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Webinar: Comorbidities Associated with the Opioid Epidemic
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Webinar: Comorbidities Associated with the Opioid Epidemic

This webinar will review the relevant historical perspective as well as the most up-to-date local, state and national data as it pertains to the opioid epidemic.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Raymond M. Pomm, MD
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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This webinar will review the relevant historical perspective as well as the most up-to-date local, state and national data as it pertains to the opioid epidemic. A brief review of opioid pharmacology, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5’s (DSM-5) relevant substance-related disorders and the most common psychiatric conditions that can be confused with or present with substance use will be discussed. In addition, the presenter will detail the major points required to complete a comprehensive co-occurring evaluation in order to yield the best possible diagnoses and treatment plan.

Who should attend?

This webinar is relevant to a variety of heath and human services professionals and paraprofessionals such as health care professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, etc.), mental health and addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, recovery support personnel, and especially those working with patients in medication assisted treatment programs. 

Presented by:

Raymond M. Pomm. MD.   Chief Medical Officer, Gateway Community Services  

Dr. Pomm is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is also a Certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Pomm served on the Governor’s Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. In 1992 he began working for the Impaired Professionals Program of the State of Florida, the Professionals Resource Program (PRN). From 1998 until 2011 he served as Medical Director for this organization. PRN serves 29 Healthcare Boards and Councils on matters relating to healthcare professionals’ impairment. Also, from 1994 until 2010, Dr. Pomm was an Expert Consultant to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. He served as Medical Director for River Region Human Services from 1994 until 2017. Dr. Pomm serves as Chief Medical Officer for Gateway Community Services in Jacksonville, Florida. He is a Courtesy Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. In addition, he holds an appointment as Courtesy Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. He has been a leader in the addiction field as it relates to the evaluation and treatment of co-occurring disorders and management of impaired professionals. He, most recently, was the author for Project Save Lives, as funded by the Jacksonville City Council. Dr. Pomm has received multiple awards, including “The Marie Award” from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. He is an international speaker and has written multiple publications on issues surrounding addiction as well as healthcare professional impairment.

2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #A-001
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676