with OUD and who plan to take their pregnancy to term.


Christopher Shanahan, MD           
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Community Medicine Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

Dr. Shanahan receives grant support from National Institutes of Health (NIDA, NIAAA). 

None of the other members of the faculty or planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients.  

Session date: 
10/24/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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