Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Women's Treatment Needs and Gender Responsive Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

May 7, 2021
11:00 am–12:30 pm ET

This 1.5 hour session, titled “Women's Treatment Needs and Gender Responsive Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder” will be a presentation on how to manage and treat patients who are women in the OTP setting.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

OBAT TTA+ and Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. are partnering to provide a series on addiction treatment in the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) setting. This series will have six sessions covering a variety of topics that are offered twice.

This 1.5 hour session, titled “Women's Treatment Needs and Gender Responsive Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder” will be a presentation on how to manage and treat patients who are women in the OTP setting.

This training will be held via Zoom. We would prefer that you log in using a computer with a web cam so that we can all connect to each other via video. Please note that signing on with video is required to receive CEs. If you do not have access to a web cam, please let us know. 

Intended audience

OTP and OBAT staff providing treatment for substance use disorders in Massachusetts.

 

Speakers

Miriam Harris, MD, MSc

Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an addiction expert at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. She attended McMaster University Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of British Columbia. She completed her first fellowship in general Internal medicine at McGill University, where she also completed a master's in epidemiology. She came to Boston from Canada to complete an addiction medicine fellowship at Boston University. Dr. Harris’s research interests focus on the intersection of women’s health and addiction including: enhancing services for sex workers, substance use in pregnancy, gender-responsive harm reduction, and increasing sexual, reproductive, and HIV prevention services in substance use treatment spaces.
Clinically, she provides primary care and office-based addiction treatment in the Women’s Health Unit at Boston Medical Center and attends on the General Medicine units and the Addiction Consult Service at Boston Medical Center.

Objectives

Sponsored by

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Accreditation information

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston Medical Center grants 1.50 hours to all nurses who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.50 CE Credit Hours.

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OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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