The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), a recipient of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Opioid STR) funding, is working collaboratively with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to increase access to treatment, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder.
To advance the Opioid STR, DCF approved physician peer mentors and FADAA staff members who provide support for the Opioid STR will conduct four statewide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) meetings. During the meetings, the doctors will conduct a MAT Opioid Use Disorder training and answer any related questions. The meeting will cover topics including, MAT for Opioid Use Disorder diagnosis, choosing medication, treatment modalities, stigma, upcoming State Opioid Response (SOR) priorities and other MAT topics
Who should attend?
This meeting is designed for providers, child welfare workers, program managers, mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies, Managing Entities, and stakeholders that provide or are interested in medication assisted treatment.
Eduardo Camps-Romero, MD is the Director of Behavioral Health for the Department of Humanities, Health and Society at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and has been well positioned to help lead the clinical and education integration for the medical school’s flagship program, the Green Family Foundations Neighborhood Health Education and Learning Program (NHELP). His current work focuses on the creation and development of a novel household based integrated care program which captures social determinants of health alongside biomarkers for chronic medical illnesses and measures of anxiety and depression.
Dr. Camps-Romero provides specialty services in Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Spirituality and Demoralization, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He completed his BA degree in Psychology at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He received his MD degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon, Puerto Rico and completed his adult general psychiatric residency at the University of New Mexico in 2006 and is board certified in Psychiatry. He has a special interest in developing and providing comprehensive approaches to care for underserved populations, including researching, designing, and implementing community based initiatives.
He was a Senior Physician at Kaiser Permanente in northern California, serving in as a founding member of the executive body for the adult psychiatric service and helping to establish the Depression in Primary Care Initiative. He served on the Quality Committee and helped implement universal access for non-English speaking patients. He has developed a successful telepsychiatric practice in Japan and provided psychiatric services for underserved Florida populations. He was recognized for Outstanding Contributions in Medical Student Education by the Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico, 2005-2006.
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