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Webinar: The Opioid Crisis and Emergency Department Intervention
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Webinar: The Opioid Crisis and Emergency Department Intervention

This webinar will briefly discuss the opioid crisis, present data on the effectiveness of emergency department intervention and the importance of engagement through peer and other supports.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/26/2019
When: Friday, April 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Mark Stavros, MD, FACEP, FASAM
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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Utilization of buprenorphine in emergency departments is a powerful tool to combat overdose from opioids and may lead a patient with opioid use disorder toward a path to recovery. This webinar will briefly discuss the opioid crisis, present data on the effectiveness of emergency department intervention and the importance of engagement through peer and other supports.  Finally, it will provide participants with solutions to concerns about initiating buprenorphine in emergency departments. These solutions can be used to further discussions with emergency departments that may be resistant to initiating medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

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:

Mark Stavros, MD is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is currently the medical director in the Emergency Department at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He serves as faculty for FSUCares, a mission-oriented organization, which annually takes medical students to under-served populations to provide medical care. He is a member American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Christian Medical and Dental Society, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine. He was awarded the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and received his M.D. at Creighton University. 

Dr. Stavros completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Vincent’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Ohio. Following clinical training, Dr. Stavros was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base where he practiced as an emergency physician and served as EMS director and medical director. After his honorable discharge in 2000, he continued to work as an emergency physician in the Florida panhandle and in Mississippi.

He received the Avaya Small Business Award for a project that utilized telemedicine to provide care to a rural village in the country of Panama. He is also the medical director of the EMT/Paramedic program at Pensacola State College.

 
CEUs:
1.5 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